University of Strathclyde in Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland

Arts + Sciences (Strathclyde)

Study Program

Dates

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14 weeks

Costs

Credit

13 - 16 semester hours

19.5 - 24 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Dates

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37 weeks

Credit

13 - 16 semester hours

19.5 - 24 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Dates

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19 weeks

Costs

Credit

13 - 16 semester hours

19.5 - 24 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

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Dates

-

19 weeks

Credit

13 - 16 semester hours

19.5 - 24 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

Apply Now

Request Information

Contact Us

Overview

Take your studies to Glasgow, Scotland’s commercial and cultural epicenter and one of the friendliest cities in the world! Designed for students from a wide variety of academic disciplines, the Arts + Sciences program offers you the chance to learn at CIEE Glasgow and CIEE’s esteemed partner school, the University of Strathclyde, a top-ranked Scottish university.

Choose from courses in English across all areas of study, including British/Scottish culture, architecture, engineering, computer science, business, international relations, and history. All your courses will be complemented with co-curricular activities and excursions organized by CIEE beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding. Outside the classroom, you’ll have every opportunity to immerse yourself in Glaswegian culture and explore the magic the city has to offer. 

Unique Experiences

Enjoy Weekend Trips

to emblematic Scottish cities and iconic towns

Visit

cultural and historical landmarks in Scotland and the U.K.

Take Day Trips

to explore the Highlands

20

Museums

1.6 M

Population of Glasgow Metro Area

11

Fossilised Tree Stumps in Fossil Grove

Experience
  • glasgow downtown residential buildings
  • Glasgow shopping district
  • downtown bench glasgow scotland flowers

Your Destination

Home to renowned art galleries, world-class museums, inspiring street art, leafy green spaces, historic landmarks, and a legendary music scene, Glasgow is considered Scotland’s commercial and cultural epicenter. The city’s particular location between Highland and Lowland Scotland and its distance from Edinburgh, the country’s capital, make Glasgow a prosperous market center. Not only is Glasgow the largest city in Scotland – it’s also the largest economic region of the country, and accounts for a third of Scotland’s business base, research, power, and employment opportunities.  

When you study abroad in Glasgow, you’ll quickly discover why this city is considered one of the friendliest in the world. Glaswegians are known for their warm and welcoming hospitality, making this city a lovely place to become better acquainted with Scottish tradition and charm. In addition to befriending locals, you’ll spend your time appreciating Glasgow’s industrial prowess, 19th-century Victorian architecture, dynamic arts scene, and how the city became designated a UNESCO City of Music site. With its tourist-friendly culture and cosmopolitan vibe, your time learning and living in Glasgow will be nothing short of epic!

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Glasgow. 

The Culture

glasgow downtown building sunny day

Excursions & Activities

  • Go on a guided walking tour of Glasgow’s outstanding historic city center such as the merchant city neighborhood, where wealthy traders had their homes in the 18th century 
  • Discover unique street art, which is one of the best expressions of Glasgow’s vibrant urban culture  
  • Visit Glasgow Cathedral, one of the oldest buildings in the city, and learn its fascinating tales 
  • Visit the Celtic Park Stadium  
  • Wander around Glasgow Necropolis  
  • Attend a traditional Ceilidh to see culture in action  
  • Enjoy live music at Kings Tuts Wah Hut   
  • Honor Saint Valentine in the Blessed St. John Duns Scotus Church  
  • Enjoy a picnic in the Kelvingrove Park on a sunny day with local friends  
  • Admire modern art at the Gallery of Modern Art   
  • Wander down The Lanes, one of the most hipster attractions down Byres Road  
  • Cycle along the Forth and Clyde Canal 

Program Blogs

From CIEE

EAT, DRINK, EXPLORE: GLASGOW

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

EAT Vital to the Scottish diet, porridge is a typical breakfast dish that has been served across Scotland for centuries. This healthy meal is still eaten regularly today, especially during... keep reading

Housing
Academics

Academics

Students will take between three and six classes per semester at CIEE Glasgow or CIEE’s partner institution, the University of Strathclyde. Courses may include lectures, discussions, critical analysis of readings, case studies, audio-visual documents, and field trips, and require active participation from the students. Students will be assessed based on a combination of participation, exams, oral presentations, research papers, etc. 

