University of Stirling - Undergraduate Prospectus 2024

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University of Stirling - Undergraduate Prospectus 2024
University of Stirling - Undergraduate Prospectus 2024
1st in the UK and
top 5 in the world for
campus environment
UK International Student Barometer (ISB)
Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark 2018

                                                                                be the
                                                                                With a rich history of innovation, excellence, and        You will enjoy an immersive, global experience,
                                                                                ambition, the University of Stirling values ability,      with more than 135 nationalities represented on
                                                                                not background, providing our students with an            campus, and making friends couldn’t be easier
                                                                                outstanding education that equips them with the           through our vibrant Students’ Union, which offers
                                                                                skills, experience, and confidence required to            more than 120 clubs and societies, and a fantastic

book an open day
                                                                                achieve their full potential.                             range of entertainment and support services.

                                                                                As a Stirling student, upon completion of one of          You’re about to make a very exciting and
                                                                                our flexible degree programmes, you will leave            important decision about where you choose to
                                                                                here a highly employable graduate – with more             study – and we’re delighted you’re considering
Saturday 16 September 2023 (on campus)                                          than 94 percent of our graduates in employment            joining us at Stirling.
                                                                                or further study 15 months after graduating.
Wednesday 4 October 2023 (virtual)                                              Stirling is a five-star rated institution for teaching,
                                                                                                                                          I wish you the very best of luck with your
                                                                                                                                          studies and look forward to welcoming you
                                                                                employability, research and internationalisation,         on campus soon.
Saturday 21 October 2023 (on campus)                                            and ranks among the top 30 UK universities for
                                                                                overall student satisfaction.                                                            We’re continuing to improve the Stirling
                                                                                experience. Our beautiful 330-acre campus
                                                                                has recently undergone a multi-million-pound
                                                                                redevelopment, delivering an iconic new sports
can’t attend an open day?                           contents                    complex – befitting our long-standing designation
                                                                                                                                                     Professor Sir Gerry McCormac
                                                                                                                                                     Principal and Vice-Chancellor
                                                                                as Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence
No problem. Book one of our campus tours or,        1     principal’s welcome   – as well as modern social learning and study
take our virtual tour:       4     campus map            spaces. These major projects complement
                                                    14    life at Stirling      our existing on-site facilities, which include
To chat to us or to find out about other visiting   38    course flexibility    a theatre, cinema, cafés, restaurants, a pharmacy
opportunities, please contact:                      39    course list A–Z       and supermarket.                              105   entry requirements
+44 (0)1786 467046                                  108   how to apply

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                                                          17,000 students
                                                          135 represented on campus

campus central
                                                          top 30 university in the UK
                                                          National Student Survey 2022

                                     our sports complex
                                                                                         did you know?
                                                                                         Stirling is the most
                                                                                         affordable city in the UK
                                                                                         Lloyds Bank Affordable Cities Review 2019

                                                                                         Stirling is top 10 in the UK
                                                                                         happiest place to live
                                                                                         Rightmove Happy at Home Index 2022

                                                                                         Stirling is the safest
                                                                                         student city in the UK
                                                                                         Complete University Guide 2022

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explore                                                                                 14                                                                                                              take a
                                                                                                                                                                                                        virtual tour
                                                                                                                                                                                              scan the QR code to
                                                                                                                                                                                              explore our beautiful
          The Pitches                                                                                                                                                                         campus.
    1     Get a front row seat to the action
          on our grass and artificial pitches.

          National Swimming Academy                     Wallace Monument                                        Colin Bell, Iris Murdoch and RG                       Pathfoot Building
    2     Home to Scottish Swimming and            6    Climb 246 steps to reach the top of our        10       Bomont Buildings                                 14   Where the Faculty of Arts and
          our world-class student athletes,             famous landmark, built to commemorate                   These buildings are where the Faculty                 Humanities, the Faculty of Health
          who practise more than 35 hours               Scots hero, Sir William Wallace.                        of Social Sciences is based, and include              Sciences and Sport and the Institute
          per week in our Olympic pool.                                                                         some of our leading research centres.                 of Aquaculture are based. It also hosts
                                                                                                                                                                      our unique art collection.

          GB National Tennis Academy                    Stirling Court Hotel                                    Campus Central                                        Student Accommodation
    3     Tennis superstars Andy Murray and        7    The perfect place to stay, with 100            11       The heart of the University, made up             15   More than 2,800 bedrooms across
          Gordon Reid famously honed their              bedrooms and excellent facilities.                      of the Atrium, Library, Students’ Union,              18 residences on and off campus.
          skills on our courts.                                                                                 Student Services Hub, and the
                                                                                                                Macrobert Arts Centre.

          Spittal Hill Chalets                          Cottrell Building                                       Airthrey Castle                                       Airthrey Loch
    4     Popular student accommodation in         8    The Cottrell Building is home to the           12       Our 18th-century castle is still in use today.   16   Home to our water sports teams,
          our Scandinavian-style timber chalets.        Faculty of Natural Sciences and the                                                                           along with our resident swans.
                                                        Stirling Management School.

          INTO Building                                 University of Stirling Innovation Park                  The Link Bridge                                       Airthrey Park Medical Centre
    5     INTO University of Stirling offers       9    Home to some cutting-edge research             13       The scenic commute from our                      17   Our on-campus general medical practice
          international students unique pathways        and development companies.                              Accommodation Village and you’ll never                and dental centre.
          to academic success.                                                                                  have to worry about being late again.

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                                      play, study
                                      and relax
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                                        Study in our beautiful 3-storey
                                        library, with a range of study
                                        spaces and great views over
                                        the campus.

                                        Settle into our student
                                        accommodation where there’s
                                        something for everyone.

                                        Rub shoulders with
                                        Olympic athletes.

                                        Catch up with friends in
                                        the University’s social and
                                        study spaces.

                                        Shop onsite at the Co-op
                                        supermarket and pharmacy,
                                        and enjoy a selection of cafés.

                                        Grab a Starbucks with
                                        friends or catch a gig at
                                        the Students’ Union.

                                        Immerse yourself in
                                        history at our 18th-century
                                        Airthrey Castle.

    not your average                    Experience theatre, dance,

                                        comedy, contemporary music
                                        and cinema, at the University’s
                                        Macrobert Arts Centre.

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Famous for being at the                         eat, drink
                                    centre of much of Scotland’s                    and shop
                                    history, Stirling also has great
                                                                                    Find a bargain in the city’s historic
                                    shops, bars, restaurants,                       Victorian arcade, bustling high street
                                    and culture. Surrounded by                      and Thistles Shopping Centre.

                                    nature too, it might just be                    Visit the Farmers’ Market for delicious
                                    the perfect city.                               fresh food, crafts and gift ideas.

                                                                                    Pour a gin or beer in Allanwater
                                                                                    Brewhouse or BrewDog.

                                                                                    Stop for a bite at one of Stirling’s cafés,
                                                                                    or take out from student favourites
                                                                                    Nando’s, Domino’s or Subway.

                                                                                    walk with
                                                                                    history                                       Easy to go about on foot, Stirling
                                                                                                                                  also has bicycle-sharing stations.

                                                                                    Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s          The University is a frequent film
                                                                                    grandest and former home to Mary,             location, and nearby Doune Castle
                                                                                    Queen of Scots.                               features in Outlander, Game of
                                                                                                                                  Thrones and The Outlaw King.
                                                                                    It’s also where the world’s oldest
                                                                                    football was discovered hidden                Swap the city for nature and explore
                                                                                    behind some panelling!                        Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
                                                                                                                                  National Park. In under an hour, you
                                                                                    The memories of Robert the Bruce              could be in the Scottish Highlands.
                                                                                    and William Wallace linger in the
                                               Stirling crowned

                                                                                    Old Town, with scars from military
                                               top 10 UK                            campaigns that changed the course
                                                                                    of Britain’s history.
                                               place to live                                                                      soak up
                                               Rightmove Happy at Home Index 2022
                                                                                                                                  the culture
                                                                                                                                  Enjoy live music with The Castle and

                                                                                                                                  the Albert Halls, and Old Town venue
                                                                                                                                  the Tolbooth right on your doorstep.

