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Your future at Stirling - University of Stirling
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Your future at Stirling - University of Stirling
POSTGRADUATE
                                                                                 PROSPECTUS
                                                                                 2019

                                                    5
                                                                                 QS EXCELLENCE AWARD for

                                                                                INTERNATIONALISATION
                                                                                     QS World University Rankings 2018

85,000
                                               in the UK
                                               for GOOD
                                            sports facilities

                                                                                       1st
   alumni in more than

160 countries                                 Times Higher Education
                                          Student Experience Survey 2017

 QS EXCELLENCE AWARD for                     TOP 50                                     in Scotland
                                                                                      for welcoming

 TEACHING
   QS World University Rankings 2018
                                       young universities
                                         in the world
                                        Times Higher Education Survey 2017
                                                                                       international
                                                                                          students
                                                                                  International Student Barometer (ISB) 2016

                                                                             of our graduates are in
                                                                             employment or further

 Over 120                                    98%                             study within six months
                                                                             of graduating
nationalities represented
       on campus
Your future at Stirling - University of Stirling
CONTENTS
                                           principal’s
                                           welcome
Principal’s welcome 			               1
Redefine at Stirling 			              2
Discover Scotland 			                 6
Redefine with research 		            12
International:                             At the University of Stirling, we’re committed to
   International partners 		         16    helping you make a positive difference in the world.
   International students            18
   INTO University of Stirling       22    2019 marks an exciting year of                  Our researchers are truly making a
                                           change and continued progress for               difference. We work across disciplines
Student experience:
                                           the University, as we embark on                 to lead the fight against tobacco-related
  Somewhere to call home             24    one of the biggest infrastructure               harm, to feed communities through
  Your library                       26    investments since our foundation.               sustainable aquaculture research and to
                                                                                           improve the lives of people with dementia.
  Student support                    28    Designed with input from our
                                           students, staff and local stakeholders,         We are passionate about making
  The Students’ Union                29    our £40 million developments will see           an impact in everything we do.
  Sport at Stirling                  30    the creation of state-of-the-art, purpose-
                                                                                           As a diverse, international community,
  Redefine your career               32    built fitness and high-performance
                                                                                           we celebrate our global outlook. More
                                           sports facilities, as well as our brand
  Teaching excellence                34                                                    than 120 nationalities are represented
                                           new ‘Campus Central’ project.
                                                                                           here on campus, and we have research
  Developing leaders of the future   36    With inclusion and engagement at its            and teaching partnerships in more
  Student enterprise                 37    heart, we will transform the student            than 60 countries across the globe.
                                           experience at Stirling and provide you
Academic faculties 			               38                                                    As Scotland’s University for Sporting
                                           with a world-class living and learning
                                                                                           Excellence, we are home to some of
Type of postgraduate qualification   40    environment for your studies.
                                                                                           the nation’s top athletes – bringing
                                           By studying with us, you will gain a            home 11 medals from the 2018
Fees, funding and scholarships       42    postgraduate qualification from one of the      Commonwealth Games in Australia.
How to apply 			                     44    world’s top 350 univerisities1, committed       Whether you enjoy social fitness or elite
                                           to helping you redefine your future and         sport, we are proud of our energetic
Courses 				                         46    be the difference in your chosen career.        and inclusive sporting community.

Ask the experts 			                  92    With our teaching, employability, facilities,   At Stirling, you will be part of a forward-
                                           inclusiveness and internationalisation          thinking university that develops students

                                                                                                                                                            BE THE DIFFERENCE
                                                                                                                                                            AT THE UNIVERSITY
Redefine your story 			              108   all rated five-star2, we’re delighted           into employable, confident graduates
                                           that 98 percent of our postgraduate             with the skills, knowledge and experience
Useful contacts 			                  113
                                           leavers have a positive destination,            to make a difference in the world. We
Campus location 			                  114   including work or further study,                are delighted that you are considering
                                           within six months of graduating3.               us for your postgraduate studies.
                                           We have nurtured strong relationships           I hope you choose Stirling and

