University of Stirling

University of Stirling

The essence of the University of Stirling is its great people: our graduates, staff and students are helping to shape the world. Founded by Royal Charter in 1967, the University of Stirling was the first genuinely new university in Scotland for over 400 years. We retain our pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation and excellence in all we do.

We aim to be at the forefront of research and learning that helps to improve lives. Working with academic, commercial, public, private and voluntary sector partners, Stirling is one of the UK’s leading research universities in the fields of health and wellbeing, the environment and people, culture and society, enterprise and the economy, and sport.

Students are at the heart of what we do and we provide one of the best all round student experiences in the UK. In learning and teaching, we work with our student community to deliver high quality programmes that produce intellectually able graduates who are highly sought after by employers. We are ambitious for our students, and our flexible learning opportunities enable them to explore and discover new subjects and interests.

There is a vibrant and growing postgraduate community and we welcome students, researchers and staff from around the world. This gives our research and teaching a global outlook, while remaining relevant to our Scottish culture and economy.

The University of Stirling is a UK research intensive campus university founded by Royal charter in 1967 in Stirling, Scotland.

It is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world that are under 50 years old by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In the 2014 assessment of research in the UK, Research Excellence Framework, it was ranked 5th in Scotland and 40th in the UK for research intensity.

Stirling is an international university with over 120 nationalities represented on campus. It has international degree programme partnerships in Singapore, Oman and Vietnam. The University has campuses in Inverness and Stornoway

Stirling has offered modular degree programmes since its inception. The first teaching semester lasts from mid-September to mid-December and the second from the beginning of January to the end of May.

The University has more than 256 courses (including combination courses) at undergraduate degree level and more than 100 at postgraduate level.

Stirling achieved a 5 Star Excellence Award for Teaching by QS in 2015

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