University of Strathclyde- Glasgow

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About University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde was founded in 1796 as “a place of useful learning”. It has since grown to become the 3rd largest university in Scotland with a high academic reputation and a stimulating and friendly study environment. The university is also well known for its excellent links with industry and business.

There is a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate study and research in the University’s four faculties: Engineering, Science, Business and Humanities & Social Sciences. We are ranked highly in Science and Engineering, additionally our Business School is one of the largest in Europe and our Law School consistently ranked amongst the top schools in the UK.

Strathclyde Business School is Scotland’s premier business school. It is internationally respected as one of the most innovative and largest business schools of its kind in Europe. The School is triple accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, the three leading international organisations that review and monitor the quality of business schools worldwide. Less than 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation status and Strathclyde Business School is one of them; the only one in Scotland and one of only 57 in the world . Our Accounting and Finance department was ranked 2nd in the UK in 2013 by the Times, Tourism was ranked 3rd in the UK and Business and Management ranked 9th in 2013 by the Guardian.

Our Faculty of Engineering is one of the UK’s leading Centres of engineering education and research, consistently achieving the highest ratings in official assessments of teaching quality and research. The Faculty is renowned for its close links with industry, expertise in renewable energies and state-of-the-art facilities. The Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management is an energetic and innovative department offering education and research of relevance to meet industrial and commercial needs. It is concerned with making organisations perform better through product, process and business development. Its fields of expertise range from creative and engineering design, through manufacturing and supply to the management of the entire value chain. Popular courses include Global Innovation Management. The faculty also offers notable courses in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Sustainable Engineering and Subsea Engineering.

Our Faculty of Science places emphasis on the application of science, and research is a major priority enhancing its national and international reputation. Our Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences is judged to be among the UK’s top Schools of Pharmacy and the Centre for Forensic Science, part of the Department of Chemistry is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in Forensic science education, research and practice. The centre provides training in forensic science to police, scientists and lawyers world-wide and offers MSc courses in Forensic Science and Environmental Forensics. The Centre is a recognised leader in forensics research and has the largest research group of its type in the UK.

Our city centre campus is in the heart of Glasgow with all the amenities of the city on your doorstep. All new single international students are guaranteed University accommodation where every bedroom has high speed internet access. English language support is offered including one free month of free pre-session English and 4 hours of free in-sessional English classes per week during term time for all international students.

Scotland’s largest city, the third largest city in the UK, is well known for its friendliness and its sense of style. Elegant buildings, outstanding art collections, a flourishing music scene and fashionable bars, restaurants and shopping mean that you will never be at a loss for something to do and see. Many of Scotland’s arts organisations are based in Glasgow – the National Theatre of Scotland, Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera and Royal Scottish National Orchestra, to name but a few. Glasgow is also home to the Mitchell Library, the largest public library in Europe, and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland’s most popular visitor attraction. Glasgow may buzz with life and activity, but it also provides plenty of opportunity to unwind. Did you know that ‘Glasgow’ means ‘dear green place’? With more that 70 parks and green spaces, you can easily discover a haven away from the rush of modern urban life. With so much to do in the city centre, it's a wonder anyone finds time to venture out further - but with the highlands and islands and some of Europe’s most stunning scenery less than an hour away from the city centre, it's too tempting to resist.

The Univesity of Strathclyde has received Times Higher Education awards consecutively over the past three years, most recently it received the University of the Year Award 2013-13 and the Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2013-14. Judges described the University as a "bold, imaginative and innovative institution". The University was praised for its close links with business and industry and its commitment to making an impact on the global economy.

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