About Us

Our Faculty brings together Stirling’s science subjects allowing innovative cross disciplinary research to flourish.

Key activities

We explicitly integrate research and teaching to prepare and equip our students and staff for success in intensely competitive environments.

We are working to create new cross-Faculty research initiatives, exemplified by our new Food Security group.

Partnerships and networks

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We are strongly committed to the wider academy and have active and developing research and teaching partnerships with the Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Health, Education, Sport, Applied Social Sciences and Stirling Management School.

We are actively involved in developing five major SFC research-pooling initiatives (SAGES, MASTS, SICSA, SINAPSE, MATCH).

We have formal, funded and active international research and teaching collaborations in the EU, USA, Canada, sub–Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, South Asia, Australia and China.  Our internationalisation strategy is focussed on building on these vitally important networks and partnerships.


As well as the teaching and research facilities on the Stirling Campus we have off site facilities including, a marine research facility on the west coast of Scotland.

The Faculty brings together four academic Divisions and our supporting External Facilities:


Aquaculture Image‌The Institute of Aquaculture is the leading international centre in its field and is the largest of its kind in the world. We bring together cross-disciplinary, world class researchers to meet the wide range of challenges faced as aquaculture grows to meet global demands.


Biological and Environmental Sciences

The strength of Biological & Environmental Sciences lies in our unique focus on the interface between people and the environment, which positions us well to exploit growing funding opportunities and to develop strong student interest in environmental and ecological systems science and management.

Biological and Environmental Sciences

Computing Science and Mathematics

‌We are committed to internationally excellent research in Computing Science and Mathematics. We provide a stimulating and lively environment for undergraduate and postgraduate students, research fellows and visitors on one of the most beautiful campuses in the world.

Computer Science and Mathematics


Psychology at Stirling is committed to internationally recognised scientific research, coupled with innovative and reflective research-led teaching. We aim to foster basic research in the science of mind and behaviour, linked to research with direct impacts for society. This linkage provides us with a unique identity and provides our students with an excellent learning experience, focused around the joint challenges of engaging in basic theoretically innovative research and the rigorous application of this research in real world contexts. 

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