Welcome to University of Stirling
Join a friendly community that welcomes students from all over the world, on the beautiful University of Stirling campus. A wide range of flexible programmes allow you to tailor your studies and follow a unique path to graduation and beyond.
- Top 40 university in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2019).
- Almost three quarters of the University’s research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
- 97% of undergraduate alumni are in employment or futher study within six months of graduating (HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017).
- 99% student satisfaction for feeling safe and secure (INTO Annual Student Experience Survey 2018).
About the University of Stirling
The University of Stirling is dedicated to providing its students with lifelong employability skills. Known for its Media and Film, Education, Marketing, Economics and Sports Science programmes, the University won’t just help you succeed academically – it will prepare you for your future career.
With more than 120 nationalities represented on campus and many opportunities to experience different cultures, Stirling welcomes the world to its international campus – and you will have a home here too.
Focused on enhancing your employability
Everything you do at university contributes to making sure you stand out to your future employers. Stirling has strong links with global and local organisations, and in addition to receiving a high quality education here, you can also put your learning to practice in real-life scenarios. All degree programmes are designed to help you build the skills you’ll need to develop a clear career path and put you on track for future success.
The University is particularly acclaimed for its Humanities and Social Science subjects, consistently excelling in the UK’s university rankings. Popular subjects include:
Economics at Stirling
Economics is a flexible subject area at Stirling, focusing on your personal and professional development to help you achieve your career ambitions. Your expert professors derive from around the world, including the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Belgium, Mexico, and focus on their own research projects outside of teaching you. Much of the research is undertaken with the help of international students working towards doctorates, who work closely with leading academic researchers here to make new breakthroughs.
Education at Stirling
One of the most popular postgraduate degrees with international students is the MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Featuring a balance of theory and practice, this innovative programme is delivered by experienced professionals who have lived and taught around the world, and offers the opportunity to apply for a placement at one of the University’s partner universities in Germany or Hungary. TESOL students can also attend a special workshop series called ‘My career in TESOL’ which develops your awareness of continuing professional development, increases your knowledge of job market requirements and helps to boost your confidence in applying for jobs.
Film and Media at Stirling
The demand for more tech-savvy digital media graduates is rapidly increasing alongside the demand for new technology and delivery methods. Film and media students develop the critical technical skills, industry awareness and analytical expertise to excel in this field, with invaluable opportunities to be part of the campus radio and television stations and regular visits from media and film experts in the forefront of industry.
Marketing at Stirling
The University has teamed up with the Chartered Institute of Marketing to give Marketing students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications that are desired by employers, challenging strategic thinking, communication skills and business acumen. Students develop their understanding of business and the global marketing environment through internship opportunities, and work on their own personal professional development throughout the programme by gaining practical skills desired by employers.
Sports Science at Stirling
Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, meaning that it’s a designated national centre for sport that provides high performance training for athletes. The sports science programmes at the University are shaped by the latest scientific research and have close links to national governing bodies of sport – opening up internship, research and teaching opportunities. Combined with state-of-the-art sporting facilities and performance analysis laboratories, it’s difficult to beat the quality provided at Stirling.