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Strathclyde is a vibrant, forward-thinking university with a reputation for high-achieving students, academics and researchers. Glasgow is one of Europe’s most exciting and cosmopolitan destinations, with the energy and sophistication of a great international city, and some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery on its doorstep. The University of Strathclyde is a leading international technological university, meeting the needs of students, employers, industry and the wider community through its research, teaching and consultancy. Founded in 1796 and granted its Royal Charter in 1964, today Strathclyde is one of the largest universities in Scotland welcoming over 15,000 fulltime students who are attracted to Strathclyde by our strong academic reputation and the stimulating study environment. As you make the decision about where to study, there are some things you might like to know about us.
It’s as simple as that – and our approachability is an important part of our appeal. In the words of one of our students: “The staff are very helpful and approachable and there is a wealth of support and assistance where required”. A warm welcome awaits you wherever you go in Scotland, but no more so than in Glasgow where the people are renowned for their warmth. Glasgow is a place that you will quickly call home.
We’re forward thinking
We’ve been here for over 200 years and what still excites us is providing a quality of teaching and research that makes a difference to the world – today and tomorrow.
Across all four Faculties, we have a reputation for “useful learning”. Our courses are geared towards delivering genuine practical value and our close links with business and industry provide brilliant opportunities for you to get your career off to a great start.
Strathclyde has a diverse student population with 16% of our students from 100 countries. As well as welcoming students from across the globe we also encourage students to add an international dimension to their curriculum by spending part of their degree abroad, and we have exchange and Study Abroad agreements with institutions world-wide.
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Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and one of the liveliest and most stylish cities in the UK and host to some of the most exciting arts and cultural events in the world. It is a city that prides itself on its style. If Glasgow whets your appetite for seeing more of Scotland, you couldn’t be better placed than here at Strathclyde. For fans of the outdoors, the stunning scenery of the Highlands is just a short drive away, or you could hop on a boat to one of Scotland’s many islands and explore a slower pace of life in the rugged landscape of the Western Isles. Scotland is famed for its proud and dramatic history, but modern Scotland offers a lighter side with its vibrant festivals spilling out into the streets, legendary hospitality and a thriving music scene. Wherever your sense of adventure takes you, you will find Scotland, and particularly Glasgow, a fascinating place to be.
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Outstanding reputation Teaching excellence Forward-thinking International links Leaders in educational research The Faculty includes one of Scotlandâ€™s top Law Schools and is a leading provider of professional development within the public and voluntary sector professions. It puts the student experience at its heart, striving for excellence in a researchled environment. More students train to be teachers at Strathclyde than anywhere else in Scotland. The University offers the very best start for those who will help shape the minds of tomorrow.
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Undergraduate Courses • Childhood Practice • Community Education • Education & Social Services • English • Geography • History • Journalism and Creative Writing • Law (& Modern Language) • Modern Languages (French, Italian, Spanish) • Politics • Psychology • Primary Education • Social Work (Residential Childcare pathway) • Sociology • Speech and Language Pathology • Sport and Physical Activity • Teaching (with Chemistry, Maths, Physics)
Postgraduate Taught Courses The Faculty offers a wide range of taught postgraduate programmes. Courses are available at MSc/PgDip/PgCert unless otherwise indicated. History • Health History • Historical Studies • The North Atlantic World c900-c1800 • Social History English Language and Literature and Modern Languages • Creative Writing (MRes) • Journalism (MLitt/PgDip) • Journalism, International (MLitt/PgDip) • Journalism, Investigative (MSc/PgDip) • Journalism, Literary (MLitt/PgDip) • Literature Culture and Place (MLitt) • Northern Renaissance Studies (MLitt) Education • Adult Guidance (part-time) • Autism • Chartered Teacher Studies (part-time) • Early Childhood Studies (part-time) • Education (EdD/MEd) • Primary Education (PGDE) • Secondary Education (PGDE) • Educational Computing (PgCert – part time) • Education Research, Applied • Educational Support (part-time) • Equality and Discrimination • Management & Leadership in Education • Maths Recovery (PgCert – part time) • Philosophy with Children (PgCert) • Professional Studies, Advanced (part-time) • Supporting Bilingual Learners (PgCert – part-time)
Psychological Sciences and Health • Counselling • Counselling Psychology (MSc/DPsych) • Counselling Skills (PgCert – part time) • Psychology, Educational (DEdPsy/MSc) • Psychology, research methods in (MRes) Social Work, Social Policy, Sociology and Geography • Community Care (part-time) • Media & Communications Research • Refugee and Migration Studies • Residential Childcare, Advanced (part-time) • Social Research • Social Work (Master/PgDip) • Social Work Management (part-time) Politics and International Studies • Political Research • Public Policy • Public Policy, European • Public Policy, International Law • Criminology and Criminal Justice • Law, International and Sustainable Development (LLM) • Law, Graduate Entry (LLB) • Law, Construction (LLM) • Law, Human Rights (LLM) • Law, IT and Telecommunications (LLM) • Law, International Economic (LLM) • Law, Pre-qualification course (diploma in Legal Practice) • Sustainability and Environmental Studies (with Faculty of Engineering)
Research The Faculty offers research degrees (MPhil, MRes, EdD and PhD) in the following subjects: • Counselling • Creative Writing • Education • English • French • Geography • History • Italian • Journalism • Law • Music • Politics • Psychology • Physical Activity for Health • Social Work • Sociology • Spanish • Speech and Language Therapy
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Worldwide reputation Exceptional facilities Leaders in research Professional accreditations Excellent career prospects The Faculty of Engineering at Strathclyde is one of the largest, best equipped engineering faculty in the UK and easily the largest in Scotland. We are renowned for our close links with industry, our outstanding teaching and research ratings, and our state of the art facilities. This means that our graduates are in demand world-wide. If you are serious about a career in engineering, this is the place to be. The Faculty offers 4 year BEng BSc Honours degrees and 5 year MEng degrees. MEng degrees are advanced degrees for well qualified students and provide an accelerated path to Chartered Engineer status. The portfolio of postgraduate degrees is one of the largest in the UK.
