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Faculty of ScienceAbout us

The Faculty of Science is one of the UK’s leading faculties of science, providing a vibrant, dynamic, supportive and friendly place to study.

In the Faculty of Science we investigate the challenges and possibilities of the natural and technological world, from drug discovery and public health to environmental concerns, tackling cybercrime and understanding space.

 

Wide choice of degrees

Delivered by world-class researchers, our undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees provide the opportunity to gain an invaluable qualification that will enhance your career prospects. Students are offered high-quality teaching, informed by innovative research, and strong links with industry, the NHS and international partners.

Top ranking department

Based on the Research Excellence Framework 2014 GPA Scores, Times Higher Education ranked Strathclyde as number one in the UK for physics research.

For research power:

  • Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences was 4th in the UK and 1st in Scotland
  • Chemistry was 4th in the UK

Five Strathclyde Science subjects were ranked top five in the Complete University Guide Subject League Tables 2022.

  • Forensic Science was 1st in the UK
  • Pharmacology & Pharmacy was 2nd in the UK
  • Biomedical Sciences was 3rd in the UK
  • Biological Sciences was 4th in the UK
  • Chemistry was 5th in the UK
1st for Forensic Science. Complete University Guide 2022.
1st for Forensic Science. Complete University Guide 2022.
2nd Pharmacology & Pharmacy. Complete University Guide League Table 2022.
2nd Pharmacology & Pharmacy. Complete University Guide League Table 2022.
3rd in the UK for Biomedical Science by Complete University Guide 2022
3rd in the UK for Biomedical Science by Complete University Guide 2022
Top 10 for Biological Sciences. Complete University Guide 2022.
Top 10 for Biological Sciences. Complete University Guide 2022.
Top 10 for Chemistry. Complete University Guide 2022.
Top 10 for Chemistry. Complete University Guide 2022.

An international community

In choosing to study Science at Strathclyde you will become part of an international community of staff and students from more than 40 countries. With over 3000 students and around £20m of external research grant income, we provide a high quality learning and research environment that is attractive both nationally and internationally.

Our facilities

Facilities are excellent, with well equipped, modern laboratories and teaching rooms, plus 24-hour access to an advanced computer information network and a sophisticated virtual e-learning environment.