                                                                                                                                  Macrobert Arts Centre on campus
                                                                                                                                  showcases the best in arthouse and
                                                                                                                                  mainstream cinema, along with a year-
                                                                                                                                  round live performance programme.

                                                                                                                                  Spoilt for choice with 130 gigs a month
                                                                                                                                  in Glasgow, and the world’s biggest
                                                                                                                                  arts festival in Edinburgh, both cities
                                                                                                                                  are easy to get to from Stirling.

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live it love it
                                       Scotland is famous for
                                       its unique culture and
                                       beautiful landscape.

                                       But that just scratches the
                                       surface; it’s an incredible
                                       place to live and study in too.
                                       Here’s a few reasons why….

                                       learning and innovating
                                       • Scotland has the most world-class universities
                                         per person in the world.
                                       • Scots invented the television, telephone and
                                         bicycle, penicillin and animal cloning to name
                                         a few.
                                       • You’ll be taught by experts and
                                         world-leading researchers.
                                       • Get work placements and internships with the
                                         brightest start-ups and leading organisations.

                                       • The home of golf, curling and cycling.
                                       • And we love rugby, swimming,
                                         tennis and football.
                                       • With outstanding facilities and great team spirit.

                                       exploring                                              Six UNESCO
                                                                                              World Heritage
                                       • Our landscape is picture perfect.                    sites in Scotland
                                       • There’s adventure around every corner.
                                       • Each town and city has a unique character.
                                       • Well-connected to the rest of the UK and Europe.

                                       eating and drinking
                                       • Scotland’s whisky is so good it’s exported
                                         all over the world.
                                       • Try traditional Scottish foods and enjoy
                                         dishes from around the world.

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welcoming the
                                     Thinking and working
                                     globally is part of our
                                     daily teaching, learning
                                     and research practice,
                                     meaning your degree will
                                     be outward-looking, full of
                                     possibilities and potential.

                                     a diverse campus
                                     With 135 nationalities represented on
                                     campus, you can meet new people
                                     and experience diverse cultures at      Lenganji Nanyinza
                                     Stirling. Our exchange partnerships     Zambia
                                     mean students can join our              BA (Hons) Business Studies
                                     community as part of their studies
                                     and offer you the chance to study       “I chose to study at Stirling for its friendly
                                     abroad as well.                          community and safe environment, whilst
                                                                              Edinburgh and Glasgow are not too far.
                                                                              I love the people, the scenery with the
                                     stay connected                           mountains and green hills, Hogmanay,
                                                                              Burns Night and discovering many
                                     You’ll become a member of our            hidden gems around the country.”
                                     alumni association when you
                                     graduate. It’s an amazing resource
                                     for mentoring, career development,
                                     advice, support and events. Our                   More than 80%
                                     alumni often come back as mentors,                of Stirling research
                                     guest lecturers and speakers through              is world leading or
                                     our Alumni Ambassador Programme.                  internationally excellent
                                                                                       Research Excellence Framework 2021

                                                Joining a network of
                                                more than 100,000 people
                                                in more than 180 countries

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what’s on                                                                        Edinburgh has it all
                                                                                 Looking for a bit of culture? Fringe Festival
                                                                                 is the world’s largest arts festival on your
                                                                                 doorstep. Every August, it features more than
                                     sustainability                              50,000 performances across 300 venues.
                                                                                 Or, if you’re counting down the days until
                                     We’re tackling the climate emergency        Christmas, you’ll find plenty of magic in
                                     with an ambitious Sustainability Plan,      Edinburgh, when the medieval Old Town
                                                                                 is transformed into a winter wonderland.
                                     and our Students’ Union was the
                                     first to become carbon neutral in the
                                     UK. Our Environmental Enterprise
                                     Society is also busy promoting
                                                                                 be intrigued at
                                     a sustainable future on campus.             Stirling Castle
                                                                                 Perched high above the city, award-winning
                                                                                 Stirling Castle will transport you to the 16th-
                                                                                 century with all its splendour. Meet historical
                                                                                 characters in the Royal Palace and learn about
                                                                                 kings, queens and warriors of old who changed
                                                                                 the course of Scotland’s history.
                                     University of Stirling
                                     media channels
                                                                                 meet the Kelpies
                                     We have three award-winning media
                                     channels: Air3 Radio, AirTV, and Brig       Visit the largest equine sculptures in the
                                                                                 world in nearby Falkirk. Standing at 100ft tall
                                     Newspaper; so our budding film              and weighing more than 300 tonnes each, the
                                     makers and journalists have lots of         magical Kelpies are a man-made wonder and
                                     opportunities to hone their skills.         a feat of engineering, modelled on real-life
                                                                                 Clydesdale horses Duke and Baron.

                                                                                 shop the style mile
                                                                                 Glasgow is one of the best shopping
                                                                                 destinations in the UK. Whether you’re
                                     University clubs and socs                   after big-brand names, luxury outlets or
                                                                                 independent stores, the city caters for
                                                                                 any budget or style.
                                     There really is something for everybody -
                                     you can be anything from a medieval
                                     craftsman to a future go cart
                                     racing champion!

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your students’                                      environmental enterprises

                                                                                        union                                               All about a sustainable, healthy and
                                                                                                                                            safe future for all. Projects include

get involved                                                                            Your Union is at the centre of student life on
                                                                                        campus. From societies and sports clubs,
                                                                                        to events and environmental projects,
                                                                                        the Union is here to make your university
                                                                                        experience a great one.
                                                                                                                                            Hedgehog Friendly Campus, and
                                                                                                                                            wildlife surveys, Stirling Sustainability
                                                                                                                                            Guide and Forest Garden Creation.

                                                                                                                                            history society
                                                                                                                                            A busy society with weekly meetings,
                                                                                                                                            guest lectures, debates, game
                                                                                        support for you                                     nights, socials and trips to history
                                                                                                                                            related locations.
                                                                                        Throughout your time at university, you’ll have
                                                                                        the support of the Students’ Union. Elected
                                                                                        Student Officers work with Faculty Officers         international society
                                                                                        and Course Reps to enhance your learning
                                                                                        experience. The Union team also helps support       Explore the country and make friends
                                                                                        the student voice through advocacy, student-        with students from all over the world.
                                                                                        focused campaigns from housing to transport,
                                                                                        sustainability work (we’re the first Carbon
                                                                                        Neutral SU in the UK) and so much more.             marine conservation society
                                                                                                                                            Passionate about protecting our
                                                                                                                                            oceans; conservation efforts include
                                                                                        facilities for you                                  beach cleans and advocating for
                                                                                                                                            plastic reduction.
                                                                                        The Union runs the student bars and cafés,
                                                                                        offering everything you need. Grab a bite to
                                                                                        eat and watch live sport in Studio. The outside     podcasting society
                                                                                        decking offers stunning views, while our café in    A dynamic society for listeners
                                                                                        Underground serves Starbucks coffee, paninis,       and pod makers working with other
                                                                                        soups and cakes. Stick around after-hours for a     student societies to help them
                                                                                        drink in the bar and see what’s on in the Venue.    launch and create amazing podcasts!
                                                                                        From Freshers’ Week events, with scavenger
                                                                                        hunts and freebie fayres, to comedy nights and      Stirling University Drama
                                                                                        regular ceilidhs – there’s plenty to entertain.     Society (SUDS)
                               “At the Students’ Union we aim to make students’ lives                                                       Whether you like acting, directing,
                                better. We do this by representing your views and       +120 clubs and societies                            writing, working backstage or just
                                                                                                                                            watching - there’s something for
                                needs and work with the university to make a positive
                                                                                                                                            everyone at SUDS!
                                difference to your student experience.                  Explore your passions and interests at Stirling.
                                                                                        We have more than 70 societies and 50 sports
                                                                                        clubs to choose from, including our three           student managed
                                The Students’ Union has something for everyone.         award-winning student media outlets –
                                Whether it’s getting involved in clubs and societies,                                                       investment fund
                                                                                        Air3 Radio, AirTV and Brig Newspaper.
                                working with our environmental team or enjoying                                                             Interested in the stock market and
                                a coffee in the Union, we look forward to               If there’s a club you want to start, we can help!   investing, or would like to learn how?
                                welcoming you.”                                                                                             then this is the place to be!

