• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.03 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    3.04 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.84 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    76.3 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    79.2 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    88.0 / 100.0

Strathclyde is situated in the heart of Glasgow – one of the UK’s largest cities – and has a vibrant, international community including more than 20,000 students from over 100 nations, with overseas students accounting for over 15% of the total.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements vary depending on the course chosen.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

This institution did not take part in the TEF. Participation is voluntary. Find out more about TEF.

Teaching Methods

  • Teaching is often supported by experiential learning including, where applicable, industrial placements and guest lecturers.
  • Some courses include innovative learning methods; for example in the Faculty of Science, MPharm students use SimMan mannequins to understand the effect of medicine and to practice clinical skills.
  • Many courses are accredited by the appropriate professional bodies.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Strathclyde has a reputation for innovative, flexible learning which is relevant to students and employers.
  • The BA in Arts and Social Sciences offers a range of subjects before 1 or 2 are studied in-depth at Honours level.
  • Strathclyde students have the opportunity to spend up to 1 year of their degree studying at partner university in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore or Japan.

Student Services and Facilities

  • More than 1,500 computers are available in over 30 computer laboratories, with an IT helpdesk and out-of-hours support available 24/7 by phone and email. There is a selection of free software from leading brands including Microsoft and McAfee, and students get a personal student e-mail account with 25GB of storage.
  • Wi-Fi is available across campus and in communal areas of student residences, and a Virtual Learning Environment allows students to access course materials and learn online. The university app lets students access their information on the go.
  • The library contains extensive print collections and provides 24/7 access to thousands of e-books and journals, with expert staff to help students find relevant information. Recent developments have increased high-tech facilities and digital content, and provided more group and individual working spaces.

Disability Services

  • The Disability Service offers information, advice and assistance to support students with a range of disabilities including, but not limited to, dyslexia and specific learning difficulties, mental health issues, Asperger’s Syndrome, long-term illnesses, and mobility or sensory impairment.
  • The service can help students identify effective strategies, assistive equipment or software, facilities or services which can support them during their time at Strathclyde. This may include assistive technology training, mentoring, exam adjustments, attending a study skills session, or accessing support with communication or note-taking in lectures. It can also assist students in applying for Disabled Students’ Allowance for funds for equipment and other support they may need during their studies.
  • Staff at the Disability Service welcome the opportunity to discuss with disabled applicants how to get the most out of their experience at Strathclyde.

Students' Union

  • The University of Strathclyde Students’ Association (USSA) is one of the largest students' unions in the country comprising of a number of bars, food and coffee outlets and flexible social spaces, and providing entertainment.
  • USSA puts forward the views of students to the university via the Student Rep system and an elected full-time Student Executive; while the USSA’s Advice Hub offers free and independent advice and the Nightline confidential listening, text and online messaging support service.
  • There are over 145 clubs and societies covering a wide range of activity, from political to cultural, course-related to hobbies and interests, arts and music to community interest, and more. Over 20,000 volunteer hours are clocked up annually, helping graduates develop employability and other key skills while at university. Over the past two academic years, USSA has achieved 5 star Healthy Body Health Mind accreditation, which is a joint NUS & Scottish Student Sport award scheme.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Strathclyde is in Glasgow city centre, with access to a wide range of part-time work particularly in shops, bars, restaurants, conference, concert and exhibition venues, and call centres.
  • Paid work experience opportunities within the university including summer work, part-time roles, internships and research internships are advertised by the Careers Service.

Careers Guidance

  • All students are entitled to use the Careers Service from when they start at Strathclyde until up to 10 years after they graduate.
  • The Careers Service can help students choose and manage their career, develop skills for job seeking and apply for jobs or further study. They deliver group and individual practice interviews and run assessment centre and psychometric test sessions. Careers sessions are also delivered in many academic programmes.
  • Students can book to use the various services available to them, e.g. 1-to-1 guidance appointments with a Careers Adviser, CV checking, employer presentations and skills events. They can also attend short drop-in sessions and briefings.
  • The Resource Centre combines the latest technology with traditional hard copy books and leaflets, to give students access to up to date careers information.
  • The Careers Service posts a huge range of graduate and part-time jobs, internships, work experience and volunteering opportunities on their vacancy system; all students need to do is register via the Careers Service website when they start their course.


Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 70%
  • Postgraduate 30%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 79%
  • Part Time 21%

Where students come from

  • UK 82%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 11%

Student gender

  • Male 49%
  • Female 51%


  • Established more than 200 years ago 'for the good of mankind', the University of Strathclyde is renowned for excellent teaching, research and strong links with industry, government and business.
  • Roots can be traced back to 1796, when Professor John Anderson’s legacy established a 'place of useful learning' – the only higher education institution to be created in Scotland during the Enlightenment.

Notable Alumni

  • Dame Elish Angiolini – former Lord Advocate.
  • James Blyth – wind energy pioneer.
  • Ann Budge – IT entrepreneur inducted into the Entrepreneurial Exchange Hall of Fame in November 2013, and current owner of Hearts football team.
  • John Clark – Arnold Clark Automobiles.
  • John Giannandrea – Google Inc (USA).
  • David Livingstone – explorer and medical missionary.
  • John Logie Baird – invented the world's first working television.
  • Baroness Nosheena Mobarik CBE – M Computer.
  • Sir Brian Souter – Stagecoach.
  • James 'Paraffin' Young – the driving force behind the creation of today’s oil refinery industry.

Further Details

Address University of Strathclyde
16 Richmond Street
G1 1XQ
UCAS Code S78