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Undergraduate Courses • Aero-Mechanical Engineering • Architectural Engineering • Architectural Studies • Chemical Engineering • Civil Engineering (with Environmental Management) • Computer & Electronic Systems • Electrical & Mechanical Engineering • Electrical Energy Systems • Electronic & Digital Systems • Electronic & Electrical Engineering (with Business Studies, with European Studies)
• Environmental Health • Mechanical Engineering (with Aeronautics, with Financial Management, with Materials Engineering, with International Study) • Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (with Ocean Engineering, with Small Craft Engineering) • Product Design & Innovation • Product Design Engineering • Production Engineering & Management • Prosthetics and Orthotics • Sports Engineering
Postgraduate Taught Courses All courses available at MSc/PgDip/PgCert unless otherwise indicated PTSE = Postgraduate Training Package in Sustainable Engineering leading to MSc/PgDip/PgCert Architecture • Advanced Architectural Design (MArch) • Advanced Architectural Studies • Building Design & Management for Sustainability (MRes) • Lean Design Practice & Management (PgCert) • Urban Design Bioengieering • Bioengineering • Biomedical Engineering (MRes/PgCert) • Medical Devices (EngD/MSc) • Medical Technology – online (MRes/PgCert) Chemical & Process Engineering • Chemical Technolgy (PTSE) • Chemical Technology & Management (part-time only) • Process Engineering & Management • Process Technology & Management (part-time only) Civil Engineering • Environmental Engineering • Environmental Entrepreneurship • Environmental Forensics • Environmental Health • Sustainability & Environmental Studies (joint with HASS) • Environmental Science • Geo-environmental Engineering (MRes/PgCert) • Geotechnics • Global Water Sustainability • Hydrogeology • Integrated Pollution & Prevention Control (MRes/PgCert) • Infrastructure Adaptation for Climate Change (MRes) • Sustainable Construction & Infrastructure (MRes/PgCert)
Design Manufacture & Engineering Management • Computer Aided Engineering Design (PTSE) • Digital Creativity • Engineering Design (PTSE) • Global Innovation Management (ERASMUS Mundus) • Integrated Product Development (PTSE) • Management of Competitive Manufacturing (PTSE) • Operations Management in Engineering • Supply Chain & Operations Management • Technology Management (PTSE) Electronic & Electrical Engineering • Communications, Control & Digital Signal Processing • Digital Multimedia & Communication Systems • Electronic & Electrical Engineering • Electrical Power Engineering with Business Mechanical Engineering • Advanced Mechanical Engineering • Power Plant Technologies • Renewable Energy Systems & the Environment (PTSE) National Centre for Prosthetics & Orthotics • Rehabilitation Studies (open learning) Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering • Marine Engineering • Marine Technology (PTSE) • Offshore Floating Systems • Offshore Renewable Energy (PTSE) • Ship & Offshore Structures • Subsea Engineering • Technical Management of Ship Operations
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Inspirational research Highly-rated teaching Employability & industrial links Flexible degree structure Supportive environment Science graduates from Strathclyde have an edge. Employers admire the quality of teaching, the facilities and the high-calibre research that has led to numerous life-changing breakthroughs. If you seek excellence and innovation, we guarantee youâ€™ll find it here where there is an emphasis on the application of science. Alongside world-class pure research, we emphasize the application of science and career-oriented degrees.