                                Tash Miller, Union President 2022/23                    keep in touch
                                                                                        stirlingunion                                       For more information on the sports union visit:

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ready                                                                                        sports facilities
                                     We have been leaders in Scottish
                                     sport for five decades, proudly
                                     supporting phenomenal athletes
                                     from around the world. Our incredible

                                     student athletes have competed at
                                     the Olympic and Commonwealth                Whether you’re looking to try a new fitness class,
                                     Games, World Championships and             beat your personal best or improve your backhand,
                                     Walker Cup.                                there are plenty of opportunities to get involved, all
                                                                              from our outstanding, fully accessible sports facilities.

                                                                                The GB National        The National Swimming        An eight-court         A 400m all-weather
                                                                               Tennis Academy,            Academy, with a            multipurpose             running track.
                                                                               which features six      50-metre, six-lane pool.   sports hall and two
                                                                                 indoor courts.                                     squash courts.

                                                                              Two artificial (3G and     Two purpose-built,        A state-of-the-art     An additional three-
                                                                             sand-based) and seven        air-conditioned           gym and indoor         court sports hall.
                                                                                 grass pitches.           fitness studios.          cycling studio.

                                                                                              Strength and             A world-class high    Exciting new communal
                                                                                           conditioning areas        performance suite for       spaces, general
                                                                                          with professional free      scholar athletes and     facilities, café and
                                                                                           weights equipment.         Sports Union clubs.        reception area.

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performance sport                                    additional scholarships
                                                                                                          Our performance sport programme is world-            Undergraduate students from England, Wales,
                                                                                                          renowned, attracting student athletes from           Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland can
                                                                                                          across the globe and producing World,                also apply for a further sports scholarship with
                                                                                                          Paralympic and Olympic medallists.                   a value of £2,000 per year of study. Students
                                                                                                                                                               successfully progressing to fourth year also
                                                                                                                                                               receive Honours scholarships to cover their

                                                                                                          sports scholarships                                  final year tuition fees.

                                                                                                                                                               For more information about sports scholarships,
                                                                                                          Our sports scholarships provide student athletes     contact:
                                                                                                          with high-quality coaching and support services,     +44 (0)1786 466910,
                                                                                                          including academic flexibility, facilities access,
                                                                                                          strength and conditioning, physiotherapy and
                                                                                                          sports psychology.
                                                                                                          Scholarships are available for athletes in the
                                                                                                          following core sports: Curling, Football, Golf,      As one of the UK’s leading universities for sport,
                                                                                                          Rugby, Swimming, Tennis and Triathlon.               we have close working relationships with a
                                                                                                                                                               number of partners operating from the campus:
                                                                                                          We also offer scholarship packages to student
                                                                                                          athletes competing at international level in
                            be part of something                                                          any other BUCS, Commonwealth, Olympic

                                                                                                          or Paralympic sport.

                                                                                                          To be considered for a scholarship, prospective
                                                                                                          athletes must hold a profile and proven track
                                                                                                          record in national competition at junior level or
                                                                                                          beyond, and successfully gain admission to an
                                                                                                          academic course at the University.

                                                                                                          For more details and sport-specific criteria,
health and fitness                                  club sport                                            visit:

We have lots of classes, workshops and activities   Together with the Sports Union, we support
on offer. From high-intensity circuit classes to    over 50 sports clubs of multiple teams for
serene yoga workshops, our health and fitness       students of all abilities and interests, competing
programme has something for everyone.               in a range of local and national competitions.
                                                    Whether you’re a beginner or experienced
                                                    competitive athlete, our clubs can provide

get active                                          the perfect sporting environment.

If you want to exercise, play or try a new sport
in a friendly and relaxed environment, Get Active   our sports include
is the programme for you. Incorporating our
turn-up-and-play, intramural and beginner           American football, Archery, Athletics, Badminton,
courses, it’s a fun way to keep fit and meet        Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,
new people.                                         Cheerleading, Cricket, Curling, Cycling, Dance,
                                                    Equestrian sports, Fencing, Football, Futsal,
                                                    Gaelic football, Golf, Hockey, Judo, Kayak,
coaching and volunteering                           Lacrosse, Mountaineering, Muay Thai boxing,
                                                    Netball, Orienteering, Polo, Power lifting, Rowing,
                                                    Rugby, Snow sports, Squash, Sub-aqua, Surf,
We also offer a choice of coaching and              Swimming, Tennis, Touch rugby, Trampoline
volunteering opportunities for students involved    and gymnastics, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee,
in club support services, community lessons,        Underwater hockey, Volleyball and Water polo.
event delivery and more. Perfect experience
for your CV.

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With over 600,000 books,
                                     e-books, e-text books
                                     and journals, spaces for                  5 QS Stars for Facilities
                                     studying and beautiful                    QS Stars University Ratings 2021

                                     views, our library has it all.

                                     archives and
                                     special collections
                                     Explore our wide range of historical
                                     collections in the University archive
                                     and reading room. You’ll find original
                                                                               Training suites.

                your library
                                     manuscripts and unusual artefacts
                                     that have helped shape world events.

                                     We’re always investing in digital         10 group study rooms.
                                     technologies to support you. University
                                     services, alerts and information is
                                     available from our University app.

                                     Apps Anywhere lets you use study
                                     software on your own laptop wherever
                                     you are. So, you’ll have everything you
                                     need to work easily.                      Study desks with PCs.

                                                                               A wellbeing space to
                                                                               chill out and recharge.

                                                                               Laptops available
                                                                               to borrow.

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a home
                                            a space to suit everyone
                                            There is a selection of flats, chalets and
                                            townhouses to choose from. We also
                                            have some family accommodation.

                                            Residences include:
                                                  Self-catering and have a cooker,
                                                  microwave, fridge, freezer, and kettle.
Living away from home for
the first time is exciting.                       En-suite or shared toilets and showers.

Residences are split                              Single occupancy.
between our campus,                         Nearby on campus you’ll find:
Stirling and Bridge of Allan
                                                  Card-operated laundry facilities.
– all beautiful, safe places
to live and easy to get to.                       A supermarket, pharmacy,
                                                  medical and dental centre.
                                                  Our sports centre.
                                                  Students’ Union bars and cafés nearby.

                                            Family and friends can stay at the Stirling
                                            Court Hotel on campus if they fancy a visit:

                                            accessible housing
                                            We can provide or adapt accommodation
                                            to suit you following a pre-entry visit. If you
                                            have any specific needs, please get in touch
                                            with us as soon as you can and we’ll take it
                                            from there:

                                            find out more

                                            You can apply for accommodation through
                                            our online portal. You’ll get access to this
                                            once you have a confirmed place at Stirling
                                            (either conditional or unconditional) and if you

                                            meet the eligibility criteria. New students can
                                            apply for accommodation from around April.

                                            For more information, such as up-to-date
                                            costs, payment support and booking details:

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University is about finding your own way,
                                     but that doesn’t mean you have to do it
                                     alone. The Student Services Hub is here
                                     to help every step of the way.

