1st in Scotland
for Allied Health research outputs
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Top 5 in Scotland
The Guardian University Guide 2022
Graduate careers in Nursing
Our Nursing courses will prepare you for a modern profession, and provide the best possible patient care in a range of settings. Some of our nursing graduates focus on practice - consolidating their learning by working in roles such as a staff nurse in a hospital, community setting or care home - while others progress to postgraduate studies. These experiences can develop a career pathway, leading to specialised areas such as palliative care or advanced nurse practitioner roles.
Nursing graduates mostly find roles within the NHS, while others have found employment in other areas of the public sector-as well as with private healthcare providers and the voluntary sector.
In the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport we have a research-intensive environment responsible for pioneering research in a number of important fields such as nursing, public health, primary care and mental health. Our research is world-leading and has been recognised internationally for making a positive and demonstrable impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and society. We are first in Scotland for Allied Health research outputs (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Postgraduate research opportunities
Study for a Nursing or Health Sciences PhD or MPhil at the University of Stirling and you’ll join a friendly postgraduate health science community. Our degrees include a Clinical Doctorate in Nursing or Midwifery which is the only one of its kind in Scotland. See our PhD and MPhil opportunities in: