The University of Stirling is a superb place to study biology and environmental sciences.
We’re proud of our history of innovation in environmental research and studies, and our high rates for student satisfaction and teaching provision. We work with industry to ensure our degrees will give you a perfect blend of practical training, critical thinking and fieldwork experience. Our academic staff are typically world leaders in their field and we invest all our ground breaking expertise into your learning.
We have a beautiful campus, and a wide range of geography, landscapes and habitats which are ideal for fieldwork. We also have strong links to the Stirling hub of environmental and scientific organisations.
We have 5 stars for
for Teaching, Employability, Research, Internationalisation, Facilities and Inclusiveness
QS Stars University Ratings 2021
The world's growing population places great pressure on environmental resources. How do we meet our growing needs for resources, whilst safeguarding them for future generations?
Our research seeks to understand the processes driving evolution and maintenance of biodiversity, and to predict and mitigate the future impacts of anthropogenic change. We have a unique focus on the relationships between people and the environment and our findings inform policy makers and practitioners in conservation and environmental regulation, planning and management.
Awards and accreditations
Many of our environmental science degrees are accredited by the Institute of Environmental Sciences and our students are entitled to free Student Membership of the Institute. Our BSc (Hons) Environmental Science course is also accredited by the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences.
Our industry and global connections
The University of Stirling is a hub for conservation activity in Scotland. Several organisations have offices on our campus, including the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Scottish Natural Heritage, British Trust for Ornithology and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. We work closely with these and other organisations, such as the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, in conducting research, arranging placements and field training, and developing our Environmental Science and Biology courses.
We also have links with environmental science organisations throughout the UK and overseas, including the International Union for Conservation of Nature, European Environment Agency, Gabonese National Parks Service, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research.
We’ve worked with Scottish employers to develop our Applied Biological Sciences course, to help solve skills shortages in the life sciences sector.