                                     accessibility                                   money support
                                     and inclusion                                   Student Money Advisers help with budgeting,
                                     Our expert team helps students with a wide      money management, and applying for additional
                                     variety of needs to get the most out of their   funding and financial support.
                                     university life. They can:                      The Income Office also has a range of flexible
                                                                                     and secure options for fee payments.
                                     • Offer assessments for all your learning and
                                       support requirements and create a tailored
                                       package to meet them.
                                     • Be available to discuss any specific needs
                                                                                     student learning
                                       before you apply.                             services
                                     • Set up pre-entry visits for students with
                                                                                     Daily drop-in sessions, regular workshops
                                       mobility or sensory impairments.
                                                                                     and tutorials are organised by our
                                                                                     Student Learning Services Team to
                                                                                     help you boost your learning skills.
                                     faith and spirituality
                                     The Chaplaincy is open to all faiths
                                     and none, and celebrates the wealth of
                                                                                     mental health
                                     nationalities, cultures and beliefs here at     and wellbeing
                                     the University of Stirling. It features:
                                                                                     Our qualified counsellors, mental health
                                     • A quiet room for reflection and meditation.   professionals and mental health and wellbeing
                                                                                     services are here for you if you need them.

                                     • A sociable communal area.
                                     • Emotional, spiritual or practical support
                                       from our chaplains.
                                                                                     point of contact service
    when you

        need it
                                     • A dedicated prayer and washroom for
                                       Muslim students.                              This service provides professional expertise,
                                                                                     funding and support specifically for students
                                                                                     who are carers, care experienced or estranged.
                                     immigration                                     For further information on any of the services
                                                                                     above, please contact us on:
                                     Our Student Immigration Team can give you
                                                                           , +44 (0)1786 466022
                                     advice and information so you can secure the
                                                                                     or visit our website:
                                     right visa to cover your time at Stirling.

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be adventurous
                                                                  benefits of
                                                                  studying abroad
                                                                  • You’ll learn more about your
                                                                    subject, and will keep earning
                                                                    credits towards your graduation.

                                                                  • It counts as part of your degree, so
                                                                    tuition is funded in the normal way.

                                                                  • It doesn’t extend the length
                                                                    of your degree, so there’s
                                                                    no ‘extra’ time to fund.

                                                                  • There’s a range of grants and
                                                                    scholarships to help with living costs.

                                                                  • It shows future employers your
                                                                    ambition, maturity and independence.

                                                                  • Experience new cultures
                                                                    and learn new skills.
                                                                                                              how it works
                                                                                                              • Most Honours degree
                                                                                                                students are eligible to study
                                                                                                                abroad in their third year.

                                                                                                              • It’s a required part of your course if
                                                                                                                you study French or Spanish.
             Our Study Abroad programme offers a wide
             range of exciting opportunities. From a semester                                                 • Our team will guide you through the
                                                                                                                process to help prepare for your
             in Tokyo to a year in Spain or California, we have                                                 adventure and make the most of
             partnerships with more than 70 universities                                                        your time overseas.
             across four continents that give our students
                                                                                                                For more information, visit:
             an incredible learning experience.                                                       

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the next                                                                                    your careers and
                                                  step                                      employability service
                                                                                            We’ve been awarded 5 QS stars for employability1,
                                                                                            and we’re 1st in Scotland, Top 5 in the UK
                                                                                            and Top 15 in the world for career services2.
                                                                                            1. QS Stars University Ratings 2021
                                                We want to help you fulfil                  2. UK International Student Barometer (ISB) Benchmark and Global ISB Benchmark 2018

                                                your ambitions once you
                                                graduate. Whether it’s
                                                getting involved in the
                                                Students’ Union, studying                   investing in your future                                        supporting
                                                abroad, taking part in                      While you’re studying for your degree, our My
                                                                                                                                                            your ambitions
                                                                                            Stirling Award recognises your participation in
                                                internships or balancing                    extra-curricular activities such as part-time work,
                                                                                                                                                            The Careers and Employability Service runs
                                                                                                                                                            the Stirling Internship Programme, which has
                                                part-time work with study,                  volunteering or University clubs and societies.
                                                                                                                                                            a variety of paid internships during the semester
                                                                                            These different skills and attributes are brought
                                                everything you do at                        together and presented in your degree transcript.
                                                                                                                                                            and the summer holidays. They also advertise
                                                                                                                                                            other work experience opportunities throughout
                                                Stirling is designed to help                So, when it comes to proving your worth to
                                                                                            potential employers, it’s all in one place.
                                                                                                                                                            the year.
                                                you stand out.                                                                                              The Careers and Employability Service Team
                                                                                                                                                            can also support you:
                                                                                            work experience
                                                                                            opportunities                                                   • with resources
                                                                                                                                                            • through group work and on a 1-to-1 basis
                                                                                            Your time at Stirling should give you the
                                                                                                                                                            • t hrough developing your skills, experience,
                                                                                            skills and knowledge to make a difference
                                                                                                                                                              and network
                                                                                            in your chosen industry and help make the
                                     Sumaira Ud-din                                         world a better place. Our strong connections
                                     England                                                with national and international organisations,                  To find out more, visit:
                                     BA (Hons) Economics                                    as well as the brightest small businesses and         
                                                                                            start-ups, mean you’ll have the chance to
                                                                                            shine in the workplace.
                                     “My internship was at Creative Stirling, well
                                      known for the ‘Made in Stirling’ store which is

                                                                                            Our courses such as Nursing, Teaching
                                      a community gallery, workshop and shop.               Qualification in Further Education (TQFE)
                                      I enjoyed it so much that I’m rethinking my whole     and Applied Biological Sciences include work
                                      future career! I really like the idea of going into   placements. This is a great way to develop
                                                                                            practical skills whilst being supported by
                                      a creative/not for profit industry. I feel really     industry professionals. Optional accredited
                                                                                                                                                                of our graduates were in employment or
                                      well prepared for the workplace; I was able to                                                                            further study fifteen months after graduation*
                                                                                            volunteering placement modules are also
                                      brush up on my excel skills, writing and drafting     available as part of some degree courses                            *Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020, HESA

                                      blog posts for social media, as well as sending       including Sport, Psychology, Law and Journalism.
                                      professional emails!”

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INTO centre                                            All International Foundation, International Diploma,

                                                                                               International Year One and International Year
                                                                                               Two options are studied over three terms. Four
                                        Our INTO University of Stirling Building sits at the   term options are available for students wishing
                                        heart of the campus, providing everything you          to include a term of English. All programmes
                                        need, from bright and modern classrooms, to            have a September and January intake.
                                        specialist tuition and friendly support teams:


                                                                                               english language courses

of Stirling                             international foundation
                                        INTO University of Stirling’s International
                                        Foundation programmes ensure you meet
                                                                                               If you’re an international student wanting to study
                                                                                               with us, INTO University of Stirling offers flexible
                                                                                               and intensive English language courses designed
                                                                                               to prepare you for your degree. You can take
                                        the English language and academic entry                these courses individually or as part of a
                                        requirements for Year 2 entry to your preferred        degree course.
At INTO University of Stirling,         course at the University of Stirling.
our focus is on the provision of
preparatory courses for international   Pathways include:
students, with the following                                                                   pre-sessional english
undergraduate progression options:      • International Foundation in Business,
• International Foundation                Finance, Economics and Marketing.                    For students who meet the academic
  programmes.                                                                                  requirements to study on a University of Stirling
                                        • International Foundation in Media,                   degree course but do not have an adequate IELTS
• International Diploma.                  Humanities and Social Sciences.                      score to meet our English language requirements,
                                        • International Foundation in Science,                 the University offers a range of pre-sessional
• Undergraduate Degree with
                                          Sport, Computing and Engineering.                    English courses. The courses range from 3 to 12
                                                                                               weeks and are designed to improve your IELTS
• Year One/International Year Two.                                                             score by up to 1.0 in one or more skills:
• Academic English language
                                        international diploma
                                        The International Diploma programme offers
These programmes are designed for
                                        the flexibility for those seeking advanced entry
international students who have the
                                        but who do not meet the academic entry
potential to succeed but do not yet
                                        requirements. Students will study a one year
meet the requirements for direct
                                        course after which they will progress to Year 3 of
entry into an undergraduate degree
                                        a related undergraduate degree. Diploma subject
at the University of Stirling.
                                        areas include: International Diploma in Business,
                                        Finance, Marketing and Humanities.
Through our dynamic academic
programmes and specialist
Academic English language courses,
we offer a range of pathways from       undergraduate degree
our state-of-the-art INTO University
of Stirling Building designed to help   with international year
you pursue academic success.            one/international year two
                                        INTO University of Stirling’s Undergraduate
                                        Degree with International Year One or
                                        International Year Two combines the pathway
                                        programme with a progression degree of your            Cheuk Ming
                                        choice. Advantages of progressing to a degree          Hong Kong
                                        course at the University of Stirling include: the      BA Psychology
                                        convenience of one attractive location; and
                                        the economic benefit of studying for both your         “I received so much valuable advice; my
                                        university preparation programme and degree
                                        under one student visa.
                                                                                                lecturers encouraged me to believe in
                                                                                                myself and never give up. It was a really
                                                                                                good experience for me.”

