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Routes to degree study

We have a long tradition of providing flexibility and choice to our students. We offer flexible entry routes into your course, as well as part-time study options.

Deferred entry

We're happy to consider applications from students who may wish to defer their entry for a year.

Advanced entry

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.

Transferring from another university

Transfer applicants should apply via UCAS according to application deadline dates.

January entry (full-time study)

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.

Full-time courses available for January entry:

SubjectSeptember or January entryModules per semester
Accountancy September  
Animal Biology September  
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
Law LLB September   
Management September or January 1 or 2 modules
Management Science 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.

Home schooling

We welcome applications from anyone who has been home schooled, however we still require academic attainment through external assessment.

Academic preparation courses

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. 

Find out more about our pathway programmes
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