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• Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering • Biochemistry & Immunology (& Microbiology, & Pharmacology) • Biomedical Sciences • Business Information Systems • Chemistry (with Analytical Chemistry, with Drug Delivery, with Teaching) • Computer and Electronic Systems • Computer Science (with Law) • Forensic & Analytical Chemistry • Forensic Biology • Immunology & Microbiology (& Pharmacology) • Mathematics (& Computer Science, & Physics, with Teaching) • Mathematics, Statistics, & Accounting, & Economics, & Finance, & Management Science • Natural Sciences • Pharmacy • Pharmacology with Industrial Placement • Physics (with Teaching) • Software Engineering
MPhil/PhD degrees are available in all departments.
Postgraduate Taught Courses
All courses available at MSc/PgDip unless otherwise indicated Computer & Information Sciences • Advanced Computer Science • Autonomous Planning for Autonomous Systems (MRes) • Information and Library Studies • Information Management • Digital Forensics Mathematics and Statistics • Mathematical Sciences Pure and Applied Chemistry • Forensic Science Physics • High Power Radio Frequency Science & Engineering Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) • Analysis of Medicines (distance learning) • Clinical Pharmacy • Pharmaceutical Analysis • Pharmaceutical Quality and Good Manufacturing Practice (part-time)
MRes available in Biomedical Sciences, Physics and Automated Planning for Autonomous Systems, Clinical Pharmacy, Drug Delivery Systems.
DID YOU KNOW? During a 30-year career, a chemistry teacher at secondary level in the UK could educate around 2,000 individuals, representing a major contribution to society.
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Outstanding reputation Global accreditations & rankings Excellent teaching Flexible degrees Do you want to join the elite? Less than 1% of business schools in the world hold the Triple Crown â€“ EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accreditations, and Strathclyde is one of them. If you have what it takes then this is the place to school yourself in business excellence. Strathclyde has the longest established business school in Scotland, where you can study a range of flexible, crossdisciplinary and specialist courses at undergraduate level. You also have the opportunity to take elective classes from elsewhere in the University. At postgraduate level there is a wide range of specialist Masters programmes, including our flagship MBA, as well as opportunities for research in all departments. The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) placed Strathclyde Business School (SBS) at No 1 in Scotland and seventh in the UK.
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• Accounting • Business Enterprise • Business Law • Business Technology • Economics • Finance • Hospitality & Tourism • Human Resource Management • International Business (& Modern Language) • Management • Management Science • Marketing
Research degrees of MPhil, PhD and DBA are offered in the following departments:
Postgraduate Taught Courses Available at MSc/PgDip • Business Administration • Business Analysis & Consulting • Business Information Technology Systems (BITS) • Business & Management (MBM) • Coaching & Mentoring • Communications Management (MCM) • Diploma in Business • Economic Management & Policy • Executive Coaching • Finance • Human Resource Management • International Accounting & Finance • International Banking & Finance • Investment & Finance • International Human Resource Management • International Tourism Management • International Management (MIM) • International Marketing • Marketing • Operational Research • Research Methods in Business & Management
• Accounting & Finance • Economics • Human Resource Management • Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship • Management • Management Science • Marketing MRes with PgDip and PgCert exit points is available in • Business & Management • Business & Management with specialization in Risk & Reliability
DID YOU KNOW? Oustanding reputation Strathclyde Business School (SBS) is one of the largest and longest established business schools in Europe, with an outstanding reputation worldwide. World-class accreditation Just 1% of business schools have triple accreditation. Strathclyde Business School is one of them.
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Entry requirements and how to apply Before you apply
Students interested in undergraduate study can apply with their school-leaving qualifications. In most cases good schoolleaving qualifications will be acceptable but if they arenâ€™t acceptable for direct entry you might want to consider a foundation or access programme before applying to Strathclyde. If you have studied for a diploma in your home country after completing your school education, it may be possible to gain advanced entry into an undergraduate degree. UCAS is the organisation that processes applications for full-time undergraduate courses on our behalf. Applications should be made on-line at: www.ucas.com If you are interested in postgraduate study you will need to have a strong first degree from a recognised institution of higher education with a GPA of 3.0 minimum on a 4.0 scale. Applications for PG Masters study are made on-line directly to the University via our website: www.strath.ac.uk/ prospectus/postgraduateapplications/ If you are interested in applying for a research position you should contact the relevant department directly first before applying on-line at: www.strath.ac.uk/prospectus/ postgraduateapplications/ For more information on admissions see: www.strath.ac.uk/studying/prospective/
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your proficiency in English before you begin your Strathclyde course. Our normal English language entry requirements are 6.5 in the British Council IELTS test and a minimum score of 90 in the internet-based TOEFL (IBT). Some departments require higher scores than these for entry onto their courses. English Language Teaching (ELT) offers intensive courses in English for international students. Pre-sessional and pre-entry English classes are available before the start of the academic year. If English proficiency is in doubt, candidates may be recommended to attend a certain number of modules prior to starting their course. In-sessional English language courses are also offered during the academic year for those wishing to improve language skills alongside academic study. The final month module of pre-sessional English is free of charge for all international students paying fees at the overseas rate. www.strath.ac.uk/elt/
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Exchange and Study Abroad
As well as students studying for full degrees, we welcome a large number of exchange and visiting Study Abroad students to Strathclyde for one semester or a full academic year. We have links with a range of universities across the globe including EU countries (under ERASMUS), USA, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand. For information on exchange and Study Abroad opportunities at Strathclyde contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org www.strath.ac.uk/rio/
How much does it cost?