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alumni                                                                                   Shumela Ahmed
                                                                                         Access Course, 2013; BA (Hons) Journalism
                                                                                         Studies and Politics, 2017; and PGDip Tertiary
                             Check out the course page you’re                            Education with TQFE, 2018

                             interested in to find out more about                        As a real-life example of the
                             the rewarding careers available.                            transformational impact education
                                                                                         can have on someone’s life, Shumela
                                                                                         has dedicated her academic and
                                                                                         professional career to helping others
                                            Bethany Alexander                            realise this too. She is co-founder and
                                            BA (Hons) Sports Business Management, 2021   Managing Director of the Resilience
                                                                                         Learning Partnership, a growing
                                            Bethany has an exciting career with          social enterprise led and driven by life
                                            a golf tour operator as Event Manager        experience. In addition, as co-author
                                            and enjoyed coordinating The 150th           of the National Trauma Training Plan,            Dan Brown
                                            Open Championship and The Masters            she supports the partnership’s core              BA (Hons) Retail Marketing, 2014
                                            in 2022. Her role has allowed her to         activities towards enhancing the
                                            both broaden her knowledge and                                                                After graduating, Dan completed his
                                                                                         learning and development of staff
                                            apply her degree skills. Bethany adds                                                         store manager training at Scotmid
                                                                                         across organisations.
                                           “My degree gave me confidence and                                                              Co-operative, before managing several
                                            a broad appreciation of the sports                                                            independent retail convenience stores,
                                            sector; I built up work experience by                                                         and, in 2018 he became Managing
                                            volunteering at prestigious events                                                            Director of Lothian Stores Ltd. In 2020
                                            and as a member of the athletics                                                              Dan became the youngest person
                                            club, represented the University at                                                           to be appointed the President of the
                                            the Scottish and British University                                                           Scottish Grocers’ Federation and
                                            Championships in 400m                                                                         in the same year, for Lothian Stores,
                                            and 4 x 400m relay events”.                                                                   collected the Innovation Award at the
                                                                                                                                          Scottish Grocer Awards, Food to Go
                                                                                                                                          Retailer of the Year, Scottish Brands
                                                                                                                                          Retailer of the Year and overall Scottish
                                                                                                                                          Local Retailer of the Year awards!

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combined                                                                                         course list
degrees                                                                                          a-z
Here at Stirling, we believe in choice.      If you know exactly which subjects you’d like to
That’s why we offer more than                study, you can apply for one of our combined
                                             courses now. Or, thanks to our flexible course
170 single and combined courses,             structure, you can try out different subjects and        Study Abroad opportunities available         This course is also available to study
and you may specialise in multiple           decide which ones you’d like to combine later.                                                        overseas with our global partners
subject areas as part of your own
                                             After you’ve been accepted onto a course at              Part-time study options available
unique Combined Honours degree.                                                                                                                    Integrated undergraduate degree jointly
                                             Stirling, you’ll be asked to sign up for three
                                             modules to take in your first semester. One of                                                        delivered by Forth Valley College and the
                                             these modules needs to be in the subject you’ve          Complete your Honours degree                 University of Stirling
                                             picked as your degree, but the other two could           in three years, subject to suitable
                                             be from many of the other Single Honours                 qualifications or experience
                                             courses we offer.

                                             If you end up falling in love with your new
                                             subjects, you’ll be allowed to mix and match
                                             two of them after Semester 3 to create your         page course                                 page course
                                             Combined Honours degree.
                                                                                                 40   Accountancy                            70    Journalism Studies
                                                                                                 41   Accountancy and Finance                71    Law/Business Law (BA)
                                                                                                 42   Accountancy - Professional             72    Law (LLB)
                                                                                                 43   Animal Biology                         73    Management
                                                                                                 44   Applied Biological Sciences            74    Marine Biology
take a look at some examples                                                                     45   Biology                                75    Marketing
                                                                                                      Business Computing                           Mathematics
of degree combinations                                                                           46
                                                                                                 47   Business Studies
                                                                                                                                             77    Mathematics - Applied Mathematics
                                                                                                 48   Cell Biology                           78    Modern Languages
                                                                                                 49   Computing Science                      79    Nursing – Adult (two options)
                                                                                                 50   Criminology                            80    Nursing – Mental Health (two options)
                                                psychology + sociology
                          +              =      BA (Hons)
                                                                                                      Data Science
                                                                                                      Digital Media
                                                                                                                                                   Paramedic Science
                                                                                                 53   Ecology and Conservation               83    Politics
                                                                                                 54   Economics                              84    Politics (International)
                                                philosophy + religion +
                +                    +   =
                                                                                                 55   Education (Primary)                    85    PPE: Politics, Philosophy and Economics
                                                professional education                           56   Education (Secondary)                  86    Psychology
                                                BA (Hons)
                                                                                                 57   Education - Professional               87    Religion
                                                                                                      (Secondary Chemistry or Physics)       88    Retail Marketing
                                                                                                 58   English Studies                        89    Scottish History
                                                environmental science + politics
                          +              =      BSc (Hons)
                                                                                                      Environmental Geography/Sci Odoor Ed
                                                                                                      Environmental Science
                                                                                                                                                   Social Work
                                                                                                                                                   Sociology and Social Policy
                                                                                                 61   Film and Media                         92    Software Development with Cyber Security
                                                                                                 62   Finance                                93    Software Engineering
                                                accountancy + spanish
                          +              =      BA (Hons)
                                                                                                      Geography – Environmental
                                                                                                                                                   Spanish and Latin American Studies
                                                                                                                                                   Sport and Exercise Science
                                                                                                 65   Heritage and Tourism                   96    Sport Business Management
                                                                                                 66   History                                97    Sport Development and Coaching
                                                                                                 67   History and Heritage                   98    Sport Psychology
                                                                                                 68   Human Resource Management              99    TQFE In-service
                                                                                                 69   International Management Studies       100   TQFE Pre-service

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a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      a
Stirling Management School                                                                                           Stirling Management School

accountancy                                      BAcc (Hons)                                                         accountancy and finance                                                                 BAcc (Hons)

