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University of Stirling


Founded by Royal Charter in 1967, the University of Stirling is a progressive university with a pioneering spirit.  For almost five decades, we have welcomed, connected and collaborated with the world’s most dedicated and talented individuals, all of whom are drawn to our international reputation for innovation and excellence.

Ranked 47th in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2015) and highly rated for our teaching approach by students your education at Stirling prepares you for a career, and for life.

We are globally connected with over 120 nationalities on campus, 55 000 alumni spanning the globe and 23% of our students from overseas.  Our breath-taking campus lies in the heart of Scotland and is one of the finest in Europe, providing an inspirational learning and living environment. 

The University is a leading research university with expertise in health and wellbeing, the environment and people, culture and society, enterprise and the economy, and sport.

We encourage you to study across a range of disciplines, providing a breadth of experience that is internationally recognised.  The majority of our courses allow you to study a wide range of subjects in the first two years before you decide which degree combination to graduate in.

At Stirling, we are committed to ensuring you realise your potential, equipping you with lifelong career and employability skills.  Alongside academic achievement, you will develop transferable skills, personal qualities and relevant work experience sought by employers in today’s highly competitive job market.  Our Career Development Centre can help you secure the vital work experience many employers now expect, while our Study Abroad programmes offer you the competitive edge of international travel and study.

The high demand for our graduates is evidenced by the University of Stirling being ranked amongst the Top 10 Universities in the UK for graduate employability, with 96% of our graduates in employment, or further study, within six months of graduating (Telegraph/HESA, 2015).

If you like sport, you’ll love Stirling. As Scotland’s official University for Sporting Excellence, we offer some of the best recreational and elite sports facilities in the country. We played host to Team Scotland for Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games, serving as preparation camp for our country’s finest athletes. Since we’re favoured by some of the world’s greatest sportsmen and women, it’s hardly surprising our students rated us first in Scotland for sport facilities (The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, 2015).

Thanks to an ongoing, multi-million pound investment in our residences; we offer a wide selection of quality accommodation.  Lochside accommodation in halls, flats and chalets and a central complex provides a social and cultural space including a supermarket, bank, restaurants, student centre, library and the impressive MacRobert Arts Centre.   Edinburgh and Glasgow, with their international airports are less than one hour away. Scotland is within reach of all UK and international destinations, making it an easy choice for over 48,000 international students who choose to come and study here. 

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School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health

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