University of Stirling

Key Info

Intake Periods September 2024

About University of Stirling

The University of Stirling have 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 our on-campus cinema and medical centre.

Stirling is a small city framed by beautiful natural environments and green space. Their 330-acre campus places picture-postcard landscapes right on your doorstep and gives you room to ease into University life. The location of the University is excellent, in the central Scotland with train links to Edinburgh, Glasgow and the rest of the UK you can really explore!

They’ve been awarded 5 Stars in the QS Stars University Ratings 2021 for their teaching, employability, research, internationalisation, facilities and inclusiveness. Their class sizes are often smaller than what you’ll find at other UK universities. This can make it easier for you to participate in classes and contribute your ideas. It will give you confidence in your studies and help you build relationships with your teachers at the University.

The University of Stirling are also Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence, which means health, and wellbeing are in their DNA.

Their inclusive, multi-cultural environment offers you a welcoming and supportive space for you to learn. Join the University of Stirling and they’ll prepare you for a lifetime of achievement, broaden your horizons and open up global opportunities.

With over 17,000 students globally from over 120 nationalities and over 92,000 alumni in 170 countries they are a truly global community, study at Stirling and you’ll graduate with more than a qualification. You’ll be immersed in knowledge and opportunities that will encourage you to grow and succeed. You’ll grapple with big ideas and be encouraged to think differently by academics whose research is changing the world- almost three-quarters of our research activity is rated either world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 

The Guardian University Guide 2022.

  • Business, Management and Marketing – Top 5 in Scotland
  • Computer Science and Information Systems – Top 10 in the UK, 3rd in Scotland
  • Economics – Top 5 in the UK, 2nd in Scotland
  • Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations – Top 10 in UK, 3rd in Scotland
  • National Student Survey 2021 (out of 129 UK higher education institutions).
  • Mathematics – 1st in the UK Marketing – 3rd in the UK
  • Psychology – 2nd in Scotland, Top 10 in the UK
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences – Top 5 in Scotland, Top 10 in the UK
  • QS 5 Stars in Teaching Employability Research Internationalisation Facilities Inclusiveness 

Take a Closer Look

What their Students Say

Stirling has become a second home for Zamzam, who – with the encouragement of “supportive and friendly” Student Support Services staff – became an active member of the University’s International Society. She said: “I decided to set-up a Kuwait Society. There are not many of us from Kuwait here in Stirling but we’re proud of where we come from and we wanted to promote our country and our culture to Scotland.” Zamzam was keen to study in Scotland and improve her English. She added: “I was attracted by the romance of Scotland’s history and culture. Britain, of course, also has a reputation for a sophisticated education. “I would say to any international student that Scotland is so friendly, Stirling is very safe and everyone is treated as an equal.” “The tutors are so knowledgeable and ready to help you out. They inspire you in your studies and look out for international students who may be struggling.” Zamzam’s next challenge is to use her new skills and experiences, to benefit her family and her career, back home in Kuwait. She said: “Education is so important and I was determined to do this for us. The sacrifice and hard work will make a difference. What I learned at Stirling is really going to help my career in digital media.”

Zamzam Husain
MSc Digital Media and Communication ; Home country: Kuwait

“When I was researching what university to go to, the quality of the sports facilities at Stirling and the beautiful campus didn’t have an equal. They really helped attract me to study here, and they have certainly lived up to expectations. “I have always had a personality where I enjoy dealing with people, and my interest in brilliant business ideas, team work, and communications meant that the Business Studies course here has been a great fit.” “In my first year, I set up the Chinese Students Association because I wanted to help Chinese students not only meet each other but also socialise with students
from across the many countries represented at Stirling. We have put on many entertaining events and it is my hope that the Association and its great work will continue long after my time at Stirling.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Stirling and believe it has set me up to continue my studies and take the first steps in my career. The team at the Management School has been really helpful, and provided me with the support I needed to help overcome challenges when completing my dissertation. “If I had to describe my time at Stirling in three words: confidence, beauty, and love.”

Meng Chen
BA (Hons) Business studies & MSc Data Science for Business ; Home country: China

University of Stirling Subject Areas

Subject Areas

Accounting and Finance, Anthropology, Aquaculture, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Business and Management, Combined studies, Computing and IT, Counselling, Creative Media, Criminology, Early Years Education, Economics, Education, English and Creative Writing, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Geography and Environmental Studies, Health and Social Care, Health Science, History, International Relations, Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations, Languages, Law, Life Sciences, Media Studies, Mental Health, Nursing and Midwifery, Politics, Psychology, Science, Social Policy and Administration, Sports and fitness, Statistics

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