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We love Glasgow

We love Glasgow

Scotland’s largest city will be the backdrop to your studies, giving you instant access to world-class architecture and attractions, a diverse culinary scene, vibrant nightlife and outstanding shopping. 
National Geographic named Glasgow as one of its 'Best of the World' destinations, while Rough Guide readers have voted Glasgow the world’s friendliest city! Time Out also named Glasgow in the top ten best cities in the world. 

Our campus sits right in the heart of the city and is a short walk from two mainline railway stations and the subway to help you get around the city and to visit the rest of the UK.  

Whether you are living on or off campus we want you to have the best experience while studying at Strathclyde.

Facilities

We are transforming our campus to create a first -class working learning environment. Our new £31 million Strathclyde Sport building provides a range of sport and wellbeing facilities for students, staff and the local community. Strathclyde students are the first to enjoy our brand new £60 million Learning & Teaching building, completed in 2021, and located in the centre of the campus. 

Our high-quality learning and teaching environment will help you achieve your goals. Innovative learning methods and state-of-the art facilities are designed to give you the best possible learning experience.

As a Strathclyde student, you will benefit from:

  • various styles of teaching space including interactive classrooms
  • specialised facilities such as digital design and rapid prototyping facilities, virtual environment labs, top-flight engineering simulators, new multimillion-pound chemical engineering facilities, laser and photonics facilities and multimedia language labs
  • campus-wide wireless internet access, numerous computer labs, and internet connections in all student residences

Student Union

The University of Strathclyde Students’ Association (USSA) promotes, represents and supports the interests and welfare of all Strathclyde students, making sure your time at Strathclyde is the best it can be. USSA is more than a representative body. It aims to be an integral part of your student experience at Strathclyde which means your personal development, your educational experience and your social life – while constantly campaigning on your behalf, even when you don’t realise it.

In the Union building, our students can enjoy amazing bars, catering and entertainment, help with running societies and sports clubs and take part in volunteering activities. Drop into The Scene for a great menu and a comfortable place to eat, try one of the theme nights in the Barony Bar, or have a game of pool, a bite to eat and a drink in the Yard.

We have over 170 clubs and societies including the Strathclyde International Society, Comic Writers & Artists Society, the Debates Society, Snow Sports, Engineers without Borders and the LGBT society, to name but a few.

Careers

Student careers

Kick-start your career with the University of Strathclyde

Renowned for our strong links with business, industry and the public sector, we are transforming the lives of our students, producing graduates who are ready for the workplace.

Our degrees are tailored to industry needs and equip you with the skills to succeed and make a difference to society and the world. From day one until graduation and beyond, you can benefit from the resources of our Careers Service.

You’ll have access to internships, placements, voluntary work, work experience, job fairs and dedicated entrepreneurship training.

Medical and Welfare Services

The Disability Service offers information, advice and assistance for applicants and students with disabilities.

We can help you identify effective strategies, assistive equipment or software, facilities or services which can support you during your time at Strathclyde. On a practical level, the Advice Centre offers help to students on issues such as courses, visas, accommodation and finance. We promote positive health and wellbeing and our Student Health Service is a confidential service available to all students. We also offer Student Counselling which is free and available to all students at Strathclyde.

Sports

If you enjoy sports, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Strathclyde

Our sports union offers a wide variety of facilities and team sports which cater for all abilities. Our clubs range from outdoor and indoor, competitive and non-competitive, to extreme and mainstream.

Competing regularly in leagues across Scotland, the UK and internationally our sports clubs are a great way to make friends. Many teams and clubs also have trips away, either to compete or simply as social tours.

Financial Aid

Open days

We have a wide range of scholarships across subjects within engineering, science, humanities & social sciences and business

We believe that Higher Education is the route to a better job and quality of life. Every student should have the chance to come to university and our generous package of support is designed to help you during your studies.

Courses and fees

Faculties / Departments

Students at the University of Strathclyde can access over 300 of our undergraduate courses across a wide range of themes and specialisms.

Some of the main subject areas we cover are:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Aero-Mechanical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business
  • Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Design Manufacture and Engineering Management
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Forensic and Analytical Chemistry
  • French
  • History
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Naval Architecture
  • Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Speech and Language Pathology

Each of our four faculties – Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Science, Strathclyde Business School – work closely with business, industry, government and policy-makers, supporting our enviable track record of making technologies and innovation applicable for the benefit of society. 
Our Strathclyde Business School is one of the few institutions in the world to have achieved triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIA (as of March 2019, 90 business schools have this status – source: MBA Today) and the first business school in Scotland to be awarded the Small Business Charter Award. 

