At the University of Stirling, being the difference is in our DNA – providing education with a purpose and carrying out research that helps to shape society. Our aim is to unlock the full potential of our students and provide the knowledge and skills they need to redefine their career. Our world-leading research informs our teaching and will open the doors for you to connect with leading academics and industry experts.
Choose from more than 200 undergraduate degrees and from over 90 postgraduate courses at an institution that is founded on innovation and excellence. Major areas of vocational and academic study on offer include: Accounting, Finance, Banking and Economics, Aquaculture, Business and Management, Computing and Data Science, Education, Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences, History and Philosophy, Law, Politics and Policy, Literature and Languages, Media, Communications and Culture, Psychology, Social Sciences and Sport.
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To find out more, we have a fantastic range of pre-recorded webinars on our YouTube and Vimeo channels or check out our website for webinars coming up to attend live.
The University of Stirling is in the top 30 of the UKs best universities (Guardian University Guide 2020) and ranks in the top 20 for student satisfaction (National Student Survey)
What makes Stirling so unique? Out flexible degree structure! Do you know exactly what you’d like to study at university? Are you still trying figure out your options?At the University of Stirling, our flexible learning degrees put you in control of developing your education.
Our students can try out all sorts of new subjects, combine the ones that interest them or even change their mind about what they’d like to graduate in. This flexibility is available on many of our courses, while other more vocational degrees that are aimed at specific careers (e.g. nursing, social work, education) do not follow the flexible structure. Find out more on our website.
Sport is in our DNA. As Sports University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) and Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence our Sport degrees focus on sport science, performance, business management and psychology. We’ve developed an international reputation for delivering Sport degrees that get results.
We’ve integrated our Sport courses with the University’s world-class sports facilities to provide a unique and rewarding studying and sporting environment. We prepare athletes for success on the world stage and improve the health of the nation through physical exercise.
Stirling remains at the forefront of supporting and inspiring talented athletes to fulfil their sporting and academic potential, offering sports scholarships across seven different sports. It also offers the perfect base for students, staff and members of the wider community to train, play and stay healthy.
If you’re looking for the perfect place to call home during your studies, we’ve got you covered. We’ll guarantee you an offer of University-managed accommodation in your first year of study if you meet the eligibility criteria. All you need to do is confirm your place at Stirling and apply for accommodation within the timeframe we give you. Our undergraduate students will normally be allocated a single study bedroom in a University residence. The University has 2,900 bed spaces, over 19 properties, and your accommodation may be located either on-campus or off-campus.
You can apply for postgraduate accommodation as long as you have received and accepted a conditional or unconditional offer to study at the University. Postgraduate accommodation contracts run for 50 weeks from September to August. This means you can stay in your room over the Christmas holiday period if necessary.
Just because you’re choosing to study doesn’t mean you’ve got to fall into the cash-strapped student stereotype. There are plenty of ways to manage your money and stretch your finances to make sure you live comfortably while studying with us.
However it’s important to put together a budget for living costs at university so that you can see the potential costs of living away from home. The cost of living can vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and spending habits.
Stirling been named the UK’s most affordable city five years in a row by Lloyds Bank (Lloyds Bank’s Affordable Cities Review 2019). The cost of living in Stirling is more than 40 percent lower than London.
Check out our estimated breakdown of student costs for the University of Stirling.
FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Our fees vary from course to course, specific course fees can be found on our course pages. Make sure and check out our EU specific scholarships to the value of around £30,000 for undergraduate over 4 years and £6,500 for our one year Masters: