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Faculty of Natural Sciences

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.

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.

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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.

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World-leading research

From food security to digital economies, our research in natural science tackles global challenges.

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1st in the UK

for research impact in Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

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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News

Moving mussels: new insights into shellfish farming

Moving mussels: new insights into shellfish farming

Researchers have identified how mussel larvae move – giving mussel and other shellfish farmers important insights into where and how to grow them.

First festival of biodiversity for the Forth Valley

First festival of biodiversity for the Forth Valley

The University of Stirling, in conjunction with Scotland’s International Environment Centre (SIEC), will host its first ever Festival of Biodiversity from Friday, 16 to Sunday, 18 September.

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