University of Stirling

4.2 out of 5 (47 ratings / 43 reviews) Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
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.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Engineering & Technology (1)

Pre-Master's Programmes

Business & Management (48)
Social Sciences (25)



Since its founding in 1967 the University of Stirling has been helping its graduates, staff and students to shape the world. Our history begins with a visionary who recognised that society was being transformed and it needed people skilled in navigating change.


  • Our flexible degree courses will help you to be the difference in your chosen career, by providing you with the knowledge, expertise and lifelong employability skills to ensure you stand out from the crowd.
  • Our postgraduate courses are focused on helping you to be the difference in your chosen career and equipping you with the lifelong employability skills to stand out from the crowd.


  • Our research is encompassed within three overarching themes: Cultures, Communities and Society; Global Security and Resilience; and Living Well.
  • Our reputation for research that makes a difference has positioned us on the frontline of the UK’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re leading major projects to consider the effects of the virus on society, using our expertise to search for answers with impact.


 We’re committed to equipping you with life-long career management skills. Many of our courses offer hands-on experience and unique opportunities to work with industries across the globe.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
351 -50
301 50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
471 14
485 -7
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
801 100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
741 100
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

 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. Explore our specialist services below and get in touch to find out more about the wealth of support available to you.

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.

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.
  • Check out everything the campus has to offer and discover the world of opportunities Stirling students enjoy right on their doorstep.

Sports facilities

  • As Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence we provide superb facilities to hire and use for sport and leisure activities. 
  • Find out more about our indoor and outdoor facilities, as well as our swimming pool.

Student clubs

  • Your Students’ Union is for all students: undergraduates, postgraduates and those studying at different locations.
  • Your Students' Union has a huge range of activities from Sports Teams, Clubs and Societies and events to keep you busy. Getting involved with groups like Hockey, Swimming or our Drama Soc gives you a great opportunity to meet new people and do the things you love. 

Student Reviews

Nice place, poor admin
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The University of Stirling has an outstanding campus and is surrounded by beautiful landscapes. The university has multiple facilities, all relatively new. The sports facilities are very new and well-kept, so students can choose from a range of many healthy pastimes. My course is in sustainable aquaculture. The university is renowned internationally for this course and...

Newly enrolled
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university i am currently studying is the top 8 universtiy in Scotland, Uk. The teachers are very highly skilled and hardworking. I just started my programe recently and its time to learn something great .

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Still i am in process working

Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom


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