                                                                                                                                                            OF STIRLING
                                           with businesses across the world, and           look forward to welcoming
                                           offer a range of career support and             you on campus soon.
                                           personal development opportunities to
                                           prepare you for your onward journey.
                                           As a research-intensive university, our
                                           teaching is inspired by innovation              Professor Gerry McCormac
                                           and our team of expert academics                Principal and Vice-Chancellor
                                           ensure that we remain at the cutting
                                           edge of industry developments.
                                                                                           1
                                                                                               Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018
                                                                                           2
                                                                                               QS World University Rankings 2018
                                                                                           3
                                                                                               Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education survey 2015/16
                                           stir.ac.uk                                                                                                                      3
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REDEFINE                                                                                                          1st
    AT STIRLING                                                                                                       in SCOTLAND AND 12TH IN
                                                                                                                      THE UK FOR HEALTH SCIENCES

The University of Stirling is an international                          COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYABILITY                       SPORTING EXCELLENCE
university with a global reputation for
high-quality teaching and research. We’re                               At Stirling, we are proud of our              We are Scotland’s University for Sporting
an agent for change, and we have a                                      commitment to equipping students              Excellence, and rank first in Scotland
passion for breaking new ground and                                     with lifelong career management and           and joint-fourth in the UK for our sports
creating impact in everything we do.                                    employability skills. This is evidenced       facilities2, which include Scotland’s
                                                                        by 98 percent of our postgraduate             National Swimming Academy, the Scottish
Our Masters courses are designed to                                     leavers finding a positive destination,       National Tennis Centre and a nine-hole
develop forward-thinking graduates and                                  including work or further study, within       golf course. Our students participate
help students from around the globe to                                  six months of completing their degree1.       in more than 50 sports clubs, and the
redefine their potential in an inspiring                                                                              University offers a range of scholarships
and international academic setting.                                     Our postgraduate courses offer plenty
                                                                                                                      and bursaries for student athletes.
                                                                        of hands-on experience, career support
                                                                        and unique opportunities to work
                                                                        with industries across the globe.
                                                                                                                          A GLOBAL OUTLOOK
                                                                                                                      Stirling is a truly global university.
                                                                        RESEARCH WITH IMPACT                          We are proud to be ranked first in

                           NAMED ONE OF THE 21 MOST
                                                                                                                      Scotland for welcoming international
                                                                        Our world-leading academics are experts
                                                                                                                      students3, with almost half of our
                                                                        in their fields, whose work is centred on
                                                                                                                      postgraduate community coming to us
                           BEAUTIFUL CAMPUSES IN BRITAIN                making an impact to society. In the most
                                                                        recent Research Excellence Framework
                                                                        (REF2014), three-quarters of Stirling’s
                                                                                                                      from overseas. We have teaching and
                                                                                                                      research partnerships in more than 60
                           Business Insider UK 2016                                                                   countries across the world, and our
                                                                        research activity was classed as either
                                                                                                                      diverse student and staff body represents
                                                                        world-leading or internationally excellent.
                                                                                                                      more than 120 nationalities on campus.

                                                                        Top 25                                            CAMPUS LIFE

Top 20                                                                  UK institutions
                                                                        for Business and
                                                                                                                      Students rate Stirling first in the UK for
                                                                                                                      its campus environment3. Our stunning
in the UK for                                                                                                         330-acre campus was named one of the

Social Work and                                                         Management*                                   UK’s top 20 heritage sites of the 20th
                                                                                                                      century4 and has been awarded a five-
Social Policy*
                                                                        Top 5
                                                                                                                      star rating for facilities5. These include:
                                                                                                                      newly renovated accommodation, catering

3rd
                                                                                                                      outlets, shops, a thriving arts centre and
                                                                        in the UK for                                 even our own 18th-century castle.