With a vibrant, internationally leading community, our Faculty of Science is proud to have five of their disciplines ranked in the top 10 in the UK by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. Our law programmes offer students the ability to develop their legal skills and become a member of Scotland’s largest student-run Law Clinic. 

We are home to Scotland’s largest Engineering Faculty and our impressive multimillion-pound investments in engineering facilities gives students access to state-of-the-art equipment and work space in which to study.

Bursaries and scholarships

We believe that Higher Education is the route to a better job and quality of life. Every student should have the chance to come to university and our generous package of support is designed to help you during your studies. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website

Accommodation

Campus accommodation

Make lifelong friends and feel at home in our student accommodation

Located on campus and only a short walk from the main University buildings, our Campus Village houses more than 1,440 students, with a further 300 living in our off-campus residences just 10 minutes’ walk away.

All the accommodation in the Campus Village is self-catered, with a dedicated on-site management team and a night porter outside office hours. Weekly cleaning of communal areas in each flat is included in your rent, as well as free access to Strathclyde Sport, making your ‘Strathliving’ experience even easier!

The campus village includes an open study area, a Santander bank, Todds Bar, laundrettes, and is situated close to the shops, restaurants, cafés, bars and other entertainment in the city centre and Merchant City.

We provide secure accommodation for students, and our application process ensures that we match you up with people we think you’ll get along with. Prices vary, for the full list of prices please visit our website and search accommodation.

Open Days

Our first online undergraduate open day of 2021 has now passed but we’re working to confirm the date and details for our next event.

There are a range of undergraduate virtual visit events that take place throughout the year which we’d love to welcome you to in the meantime. You can find more information about these below. We’d also encourage you to explore our website and get in touch with our student ambassadors on Unibuddy to find out more about life and study at the University of Strathclyde. 

Virtual Visits

Our Virtual Visits give you the opportunity to find out more about study and life at the University of Strathclyde. We’re hosting a number of online sessions during the day and in the evenings which include:

  • A live presentation overview of the University – including information on our undergraduate courses
  • Information about University facilities and the Strathclyde student experience
  • Online chat with our Student Recruitment team and student ambassadors
  • Virtual campus tour and Campus Tour podcast
  • Virtual accommodation tour

We’d be delighted to welcome you at one of our upcoming dates: 

For more information and to sign up please visit: https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/undergraduate/virtualvisits/ 

Discover University and Meet Our Students Sessions

Our Discover University sessions are webinars designed to help you with the decision making process of choosing the best course and university for you, and also provide guidance on the UCAS process. We will carry out a presentation followed by a Q&A session where you can ask us anything. Please see below upcoming dates:

Choosing a course & a university

Applying through UCAS & the personal statement

Our Meet our Students Sessions give you the opportunity to meet our current students across all of our four faculties, hear more about what it's like to be a Strathclyde student and take part in a Q&A session where you can ask all your questions about student life.

Find our current dates and sessions below:

For more information and to sign up please visit: https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/undergraduate/virtualvisits/ 

Living here

Living here

Our campus sits in the heart of Glasgow, giving you instant access to world-class architecture, a vibrant nightlife, breath-taking scenery and outstanding shopping. The world’s top travel guides have consistently named Glasgow as a must-visit destination – and we couldn’t agree more!

A UNESCO City of Music with a legendary music scene, Glasgow is home to the SSE Hydro – one of the world’s busiest concert venues

Glasgow is only a short journey from the beautiful landscape of the Trossachs and the Highlands, our students are perfectly positioned to explore everything Scotland has on offer.

From hillwalking, football, rugby, golf, snow sports, mountain biking and water sports to climbing and paintballing, our students get active while experiencing Scotland’s magnificent landscapes.

There are more than 31,000 freshwater lochs and 282 ‘Munros’ to explore (mountains in Scotland over 3,000-feet high) as well as world-class mountain bike trails. We also have our own ski season with five ski centres across the Highlands and a year-round indoor ski centre located right here in Glasgow.

For those who want to discover Scotland’s past you can visit the country’s many historic castles and monuments and explore the thriving arts scene of Scotland’s cultural powerhouse, Glasgow.

Term dates

Architecture course

Term 1 (2021/22)    
13 September 2021 - 19 December 2021

Term 2 (2021/22)    
10 January 2022 – 3 April 2022

Term 3 (2021/22)    
18 April 2022 – 22 May 2022
 

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