University of Stirling


The University of Stirling is an international university committed to helping students make a difference in the world. We’re passionate about creating impact in everything we do – addressing real societal issues, providing solutions, and helping to shape communities.

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). With more than 90 postgraduate courses, we equip our graduates with the knowledge, expertise and employability skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

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 postgraduate courses offer hands-on experience, career support and opportunities to work with industries across the globe.

Research with impact

Our world-leading academics are experts in their fields, and our teaching explores this cutting-edge research to make an impact to 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.

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 thriving arts centre, golf course and even an 18th century castle.

We’re also investing £41.7 million to further enhance our world-class fitness and high performance sports facilities and create a new campus hub, set for completion in 2020/21.

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, and almost half of our postgraduate community joins us from overseas. 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 Sports University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) and Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence. 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 our non-competitive Get Active programme.

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University of Stirling,
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