in Scotland and                                                         Agriculture,
top 20 in the UK                                                        Veterinary and                                1
                                                                                                                          Destinations of Leavers in Higher

for Psychology*                                                         Food Science*                                 2
                                                                                                                          Education survey 2015/16
                                                                                                                          Times Higher Education Student
                                                                                                                          Experience survey 2017
* REF2014                                                                                                             3
                                                                                                                          International Student Barometer 2016
                                                                                                                      4
                                                                                                                          International Council on Monuments and Sites
                                                                                                                      5
                                                                                                                          QS World University Rankings 2018
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14,000+
                                                       STUDENTS
                                                       98%
                                                                         of our postgraduate
                                                                         leavers are in employment
                                                                         or further study within
                                                                         six months of graduating
                                                                         Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education survey 2015/16

                                                        ALMOST

                                                       HALF         OF OUR POSTGRADUATE
                                                                    STUDENTS ARE FROM OVERSEAS

                                                       300+
    “The University of Stirling is a home away
      from home for me. The Scottish people are
                                                                        international
      so welcoming. There are so many people
      from different nationalities here; I feel like
                                                                        teaching and
      we’re all part of one big family. The City
      of Stirling is so fantastically beautiful,
      I just knew I had to come here.”
                                                                        research partnerships
     Vijay Mukhi, India
     Master of Business Administration (MBA)
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DISCOVER
                                                                                                                                                                   #SCOTLANDWELCOMESTHEWORLD

      SCOTLAND

                                                                                                                     THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY
                                                                                                                     SCOTLAND has been voted
                                                                                                                                                                 YOUR STIRLING
                                                                                                                     IN THE WORLD             Rough Guide 2017
                                                                                                                                                                  WALK WITH HISTORY                              ENTERTAINMENT                                   GET EXPLORING
                                                                                                                                                                 Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s           Seamlessly blending in with the city’s           Stirling has everything you could hope for
                                                                                                                                                                 grandest, and it was the childhood home        rich history is Stirling’s thriving nightlife.   in a city, and even has its own cycle sharing
                                                                                                                                                                 of Mary, Queen of Scots. That’s why it’s no    From the buzzing bars and clubs of the           network in the form of Nextbike. Stirling’s
                                                                                                                                                                 wonder it’s been named Scotland’s Best         city centre to the more traditional real ale     central location means getting across
                                                                                                                                                                 Visitor Attraction*. Stirling is also linked   and whisky pubs, shopping, cinema and            Scotland couldn’t be easier. Glasgow and
    EDUCATION AND INNOVATION                     BEAUTY                                        FOOD AND DRINK                                                    to two of Scotland’s historic heroes: Sir      chic coffee houses, Stirling is a place that     Edinburgh are both within easy reach for
    Scotland is renowned for its innovative,     Our dramatic landscapes, distinct             If you’re into food and drink, Scotland                           William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.          suits the needs of every student. Stirling       a day of shopping or a night out. If you
    modern and cutting-edge research and         geography and countless scenic landmarks      has plenty to offer. For those looking                            You can climb up the 246 steps of the          city centre is just two miles from the           are into music, Glasgow hosts over 130
    teaching. Thousands of international         are breathtaking. Mountains, lochs,           for a traditional experience, you can’t                           Wallace Monument to enjoy breathtaking         campus – less than 10 minutes by bus.            gigs a week – so you are sure to find one
    students are attracted to Scotland           beaches, islands and castles offer you        miss a hearty serving of haggis, neeps                            views of Stirling, or step back in time                                                         of your music idols playing near you.
    for its academic excellence, and the         wonderful opportunities to get out            and tatties. Scotland also boasts 13                              with a visit to the Battle of Bannockburn
    Scottish education system has been           and discover our country. The Scottish        Michelin-star restaurants, and some                               Experience to learn about the famous
    adopted in many countries all over           Highlands are also a short journey away on    of the globe’s top whisky distilleries                            battle between Scotland and England.
    the world. Scotland is also famous for       the train. For outdoor enthusiasts, this is   are dotted throughout the country.
    its inventions, including penicillin, the    the prime location for catching a glimpse
    bicycle, the television and the telephone.
    We are continuing that tradition, and
                                                 of our incredible landscapes. Whether it’s
                                                 skiing, open water swimming or simply                                                                                                                                                                           STIRLING CASTLE:
    our researchers are at the forefront of
    their fields – which means you will be
                                                 enjoying the beauty of one of the world’s
                                                 last wild places, you should definitely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 *Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards 2016
    mentored by experts in each area of study.   add a trip ‘up north’ to your to-do list.

