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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.

Ex-pro footballer’s managerial ambitions with Stirling MSc

Ex-pro footballer’s managerial ambitions with Stirling MSc

A former professional footballer who played at the top level in Scotland with Hibs has set his sights on a career in football management after graduating from the University of Stirling.

Widening inequalities in children’s physical activity, research finds

Widening inequalities in children’s physical activity, research finds

Deprivation-based inequalities in physical activity between Scotland’s children were already growing before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research.