Graduate Programs at University of Stirling
University of Stirling

University of Stirling

University of Stirling
Since its founding in 1967, the University of Stirling has always been driven by transformative thinking and a spirit of innovation. The University's mission is to do everything it can to give students the knowledge and expertise to make their impact in the world.
Everything the University does makes a positive difference to people's lives. Stirling is an agent for change, connecting people, innovating and transforming the lives of students, staff and the global communities it serves. It’s how Stirling has earned its global reputation for high-quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research.

Flexibility is built into our curriculum. For most undergraduate degrees in Years 1 and 2, you’ll be able to study a range of subjects across a variety of disciplines. This means you can study the things you’re passionate about or try a completely new subject that complements your main degree.

For entry onto most of our Masters courses, you could have studied a completely unrelated undergraduate degree. This allows you to develop your education and career in a new direction.
Highly rated courses, high rate of employability
A degree from the University of Stirling will help you maximise your potential for a successful life and career. Throughout all our degrees, we encourage you to build your transferable workplace skills. The quality of our teaching has been recognised in the QS World University Rankings 2018, with the prestigious 5 star excellence award.

We’re proud of the way we prepare our students with life-long career and employability skills. It’s why more than 97% of our undergraduate students and 96% of our postgraduate leavers go on to work or further study within six months (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2016/17).

Our students love the way we teach. They named us first in Scotland for having good teachers, quality lecturers and performance feedback (International Student Barometer 2016).

*Stirling achieved a 5 Star Excellence Award for Teaching by QS Stars in 2018
Students enjoying the campus at University of Stirling
A beautiful campus
Our stunning campus, with its castle and loch, enjoys views of the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, and has been named one of the UK's most beautiful campuses (Business Insider UK 2016). Our 330-acre campus enjoys a vibrant and friendly atmosphere – we're 1st in Scotland and the UK for our campus environment and we're in the top 10 in the UK for extra-curricular activities and societies (International Student Barometer 2016).

Our sports facilities are top class – Stirling is ranked 1st in Scotland and top 5 in the UK for good sports facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017). These excellent facilities include an Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts, golf course and gym. We're home to the National Tennis Centre and National Swimming Academy.
International outlook, Scottish hospitality
Stirling is an international university that welcomes the world with proud Scottish hospitality. Thinking and working globally is part of our daily teaching and research practice. There are over 120 nationalities represented on campus, and we’re proud to be ranked 1st in Scotland for welcoming international students (International Student Barometer 2016).

With more than 300 courses to choose from and a beautiful 330-acre estate, Stirling is the perfect place for you to call home. We're ready to help you excel in your studies and welcome you into our community
Fast Facts
  • Student population: 14,000
  • 20% of students are from overseas
  • City population: 100,000
  • Date of establishment: 1967
  • Location: Residential campus located less than a 10-minute bus ride from Stirling’s city centre
  • Closest airports: Glasgow and Edinburgh international airports are less than 50 minutes from campus
  • Areas of expertise: History, Film and Media, Journalism, Environmental and Aquatic Sciences, Sports Studies and Sports Sciences, Psychology and Accounting and Finance. At undergraduate level there are over 300 degree combinations, with few restrictions on which subjects are studied together. At Master’s level we also have a focus in Publishing Studies, Gothic Imagination, Scottish Literature, Sports Psychology, Sports Management, and a range of Psychology research areas.
  • Cost of Tuition per year: 
    Undergraduate courses: from £12,450 (2019/20)
    Graduate courses: from £14,300 (2019/20)
  • Estimated Living Costs (including accommodation): £1,015 per month based on UKVI required funds outside London.  
  • Admissions: We ask for the equivalent of a 3.0 GPA/B average.
International student at University of Stirling



English Language and Linguistics - MLitt
Study the intricate workings of language, explore its central role in society and gain expert knowledge of contemporary linguistic theories.
Duration: 12 months full-time / 27 months part-time
Deadline: Ongoing
Environmental Management - MSc
Our MSc Environmental Management is recognised as internationally leading in training environmental managers for careers in the public and private sector.
Duration: 12 months full-time / 24 months part time
Deadline: Ongoing
International Conflict and Cooperation - MSc
By taking our MSc, you’ll have the chance to address a variety of challenges facing states and international organisations today. Interact with policymakers and potential employers on the study trip to Brussels or Geneva.
Duration: 12 months full-time / 27 months part-time
Deadline: Ongoing
Psychological Research Methods (General) - MSc
Our course provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science – the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour.
Duration: 12 months full-time / 24 months part-time
Deadline: Ongoing
Publishing Studies - MLitt
Our MLitt Publishing Studies covers the whole process of planning, editing, production, marketing and publication management in print and digital environments.
Duration: 12 months full-time / 27 months part-time
Deadline: Ongoing
The Gothic Imagination - MLitt
Immerse yourself in the scholarly appreciation of the Gothic on a Masters course devoted exclusively to the study of this dynamic and ever-expanding field.
Duration: 12 months full-time / 27 months part-time
Deadline: Ongoing


Calum Murdoch, Scotland - BSc (Hons) Management Science and Maths

Stirling is the perfect location if you want to make the most of what central Scotland has to offer. It's a beautiful city and there's loads to get stuck into both on and off campus, from sport, music or the arts – there's something for everyone.

Calum Murdoch, Scotland - BSc (Hons) Management Science and Maths
Andrew Schuster, USA - History major visiting from University of Wyoming

As a history student, there is history right on your doorstep. The campus is a cool community with lots of international people here.

Andrew Schuster, USA - History major visiting from University of Wyoming
Christine Habeeb, USA - PhD Sport Psychology

At Stirling, I had the opportunity to extend my knowledge into a practical setting, learning how to communicate theories and models to help athletes, coaches and organisations.

Christine Habeeb, USA - PhD Sport Psychology
Charlotte Lin, Canada - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Applied Linguistics MSc

My course provided me with a solid foundation for my current position and continuous development in the field of computer-assisted language learning.

All my tutors were amazingly supportive during my programme.

I am a full-time lecturer at the English Language Institute at Kanda University of International Studies in Japan. I teach media communications and creative problem-solving. I also do research in the area of human-computer interaction design for self-directed language learning.

Charlotte Lin, Canada - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Applied Linguistics MSc
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