The University of Stirling is located in the heart of Scotland, and is set on one of the most beautiful campuses in Europe. It offers over 300 high quality degree combinations and several of its academic departments are rated top in Scotland for research. The University has its own sports facilities including a 50 metre swimming pool, golf course, shops, cafes, bars and cinema and is just 30 minutes from both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports.
  • #388 Ranking
  • 99 Masters
  • 11000 Students

About

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.

Research at Stirling

Here at Stirling, our energetic research community conducts quality research relevant to society's needs. In this way, we make a vital contribution to life in Scotland and beyond.

We maintain exceptional quality standards in all our research activity and will continue to support and improve life in Scotland, and the world, through our research.

Research

Research at Stirling

Here at Stirling, our energetic research community conducts quality research relevant to society's needs. In this way, we make a vital contribution to life in Scotland and beyond.

We maintain exceptional quality standards in all our research activity and will continue to support and improve life in Scotland, and the world, through our research.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (30)
Humanities (15)
Journalism & Media (14)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (10)
Medicine & Health (10)
Computer Science & IT (7)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (7)
Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Stirling!

Services

Stirling campus facilities

All facilities are a short walk from each other. In particular, a central social area links the library, eating facilities, shops, Students' Union and arts centre (the MacRobert). Click on the sub-links on the left of this page for further details of:

  • the University Library
  • 24 hour computer labs
  • 2,300 residential places
  • the MacRobert arts centre, with theatre and cinema
  • the Robbins Students' Centre with bars and nightclub
  • a shopping precinct, with bank, travel agent, pharmacy and supermarket
  • extensive indoor and outdoor sports facilities
  • a 50-metre swimming pool
  • a nine-hole golf course and driving range
  • a publicly accessible Art Collection
  • various cafés and restaurants
  • campus policeman

Facilities close to campus include:

  • Bus Station
  • Railway Station
  • Supermarkets
  • Shops
  • Delis
  • Postgraduate Residences

Student Life

Campus life at the University of Stirling

Of the many reasons students come to Stirling, such as academic reputation and research standards, one factor is always cited: the outstanding beauty of the University's Stirling campus.

The campus-based University of Stirling was founded by Royal Charter in 1967 on the historic Airthrey Estate, close to Bridge of Allan and two miles from the Royal Burgh of Stirling. The University's location and history make Stirling that bit different from other UK universities. Since 1967 we have grown considerably and we now also have Highland and Western Isles Campuses.

This section describes what it is like to live and study at Stirling. Choose from the left navigation to find out more about living on campus here.

Stirling Campus

This is our central campus which hosts the majority of our courses. You can enjoy undergraduate and postgraduate studies in beautiful surroundings. Situated in Stirling, with close access to Scotland's capital, it is an ideal university environment for your educational development.

Highland Campus

University of Stirling's Highland Campus offers a wide variety of medicine and teaching courses. The Highland Campus hosts a world-class centre for health science, and is situated in the grounds of Raigmore Hospital.

Western Isles Campus

Our Western Isles Campus is situated close to Stornoway, the largest town in the Western Isles which is a collection of islands including Lewis, Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra.

Sporting excellence

The University is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence, a designation by the Scottish Government in recognition of our contribution to Scottish sport. Our mission is to deliver the best for Scottish sport through the powerful and inspirational combination of sport and education.

We are at the heart of Scottish sport, preparing athletes to perform on the world stage, enabling students to develop their skill sets for excellent careers and producing innovative research to improve the health of the nation. Our sport-centred campus is the hub of the local community and brings together the people shaping Scottish sport, creating a critical mass of sporting expertise and excellence.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom

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