Why is Stirling the University for you?

10 good reasons to choose Stirling for your Masters or Undergraduate degree

The University of Stirling is ranked as one of the world’s top 350 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2014-2015) and 1st for a ‘Good place to be’ (International Student Barometer, 2012).

We have high student satisfaction levels, a staff who enjoy their work and are committed to investing in your future and an excellent employability rate for our graduates. Graduates that have benefitted from our academically accredited undergraduate programmes and masters degrees. From a number of perspectives, academically and socially, Stirling regularly rates highly in surveys and offers a completely unique UK university experience.

Below are the 10 Good Reasons why we think you should study and live at Stirling.

1. Quality of Choice

Undergraduate programs

Choose from around 200 high quality degree combinations to create the programme that will suit your strengths and help you achieve your goals.

Masters Programs

The University of Stirling offers a wide selection of taught Masters Degrees and Post Graduate programmes. These accredited courses allow applicants to gain awards including MSc, MLitt, MEd, MRes and MBA degree qualifications.

2. Leading Research

Several of our academic disciplines are rated top in Scotland for research – you'll have access to cutting edge developments in your field. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, Stirling was placed 6th in Scotland and 45th in the UK. Additionally, almost three quarters of research activity rated either world-leading or internationally excellent.

3. Excellent Prospects

98% of our postgraduate students find employment or go on to further study within six months of graduating. (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015/16)

We also achieved a 5 star excellence award for Employability (QS World Rankings, 2014)

4. Latest Technology

Most of the bedrooms in our halls are networked and there are wireless hubs throughout the campus – no excuse not to stay in touch!

5. Stunning Environment

“Stunning environment”. Ranked 1st for Campus environment (International Student Barometer, 2012)

"Where else can you study on the shores of a loch, by an 18th-century castle, beneath rolling hills?" (The Guardian University Guide)

6. Central Location

Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands are all on your doorstep – Stirling really is Scotland's heart.

7. Friendly Atmosphere

University achieved 5 star excellence award for its inclusiveness (QS World Rankings, 2014).

Ranked 1st for a ‘Good place to be’ (International Student Barometer, 2012)

We're medium-sized, based on a campus, highly residential, with 115+ nationalities represented; there's a great community feel.

8. Cracking Nightlife

Stirling's a friendly, buzzing and youthful city, with lots to do. One in every five residents is a student.

9. Superb Sport

Ranked 1st for Sports facilities (International Student Barometer, 2012)

Top 10 in the UK for Sport  (The Complete University Guide 2015)

We have some of the finest facilities on a single site in the UK. No wonder we've been named Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence.

10. A Great Place to Study and Work

87% student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2014)

University achieved 5 star excellence award for teaching (QS World Rankings, 2014)

We know you will, because a resounding 88% of students were satisfied with their programme (National Student Survey, 2011). We have also been voted The Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year 2009/2010. Additionally 91% of our staff surveyed enjoy their work and so are committed to investing in your future.

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