University of Stirling, Scotland


Making impact by thinking differently

Since its founding in 1967, the University of Stirling has always been driven by transformative thinking and a spirit of innovation. Its mission is to do everything it can to give its students the knowledge and expertise to make their impact in the world.

Everything the University does makes a positive difference to people’s lives. The University is an agent for change, connecting people, innovating and transforming the lives of its students, staff and the global communities it serves. It has a constant desire to innovate and improve in order to make a difference to society. This is how the University has earned its global reputation for high-quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research.

Stirling research: changing lives

Stirling’s aim is simple. From feeding the world to using psychology to catch criminals, the University wants to tackle the global issues of our time. Its multidisciplinary researchers challenge assumptions, innovate thinking and find solutions.

The University’s research themes are:

Stirling’s rankings

At the University of Stirling, being the difference is in its DNA. That’s why it is regularly recognised across the globe for research excellence in teaching, research and offering a world-class student experience.

The Complete University Guide 2019

  • Communication and Media Studies – 2nd in Scotland, top 15 in the UK
  • Education – top 5 in Scotland, top 10 in the UK
  • French – 3rd in Scotland, top 20 in the UK
  • Iberian Languages – 2nd in Scotland, top 20 in the UK
  • Marketing – 2nd in Scotland, top 10 in the UK
  • Social Work – 3rd in Scotland, top 10 in the UK
  • Sports Science – top 5 in Scotland, top 15 in the UK

The Guardian University Guide 2019

  • Accounting and Finance – 3rd in Scotland
  • Business, Management and Marketing – top 5 in Scotland
  • Computer Science and Information Systems – 3rd in Scotland, top 20 in the UK
  • Criminology – 1st in Scotland, top 10 in the UK
  • Economics – 2nd in Scotland, top 5 in the UK
  • Education – 1st in Scotland, top 10 in the UK
  • Geography and Environmental Studies – top 5 in Scotland
  • History – top 5 in Scotland
  • Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations – 1st in Scotland, top 5 in the UK
  • Mathematics – top 5 in Scotland
  • Media and Film Studies – 1st in Scotland, top 10 in the UK
  • Nursing and Midwifery – top 5 in Scotland
  • Philosophy – 3rd in Scotland
  • Politics – top 5 in Scotland
  • Social Work – top 5 in Scotland
  • Sociology – 3rd in Scotland, top 25 in the UK
  • Sports Science – top 5 in Scotland

Source: University of Stirling’s website


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