Faculty of Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Natural Sciences has an international reputation for high-quality natural science degrees and groundbreaking research. Our natural sciences 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 the Faculty of Natural Sciences 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.

Divisions of the Faculty of Natural Sciences

We bring together four areas of study, creating an innovative, cross-disciplinary approach to our teaching and research.

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

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World-leading research

The Faculty of Natural Sciences research tackles global challenges in issues such as food security, changing environments, behaviour and evolution, digital economies and biodiversity.

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Faculty of Natural Sciences business services

The Faculty of Natural Sciences provide a number of biological, environmental and scientific consultancy services and specialised business services. We also have a psychology kindergarten providing childcare and a statistics service.

infographic: 1st in the UK

1st in the UK

for research impact in Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

Your future career in Natural Sciences

Our expert teachers will give you the knowledge and practical training to give your career in natural sciences a lift-off. We’ll inspire you to make an impact in real-world science.

Faculty of Natural Sciences Career Mentoring Programme

Our programme enables students to link with mentors (alumni and employers) to enhance their knowledge of possible careers, while gaining a greater understanding of businesses and recruitment processes.


£2m water quality project to protect river ecosystems

£2m water quality project to protect river ecosystems

New research led by the University of Stirling is to explore how pollution and climate change are impacting freshwater ecosystems for the first time.

Funding announced for major aquaculture project in Thailand and Vietnam

Funding announced for major aquaculture project in Thailand and Vietnam

The University of Stirling has secured major funding to improve the welfare of farmed fish in Thailand and Vietnam, with the aim of enhancing the quality of fish for human consumption.