The University of Stirling is an international university 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 is ranked top 30 in the UK (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, we equip our graduates with the knowledge, expertise and employability skills needed to succeed in the workplace.
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 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.
The University of Stirling is the UK’s 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.
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.
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