University of Strathclyde

401–500 th
World University Rankings 2020
=50 th
University Impact Ranking 2019
78 th
Young University Rankings 2014
16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G1 1XQ, United Kingdom

The University of Strathclyde was founded in 1796, making it one of the oldest higher education institutions in Glasgow, Scotland. Initially founded under the name The Andersonian Institute, it holds the distinction of being the first technological university, receiving this distinction in 1964.



The University of Strathclyde is situated on the John Anderson campus, named after the university’s founder. A large self-contained campus close to the city centre, it offers numerous student union and sports related facilities including football and rugby pitches, as well as indoor badminton courts and gym facilities. Academic facilities include a new Technology and Innovation centre opened in July 2015, as well as specialised pharmaceutical facilities.

The campus’s close proximity to Glasgow city centre also allows for easy access to the various activities available within the city itself, as well as access to extensive transport links. As well as this, the campus has close to 2,000 rooms available for accommodation, primarily for first year undergraduates.

The university offers a range of subjects, but has a focus on technological and scientific studies. Research is also an important part of Strathclyde’s offerings, with key focuses on health, manufacturing and energy, among others. Also on offer are a wide variety of partnerships with businesses as well as other higher education institutions, both inside and outside of the UK.

Being that it is such a long-running and well-established institution, the University of Strathclyde has a proud line of alumni, including Team GB swimmer Robbie Renwick, inventor John Logie Baird, explorer David Livingstone and comedian Ed Byrne.

The University of Strathclyde International Study Centre offers pathway programmes that provides international students with the best opportunity to succeed when they progress onto their degree programme at the University of Strathclyde.

More than 22,000 students enjoy a fantastic student experience at the University of Strathclyde. Students studying at the International Study Centre will be part of the University from the day they start. As well as benefiting from the resources at the centre,
students will have access to all University facilties such as the Library, Centre for Sport & Recreation and Students' Union.

The Centre is on the University campus and in the centre of Glasgow.

Programme Options

Depending on your academic background, English language level and age, you can choose from three programmes:

Undergraduate Foundation Programme
A pathway to the second year of a four-year undergraduate degree.

Choose from two pathways, with module routes tailored to your chosen degree:

• Business and Social Studies
• Engineering and Sciences

International Year One BBA
A pathway to the second year of a three-year of Business Administration (BBA) degree at Strathclyde.

Pre-Masters Programme
A two-term pathway to postgraduate study for international students.

Choose from two pathways:

• Business and Social Studies
• Engineering and Sciences

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Key statistics

  • 19.0
    No. of students per staff
  • 27%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 50 : 50
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 18,517
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings