Located at the foot of the Ochil Hills, the University of Stirling was opened in 1967. The brand new campus was built on an 18th century estate consisting of some 310 acres of stunning countryside. Lying two miles from the Royal Burgh of Stirling, the University's location and history provide some clue as to what makes Stirling that bit different from other UK universities. After all, “where else can you study on the shores of a loch, by an 18th century castle, beneath rolling hills?” (The Guardian, 2004).
It is not only the location that draws students to the University. We also offer a vibrant postgraduate community with unrivalled opportunities in both taught and research postgraduate degrees. Stirling's Graduate Research School provides seminars and services to the University's research community. In addition, postgraduate students and staff participate in high profile conferences and events organised by the University's many research centres.
At the University of Stirling we feel it is very important that if you are considering postgraduate study at Stirling you should visit the campus to see for yourself what is on offer. We offer opportunities for prospective postgraduate students to visit our campus, tour the facilities and visit programme directors.
If you would like to arrange a visit, please send us an email using the contact details below and include the name of the postgraduate programme that you are interested in studying. We will then be in touch to confirm arrangements for your visit. Alternatively, you can take a self-guided tour of the campus at any time.
If you cannot get to the campus, view our 360 degree tours of the University. You can find out more about living and studying here by accessing our student viewpoints.