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If you want a career in natural sciences we'll inspire you to be the difference. Our courses are highly-rated for their flexibility, practical training, and student satisfaction. Many are accredited by leading industry bodies.

We pride ourselves not just for our world-class teaching but also for our passion and curiosity about science. Study with us and you'll join a vibrant natural science community with a reputation for exploring new big ideas about technology, the environment, computing and the mind.

Welcome to the Faculty of Natural Sciences

Divisions

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Aquaculture

We tackle global problems of sustainable food security through innovative teaching and research.

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Biology and Environmental Sciences

Study critical questions about biology, people and the environment.

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Computing Science and Mathematics

Our accredited degrees offer quality and excellence for your future career.

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Psychology

Explore mind and behaviour with our awarded-winning degrees and highly acclaimed research.

Our research

We collaborate across the divisions to use our research to tackle global issues in food security, behaviour and evolution, digital economies and biodiversity.

Your future career

Our focus is on your career. Over 96% of University of Stirling students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (HESA 2017).

Scholarships

Explore our wide range of scholarships at both undergraduate and postgraduate level – helping you succeed and achieve your future ambitions. 

Mentoring

Our faculty mentoring programme supports the next generation of Stirling graduates, helping with study and the transition into careers.

Our business

We provide a number of biological, environmental and scientific consultancy services and specialised business services.

We also provide a psychology children's playgroup and statistics service.

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News

Sharks more vulnerable than originally thought, new research shows

Sharks more vulnerable than originally thought, new research shows

A study of small-scale fisheries operating from Kenya, Zanzibar and Madagascar, has revealed the massive underreporting of sharks and rays caught annually in the region.

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Study questions the sustainability of plant ingredients as fishmeal substitutes

Study questions the sustainability of plant ingredients as fishmeal substitutes

Substituting fishmeal in aquaculture feeds with plant ingredients may not be as beneficial for the environment as many predict, according to new research from an international team of experts.

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Events

Open Day

Open Day

If you are interested in studying at the University of Stirling, our Open Days offer campus tours, presentations, talks and displays. Speak to University support staff, academics and current students, who will be delighted to answer your questions

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