Rankings of University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is a prominent research education institution situated in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Awards and accolades are never far away from their name, having been recognised as university of the year on numerous occasions by Times Higher Education, as well as the 4th best in the UK for Student Satisfaction. The city itself is known for the friendly and humorous locals, as well as the diverse and international student population.

Latest ranking updates for University of Strathclyde
  • June 2024: Publication of QS World University Rankings. Ranking position #281.
  • May 2024: CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject (Business & Management Studies) update. University of Strathclyde achieves place 10.
  • May 2024: CUG The Complete University Guide update. University of Strathclyde achieves place 32.
  • May 2024: Publication of CWUR Center for World University Rankings. Ranking position #494.

University rankings

    • #5 
    • #20 
    The Times Good University Guide
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #16 
    The Guardian League Table
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #32 
    CUG The Complete University Guide
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #5 
    • #301 
    THE World University Rankings
    [Published 27 September, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #281 
    QS World University Rankings
    [Published 04 June, 2024]
    • #4 
    • #201 
    QS Employability Rankings
    [Published 23 September, 2021]
    • #6 
    • #379 
    US News: Best Global Universities
    [Published 24 October, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #501 
    ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 15 August, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #547 
    CWTS Leiden Ranking
    [Published 21 June, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #410 
    Scimago Institutions Rankings
    [Published 06 March, 2024]
    • #6 
    • #494 
    CWUR Center for World University Rankings
    [Published 13 May, 2024]
    • #6 
    • #501 
    NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #463 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 19 December, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #371 
    RUR World University Rankings
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #418 
    RUR Reputation Ranking
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #410 
    RUR Academic Rankings
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #105 
    StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
    [Published 30 January, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #107 
    QS World University Rankings: Sustainability
    [Published 05 December, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #352 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 31 July, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #36 
    THE World University Impact Rankings - Overall
    [Published 01 June, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #252 
    THE China Subject Ratings Overall
    [Published 27 March, 2024]

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Subject rankings

Agriculture

    • #6 
    • #515 
    Agriculture
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Architecture, Building & Planning

    • #2 
    • #8 
    Architecture
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #12 
    Architecture
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #2 
    • #15 
    Architecture
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #1 
    • #8 
    Creative Writing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]

Business

    • #2 
    • #140 
    Business
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #12 
    Marketing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #4 
    • #101 
    Public Administration
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]

Computer Science

    • #4 
    • #16 
    Computer Science
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #28 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #4 
    • #301 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]

Education

    • #3 
    • #10 
    Education
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #5 
    • #12 
    Education
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #24 
    Education
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #301 
    Education
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #319 
    Education
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #351 
    Education
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]

Engineering

    • #2 
    • #68 
    Aerospace Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #5 
    Chemical Engineering
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #13 
    Chemical Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #4 
    • #18 
    Chemical Engineering
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #361 
    Chemical Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #3 
    Civil Engineering
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #6 
    Civil Engineering
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #20 
    Civil Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #1 
    • #76 
    Civil Engineering
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #141 
    Civil Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #210 
    Civil Engineering
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #201 
    Engineering
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #217 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #514 
    Environmental Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #201 
    Materials Science
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #4 
    • #451 
    Materials Science
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #9 
    Mechanical Engineering
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #16 
    Mechanical Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #2 
    • #19 
    Mechanical Engineering
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #151 
    Mechanical Engineering
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #154 
    Mechanical Engineering
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #259 
    Mechanical Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Languages & Literature

    • #2 
    • #5 
    English
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #13 
    English
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #19 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #6 
    • #28 
    French
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #32 
    French
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #1 
    • #14 
    Italian
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]

Law

    • #2 
    • #6 
    Law
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #12 
    Law
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #4 
    • #21 
    Law
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #176 
    Law
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #201 
    Law
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #251 
    Law
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]

Mathematics

    • #6 
    • #15 
    Mathematics
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #26 
    Mathematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #8 
    • #46 
    Mathematics
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #251 
    Mathematics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #5 
    • #401 
    Mathematics
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #401 
    Mathematics
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

Medicine & Health

    • #6 
    • #401 
    Medicine
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]

