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Why Stirling for postgraduate study?

The University of Stirling is an international university with pioneering spirit and a global reputation for high-quality teaching and research. We’re passionate about creating impact in everything we do – addressing real societal issues, providing solutions, and helping to shape communities.

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1st in Scotland

for welcoming international students

International Student Barometer 2016

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Redefine your career

We’re proud of our commitment to ensuring you leave Stirling with life-long career management and employability skills.

Find out how we can help you stand out from the crowd

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Teaching excellence

We’re recognised across the globe for our interdisciplinary approach to teaching. Our academics are experts in their fields, and draw from their ground-breaking research to create world-class degrees.

See how our dedicated staff prepare you to go out into an increasingly global society.

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Research with impact

Our world-leading academics are experts in their fields, whose work is centred on making an impact on society. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), three-quarters of Stirling’s research activity was classed as either world-leading or internationally excellent.

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98% of our postgraduate leavers

are in employment or further study within six months of graduating

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015/16

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A place to call home

Students rate Stirling 1st in the UK for its “good campus environment”. We offer a wide range of modern, comfortable and secure postgraduate residences on and off campus.

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It's not all about studying

With an Olympic-sized swimming pool, on-site cinema and more than a dozen restaurants, bars and delis, there's lots for Stirling students to enjoy right on their doorstep.
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City of Stirling and beyond

With our beautiful campus as your base, choosing Stirling means immersing yourself in the unique sights and sounds of one of the world’s most vibrant and inspiring countries.

Graduate admissions

If you have any questions about postgraduate study please contact us.

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