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University of Stirling

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United Kingdom
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As part of the University of Stirling’s postgraduate program, students will develop the transferable skills, personal qualities and relevant work experience sought by employers in today’s highly competitive job market. The high demand for Stirling graduates is evidenced by 96% of our graduates in employment, or further study, within six months of graduating.

Additionally, the University achieved a 5-star excellence award for Employability (QS Stars, 2018).

University of Sporting Excellence

Stirling is Scotland’s official University for Sporting Excellence. The campus played host to Team Scotland for Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games, serving as preparation camp for the country’s finest athletes. Here, they had access to some of the best training facilities in the UK. Thanks to an on-going multi-million pound investment, these facilities will be improved even further. 

The University is home to the National Swimming Academy and the Gannochy National Tennis Centre where Wimbledon champion, Andy Murray, trained. Also on campus, students can find a state-of-the-art gym, strength and conditioning suite and dedicated cycling studio. The 330-acre estate is the perfect natural playground for ramblers and hillwalkers, and students can play a round of golf on Stirling's very own golf course.

5-star living

Stirling offers a wide selection of high quality accommodation. Whatever a student’s budget or requirements, they can find a place to suit their needs, with some accommodation specifically allocated for postgraduate students who can choose to live on campus or within walking distance of the University.

Stirling received a five-star rating for the university’s facilities as part of the QS Stars University Rating.

Foundation and Pre-sessional English

The University of Stirling offers a wide range of academic programs and English language courses designed to help non-English speaking students develop the academic study and English language skills they need to take the next step in their career. There are three Graduate Diploma pathways:

• Business, Finance and Sport

• Media, Humanities and Social Sciences

• Science, Computing and Engineering

The University also offers a series of Integrated Graduate Diplomas which combines a pre-university course with a degree course to create one single program of study. This is ideal for progression to the University of Stirling. The Integrated International Diploma  incorporates English language skills development, academic study skills, postgraduate research skills and subject-specific content – everything that is required for successful university study at a postgraduate level. 

Programs available

Postgraduate - Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

Total students - 8,708


International students - 1,692


Total faculty staff - 635


Total students - 8,708


International students - 1,692


Total faculty staff - 635


Undergraduate Program

2,000 - 4,000
16,000 - 18,000

Postgraduate Program

8,000 - 10,000
18,000 - 20,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

QS Stars Ratings for University of Stirling

For more in-depth information about QS Stars, please click here.

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English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.

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