Student support

A postgraduate research degree is a rewarding but major undertaking, requiring skill and commitment.

We provide a supportive, challenging, exciting and welcoming research environment to help you make the most of your study and your potential.

We’ve excellent facilities, services and support so you feel part of our vibrant postgraduate community. You’ll work with leading academics who provide advice, guidance, direction and support.

Student Support Services

Our central Student Support Services can help you with a variety of matters, including:

  • academic support
  • immigration and visa advice
  • money advice
  • our Accessibility and Inclusion Service, which welcomes and supports the diverse needs of all students
  • counselling and wellbeing

Find out about our support and wellbeing services available for all students.

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Institute for Advanced Studies – a postgraduate hub

The Institute for Advanced Studies is a resource hub supporting our postgraduate community. It connects scholars, industry experts, leading academics and employers across many diverse research areas.

The School will help you to develop your research, learning and teaching skills and, crucially, your employability, within our interdisciplinary environment. Placements, work-based learning, live research projects and talks from industry experts are just a few ways you’ll benefit from the Institute’s strong industry links.

See more about the Institute for Advanced Studies

Researcher community

We're here to nurture your research at the University of Stirling.

Excellence in Researcher Development is key to our research strategy. We provide an excellent programme for researcher development, supporting researchers to develop their career at Stirling.

Careers Service

Our Careers Service provides guidance and resources that can help you make informed career decisions and develop skills that will help you manage your career.

Contact us

If you have any questions about Postgraduate Research at Stirling, please contact us.