If you are a European Union national, and plan to study as a full-time undergraduate student, then you will not be required to pay tuition fees. The Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) will provide funding to cover these costs. You will have to apply to SAAS each year for your fees to be paid.
There may be some funding to cover tuition fees for PG Masters study and you should contact SAAS or your prospective department to check the availability of funding for your particular programme. For more information about eligibility and application information please visit: www.saas.gov.uk If you are an international student from a country outside the EU then tuition fees have to be paid for the duration of your course. Fees vary between faculties, and up to date information on tuition fees can be found on our website at: www.strath.ac.uk/tuitionfees/ The cost of living in Glasgow compared to other UK cities is relatively low, however you should be aware that it may be more expensive than in your home country and you should plan and budget accordingly. Full information on cost of living as well as other useful pre-departure information can be found on the Recruitment and International Office website: www.strath.ac.uk/rio/
Strathclyde offers a range of scholarships to international students at all levels. For up to date information on scholarship and funding opportunities visit our database of scholarships at: www.strath.ac.uk/search/scholarships/ index.jsp
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Outstanding facilities – everything you need Accommodation, IT resources, social life there is plenty of support and information available to help you sort out the details of life on campus.
Strathclyde has over 1400 rooms on and off-campus offering a variety of reasonably priced accommodation on a self-catering basis. Most students live on campus in the student village, with a further 400 in University accommodation within five minutes walk of the campus. There is also a large amount of nonuniversity accommodation in the private rental sector in areas very close to the University. Students bringing families and dependents should come to Glasgow alone in the first instance to find suitable accommodation and then send for family when accommodation has been found: www.strath.ac.uk/accommodation/
Studying in the 21st century is about more than just books. Our students benefit from extensive computer provision and wi-fi throughout the campus. You will also enjoy free e-mail and personalised academic information through your University User Account. www.strath.ac.uk/student/
The Andersonian Library has more than a million resources in print and electronic formats. There is space for over 2000 readers. www.strath.ac.uk/campuslife/library/
You will be well supported by one of the most innovative and professional careers services in the UK. Whatever your reason for studying, your career development is an integral part of your education. Taking a course at Strathclyde means that you will be able to benefit from one of the UK’s best university careers services which has been awarded the Government’s Charter Mark for quality a total of five times. The careers service maintains close links with a wide range of employers who advertise vacancies on our website. www.strath.ac.uk/careers/
Student support services
We offer a range of services, advice and assistance to help you make the most of your time at Strathclyde. Our support services include the Chaplaincy Centre, Disability Service, Student Advisory and Counselling Service, Student Finance Office and Student Health Service. www.strath.ac.uk/campuslife/
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Life at Strathclyde Sport facilities
The Centre for Sport and Recreation has excellent facilities for a wide range of sports, as well as fitness classes, martial arts and weight training. The Sports Union runs more than 40 clubs catering for all levels of ability. www.strath.ac.uk/sport/
The Students’ Union is the place to be for a great night out and is also home to various clubs, sports and volunteering opportunities. www.strath.ac.uk/campuslife/ studentorganisations/studentunion/ Find out more about life on campus by visiting www.strath.ac.uk/campuslife/
One of the best things about Strathclyde was the friends I made. Living on campus is very sociable and once a week there is an international students’ gathering attended by between 200 and 600 students, so it’s guaranteed to be a good night. Ashlynne McGhee, Australia
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Getting here Inverness
Glasgow is very accessible. The Cityâ€™s two airports offer direct international flights from North America, the Middle East and a number of European cities, as well as domestic connections to the rest of the UK. Glasgowâ€™s two train stations are less than 15 minutes walk from the Strathclyde campus. The bus station is a 10 minute walk away. For information on getting here by air, rail, coach or car, see: www.strath.ac.uk/visiting/
Dundee Flight time 1 hour Edinburgh
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We are happy to meet potential students and show them round the campus. If you would like to visit please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your visit.
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