University of Stirling

Play Video

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 partner universities in countries including China, Singapore and United Arab Emirates.

The university has around 17,000 students, with 135 nationalities represented on campus.

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 120 sports clubs and societies.


In the Complete University Guide 2024, the University of Stirling is ranked 7th in the UK (2nd in Scotland) for the subject area of Education.

In the Guardian University Guide 2023, Stirling is ranked 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK for Marketing and Public Relations, and 2nd in Scotland for both Economics and Journalism.


Career Area


Career Sectors

Law (Professional)

Legal Support Services

Patent Work

Related courses by level

No courses listed.

Related job profiles

Patent Attorney Patent Examiner
View Large Map

Contact Details

Bridge Of Allan

Stirling Campus

01786 473171