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University of Stirling (S75)

1. Overview of the institution

The University of Stirling is a world-class institution with one of the best student experiences in the UK. The University have been awarded 5 Stars in the QS World University Rankings 2018 for our teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and inclusiveness.

Key statistics:

14,000+ students
10,300+ undergraduate students
3,800+ postgraduate students
1,500+ staff
120+ nationalities are represented on campus
20% of students are from overseas


2. Location and facilities

The city of Stirling is in central Scotland, with great transport links to the rest of the country. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow are only 45 minutes away by road or rail. Set in the shadow of the Ochil Hills, the magnificent 330-acre campus encompasses a loch, a golf course and the 18th-century Airthrey Castle.

  • Extensive accommodation available on and off campus
  • Small class sizes help to ensure you benefit from world-class teaching from our leading academics.
  • International Students Association – with many social and international events
  • Significantly lower cost of living than in larger UK cities
  • Good environment on campus - 1st in Scotland, joint 2nd in the UK (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018)
  • Good sports facilities - 1st in Scotland, 4th in the UK (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018)


3. Departments/Subject areas

Five Academic Faculties

The University of Stirling is organised for learning, teaching and research into five faculties, each of which comprises multiple departments, institutes and centres.

  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Stirling Management School

Key Courses

  • MSc Big Data
  • MSc Data Science for Business
  • MSc Sport Management
  • MSc Media Management
  • MSc Business and Management (MBM)
  • BSc (Hons) Computing Science
  • BA (Hons) Sports Studies
  • BA (Hons) Economics


4. Rankings

  • Accounting and Finance - Top 5 in Scotland, top 20 in the UK
  • Communication and Media Studies - 1st in Scotland , Top 10 in the UK for Communications and Media
  • Economics - Top 5 in Scotland, top 20 in the UK
  • Marketing - 2nd in Scotland, top 25 in the UK
  • Social Policy - Top 5 in Scotland, top 10 in the UK
  • Sociology - Top 5 in Scotland, top 25 in the UK
  • Sports Science - Top 5 in Scotland, top 15 in the UK
  • Sport Management - 3rd in the UK and top 10 in Europe for Sport Management


5. Careers: Unique student support

Join our TARGET Connect system which now advertises local part-time and temporary work suitable for students. You can use this system to search for temporary, part-time and vacation work

Our services are designed to help you:

  • Start career planning & investigate career options
  • Network with graduate employers
  • Understand what employers look for in graduates
  • Write application forms, CVs and personal statements


6. Scholarships

Various types of UK scholarships are awarded to deserving students to make education affordable. Merit-based scholarships are for those who perform outstandingly well. The need-based scholarships are given depending on the academic merit and financial requirements of students.

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