University of Stirling

The University of Stirling is committed to helping students make a difference in the world. Based in the heart of Scotland, Stirling is a place where ability – not background – is valued, and teaching, employability and facilities are all rated five-star (QS World University Rankings 2020).  

The University of Stirling was ranked top 30 in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2021, and students rated Stirling top 20 in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020. 

With more than 220 undergraduate course combinations and over 90 postgraduate courses, including a portfolio of online courses, we equip our graduates with the knowledge, expertise and employability skills needed to succeed in the workplace. 

Campus life 

The University of Stirling is rated 1st in the UK and 5th in the world for its campus environment (UK ISB Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark 2018), and it’s not hard to see why. 

Less than an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh, our beautiful 330-acre campus is home to newly renovated accommodation, catering outlets, shops, a cinema and theatre and even an 18th-century castle. We’ve also recently invested more than £40 million to further enhance our world-class fitness and high-performance sports facilities and create a new campus hub.  

Commitment to employability 

Ranked 1st in Scotland and top 15 in the world for careers services (UK ISB Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark 2018), our courses offer hands-on experience, career support and opportunities to work with industries across the globe. 

A global outlook 

The University of Stirling is truly global in every sense of the word. More than 120 nationalities are represented on our diverse and inclusive campus.  

We collaborate with institutions across the world – with teaching in research partnerships in more than 60 countries in order to help our students become forward-thinking graduates with skills that are sought after by employers across the globe. 

Sporting excellence 

The University of Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence and was recognised in the Times and Sunday Times as the UK Sports University of the Year 2020. We’re also home to five national governing bodies and ranked 1st in Scotland and top five in the UK for sports facilities (UK International Student Barometer Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark 2018).  

Our students also benefit from more than 50 sports clubs, dozens of weekly exercise classes and non-competitive sports programmes. 

Research with impact 

Our world-leading academics are experts in their fields, and our teaching explores this cutting-edge research to make an impact on society. That’s why three-quarters of Stirling’s research was classed as either world leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). 

Our aim is simple: from feeding the world to using psychology to catch criminals, we want to tackle the global issues of our time. Our multi-disciplinary researchers challenge assumptions, innovate thinking and find solutions. 

Are you ready to Be Stirling? 

Find your course, learn more about funding opportunities, scholarships and why the University of Stirling, Scotland is where you belong. 


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I chose Stirling for three reasons; first for size and student-professor ratio, second for wide access to information and finally for location, not only of the university but also for Stirling city and access to either Edinburgh or Glasgow without feeling crowded or the dangers of a big city. The program is extensive but interactive. The prof...

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