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International partnership courses

Teaching excellence across the globe

The University of Stirling has forged strong partnerships both at home and further afield. We've teamed up with a range of international institutions to offer a selection of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees which are taught, in part or entirely, overseas. It's what makes us a truly global university.

Partnerships in eastern Asia

University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

The University of Stirling’s Doctor of Management (DMan) programme, jointly delivered with the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (UCASS) is one of the first Sino-UK DMan programmes to have been approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

The DMan immerses our students in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research – equipping them with the practical and theoretical skills they need to find innovative solutions to the challenges of international business.  

The joint delivery of the DMan course offers students the chance to take advantage of a unique partnership, benefit from the best of both institutions’ expertise and to develop and become future intellectual thought-leaders and part of a new breed of Chartered Managers. 

Find out more about the course and apply.

Hebei Normal University, China

Hebei Normal University is a key provincial institution that caters to a student population of more than 57,000. The University of Stirling offers a dynamic double award that is jointly delivered both on our campus in Stirling, as well as in Hebei. 

  • BA (Hons) Translation and Interpreting Studies

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Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) and the University of Stirling have a longstanding partnership spanning 25 years. KGU is one of the most prestigious private institutions in Japan, and is a selected member of the Japanese Government’s Top Global University Project. The University of Stirling offers a unique double award that is jointly delivered both on campus in Stirling and in Osaka.

  • MSc TESOL (double degree)

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Singapore Institute of Management

Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) is one of the country’s premier higher education institutions. Having earned the backing of the Singaporean Government’s Workforce Development Agency, the University of Stirling has partnered with SIM since 2011 to develop a range of business courses designed to offer students a truly global academic experience.

Courses include:

  • BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Sport Business Management
  • BA (Hons) Events Management
  • BA (Hons) Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Digital Media

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Vietnam National University

Vietnam National University - University Of Social Sciences And Humanities (VNU-USSH) is one of Vietnam’s most prestigious institutions, with the largest social sciences and humanities faculty in the country.

The University of Stirling partnered with VNU-USSH more than a decade ago to develop a unique course jointly delivered on two sites, in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The course is approved by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training.

Please note: The below course is suspended for academic year 2021-22.

  • MSc Media and Communications Management

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Chengdu University, China

The University of Stirling has launched a new educational partnership with Chengdu University in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. The partnership is named Chengdu University – Stirling College (CDUSC).

Students will be able to study the following degrees:

  • BA (Hons) Sports Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Data Science
  • BA (Hons) Digital Media

Graduates will receive two degrees – one from Stirling and one from Chengdu – at the end of four years of study, providing they fulfil the academic requirements for each institution. The students will also have the option to pursue study at Stirling both as part of their undergraduate programme or for a postgraduate programme.

For more information please email or call 028-84616790.

Partnerships in the Middle East

Muscat College, Oman

The University has worked with Muscat College for many years delivering undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In May 2021, both parties agreed to phase out the partnership. This decision affects all University of Stirling courses delivered at Muscat College.

Undergraduate programmes

Students who enrolled in the Muscat College Foundation Programme in September 2021 will be the final (and only) cohort considered for entry in Year 1 in September 2022 of the University of Stirling’s undergraduate courses in Accountancy and Business Studies; Business Studies; Computing Science; and Human Resource Management. From this date, no new students (including advanced entry with HNDs) will be admitted onto the University of Stirling undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate programmes

The final intake to the Masters courses in Management and Big Data was September 2021.

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

The University of Stirling is offering a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, delivered from our campus in Ras Al Khaimah (UAE). The courses will be delivered in English for UAE and international students.

Partnerships in Europe

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is one of the fastest-rising, dynamic young universities in Spain, with impressive international rankings. The University of Stirling has partnered with UPF to develop an innovative joint award delivered both on campus in Stirling and in Barcelona.

Porto Business School

The University of Stirling Management School has partnered with Porto Business School, a top-ranked European university, to offer students the chance to study at both institutions and graduate with two degrees.

Students who complete the Executive Masters in International Business at Porto can transfer to the University of Stirling with 60 credits towards an MSc Business and Management or an MSc International Business, and vice versa. If based in Stirling, it will also be possible to study for the two degrees simultaneously.

This allows students to complete the two degrees in a semester less than usual, and to experience different styles of business teaching, as well as life in Scotland and in Portugal.

Budapest Business School

The University of Stirling Management School (SMS) has partnered with the prestigious Budapest Business School (BBS) to offer students the chance to study in Scotland and Hungary and graduate with two degrees.

From January 2023, students who complete all the necessary requirements at one institution can then transfer to the other, and graduate with an MSc International Business from Stirling and an MSc International Economy and Business from BBS.

This allows students to complete the two degrees in less time and experience different styles of business teaching, widening their academic focus, as well as life in Stirling and in Budapest, pandemic permitting.

Recruitment partnerships

INTO University of Stirling

We've teamed up with global education leader, INTO, to deliver dynamic programmes to support your needs. INTO University of Stirling’s integrated academic programmes offer progression to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Stirling.

Want to know more?

If you'd like to learn more about our international partnerships, contact our International team.