We're happy to consider applications from students who may wish to defer their entry for a year.
Some of our courses offer Advanced Entry routes that enable students to gain exemption from Year 1 of study and go directly into Year 2. For students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales or International students, that means for some degrees you could complete your studies in three years.
Advanced Entry is not available on all courses, and entry requirements may vary. For more information, please have a look at the relevant course page or contact our Admissions team.
We welcome applications via UCAS from HNC and HND students for advanced entry into Year 2 or Year 3 of their chosen degree courses where possible.
College students can find more information on our articulation pages. Other UK students can get in touch with the admissions team.
Transfer applicants should apply via UCAS according to application deadline dates.
For English, Northern Irish, Welsh or International students we can give you the chance to start your degree in January, although not all our courses offer this option.
If you start in January, it's possible to graduate within three-and-a-half years by taking additional half-modules during a semester, or by having previous qualifications that count as credit towards your degree.
Applications for January entry must be made directly to the University and not through UCAS.
Please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office for advice on your options.
|Subject||September or January entry||Modules per semester|
|Aquaculture||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Biology||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Business Law||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Business Studies||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
|Computing Science||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Criminology||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
|Ecology||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Economics||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Education||September||1 or 2 modules|
|English Studies||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
|Environmental Geography||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Environmental Science and Outdoor Education||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Environmental Science||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Film and Media||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
|Finance||September||1 or 2 modules|
|French||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Geography||September||1 or 2 modules|
|History||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
|Human Resource Management||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
|International Management and Intercultural Studies||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Journalism Studies||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
|Law BA||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
|Management||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
|Marine Biology||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Marketing||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
|Applied Mathematics/ Mathematics||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Modern Languages||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Nursing (1st Registration DipHE/BSc courses)||September|
|Philosophy||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
|Physical Education and Professional Education||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Politics||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
|Politics and International Politics||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
|Politics, Philosophy and Economics: PPE||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Psychology||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
|Religion||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Retail Marketing||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
|Scottish History||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
|Sociology/ Social Policy||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
|Software Engineering||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Spanish and Latin American Studies||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Sport and Exercise Science||September||1 or 2 modules|
|Sports Studies||September or January||1 or 2 modules|
Please note that not all subjects may be available in January due to number restrictions.
INTO University of Stirling offers a range of courses that are proven to help international students progress to undergraduate degrees at the University of Stirling or at universities across the UK.