The Faculty of Science has the largest number of research students in the University and it maintains its worldwide reputation by making research a priority. Multi-million pound funding from Research Councils, the EU, NHS, charities and industry ensures that our research is relevant and of national and international importance. Our research students and workers have access to cutting edge, specialist facilities.
Research activity spans pure and applied sciences with a major input into the research 'pooling' initiatives across Scotland, including WestCHEM (for Chemistry), the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA), the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance, the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (which involves our Centre for Forensic Science) and the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA). The Faculty also engages in International Research Collaborations.
The positive research environment at Strathclyde attracts top researchers from across the globe. Dr Dimitrios Lamprou, a lecturer in the Strathclyde Institute for Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences was influenced by this, 'Having been a Research Fellow at Strathclyde for 3 years, when considering the lectureships offers I had from 3 leading Universities in UK and offers abroad, I chose Strathclyde. This was due to the amazing research environment and the help and support from University staff, among many other things.’
Further information about applying to undertake a Postgraduate Research course can be found in our admissions pages.
The University has a comprehensive programme of support for researchers, called SPIRAL. The programme offers a range of courses and events and access to various tools and resources. Further information can be found on the SPIRAL webpages.
Research in the Faculty is conducted across all its academic departments and also in specialized research units.