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LIFE AT STIRLING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 As part of our continued commitment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to ensuring you have the best possible
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 experience with us at Stirling,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the University has begun work on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 a £21million project to transform
         Universityofstirling         Universityofstirling        “The University of Stirling has the most                                                                                                       the centre of our campus.

                                                                                                                                          CAMPUS
                                                                   beautiful campus in the UK. Everyone
                                                                   is friendly with nice lecturers and
                                                                   interesting events. If I could offer any
                                                                   advice it would be to bring a camera,
                                                                   wake up early, talk to everyone and

                                                                                                                                          DEVELOPMENT
                                                                   go to the library.”
                                                                  Jing Ruan, China
                                                                  MSc Human Resource Management

     Stirling by twilight          Get involved!

                                                                                                                                      We are proud to offer one of the best
                                                                                                                                      student experiences in the UK, with Stirling
         Universityofstirling         Universityofstirling            Universityofstirling            Universityofstirling
                                                                                                                                      ranked among the top 10 postgraduate
                                                                                                                                      universities in Britain for student
                                                                                                                                      satisfaction1, and we constantly seek to
                                                                                                                                      enhance and improve your student journey.
                                                                                                                                      The Campus Central project forms part of
                                                                                                                                      wider development plans, building on our
                                                                                                                                      £48 million investment into new student
                                                                                                                                      residences, the new INTO University
                                                                                                                                      of Stirling building, new car parking
                                                                                                                                      provision and a new £19.9 million sports
                                                                                                                                      complex, which is due for completion in
                                                                                                                                      early 2020. The University has also been
                                                                                                                                      successful in securing a £22 million fund
     Snow better way to graduate   Good friends, great memories    Hogmanay fireworks              Sportstars in action #bleedgreen   to support our world-class research.
                                                                                                                                      Campus Central will create a vibrant
                                                                                                                                      and modernised learning, research
         Universityofstirling         Universityofstirling            Universityofstirling                                            and social environment. It will:                Artists impression of the new Campus Central project

                                                                                                                                      CREATE                                         INNOVATE                                                TRANSFORM
                                                                                                                                      • Create a central focus for the 		            • Create active, digitally enabled,                     • Enhance our core facilities.
                                                                                                                                         whole of our community, providing              social learning spaces for students,                 • Offer a variety of exciting retail
                                                                                                                                         key facilities and services in a vibrant       researchers, businesses and employers.                     and catering outlets that meet the
                                                                                                                                         environment.                                                                                              aspirations of our diverse, energetic
                                                                                                                                                                                     • Enhance our student experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and international community.
                                                                                                                                      • Be the social core of the campus; 		            through integrated, welcoming and
                                                                                                                                         welcoming, global, animated and 24/7.          accessible services.                                 • Maximise the impact of our natural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   environment through enhanced
                                                                                                                                      • Encourage students, staff and the wider      • Establish a gateway to the Macrobert                        outlooks, integration and
                                                                                                                                         community to come together in spaces           Arts Centre, and its connections to                        pedestrian-friendly areas.
     Hitching a ride               Rocking out at the castle       Let’s celebrate! #StirGrad
                                                                                                  #igstiruni                             that facilitate dialogue, connections
                                                                                                                                         and partnerships.
                                                                                                                                                                                        students, staff and the local community.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             For more information, visit:
                                                                                                  @universityofstirling                                                                                                                      stir.ac.uk/campuscentral
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2017
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Your future at Stirling - University of Stirling
WALLACE MONUMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Climb 246 steps to reach the
                                                                                                                                                                                              UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING                               top of our famous landmark,
                                                  AIRTHREY GOLF COURSE                                           COLIN BELL, IRIS MURDOCH                                                     INNOVATION PARK                                      built to commemorate Scots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   hero, Sir William Wallace.
                                                  Less than a five-minute walk                                   AND RG BOMONT BUILDINGS                 COTTRELL BUILDING                    Home to some cutting-edge research
                                                  from student accommodation,                                    These buildings are where the Faculty   The Cottrell Building is             and development companies.
                                                  our nine-hole golf course is                                   of Social Sciences is based, and are    home to the Faculty of
                                                  right on your doorstep.                                        home to some of our cutting-edge        Natural Sciences and the
                                                                                                                 research centres.                       Stirling Management School.