GPA

3.0

Additional Requirements

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Requirements

All students must take between 13-16 U.S. semester credits; the total number of courses will depend on the credit value of each class.  

Program Credit

Total credit: 13-16 U.S. semester/19.5-24 quarter credits 

Course Credit

University of Strathclyde Courses: Typically 3 or 5 U.S. semester/4.5 or 7.5 quarter credits; 100-120 notional hours or 200-240 notional hours respectively 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students can take a combination of courses from different Schools. However, 50% of your classes should be taken in a single department for timetable reasons. Both representatives at Strathclyde and the CIEE onsite team will work with participants to ensure students are registered for the appropriate number of courses and credits.   

Courses include lectures, discussions, critical analysis of readings, case studies, audio-visual documents, field trips, and require active participation from the students. Active participation of students is required given the collaborative approach of these courses. Some courses include compulsory field trips. 

Class Format

University classes are typically scheduled Monday through Thursday, but some may also be taught on Fridays. Students should expect to have daily homework assignments and quizzes.   

Grading

Grades are based on class participation, and a combination of exams, research papers, oral presentations, case studies, etc. Each instructor determines the exact breakdown of grades. Attendance is mandatory and absences affect final grades. 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

Course Information

Please click for the list of classes available to exchange students in your chosen department:    

  • Architecture  
  • Strathclyde Business School  
  • Biomedical Engineering  
  • Civil Engineering  
  • Chemical Engineering  
  • Chemistry (Chemistry is only able to students for two semesters/full academic year due to the yearlong structure of their classes)  
  • Computer and Information Sciences  
  • Design Manufacturing and Engineering Management  
  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering   
  • Humanities and Social Sciences  
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering  
  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering  
  • Politics and International Relations  
  • Primary Education  
  • Psychology  
  • Physics  
  • School of Law  
  • Social Policy  
  • School of Social Work and Social Policy  
  • Speech and Language Pathology  
  • Sports and Physical Activity  
  • Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences 

Some host institution courses may have specific requirements. These can be found listed for each module.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Fall 2024 14 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $19,950
Program Academic year 2024-2025 37 weeks Start Date End Date
Program Spring 2024 19 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $19,950
Program Spring 2025 19 weeks Start Date End Date

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $14,456**

Housing = $5,000

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $19,950

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,225

International Airfare = $1,250††

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $100

Visa Fees = $0†††

Personal expenses = $260††††

Total Costs = $3,135

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

††round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††Unless a student is completing an internship, there are no visa fees for academic programs under six months in the UK for US-passport holders. US-passport holders stay in the UK on a Visitor visa.

††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $14,456**

Housing = $5,000

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $19,950

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $1,663

International Airfare = $1,250††

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $100

Visa Fees = $0†††

Personal expenses = $300††††

Total Costs = $3,613

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

††round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††Unless a student is completing an internship, there are no visa fees for academic programs under six months in the UK for US-passport holders. US-passport holders stay in the UK on a Visitor visa.

††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet

Orientation

Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city

On-site Staff

Full-time program leadership and support in your city

Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Claire Kinloch Anderson

Center Director

Claire is an experienced professional with a strong background in broadcast journalism, working for the BBC, Sky TV, and STV. With an M.A. in Modern Languages from Cambridge University, she...

Calum Williamson

Program Manager

Calum is a seasoned professional in student recruitment and international education, having held key roles at prestigious institutions like the University of St Andrews and the University of Edinburgh. A...

Get Started Steps

Get Started

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1

Start an Application 
You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience!

2

Connect With Your Campus Study Abroad Office 
Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

3

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