Why Stirling for postgraduate research?

Our aim is simple. We want our research to change lives and tackle the global issues of our time. So we provide the best conditions for our thriving community of 3,800 UK and international postgraduate students studying with us.

Collaboration is at the core of our approach – not just working across disciplines but also with business, other universities, the public sector and government. Our academics are experts in their fields, internationally-recognised and shaping research groups and hubs.

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Research with impact

Our world-leading academics are experts in their fields, whose work is centred on making an impact on society.

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Your future career

At Stirling, we’re proud of our commitment to equipping students with life-long career management and employability skills.

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Support for our postgraduate community

We provide a supportive, challenging, exciting and welcoming research environment to help you make the most of your study and your potential.
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for Teaching, Employability, Internationalisation, Facilities and Inclusiveness

QS Stars University Ratings 2021

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A place to call home

Students rate Stirling 1st in the UK for its “good campus environment”. We offer a wide range of modern, comfortable and secure postgraduate residences on and off campus.

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It's not all about studying

With an Olympic-sized swimming pool, on-site cinema and more than a dozen restaurants, bars and delis, there's lots for Stirling students to enjoy right on their doorstep.
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City of Stirling and beyond

With our beautiful campus as your base, choosing Stirling means immersing yourself in the unique sights and sounds of one of the world’s most vibrant and inspiring countries.

Contact us

If you have any questions about Postgraduate Research at Stirling, please contact us.