           AIRTHREY CASTLE                                                                                                                                                                                                  STIRLING COURT HOTEL
           Our very own 18th-century castle
                                                                                                ANDREW MILLER                                                                          INTO BUILDING                        Offering 100 bedrooms and
           is still in use today, and overlooks                                                                                                                                        Our brand-new centre is
           the University’s picturesque                                                         BUILDING                                                                               designed to offer international      one of only two venues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SPITTAL HILL CHALETS
           golf course.                                                                         The heart of the University                                                            students unique academic             in Scotland awarded the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Conference Centre of                      Popular student accommodation in our
                                                                                                made up of the Atrium,                                                                 pathways that can help them
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Excellence Award.                         Scandinavian-style timber chalets.
                                                                                                Library, Students’ Union and                                                           gain a degree.
                                                                                                the Macrobert Arts Centre.

                                                                    THE LINK BRIDGE
                                                                    The scenic commute between
                                                                    Halls and University; you’ll make
                                                                    your nine am lecture even if you
                                                                                                                        AIRTHREY LOCH
                                                                                                                        Our very own loch; home to
                                                                    leave at five-to-nine.                              our water sports teams, along
                                                                                                                        with our resident swans.
     AIRTHREY PARK
     MEDICAL CENTRE                                                                                                                                                                                           NATIONAL TENNIS CENTRE
     Our on-campus general medical                                                                                                                                                                            Tennis superstars Andy Murray
     practice and dental centre.                                                                                                                                                                              and Gordon Reid famously
                                                                                                                                                                                                              honed their skills on our courts.
                                                                                                                                                         NATIONAL SWIMMING
                                                                                                                                                         ACADEMY
                                                                                                                                                         Home to Scottish Swimming
                                                  STUDENT                                                                                                and our world-class student
                                                                                                                                                         athletes, who practise more
                                                  ACCOMMODATION                                                                                          than 35 hours per week in our
                                                  Home to our students: more
                                                  than 2,500 bedrooms across 20
                                                                                                        PATHFOOT BUILDING                                Olympic pool.
                                                                                                        Where the Faculty of Arts
                                                  residences on and off campus.
                                                                                                        and Humanities, the Faculty
                                                                                                        of Health Sciences and Sport
                                                                                                        and the Institute of Aquaculture
                                                                                                                                                                                 THE PITCHES
                                                                                                                                                                                 Get a front-row seat to the action on
                                                                                                        are based. It also hosts an                                              our grass and artificial 4G pitches.
                                                                                                        art collection.

                                                                                                                                                                                   Studying in the presence of nature
                                                                                                                                                                                   can boost productivity by up to
                                                                                                                                                                                   12%, and reduce levels of stress
                                                                                                                                                                                    Washington State University, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
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REDEFINE WITH
     RESEARCH

