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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.

What our students said

Papoula Petri Romão
Papoula Petri Romão
Germany
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Studying at Stirling has been a defining time in my life. I now know what direction I want to take my career, I have made great friendships and built a strong connection to Scotland.
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Andrew Hepburn
Scotland
BSc (Hons) Computing Science
I will always have fond memories of Stirling as a place with beautiful surroundings, where I completed a degree in something I loved, met lots of new people, and worked with a great team of teaching and support staff.
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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.

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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.

Learn more about our business services

News

Stirling research evaluates effectiveness of conservation efforts

Stirling research evaluates effectiveness of conservation efforts

New research from the University of Stirling into the effectiveness of international conservation projects could help to save endangered species from extinction.

New study reveals impact of face masks on person identification

New study reveals impact of face masks on person identification

Research by experts at the University of Stirling has revealed the impact that the increased wearing of face masks may be having on people’s ability to recognise each other.

Events

Alternative seafood - a sustainable food future?

Alternative seafood - a sustainable food future?

The Big Fish Series are one hour, online seminars brought to you by the Institute of Aquaculture. The purpose of this series is to highlight Seafood’s Roles in Sustainable Food Systems.

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