Natural Sciences

    • #6 
    • #32 
    Biology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #7 
    Chemistry
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #8 
    Chemistry
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #11 
    Chemistry
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #4 
    • #151 
    Chemistry
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #4 
    • #401 
    Chemistry
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #451 
    Chemistry
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #25 
    Physics
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #301 
    Physics
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #301 
    Physics
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #2 
    • #7 
    Economics
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #28 
    Economics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #7 
    • #36 
    Economics
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #189 
    Economics
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #301 
    Economics
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #201 
    Geography
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #2 
    • #9 
    History
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #13 
    History
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #21 
    History
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #5 
    • #157 
    History
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #10 
    Psychology
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #14 
    Psychology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #25 
    Psychology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #9 
    • #301 
    Psychology
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #401 
    Psychology
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #201 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #301 
    Social Sciences
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #4 
    Social Work
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #12 
    Social Work
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #3 
    • #13 
    Social Work
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #301 
    Sociology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]

Sports Science

    • #2 
    • #5 
    Sports Science
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #20 
    Sports Science
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #39 
    Sports Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]

Highest subject rankings for University of Strathclyde

Civil Engineering The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#3 
Engineering
Social Work The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#4 
Social Studies & Humanities
English The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#5 
Languages & Literature
Sports Science The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#5 
Sports Science
Law The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#6 
Law
Chemistry The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#7 
Natural Sciences
Architecture The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#8 
Architecture, Building & Planning
Creative Writing CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#8 
Arts Visual & Performing
Education CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#10 
Education
Marketing CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#12 
Business

About University of Strathclyde

PROS

  • According to QS World University Rankings, the University of Strathclyde is consistently ranked among the world’s Top 500 universities. This ranking is based on factors such as Student Satisfaction and Research Activity.
  • This university enjoys a particularly strong reputation for post -graduate employability rates, due to providing exceptional support for those seeking their first job.
  • The city centre is just a 5 minute walk away from most university residence halls, which has a positive effect on the social opportunities available to students after study hours. Glasgow has a vibrant nightlife to offer its young inhabitants, including popular music bars like Stereo, and Swing.

CONS

  • The most common complaint from students is that the university lets the learner work by themselves too much, rather than providing a more intensive teaching experience.
  • There is too much focus on how to write assignments, rather than the content of the assignments, according to numerous learners. This is an issue for those who feel they are only being prepared on how to work, instead of how to think about their area of study.

Key facts

Foundation year:
1796
Telephone:
+44 141 552 4400
Address:
16 Richmond Street
G1 1XQ, Glasgow
Scotland
Website:
https://www.strath.ac.uk/
Social:
  • Settling into UK Life | University of Strathclyde International Study Centre
  • It’s the first time outside India for me | University of Strathclyde International Study Centre
  • Hear from some of our Nigerian students.
  • Why join our Faculty of Engineering through an articulation programme?
  • Shreya’s journey from India to Strathclyde
  • Useful tips for International Students coming to Strathclyde

THE Student Experience Survey by Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education has surveyed 20251 undergraduate students in the UK about their study experience. 187 students of University of Strathclyde participated in the survey.

Below you'll find the results for each of the survey questions for University of Strathclyde in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall score: 77.9

Map of University of Strathclyde

Other universities in Glasgow:

FAQ

University of Strathclyde ranks #5 in Scotland in our meta ranking of 112 university rankings. See rankings of all 20 universities in Scotland.

University of Strathclyde ranks #2 in Glasgow in our meta ranking. See rankings of all 6 universities in Glasgow.

University of Strathclyde is listed in The Times Good University Guide, The Guardian League Table, CUG The Complete University Guide, THE World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, QS Employability Rankings and more. See all 32 rankings of University of Strathclyde.

University of Strathclyde achieved #13 in . This is the university’s highest ranking in the 112 rankings tracked on our website. See all rankings for University of Strathclyde.

University of Strathclyde achieved the highest ranking for Journalism & Media Studies. It is ranked #1 in (Communication and Media Studies). See all subject rankings for University of Strathclyde.

A large number of university rankings include surveys among academics on reputation. In our meta ranking of 112 university rankings University of Strathclyde ranks #2 among universities in Glasgow and #5 among universities in Scotland. See all rankings of University of Strathclyde.

In our meta ranking University of Strathclyde ranks #5 among all universities in Scotland and The University of Edinburgh ranks #1. See all rankings of universities in Glasgow. Apart from rankings you may also want to see the ratings from students who attended the universities.