Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde the United Kingdom

About Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde

The Faculty of Science at the University of Strathclyde is one of the UK’s top ranking science faculties offering a wide range of postgraduate taught courses and postgraduate research opportunities, across a variety of subject areas - Computer and Information Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and Pure and Applied Chemistry.

Delivered by world-class researchers, our master’s degrees provide the opportunity to gain an invaluable postgraduate qualification that will enhance your career prospects and future employment opportunities.  Designed to offer you advanced skills relevant in today’s global workplace, the Faculty of Science investigates the challenges and possibilities of the natural and technological world, from drug discovery and public health to environmental concerns, tackling cybercrime and understanding space.

We offer our students high quality teaching, informed by innovative research and strong links with industry, public and private sector organisations, the NHS and a network of global partners.  Based on the REF 2014 GPA Scores, Times Higher Education ranked Strathclyde as number one in the UK for physics research.  The Complete University Guide Subject Tables 2019 rank Strathclyde 1st in the UK for Pharmacology and Pharmacy and 2nd in the UK for Forensic Science.

The Faculty of Science has an excellent reputation in research across a wide range of academic disciplines. Multi-million pound funding from Research Councils, the EU, NHS, charities and industry ensures that our research is cutting edge and of national and international relevance. We offer opportunities including MRes, MPhil and PhD across all five Departments within the Faculty of Science. Strong links with industry partners is one of our many strengths. These links ensure that our research is relevant and of benefit to science, mankind and the global community.

By choosing to study science at Strathclyde you will become part of an international community of staff and students from over 50 countries. More than a quarter of our postgraduate students and staff are from outside the UK. Our facilities are state-of-the-art, with well-equipped, modern laboratories and teaching rooms, 24-hour access to advanced computer information networks and sophisticated virtual e-learning environments.

The University of Strathclyde campus is based in the heart of Scotland’s largest city Glasgow, providing a vibrant, dynamic, multicultural and welcoming place to study. In recent years National Geographic named Glasgow as one of its 'Best of the World' destinations, while Rough Guide readers voted Glasgow the world’s friendliest city! Glasgow is also the entertainment, shopping and cultural capital of Scotland, so students can enjoy some of the most exciting arts and cultural events in the world during their free time.

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    Living in Glasgow: Ellie Kissel, MSc Information & Library Studies

    I have always wanted to study in the UK and when searching for programems on the American Library Association website, the course at Strathclyde stood out as the one which would enhance my professional career. I love living in Glasgow and it reminds me of the southern hospitality of my home state of Kentucky. 

    Skills for cutting-edge research: Manto Chouliara, MSc Applied Physics

    The course has provided me with a wide range of experimental physics skills and the opportunity to use them in a cutting-edge research project. The multicultural environment on campus supports the collaboration of students from the world, and through numerous group-work projects prepares us for our future jobs. 

    Course flexibility & further study: Shouyue Wu, MSc Optical Technologies

    I've enjoyed the flexible nature of the course which allowed me to choose classes and projects to suit my interests. There's always guidance from staff, not only about studying, but also about living in Glasgow and your future career. I am planning to do a PhD project on optical fibre to prepare me to work in the industry. 

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Services Offered for International Students

  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • International student clubs and associations
  • On-campus accommodation
  • On campus medical facilities
  • Religious Facilities - combined facilities
  • Social Activities
  • Sporting facilities

Accommodation Information for Students

We provide secure accommodation for eligible students and have a dedicated Residence Services team to help you all year round. You'll find them in the Campus Village so if there's anything you need just pop in and ask.

All our residences have Residence Assistants who are on duty outwith office hours. If you ever get locked out, they’ll make sure you get in to your room safely. Also, to make sure that we stay in tune with your needs, students elect representatives at the beginning of term to form Hall Committees to co-ordinate social events and raise issues on your behalf.

Study Abroad Information

As a Strathclyde student you have a unique opportunity to spend up to one year of your undergraduate degree studying at a partner University in: 

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Japan

There's many opportunities with the Faculty of Science to study abroad. Whether you choose an Erasmus exchange within Europe, or choose to go further afield, you're sure to have a fantastic experience. 

Take a look at how to study abroad.

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