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 Stars University Ratings 2021).
The University of Stirling is ranked top 40 in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023), and students rated Stirling top 10 in the UK for Postgraduate Student Experience in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2021.
A global institution The University of Stirling is truly global in every sense of the word. More than 135 nationalities are represented on our diverse and inclusive campus, and over 30% of our students are from overseas – helping us to create an incredibly diverse and inclusive international student community.
We also 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.
Studying at the University of Stirling is an unforgettable experience – but don’t just take our word for it. We're 1st in the UK and 5th in the world for our campus environment (UK International Student Barometer (ISB) Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark 2018).
Our beautiful 330-acre campus is located within an hour of both Edinburgh and Glasgow. 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 (QS Stars University Ratings 2021).
Careers and employability
At Stirling, our postgraduate students gain more than a degree. From internships and work placements to help finding a job, our Careers and Employability Service gives you the support and advice you need to plan your career, develop your employability or advance to further study.
That’s why we're ranked 1st in Scotland and Top 5 in the UK for our careers services (UK ISB and Global ISB Benchmark 2018).
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. Stirling is rated top 10 in the UK for Postgraduate Teaching and Learning (PTES) 2021, and 80% of Stirling’s research was classed as either world leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).
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 – and we want you to be a part of our community.