     Research at Stirling makes a difference. Our three key   LIVING WELL                                   GLOBAL SECURITY AND RESILIENCE                  CULTURES, COMMUNITIES AND SOCIETY
     research themes – Living Well; Global Security and       With a multidisciplinary approach that       Our expertise in Global Security and            Nothing exists in isolation, and researching
                                                              includes sports science, psychology,         Resilience spans a wide range of academic       subjects in their wider context forms the
     Resilience; and Cultures, Communities and Society –      marketing, economics and health, our         subjects and perspectives, but has the          core of this thematic area. Social policy,
     underpin our commitment to addressing the most           research improves wellbeing across the       common goal of tackling the challenge of        history, computing science, and biological
                                                              world, allowing people to maintain,          providing the world’s growing population        and environmental sciences, as well as
     pressing challenges facing society today.                attain or regain good health.                with a sustainable and secure way of living.    media and communications, enable
                                                                                                                                                           much broader and more comprehensive
                                                              Work includes exploring the impact           We explore how the world’s forests
                                                                                                                                                           investigations into how we communicate
                                                              of alcohol licensing and tobacco             and its flora and fauna are evolving in
                                                                                                                                                           with and understand each other.
                                                              packaging; establishing how to help          response to climate change; we investigate
                                                              people live well with dementia; and          how humans interact with the world,             By exploring the past and recognising how
                                                              ensuring the best nursing and cancer         whether that is in the field of international   we learn from it, promoting innovation
                                                              care is delivered to patients.               diplomacy or digitally within the context of    and change, and understanding distinctive
                                                                                                           cyber security; and we develop solutions to     cultures and political authority, our research
                                                              Our academics are pushing the boundaries
                                                                                                           maintain sustainable and safe sources of        brings communities together in mutually
                                                              of longevity and ageing, and informing
                                                                                                           fish, creating new and innovative ways of       beneficial ways. Whether that involves
                                                              National Governing Organisations (NGOs)
                                                                                                           feeding global communities and improving        analysing organised crime, or discovering
                                                              on the long-term impact of contact sports.
                                                                                                           access to fresh water around the world.         the birthplace of James I of Scotland, our
                                                                                                                                                           work spans continents and time periods.
                                                                                                                                                           For more information, visit:
                                                                                                                                                           stir.ac.uk/research

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RESEARCH                                                                                                                                            Launched pioneering
                                                                                                                                                          IRIDIS dementia app

      PROGRAMMES                                                                                                                                          Awarded Queen’s Anniversary
                                                                                                                                                          Prize for groundbreaking
 Our research programmes provide an interdisciplinary approach to
 groundbreaking areas of research. Each programme contributes to
                                                                                                                                                          social marketing research
 activity within one or more of our research themes, ensuring that
 all of our research is directly relevant to today’s societal challenges.
 These include:                                                                                                                                           Conducted Scotland’s
                                                                                                                                                          first longitudinal
      Ageing and Dementia                          Digital Society and Culture                 Health and Behaviour
                                                                                                                                                          healthy ageing study
 The world’s population is living longer,         Digital technologies are changing           Human behaviour is having an
 presenting challenges to health,                 the way we live. Our critical thinking      impact on health. We explore
 long-term care and economies. By                 questions the impact of these changes       behaviours that can improve lives.
 investigating the health and social              and explores potential solutions to                                                                     Developed world’s first
 wellbeing of communities, our
 research results in positive change.
                                                  address the challenges this creates.
                                                                                               Home, Housing and Community                                satellite-based global lake
                                                   Environmental Change                       Millions across the world remain homeless.                  surveillance system through
      Being Connected                             Driven by human influence,
                                                                                              Focusing on social justice, we influence the
                                                                                              agenda for policy and practice, promoting                   £2.9m Globolakes project
 Social division and exclusion are                environmental change is accelerating.       a safe and secure home for everyone.
 increasing worldwide. We tackle                  We explore sustainable solutions
 inequality by analysing social networks,         for a more resilient future.
 geographies and big data technologies.                                                        Human Security, Conflict
                                                   Extreme Events in Science and Society
                                                                                               and Cooperation                                            GRANTED £3.4 MILLION by
      Contextual Learning in Humans               Extreme events vary widely and can
                                                                                              Regional and international conflicts,
                                                                                              driven by climate change, pose a
                                                                                                                                                          Global Challenges Research
      and Machines                                include bereavement, disease, flooding      serious threat to world stability. We                       Fund to reduce tobacco-
                                                                                                                                                          related harm in low- and
     Intelligent machines are making              and social unrest. We research how          explore the impact of climate change
     increasingly sophisticated decisions, but,   societies and ecosystems might              on human security to manage and
     without context, they bring risk. We seek
     to enhance machine-based decision-
                                                  better respond to extreme events
                                                  and prepare for the unexpected.
                                                                                              identify ways to resolve these conflicts.
                                                                                                                                                          middle-income countries
     making to positively impact society.
                                                                                               Mobile Cognition
                                                   Global Food Security
      Cultural Heritage                           The global population is expected to rise
                                                                                              By investigating how human brains
                                                                                              work in the real world, we offer a new                      SECURED £22 MILLION TO
 Society’s identity, wellbeing and
 progress are constantly challenged.
                                                  from 7.6 billion to 9.8 billion by 2050.
                                                  Our ambition is to ensure that there is
                                                                                              perspective on the prevention, diagnosis
                                                                                              and treatment of neurological conditions.                   DEVELOP TWO NEW
 We empower communities by
 heightening their understanding of
                                                  enough food for future generations.
                                                                                                                                                          INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH
 their cultural past to allow them to
 positively influence their future.
                                                                                              For more information on the University’s
                                                                                              research themes and programmes, visit:
                                                                                                                                                          CENTRES AT STIRLING
                                                                                              stir.ac.uk/researchthemes

