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:

Stirling is the only university in Scotland to offer degrees with a January start date in a range of subjects.

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, Oman, Singapore and United Arab Emirates.

The university has around 11,000 undergraduate students, with more than 120 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.


In the Complete University Guide 2022, the University of Stirling has 4 subjects in the top ten and is ranked: 3rd in the UK for Social Work, and 6th for: Communication and Media Studies; Education; and Marketing.

In the Guardian University Guide 2022, Stirling is ranked 2nd in Scotland for both Criminology and Economics.


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Contact Details

Bridge Of Allan
Stirling District

Stirling Campus

01786 473171