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Life in Stirling and beyond

20% of the population in Stirling are between 19 and 29 years old

The ancient city of Stirling offers you a unique blend of Scottish tradition and a vibrant, cosmopolitan feel. Almost 100,000 people from all over the world call Stirling home. The city’s friendly atmosphere and rich variety of shops, bars, restaurants and things to do make it a fantastic place to study and live.

A cultural haven

We host a range of intimate and unplugged gigs, comedy and theatre performances on campus, but you’ll also find plenty of unique music venues throughout the city. The city is home to a large modern cinema, while on campus the Macrobert Arts Centre showcases the best in arthouse and mainstream cinema and theatrical productions.

Hollywood hotspot

As one of the most beautiful and scenic cities in Scotland, Stirling and its surrounding areas have been a hotspot for major box office hits and popular television series. Outlander was filmed here on the University of Stirling campus, while Braveheart and Monty Python – to name a few – were both set in and around our stunning city.

Shopping in style

Stirling has everything you could hope for in a shopping destination. The City’s historic Victorian arcade, bustling high street and Thistles Shopping Centre offer big-name brands and quirky pop-up shops alike.

Food and drink

From the buzzing bars and clubs of the City centre, to the more traditional real ale and whisky pubs, burger bars and chic coffee houses, Stirling has something for everyone.

Explore Scotland

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. Our central location also means getting across Scotland couldn’t be easier. Glasgow and Edinburgh are both within easy reach for a day of shopping or a night out with friends.

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Graduate admissions

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