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Faculty of Health
Sciences and Sport

We’re the premier research-intensive education provider for nurses, midwives, health and sports professionals in Scotland.

We're dedicated to transforming lives by improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, patients, carers and communities.

We offer innovative, award-winning BSc, BA and postgraduate courses in nursing, health science, sport, exercise science, psychology and coaching. We tackle global issues with our world-leading research.

Study at the University of Stirling and discover how our degrees will prepare you to be the difference and transform lives.

Welcome to the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport

Female nurse in practice setting

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Our innovative, research-led undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes produce the very best graduates and enhance your career prospects.

Through our world-leading research you'll learn from the most up-to-date advances in health sciences and sport.

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The science behind The Daily Mile

Watch how our research could improve the health and fitness of our schoolchildren around the world. Find out more about the study behind the research.

What our students said

Ela Hamer
Ela Hamer
BSc Nursing (Mental Health)
The teaching in the nursing degree is led by staff who have backgrounds in nursing, or who are still working with the NHS. This allows teaching staff to impart interesting, valuable and current knowledge to students.
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Dongliang Li
MSc Psychology of Sport
Studying here at Stirling, and also this course, will definitely help me with my future career because I have acquired all the knowledge about how to be a sports psychologist.
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Continuing professional development for your practice

Find out about our continuing professional development courses and modules for qualified nurses, midwives, allied health and sports professionals.

Lockdown led to positive lifestyle changes in older people

Lockdown led to positive lifestyle changes in older people

The COVID-19 lockdown was a catalyst for many older people to embrace technology, reconnect with friends and build new relationships with neighbours, according to University of Stirling research.

New alcohol policy research network launched across UK and Ireland

New alcohol policy research network launched across UK and Ireland

A new network for alcohol policy researchers in the UK and Ireland has officially launched today, led by the University of Stirling’s Professor Niamh Fitzgerald and Trinity College Dublin’s Professor Joe Barry.