Information for Postgraduate Students

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Strathclyde is one of the largest providers of postgraduate education in the UK.  We offer a wide range of taught programmes (Master, MSc, MLitt, MEd, MArch, LLM, PGDE, PgDip, PgCert) as well as research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD) across all subject areas.

Our Centres for Doctoral Training offer a 4 year programme which integrates world-class research teams with pioneering external partnerships in an interdisciplinary environment.

As well as our international exhibitions, we organise and attend a number of domestic/UK events throughout the year with a specific postgraduate focus.

National Postgraduate Events

Event Location Dates

Dundee Careers Fair

University of Dundee 6 Oct 2016
Scottish Graduate Fair SECC - Glasgow 12-13 Oct 2016
Manchester Postgraduate Fair Manchester Central 16 Nov 2016
TARGET North West Fair University of Liverpool 17 Nov 2016
TARGET Scotland Fair - Edinburgh University of Edinburgh 24 Nov 2016
TARGET Scotland Fair - Glasgow University of Strathclyde 25 Nov 2016
TARGET Midlands Fair Aston University 8 Dec 2016
Find a Masters Fair University of Birmingham 18 Jan 2017
TARGET Ireland Fair Dublin - RDS 8 Feb 2017
TARGET North East Fair University of Newcastle 16 Feb 2017
TARGET East Midlands Fair University of Leicester 23 Feb 2017

Postgraduate Study
Students interested in postgraduate taught course study should possess a degree-level qualfication (preferably a 2:1, although some departments will accept a 2:2) from a recognised university and should apply directly to Strathclyde via the website

We do not have a deadline for postgraduate applications, but applicants are advised to apply as early as possible to have the best chance of getting a place. 

Research applicants are advised to contact the department directly before submitting a formal application. 

Click on the link above to access our searchable database or scholarships

Postgraduate Student Allowance Scheme (PSAS)
SAAS - the Student Awards Agency for Scotland offers support in the form of loan of £3400 (£1700 for part-time courses) towards tuition fees for students wishing to pursue a Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in specific areas agreed by SAAS. 

In addition, eligible full-time PG students studying a course that is SAAS supported can apply for a living-costs loan of up to £4500.

The list of eligible courses in 2016/17 is shown below:

Faculty of Engineering

- Biomedical Engineering
- Communications, control and Digital Signal Processing
- Design Engineering (with Sustainability, with Advanced Product Development)
- Electrical Power Engineering with Business
- Electronic and Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Entrepreneurship
- Environmental Health Sciences
- Marine Engineering
- Medical Devices
- Offshore Floating Systems
- Operations Management in Engineering
- Product Design
- Signal Processing
- Subsea and Pipeline Engineering
- Supply Chain Management (with Operations Management, with Procurement Management, with Logistics Management)
- Sustainability and Environmental Studies
- Sustainable Engineering: Chemical Processing
- Sustainable Engineering: Offshore Renewable Energy
- Sustainable Engineering: Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment
- Advanced Mechanical Engineering (with Aerospace, with Energy Systems, with Materials, with Power Plant Technologies)
- Civil Engineering (with Structural Engineering and Project Management, with Geotechnical Engineering and Project Management, with Geoenvironmental Engineering and Project Management)

Strathclyde Business School

- Applied Economics
- Business Analysis and Consulting
- Human Resources Management
- International Marketing
- Marketing
- Operational research
- Tourism Marketing Management
- Project Management and Innovation
- Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology

Faculty of Science

- Information Management
- Information and Library Studies
- Pharmaceutical Analysis
- Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
- Industrial Biotechnology
- Advanced Computer Science (Advanced Software Engineering, Enterprise Information Systems)

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

- Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Digital Journalism
- Educational Psychology
- Professional Legal Practice
- Political Research
- International Relations
- Social Policy

Postgraduate Support Scheme

Applicants from England, Northern Ireland, Wales and EU countries can apply for a loan of up to £10,000 towards tuition fees which can be used to fund Masters study at any university in the UK.

Further information and contact details
There is a postgraduate information stand at the University's main open days, but if you would like to visit the university and chat through your options for postgraduate study you can contact
Tel: 44 141 548 4793