                              The Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc)           You will have numerous opportunities                                  If you’re planning a career in              You will have numerous opportunities
                              is designed for students planning a          to develop appropriate work-related                                   accountancy or the financial sector,        to develop appropriate work-related
                              career in the accountancy profession         skills at every stage of your studies.                                studying at the University of Stirling      skills at every stage of your studies,
 UCAS code: N400              or the wider financial sector.                                                          UCAS code: NN43            is the perfect starting point.              including the Professional Development
                                                                           Our BAcc degree can be taken as a
 TYPICAL                                                                                                              TYPICAL                                                                and Practice module in Semester 8,
                              You will gain significant examination        three-year degree or as a four-year                                   An accounting and finance degree
 REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                         REQUIREMENTS                                                           which helps you prepare for entering
                              exemptions from professional bodies,         Honours degree, which includes writing                                empowers you to prepare, present
                                                                                                                                                                                             the workplace.
 YEAR 1 ENTRY –               enabling you to progress quickly in your     a dissertation on an accounting topic.     YEAR 1 ENTRY –             and interpret financial information for a
 FOUR-YEAR HONOURS                                                                                                    FOUR-YEAR HONOURS
 SQA Highers:
                              chosen area of professional study. Many
                                                                           course content                             SQA Highers:
                                                                                                                                                 wide range of organisations. The skills     course content
                              professional bodies recognise the BAcc                                                                             you learn will enable investors, lenders,
 AABB – by the end of S5                                                                                              AABB – by the end of S5                                                Further course information can be found
 AAAB – by the end of S6      as a relevant degree, including: ICAS,       Further course information can be found    AAAB – by the end of S6    management and others to make key
                              ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA.                                                                                              decisions based on financial facts.         here
 GCE A-levels: BBB                                                         here                      GCE A-levels: BBB
 IB Diploma: 30                                                                                                       IB Diploma: 30
 BTEC (Level 3): DDM          By studying towards the BAcc degree,
                                                                           career opportunities                       BTEC (Level 3): DDM
                                                                                                                                                 This course includes a basic                career opportunities
 Essential subjects:
                              you will learn that accounting involves                                                                            understanding of how to analyse financial   Accountancy and Finance offers
                                                                                                                      Essential subjects:
 Mathematics is               the preparation, presentation and            Accountancy offers a wide choice of                                   statements, and provides an in-depth
                                                                                                                      Mathematics is                                                         a wide choice of careers incorporating
 preferred.                   interpretation of financial information to   careers with organisations in every        preferred.                 knowledge of economics, taxation            a variety of financial and accounting
                              enable investors, lenders, management,       field - from healthcare and sport,                                    and reporting. In comparison to our
 YEAR 2 ENTRY –                                                                                                                                                                              roles. These include: financial and
                              employees, government and others to          to charities and local and national        YEAR 2 ENTRY –             single Bachelor of Accountancy course,
 THREE-YEAR HONOURS                                                                                                   THREE-YEAR HONOURS                                                     management accounting; auditing;
                              make effective decisions.                    governments. Careers include:                                         Accountancy and Finance offers an
 SQA Adv. Highers: ABB                                                                                                SQA Adv. Highers: ABB                                                  taxation; consultancy; and
 GCE A-levels: ABB                                                         financial and management accounting;                                  added specialisation geared towards
                                                                                                                      GCE A-levels: ABB                                                      financial services.
 IB Diploma: 35                                                            auditing; taxation; consultancy;           IB Diploma: 35             entering professions in the banking and

                              top 20 in
 Essential subjects:                                                       and financial services.                                               investment industries.                      Our Accountancy graduates are currently
                                                                                                                      Essential subjects:
 To include Accountancy,                                                                                              To include Accountancy,                                                working in countries around the world,
                                                                           Our graduates have found                                              Our degree also allows for significant
 Economics and                                                                                                        Economics and                                                          having found employment as:

                              the UK for
 Mathematics.                                                              employment as:                                                        examination exemptions from
                                                                                                                                                 professional bodies, enabling you to        • Accountants
                                                                           • Business Advisory Managers
 OTHER                                                                                                                OTHER                      progress quickly in your chosen area of     • Analysts

 QUALIFICATIONS                                                            • Chartered Accountants                    QUALIFICATIONS             professional study. Many professional       • Financial Directors
 Scottish HNC/HND:                                                         • Chief Financial Officers                 Scottish HNC/HND:
 Minimum entry:                                                                                                                                  bodies recognise our degree, including:     • Group Financial Controllers
                                                                           • Finance Directors                        Minimum entry:
                                                                                                                                                 ICAS, ACCA, AIA, CIMA and CIPFA.            • Risk Consultants

                              and finance
 Bs in graded unit.                                                        • Management Accountants                   Bs in graded unit.
 Advanced entry:                                                                                                      Advanced entry:                                                        • Tax Directors
 See website for details.                                                  • Principal Auditors
                                                                                                                      See website for details.                                               • Trading Managers
                                                                           • Tax Accountants

                                                                                                                                                 top 20 in
 Access courses               Complete University Guide 2022                                                                                                                                 We also offer a BA (Hons) Professional
                                                                           We also offer a BA (Hons) Professional     Access courses
 and other UK, EU                                                                                                     and other UK, EU                                                       Accountancy - see page 42.
 and international                                                         Accountancy - see page 42.

                                                                                                                                                 the UK for
                                                                                                                      and international
 qualifications are                                                                                                   qualifications are
 also welcomed.                                                                                                       also welcomed.
 General entry
                                                                                                                      General entry
                                                                                                                                                 and finance
 requirements apply –                                                                                                 requirements apply –
 see pages 105-106.                                                                                                   see pages 105-106.

 Widening access                                                                                                      Widening access            Complete University Guide 2022
 students may be eligible                                                                                             students may be eligible
 for an adjusted offer                                                                                                for an adjusted offer
 entry – see page 107.                                                                                                entry – see page 107.

 Mathematics National                                                                                                 Mathematics National
 5 (B), Intermediate 2                                                                                                5 (B), Intermediate 2
 (C), Standard Grade (3),                                                                                             (C), Standard Grade (3),
 GCSE (C/4) or                                                                                                        GCSE (C/4) or
 equivalent required.           course combinations                                                                   equivalent required.
                                This course can be combined with:
                                Business Law (MN24); Business
                                Studies (NNF4); Economics
                                (LN14); Marketing (NN45);
                                Mathematics (GN14); Spanish
                                and Latin American Studies                                                                                         This course is not available               (NR44); or Sport (NC46).                                                              as a combined degree.

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a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            a
Stirling Management School                                                                                             Faculty of Natural Sciences

accountancy (professional)                                                                        BA (Hons)            animal biology                                        BSc (Hons)

                             The BA (Hons) Professional
                             Accountancy is a three-year Honours
                                                                           course content                                                           What determines variation in animal
                                                                                                                                                    resistance to disease? Why do many
                                                                                                                                                                                                  course content
                             degree designed for students holding          There will be numerous opportunities                                     female animals exhibit mate choice?           Further course information can be
 UCAS code: N402             advanced qualifications and wish to           to develop your work-related skills at       UCAS code: C300             How can we help animals cope in               found here
                             pursue a career in accountancy.               every stage of your studies.                                             hostile environments? This course
                                                                                                                        REQUIREMENTS                will enable you to study the enormous         career opportunities
                             The degree provides significant               Please note that this course is NOT
                                                                           accredited by ICAS (Institute of                                         variety of animal life on earth and           Animal Biologists work in pharmaceutical
 THREE-YEAR HONOURS          exemption from the professional                                                            YEAR 1 ENTRY –
                                                                                                                                                                                                  and biotechnology industries, with
 SQA Advanced                                                              Chartered Accountants in Scotland).          FOUR-YEAR HONOURS           discover the answers to these and
                             examinations of ACCA, CIMA and CIPFA.                                                                                                                                conservation management and
 Highers: ABB                                                              Students wishing to obtain an ICAS           SQA Highers:                many other questions.
 GCE A-levels: ABB           By studying towards this degree, you          accredited degree should register for the    AABB – by the end of S5                                                   environmental agencies.
 IB Diploma: 35                                                                                                         AAAB – by the end of S6     You will study many facets of animal
                             will learn that accountancy involves the      BAcc (Hons) Accountancy or the BAcc                                                                                    Our graduates have found
                                                                                                                        GCE A-levels: BBB           biology including: animal behaviour;
 Essential subjects:         preparation and interpretation of financial   (Hons) Accountancy and Finance degree.       IB Diploma: 30              ecology; evolution; cell biology; and         employment as:
 Preference given to         information to enable investors, lenders,
 those with Mathematics.                                                   Further course information can be found      BTEC (Level 3): DDM         physiology. You will also explore applied
                             management, employees, government                                                                                                                                    • Academic Scientists e.g. Conservation,
                                                                           here                        Essential subjects:         aspects of animal conservation
 OTHER                       and others to make financial decisions.                                                                                                                                Ecology, Evolution, Microbiology,
                                                                                                                        To include one of           and management.
 QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                                                                                                                     Research
 Scottish HNC/HND:                                                         career opportunities                         Biology, Chemistry,
                                                                                                                        Mathematics or Physics.     Fieldwork is an essential part of your        • Agricultural Officers
 Minimum entry:

