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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

  • 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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  • Lingnan University, Hong Kong

    Lingnan University is Hong Kong’s only public liberal arts university, and one of the oldest higher education institutions in the region.

  • 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) Retail Marketing
    • BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Marketing
    • BA (Hons) Sport Business Management
    • BA (Hons) Sustainable Events Management

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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.

    • MSc Media and Communications Management

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Partnerships in the Middle East

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.

Want to study at 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.

What our partners say

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Muscat College, Oman

Our Muscat College and University of Stirling partnership has seen significant growth over the years. There continues to be tremendous efforts in nurturing the partnership and the Omani market and cultural needs are well assessed and understood, which brings about collaborative excellence. Muscat College is said to be an overseas extension of the University of Stirling that allows staff and students to enjoy the same welcoming environment at both institutions.
HE. Dr. Ahmed Abdullah Al-Ghazali
Chairman, Muscat College
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Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)

The collaboration between SIM Global Education and the University of Stirling started in September 2011, offering the BA (Hons) in Retail Marketing at SIM. This promotes a greater degree of professionalism and competitiveness in the retail industry through enhancing and developing talent in the areas of management and leadership. Our shared vision and commitment to education excellence will enable us to take this partnership to even greater heights in the years ahead
Mrs Ho Soon Eng
Director, Higher Education, SIM Global Education
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LIFE, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

It is our great honour to be an overseas partner of the University of Stirling in Hong Kong, offering two business-related top-up Bachelor’s degree courses. We treasure this partnership, and look forward to developing more academic opportunities together to meet the learning needs of our society.
Raymond NG, PhD
Director of the Community College at Lingnan University and Lingnan Institute of Further Education
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Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

We have developed a fruitful collaboration with the University of Stirling through the establishment and operation of the double degree course in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), which was our first attempt at integrating full-time overseas study for a Masters programme. The first cohort is enjoying the wonderful environment of the Stirling campus, as well as the excellent learning opportunities provided by the TESOL team.
Professor Masanori Ito
Professor, Graduate School of Language, Communication and Culture
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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

We are very pleased that the University of Stirling, UK now has a campus in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. The academic programmes offered include Undergraduate Honours courses in Accounting & Finance, Business Computing, Computing Science, Management and Software Engineering. In the Postgraduate Portfolio we offer bespoke, one year Masters programmes covering MSc Big Data, MSc Finance and MSc Fin Tech. Ras Al Khaimah is perhaps the most beautiful emirate in the UAE with a 64 km coastline and is home to a number of educational institutions. RAK is a very friendly and inexpensive place to live and plays host to a variety of industries and hospitality establishments. Students at the University of Stirling, RAK, benefit not only from learning from committed academics but also enjoy an amazing quality of life, combined with the opportunity to gain experience through internships and placements.
Velanand SR
Campus Director, RAK Campus

Want to know more?

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


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