University of Stirling

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The University of Stirling is a modern university with an excellent reputation for research, teaching and the quality of the learning opportunities it provides. It is designated, by the Scottish Government, as Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence.

The main campus is two miles outside Stirling city centre. The university is responsible for the teaching of nurses in the Forth Valley. 

Courses and students

The university runs modular, flexible courses in around 220 subject combinations through five academic faculties:

The university has agreements (formal and informal) with a number of further education colleges including Forth Valley College, enabling students to move from a specific HNC or HND to the second or third year of a degree programme. The university also offers degrees in Professional Education with Chemistry or Physics in conjunction with Heriot-Watt University.

Students can also study abroad at over 70 partner universities in countries including Spain, USA and Japan.

The university has over 18,000 students globally, with over 140 nationalities represented on campus and 1,800 staff.

Facilities and Services

Facilities include a modern library with a dedicated Study Zone next to it, which is open 24 hours a day. In terms of accommodation, there are more than 2,000 rooms on campus, as well as easy to reach off-campus residences.

The university has outstanding sporting facilities and is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence. It is home to national swimming and tennis centres, as well as a golf course and a football academy. It also has a wide range of arts and leisure facilities including a theatre, cinema, bars and a nightclub.

The university has over 120 sports clubs and societies.


Ranked in the UK top 10 for Accounting and Finance in the Subject League Tables 2024 in the Complete University Guide 2024.

Ranked in the top 500 global universities in the QS World University Rankings 2024.

Ranked in the top 300 for the following subjects: Arts and Humanieties, Life Sciences, Psychology and Social Sciences (The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2024).


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Contact Details

Bridge Of Allan

Stirling Campus

01786 473171