                             top 20 in
                                                                           Accountancy offers a wide choice                                         training, and takes place in various          • Ecologists
 Bs in graded units.
                                                                           of careers with organisations in every       YEAR 2 ENTRY –              locations, such as in the French              • Government Statisticians
                                                                           field - from healthcare and sport,           THREE-YEAR HONOURS          Cévennes Mountains - a UNESCO                 • Industry Scientists e.g. Analytical

                             the UK for
 INFORMATION                                                               to charities and local and national          SQA Adv. Highers: ABB       World Biosphere Reserve.                        Biology
 Widening access                                                                                                        GCE A-levels: ABB
                                                                           governments. Careers include                                                                                           • Research Assistants
 students may be eligible                                                                                               IB Diploma: 35              Travel, accommodation and subsistence
                                                                           financial and management accounting,                                                                                   • Veterinary Nurses

 for an adjusted offer                                                                                                  Essential subjects:         on residential field courses is not
 entry – see page 107.                                                     auditing, taxation, consultancy and                                                                                    • Wildlife Information Assistants
                                                                                                                        To include Biology          included in the course fees.
                                                                           financial services.                          and one of Chemistry,                                                     Other career paths include forensic

                             and finance                                   Our graduates have found
                                                                           employment as:
                                                                                                                        Environmental Science,
                                                                                                                        Geography or Physics.
                                                                                                                                                    Stirling is Scotland’s hub for conservation
                                                                                                                                                    science. With close links to many animal
                                                                                                                                                    conservation organisations, our students
                                                                                                                                                                                                  sciences, teaching, the food industry,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  commercial analytical laboratories and,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  with further study, professions allied to
                             Complete University Guide 2022                                                             OTHER
                                                                           • Accountants                                QUALIFICATIONS              get unique access to a network of             medicine and in academic, government
                                                                           • Auditors                                   Scottish HNC/HND:           expertise and opportunity, making Stirling    and industrial research laboratories.
                                                                           • Business Partners                          Minimum entry:              the ideal place to study Biology.
                                                                           • Management Accountants                     Bs in graded unit and the
                                                                           • Managing Directors                         qualification should be
                                                                                                                        Science related.
                                                                                                                        Advanced entry:
                                                                                                                        See website for details.    2nd in
                                                                                                                        Access courses
                                                                                                                        and other UK, EU
                                                                                                                        and international
                                                                                                                        qualifications are
                                                                                                                        also welcomed.

                                                                                                                                                    for biology
                                                                                                                                                    National Student Survey 2022
                                                                                                                        General entry
                                                                                                                        requirements apply –
                                                                                                                        see pages 105-106.

                                                                                                                        Widening access
                                                                                                                        students may be eligible
                                                                                                                        for an adjusted offer
                                                                                                                        entry – see page 107.

                               This course is not available                                                                                           This course is not available              as a combined degree.                                                                       as a combined degree.

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b                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          b
Faculty of Natural Sciences                                                                                           Faculty of Natural Sciences

applied biological sciences                                                                        BSc (Hons)         biology                     BSc (Hons)

                              Scotland is internationally recognised
                              in the Life Sciences arena, with crucial
                                                                            course content                                                         Biology is the study of life. Are you
                                                                                                                                                   interested in the evolution of animal
                                                                                                                                                                                                course content
                              contributions to areas such as drug           Further course information can be                                      behaviour, the genetic engineering           Further course information can be
 UCAS code: 8C93              discovery and development, contract           found here                UCAS code: C100             of crops or the hidden worlds of             found here
                              research, medical technologies, stem                                                                                 molecular and cell biology?
 REQUIREMENTS                 cells, specialised biomanufacturing           career opportunities                       TYPICAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                career opportunities
                                                                            You can develop your career in either                                  Our course will teach you the full scope     Biology graduates progress to
                              and bioinformatics.
                                                                            the health or science sector.              YEAR 1 ENTRY –              of life through multiple biological          successful careers in the pharmaceutical,
 FOUR-YEAR HONOURS            To meet the needs of the Life Sciences                                                   FOUR-YEAR HONOURS           disciplines - from bacteria and blue
 SQA Highers: BBB                                                                                                      SQA Highers:                                                             biomedical and agricultural industries,
                              industry, and in consultation with            Our graduates have found                                               whales, to enzymes and ecosystems.
 GCE A-levels: BB                                                                                                      AABB – by the end of S5                                                  among others. Many find employment
 IB Diploma: 28               employers, Forth Valley College and the       employment as:                             AAAB – by the end of S6     For the first two years you’ll develop an    in conservation, management and
 BTEC (level 3): MMM          University of Stirling have developed                                                    GCE A-levels: BBB                                                        environmental agencies. Other career
                                                                            • Big Data Analysts                                                    in-depth understanding of the general
 Essential subjects:          a four-year, fully integrated degree in                                                  IB Diploma: 30
                                                                                                                                                                                                paths include: the civil service,
                                                                            • Biotechnologists                         BTEC (Level 3): DDM         processes that govern life on Earth -
 To include one of Biology    Applied Biological Sciences. This course                                                                                                                          forensic science, teaching, the food
                                                                            • Bioinformaticians                                                    before specialising according to your
 or Chemistry.                is designed to equip students with an                                                    Essential subjects:
                                                                            • Biomedical Engineers                                                 interests in the latter half of the degree   industry, hospital analytical
                              awareness of industry practices and the                                                  To include one of
 Preference will be given                                                   • Environmental Scientists                 Biology, Chemistry,         programme. As you develop your               laboratories, and government and
                              technical expertise sought by employers.                                                                                                                          industrial research laboratories.
 to candidates with                                                         • Higher Education Lecturers               Mathematics or Physics.     practical skills, you’ll become involved
 a strong science             All undergraduates of this course will        • Laboratory Technicians                                               with research, giving you the opportunity
 background.                                                                                                           YEAR 2 ENTRY –                                                           Our graduates have found
                              have dual student status, and will be fully   • Microbiologists (Medical or 			                                      to contribute to biological discoveries.
                                                                                                                       THREE-YEAR HONOURS                                                       employment as:
 OTHER                        enrolled within both institutions with          Environmental)                           SQA Adv. Highers: ABB
                                                                            • Nanotechnologists                                                    This course provides training                • Academic Scientists
 QUALIFICATIONS               full access to all of the University’s and                                               GCE A-levels: ABB
 Access courses                                                             • Nature Conservation Officers             IB Diploma: 35              opportunities in key skills, from science      e.g. Conservation, Ecology, Evolution,
                              College’s online and on site facilities.
 and other UK, EU                                                           • Project Managers in Molecular Biology                                communication to coding. This tailored         Microbiology or Research
                              Years 1 and 2 are delivered by Forth Valley                                              Essential subjects:
 and international
                                                                            • Pharmacologists                          To include Biology          skill set will equip you to address global   • Geographic Information Analysts
 qualifications are
                              College (Falkirk Campus), and years
                                                                            • Secondary School Teachers                and one of Chemistry,       challenges of the future.                    • Industry Scientists
 also welcomed.               3 and 4 will be taught at the University
                                                                            • Statisticians                            Environmental Science,                                                     e.g. Analytical Biology
                              of Stirling campus.                                                                                                  In addition to fieldwork in Scotland, we
                                                                                                                       Geography, Geology
 ADDITIONAL                                                                                                                                        run two optional field courses in Year       • Laboratory Technicians
 INFORMATION                  A highlight of this course is an industry                                                or Physics.
                                                                                                                                                   4. One course is situated in Southern        • Waste Management Officers
 Widening access              placement undertaken in Semester 6,                                                      OTHER                       Europe, such as in the French Cévennes
 students may be eligible     which provides students with practical                                                   QUALIFICATIONS
 for an adjusted offer                                                                                                 Scottish HNC/HND:           Mountains, a UNESCO World
                              experience and networking opportunities.
 entry – see page 107.                                                                                                 Minimum entry:              Biosphere Reserve.
                                                                                                                       Bs in graded unit and
 Please note that this                                                                                                 the qualification should    Travel, accommodation and subsistence

