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.

infographic: Five-star rating

Five-star rating

for Teaching, Employability, Internationalisation, Research, Facilities, Programme Strength, Environmental Impact.

QS Stars University Ratings 2024
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96% of our graduates

were in employment or further study 15 months after graduation

Graduate Outcomes 2020-21, HESA

Be career-ready

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.

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 (REF 2021), more than 80% of Stirling research was classed as world leading or internationally excellent.

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.

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.

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.

Student stories

Jennifer Jebathoma
Jennifer Jebathoma
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
I have made lots of friends from different countries and it has been fascinating to learn about their different cultures. They have become like family for me.
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Isla Farrell
Isla Farrell
MSc Earth and Planetary Observation
The postgraduate experience has been outstanding due to the level of guidance provided by my lecturers. What I like about my course is that it incorporates planetary science into a remote sensing degree. I have also gained experience in coding and data science.
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Postgraduate admissions

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