University of Stirling

University of Stirling

At the University of Stirling, being the difference is in our DNA – providing education with a purpose and carrying out research that helps to shape society.  We are an international university with pioneering spirit and a global reputation for high-quality teaching and research. We are passionate about creating impact in everything we do.

Top reasons to study here

  • More than 95% of our undergraduate students and 96% of our postgraduate leavers go on to work or further study within six months
  • We offer our students experiences of a lifetime through our Study Abroad programme.
  • In 2020, The Complete University Guide listed Stirling as the safest student city in the UK and Scotland.

Distance Learning Courses

Business & Management (82)
Social Sciences (65)
Journalism & Media (30)
Computer Science & IT (23)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (21)

About

History

Since our founding in 1967, the University of Stirling has always been driven by transformative thinking and a spirit of innovation. Our mission is to do everything we can to give our students the knowledge and expertise to make their impact in the world. 

Education

  • Our flexible degree structure is just one reason why Stirling is a great place for you to study your undergraduate course. We offer you much more than just a qualification.
  • The University of Stirling is organised for learning, teaching and research into five faculties, each of which comprises multiple departments, institutes and centres.
  • Our structure allows us to collaborate across disciplines, bringing fresh ideas and creativity to our research and thinking.

Research

  • At the University of Stirling, our researchers are truly making a difference. We’re working to improve the lives of people with dementia, feeding communities through sustainable aquaculture research and finding creative ways to inspire better health and wellbeing.
  • Our research is encompassed within three overarching themes: Cultures, Communities and Society; Global Security and Resilience; and Living Well.
  • Alongside our overarching themes, our research programmes further highlight our broad areas of expertise in 12 distinct areas.

Career

  • Our students gain more than a degree. From internships to help finding a job, the Careers and Employability Service gives you the support and advice you need to plan your career,  develop your employability or think about further study.
  • We're ranked 1st in Scotland and Top 5 in the UK for our careers services (UK International Student Barometer (ISB) Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark 2018).

Services

Student services

University is about finding your own way – but that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. At the University of Stirling, we offer an extensive range of support services to help you fulfil your potential and make the most of your time studying with us. Whether you feel like you’re thriving or in need of a helping hand, our dedicated student support team is here to listen, offer guidance and point you in the right direction at every turn.

Housing services

If you’re looking for the perfect place to call home during your studies, we’ve got you covered. Our range of secure and affordable accommodation includes over 2,000 rooms right on our beautiful campus, as well as easy-to-reach off-campus residences. Explore our accommodation below and tailor your search to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Library services

With hundreds of thousands of books and plenty of room for research and study, our spacious library offers all the tools and resources you need to succeed. Whether you want to work in silence or collaborate on new ideas, you’ll find the perfect space across the library’s three floors – from comfortable sofas and individual study desks to group study rooms and open plan group study pods.

ICT services

Computers for study are available in the Library on every floor. In addition, many of our Computing lab PCs can be accessed from off-campus. Find out more about accessing PCs off-campus. Our IT service desk is open for walk-up enquiries, but we continue to have some of our staff working from home. It may be quicker to contact us by email or via UniDesk.

Medical services

To provide for your healthcare needs during your time at university, our campus plays host to a dedicated NHS general medical practice and dental centre. Every student is entitled to register for these practices and benefit from the friendly, personal service they offer.

Student Life

Campus life

Our 330-acre campus isn't just a gorgeous place to call home. With an Olympic-sized swimming pool, on-site cinema and more than a dozen restaurants, bars and delis, it’s easy to see why we’ve earned a five-star rating for our facilities in the QS World Rankings.

Sports facilities

  • As Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence we provide superb facilities to hire and use for sport and leisure activities. 
  • Our new £20m sports complex features purpose-built studios, an innovative fitness suite, three-court sports hall, indoor cycling studio, strength and conditioning area, as well as a new state-of-the-art high performance suite.
  • Our outdoor facilities include artificial pitches and an athletics track.
  • Our swimming pool is home for our Olympian swimmers and available for public use.

Student clubs

  • Helping to ensure students’ voices are always heard here at the University of Stirling, our Students’ Union exists to champion the causes that matter most to you.  
  • The Union is a democratically elected body led by students, for students, and works to enhance your experience and opportunities at uni and beyond. From offering academic representation and support, to overseeing clubs and award-winning facilities, the Students’ Union plays a key role in creating a positive, inclusive environment for all.
  • No matter what you’re into, our 120+ clubs and societies are bound to offer something that piques your interest.

Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom

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