The University of Stirling is a modern, innovative university with a pioneering spirit and a passion for breaking new ground and creating impact in everything we do.
Located at Scotland’s heart, we offer more than 300 flexible courses designed to develop forward-thinking graduates and help students from around the globe realise their potential in an inspiring and truly international academic setting.
Stirling is a place where ability – not background – is valued, and we place our 14,000 students at the heart of everything we do. That’s why the University is recognised globally for its commitment to providing the best possible student experience, ranking 3rd in the UK for graduate employability, and consistently earning five QS Stars for its teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and inclusiveness.
Why choose Stirling?
Commitment to employability > Stirling is ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK for graduate employability, with almost 97% of our students in employment or further education six months after graduating (HESA 2016).
Sporting Excellence > We are Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, and rank 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK for our five-star sports facilities (THE Student Experience Survey 2016), which include Scotland’s National Swimming Academy, the Scottish National Tennis Centre and a nine-hole golf course. Our students participate in more than 120 clubs and sports, and the University offers a range of scholarships for student athletes.
Research with impact > Our world-class academics are experts in their fields. Almost three quarters of the University’s research activity has been rated either world-leading or internationally excellent (REF2014), and we are ranked in the top 40 in the UK for research intensity.
A global outlook > Stirling is a truly global university. One in five of our students are from overseas, we have partnerships in 30+ countries and our students and staff represent more than 120 countries from across the world.
Campus life > In 2016, students rated Stirling 1st in the UK for its “good campus environment” (International Student Barometer 2016). Our stunning 330-acre campus is home to a range of five-star facilities, including newly renovated accommodation, catering outlets, shops, a thriving arts centre and even our own 18th century castle.
The University of Stirling offers more than 220 combined course paths spanning a range of academic disciplines. Find your undergraduate course.
Stirling offers 100 Masters courses – many of which can be completed in one year and include professional recognition from accredited bodies. Explore our postgraduate course list.
Masters courses are delivered through the University of Stirling’s five cross-disciplinary faculties:
Ready to learn more? Find out more about our courses, how to apply and funding opportunities.