Postgraduate Open Day


Are you ready to learn more about the University of Stirling? Let us show you around.

By attending our Postgraduate Open Day, you’ll be able to explore our stunning campus, learn more about our diverse range of Masters courses and PhD opportunities and spend invaluable time with our staff and students to get a taste of what life at Stirling is really like.

You've already made a fantastic choice by exploring the benefits of postgraduate study. Now, let us show you why Stirling is where you belong.

Can't make it to Open Day? There are plenty of other visiting opportunities. You can also meet our University staff at UK regional student recruitment fairs and events abroad.

What should I expect?

Open Day is your opportunity to learn everything you need to know about postgraduate study at the University of Stirling. You'll be able to find out crucial information about the application process, and will be given the chance to speak with our expert academics, current postgraduate students and professional support staff about:

  • Fees and funding
  • How to apply
  • Postgraduate accommodation
  • Sport
  • Careers and employability
  • Visas and immigration
  • Research at Stirling
  • Students' Union

Our Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday 28 March from 3pm-7pm in our brand new INTO University of Stirling BuildingRegister now to secure your place.


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Why choose Stirling?


The University of Stirling is an innovative university with a pioneering spirit and a passion for breaking new ground and creating impact in everything we do. 

Stirling is a place where ability – not background – is valued, and we strive to offer a student experience that’s simply second-to-none. That’s why we’re ranked first in Scotland for welcoming international students, first in the UK for our fantastic campus environment and have earned five QS stars for employability.


Interested in studying for a PhD?


Are you thinking about pursuing a postgraduate research degree? The University of Stirling is where you belong.

This is a place where thinkers do. We truly believe that great ideas and ground-breaking research can transform our society and help redefine economic, social and cultural connections across Scotland, the UK and the entire world.

That's why more than three quarters of our research activity was classed as either world-leading or internationally excellent in REF2014 – and it's also why we're looking for talented individuals like you to help us create global change in your chosen field.

By registering for our Postgraduate Open Day, you'll be able to chat with current researchers and support staff in order to learn more about the application process, funding and how we can help you to achieve success as a professional researcher.

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  1. Jot down five key questions that you want to speak to our University staff, academics and current students about during your visit.
  2. Delve into the subject you are interested in studying by attending a presentation and visiting an academic showroom.
  3. Join the campus tour. You will visit campus facilities, see inside a range of accommodation types, and explore sporting opportunities at Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence.
  4. Learn about a wide range of scholarships and generous postgraduate loan schemes.
  5. Get information on the 50+ student clubs and societies based at our Students' Union.

Five great things about the City of Stirling

with a big City feel

Stirling is one of Scotland’s newest cities, having been awarded city status in 2002. While easily navigated by foot—and with the likelihood of bumping into people you know—it also has all the amenities you would find in a bigger city, from a shopping centre to concert hall.

A small city with a big-city feel.

Sporting city

The University of Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, with fantastic facilities like the National Swimming Academy and Scottish Tennis Centre located within the University campus. The surrounding hills provide an excellent escape for walkers, runners and cyclists.

Historic hub

Once the capital of Scotland, the City of Stirling is an historic hub. Its castle is the second most visited attraction in Scotland, and with many other historic sites, including the Wallace Monument, there is a lot to learn and discover about Scotland’s history.

Historic Stirling

Great location and breathtaking scenery

Stirling is perfectly situated in the Central Belt, with excellent rail and bus links, and within an hour of two international airports, Scotland's capital Edinburgh and largest city Glasgow. Stirling is also affectionately named the ‘gateway to the Highlands’.

Entertainment aplenty

Stirling and its surrounds, including neighbouring Bridge of Allan, offer a wide range of pubs and venues serving up lively atmospheres and music performances. Stirling also hosts many festivals, from Bloody Scotland - Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival - to its very own arts and cultural Stirling Fringe Festival.

students in a café

Are you ready to learn more?


Register now or get in touch with us to learn about Postgraduate Open Day.

+44 (0) 1786 473171 

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