About us

Our health sciences focus is to improve the health or illness experience and benefit individuals, carers and communities.  We make an impact through research, education and practice and inform policy at national and international level. 

Our healthcare students develop to become independent, confident learners and our skilled graduates are capable of joining responsive clinical teams. Stirling was the only Scottish HEI classed as outstanding in the 2010-11 NMC/Mott Macdonald review for its undergraduate course. 

The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport is at the heart of the University’s sporting life, offering extensive study and research opportunities. 

Our scenic sports campus has state-of-the-art research and performance sports laboratories and exceptional sports facilities, including a 50m swimming pool and indoor tennis centre. Sports scholarships support talented athletes and partnerships with the sports industry ensure students have every opportunity to shape their future careers.

We value lifelong learning and education, research-led teaching and an excellent student experience.

Stirling Campus


‌Stirling is home to the Faculty's largest campus.

Our Health Sciences and some Sport colleagues are mainly housed in the Pathfoot Building with the NMAHP Research Unit based in the Stirling University Innovation Park. Our Physiology, Exercise and Nutrition team are currently housed in Cottrell Building.

 

Highland Campus

‌Stirling University's Highland Campus continues to be home to our adult and mental health student nurses who had commenced their nursing degrees by September 2016.  In the Highlands of Scotland NHS Highland is our local partner trust and and students from all of the University of Stirling's campuses will continue to enjoy placements in this board area.

The Faculty's portfolio of CPD opportunities offers great opportunities for healthcare and social care professionals based in the Highlands and Islands.  These courses include Masters, Doctorates and PhD programmes.  The use of innovative methods of online learning enables students to benefit from the experiences of fellow students from across the world.

With effect from September 2017 entry, nursing education at the Highland Campus in Inverness and the Western Isles Campus in Stornoway will be conducted by the University of the Highlands and Islands.  

Western Isles Campus

‌The Western Isles Campus is based in Stornoway, the largest town on the Island of Lewis. ‌The Campus continues to be home to our adult field student nurses who had commenced their nursing degrees by September 2016.  In addition many of our students currently based at Stirling Campus enjoy placements in the Western Isles.

With effect from September 2017 entry, the nursing degree intake at the Western Isles Campus in Stornoway and the Highland Campus in Inverness will be conducted by the University of the Highlands and Islands.  In the Western Isles NHS Western Isles/Eileanan Siar is our local partner trust and students from all of the University of Stirling's campuses will continue to enjoy placements in this board area.

The Faculty's portfolio of CPD opportunities offers great opportunities for healthcare and social care professionals based in the Highlands and Islands.  These courses include Masters, Doctorates and PhD programmes.  The use of innovative methods of online learning enables students to benefit from the experiences of fellow students from across the world.

Stornoway, with a population of around 9,500, is the largest town in the Western Isles. The Western Isles stretch for around 135 miles and include the islands of Lewis, Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra.

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