Welcome to our thriving Postgraduate Community whether you are on campus or online. At Stirling, you'll be part of a forward-thinking university that develops students into employable, confident graduates with the skills, knowledge and experience to make a difference in the world.
A warm welcome to Stirling
Whether you are new to the University or are arriving in Stirling, having started your studies online, our welcome and orientation events will help you settle in.
You should plan to arrive in plenty of time to start your studies, check our semester dates. We expect all our students to attend classes and complete reading and tasks set by tutors, as this is essential for you to do well in your studies.
We welcome many international postgraduate students to Stirling so please read our advice and guidance to help you prepare for studying at the University.
Preparing for your studies
Studying a postgraduate degree is intensive and relies on you being ready to study on your arrival. It is essential that you complete Stirling Essentials 3-step orientation programme:
- Attend our free, online orientation programme before you arrive (8 to 12 January). Register for January orientation here.
- Complete a few essential activities by week three of semester.
- Check out our Stirling Essential resources now and throughout your studies to help answer your questions.
It is essential that you have access to a laptop or computer to undertake all our courses and that you have basic digital skills, such as being able to use Microsoft Word.
You have free access to the full Office 365 suite of software during your studies and we also offer laptops on short term loan and have computers available around the campus. A mobile phone is not sufficient to support your studies. See our IT support and resources.
Our digital workshop series starts before the beginning of semester and can help you develop digital skills. We strongly recommend that you work to develop these skills before you start your studies.