                              2nd in
 course is a fully                                                                                                     be Science related.         on residential field courses are not
 integrated degree                                                                                                     Advanced entry:             included in the course fees.
 taught in conjunction                                                                                                 See website for details.

 with Forth Valley
 College.                                                                                                              Access courses
 Semesters 1-4 will be
 delivered by Forth Valley
                              for biology
                                                                                                                       and other UK, EU
                                                                                                                       and international
                                                                                                                       qualifications are
                                                                                                                                                   2nd in
 College at their                                                                                                      also welcomed.
 Falkirk Campus.
                              National Student Survey 2022

                                                                                                                                                   for biology
 Semesters 5-8 will                                                                                                    INFORMATION
 be delivered by the                                                                                                   General entry
 University of Stirling at                                                                                             requirements apply –
 the University.                                                                                                       see pages 105-106.          National Student Survey 2022
                                                                                                                       Widening access
                                                                                                                       students may be eligible
                                                                                                                       for an adjusted offer
                                                                                                                       entry – see page 107.

                                                                                                                                                     course combinations
                                                                                                                                                     This course can be combined with:
                                                                                                                                                     Mathematics (CG11), Professional
                                                                                                                                                     Education (CX11), Professional
                                                                                                                                                     Education (Primary) with
                                This course is not available                                                                                         Specialism in Environment               as a combined degree.                                                                      (XC11) or Psychology (CC18).

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b                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           b
Faculty of Natural Sciences                                                                                              Stirling Management School

business computing                                                            BSc (Hons)                                 business studies                                             BA (Hons)

                              With our Business Computing course,
                              you’ll examine how critical computers
                                                                              course content                                                         Our focused yet flexible approach to
                                                                                                                                                     learning means you can undertake a
                                                                                                                                                                                                 course content
                              are to business and learn how you               Further course information can be                                      single Honours degree in Business           You will have numerous opportunities
 UCAS code: G510              can create computing solutions to               found here                 UCAS code: N100            Studies, or one of a number of              to develop appropriate work-related
                              support a range of business needs.                                                                                     combined degree courses that bring          skills at every stage of your studies,
 REQUIREMENTS                 In addition, you will study the core            career opportunities                        TYPICAL
                                                                                                                          REQUIREMENTS               together Business Studies and               including the Professional Development
                              skills of designing and building                Employment sectors range from                                          another subject. Students intending         and Practice module in Semester 6 or 8,
 YEAR 1 ENTRY –                                                                                                           YEAR 1 ENTRY –                                                         which helps you prepare for entering
 FOUR-YEAR HONOURS            software systems.                               consulting firms to IT users such as        FOUR-YEAR HONOURS          to specialise in Business Studies
                                                                              governments, banks and insurance                                       are encouraged to take modules              the workplace.
 SQA Highers:                                                                                                             SQA Highers:
                              As part of your studies, you’ll develop         companies. Our industrial placements
 ABBB – by the end of S5                                                                                                  AABB – by the end of S5    in related subject areas, such as           We also offer opportunities for you to
 AABB – by the end of S6      basic knowledge of designing and                will equip you with work experience         AABBB – by the end         Accountancy, Marketing, Management          gain work experience via internships
 GCE A-levels: BBB            building software systems and                   designed to help you enter the job          of S6                      and Economics.                              with a number of local, regional, and
 IB Diploma: 30               grow a broad base of skills through             market. Employers of graduates in           GCE A-levels: BBB
 BTEC (Level 3): DDM          a combination of theory and practice.                                                       IB Diploma: 30             Our teaching staff are active in various    national organisations.
                                                                              business and financial services include:    BTEC (Level 3): DDM
                                                                              Prudential; Standard Life Assurance;                                   areas of current management research,       Further course information can
 YEAR 2 ENTRY –               The skills you’ll learn will be highly valued
 THREE-YEAR HONOURS                                                           Bank of Scotland and HSBC; as well          YEAR 2 ENTRY –             which informs our teaching and ensures      be found here
                              by employers — whether in the software
 SQA Adv. Highers: ABB                                                        as companies such as KANA, CGI,             THREE-YEAR HONOURS         our course content is relevant to current
                              industry itself, or in a wider and more
 GCE A-levels: ABB
                              strategic context developing IT                 Microsoft and Google.
                                                                                                                          SQA Adv. Highers: ABB
                                                                                                                          GCE A-levels: ABB
                                                                                                                                                     trends within business. Guest speakers      career opportunities
 IB Diploma: 35                                                                                                                                      from a wide range of industries bring
                              solutions for any business.                                                                 IB Diploma: 35                                                         Business Studies graduates are well
 Essential subjects:                                                          Our graduates have found                                               learning into the classroom, and the
 To include Computing                                                                                                                                                                            placed for a variety of jobs covering many
                              We help our students build a strong link        employment as:                              OTHER                      modules use current events to give
 and Business Studies/                                                                                                                                                                           different business sectors.
                              with industry and, during Year 3, you                                                       QUALIFICATIONS             you real-world experience in providing
 Management and                                                               • Data Engineers                            Scottish HNC/HND:
                              will have the opportunity to take part in                                                                              solutions to complex problems.              Our graduates have found
 relevant experience                                                          • Systems Analysts                          Minimum entry:
 of Java or other             a three-month summer placement or                                                                                                                                  employment as:
                                                                                                                          Bs in graded unit.
 programming languages.       a one-year placement. Students also                                                         Advanced entry:                                                        • Business Owners
                              have the opportunity to engage with                                                         See website for details.
 Scottish HNC/HND:
                              an international teaching environment
                              through our exchange programmes.                                                            Access courses             top 5 in                                    • Commercial and Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Development Managers

                                                                                                                          and other UK, EU                                                       • Company Secretaries
 Minimum entry:
                              Final-year Honours students undertake                                                       and international                                                      • Finance Managers
 Bs in graded unit.
                                                                                                                          qualifications are
                                                                                                                                                     and top 20
 Advanced entry:              an independent project, which typically                                                                                                                            • Production Managers
                                                                                                                          also welcomed.                                                         • Senior Market Advisers
 See website for details.     involves designing and developing a

                                                                                                                                                     in the UK for
                              computer application within a                                                               ADDITIONAL
 Access courses               business context.                                                                           INFORMATION
 and other UK, EU                                                                                                         General entry
 and international
 qualifications are also
                                                                                                                          requirements apply –
                                                                                                                          see pages 105-106.         business and

 ADDITIONAL                   3rd in Scotland                                                                             Widening access
                                                                                                                          students may be eligible

                              and top 10 in                                                                                                          studies
                                                                                                                          for an adjusted offer
 General entry
                                                                                                                          entry – see page 107.
 requirements apply –
 see pages 105-106.
                              the UK for                                                                                                             Complete University Guide 2022

 Widening access
 students may be eligible
 for an adjusted offer
 entry – see page 107.
                              science                                                                                                                  course combinations
                              The Guardian University Guide 2022                                                                                       This course can be combined with:
                                                                                                                                                       Accountancy (NNF4); Economics
                                                                                                                                                       (LN11); English Studies (NQ13);
                                                                                                                                                       Film and Media (NP13); Finance
                                                                                                                                                       (NN13); French (NRF1);
                                                                                                                                                       Human Resource Management
                                                                                                                                                       (NN16); Law (MN11);
                                                                                                                                                       Management (NN12); Marketing
                                                                                                                                                       (NN25); Modern Languages (NT19);
                                                                                                                                                       Politics (LN21); Psychology (CN81);
                                      Also taught at:                                                                                                  Spanish and Latin American                     Ras Al Khaimah Campus,                                                                 Studies (NRF4); or Sport (NC16).
                                      United Arab Emirates

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