University of Stirling

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Less than an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh, the ancient city of Stirling combines the charm of an historic destination with the buzz of a young population. The University of Stirling is committed to helping students make a positive difference in the world, taking pride in providing education with a purpose and conducting research that makes a difference to society.

The University has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and high-quality research which spans a breadth of disciplines, making major contributions to global societies and addressing key social, economic and cultural challenges.

University of Stirling

The University of Stirling is organised for learning, teaching and research into five faculties, each of which comprises multiple departments, institutes and centres. Their structure allows them to collaborate across disciplines, bringing fresh ideas and creativity to their research and thinking.

Facts & Stats

  • More than 97% of undergraduate leavers are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2016/2017).
  • Ranked 1st in the UK and 5th in the World for campus environment (UK International Student Barometer (ISB) Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark, 2018).
  • UK Sports University of the Year (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020).
  • Top-ranking for campus environment and sport and investing £41.7M in cutting-edge campus and sports facilities for 2020.
  • 75% of research activity rated either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
  • The University of Stirling has been awarded 5 stars in the following areas: teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and inclusiveness (QS World University Rankings, 2020).
  • Over 120 nationalities on campus, offering a diverse and multi-cultural student experience.
  • Ranked top 10 in the UK for clubs and societies (UK International Student Barometer Benchmark, 2018).

World-class reputation

They're a globally connected university. Almost three-quarters of their research activity is rated either world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework (REF), 2014).

They've been awarded 5 Stars in the QS World University Rankings 2018 for their teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and inclusiveness. Their small class sizes help to ensure you benefit from world-class teaching from their leading academics.

Career prospects

They have excellent ratings for graduate employability. More than 97% of their undergraduate leavers are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2016/17). All their courses strive to improve your employable skills, as well as giving you an internationally recognised qualification. They're committed to equipping you with life-long career management skills. Many of their courses offer hands-on experience and unique opportunities to work with industries across the globe, and they're ranked 1st in Scotland, Top 5 in the UK and Top 15 in the World for their careers services (UK International Student Barometer (ISB) Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark, 2018). 

A stunning campus

A Hollywood worthy setting, Stirling's beautiful 330-acre campus has acted as the backdrop to major films and television series. It’s one of the most scenic campuses in the UK, with its own loch and plentiful green spaces. You’ll enjoy studying and living here. There’s a wide range of accommodation and everything you need is a few minutes’ walk – from food outlets and sports facilities, to their on-campus theatre and cinema.

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