Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde

Ranking & Reputation

The Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde, is one of the UK’s leading science research and teaching institutes. Its departments and courses consistently rank at the top of the main university rankings.

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

  • Pharmacology and Pharmacy ranked 1st in the UK
  • Subjects allied to medicine ranked 4th in the UK
  • Biological Sciences ranked in the top 5 in the UK
  • Chemistry ranked in the top 10 in the UK


Complete University Guide Subject League Tables 2024

  • Forensic Science ranked 1st in the UK


Research is central in every aspect at the University of Strathclyde, playing a vital role in the University’s teaching and learning practices.

The Faculty of Science has five departments:

  • Computer & Information Sciences,
  • Mathematics & Statistics,
  • Physics,
  • Pure & Applied Chemistry,
  • Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences

Online learning at the Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde

Strathclyde Online courses are delivered through MyPlace virtual learning environment (VLE).

The University has invested in and designed MyPlace to provide the same high-quality learning experience the University offers its on-campus students.

  • Video lectures and live workshops
  • Interactive activities
  • Discussion forums and group working task
  • Regular assistance from dedicated tutors
  • Databases, e-books and journals are accessed online via the University’s Andersonian Library.


All assessments are undertaken online, from large-scale major projects to oral presentations and end-of-module tasks. The Faculty of Science has designed its online courses to be as flexible as possible while providing the quality learning experience that Strathclyde is renowned for.


All online graduates are invited to attend the university graduation ceremony held in Glasgow with their on-campus peers.


The certificate awarded is the same as the on-campus equivalent

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The University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is a research university comprising four schools- Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business and Science. It is the only University in the UK to win The Times University of the Year twice.

Established in 1796 by Professor John Anderson ‘for the good of mankind’ and to be ‘the place of useful learning’, Strathclyde is the only higher education institution established in Scotland during the Enlightenment.

Contact The Faculty of Science

Admissions Team


Email: science-masters@strath.ac.uk

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