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MORE THAN

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  research and

         partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  teaching partners

     As an agent for global change, we work to forge strong
     partnerships both at home and further afield. Over the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  50,000+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
     years, we have teamed up with a range of international                                                                                                                                                       FROM 180 COUNTRIES
     institutions to offer a diverse selection of postgraduate                                                                                                                                                    CHOOSE SCOTLAND AS
     degrees taught in part, or entirely, overseas.                                                                                                                                                               THEIR PLACE OF STUDY

     These include:

                                                                                               60+
     VIETNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY –                KWANSEI GAKUIN UNIVERSITY,                                         UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA,                    AMITY GLOBAL INSTITUTE,                         INTO UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS
     UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND            JAPAN                                                              SPAIN                                        SINGAPORE                                       The University of Stirling proudly entered
     HUMANITIES (VNU-USSH), VIETNAM               Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) and                                Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is one        In 2018, the University of Stirling partnered   into a joint-venture arrangement with
     VNU-USSH is one of Vietnam’s most            the University of Stirling have a long-                            of the fastest-rising, dynamic young         with leading education provider, Amity          INTO University Partnerships in 2014, to
     prestigious institutions, with the largest   standing partnership spanning 25 years.                            universities in Spain, with impressive       Global Institute, to offer students from        establish INTO University of Stirling. INTO

                                                                                               countries partnered
     social sciences and humanities faculty       KGU is one of the most prestigious private                         international rankings. The University of    Singapore the opportunity to study              University of Stirling delivers academic and
     in the country. The University of Stirling   institutions in Japan, and is a selected                           Stirling has partnered with UPF to develop   for a UK postgraduate degree.                   English language pathway programmes to

                                                                                               with worldwide
     partnered with VNU-USSH more than            member of the Japanese Government’s                                an innovative joint award delivered both                                                     overseas students prior to their progression
                                                                                                                                                                  Benchmarking with the latest content
     a decade ago to develop a unique             Top Global University Project. The                                 on campus in Stirling and in Barcelona.                                                      onto a postgraduate degree. Students can
                                                                                                                                                                  and teaching across the world, the
     course jointly delivered on two sites,       University of Stirling offers a unique                                                                                                                          choose from the following pathways:
                                                                                                                     MSc Strategic Communication                  University has joined forces with Amity
     in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The           double award that is jointly delivered
                                                                                                                     and Public Relations                         Singapore to deliver a range of industry-       • Business, Finance and Sport
     course is approved by the Vietnamese         both on campus in Stirling and in Osaka.
                                                                                                                     www.upf.edu                                  oriented management courses designed            • Media, Humanities and Social Sciences
     Ministry of Education and Training.
                                                  MSc TESOL (double degree)                                                                                       by leading academics and professionals.         • Science, Computing and Engineering
     MSc Media and Communications                 global.kwansei.ac.jp                                                                                                                                            For more information on our INTO
                                                                                                                                                                  Master of Business Administration (MBA)
     Management                                                                                                                                                                                                   University of Stirling courses, see p22-23.
                                                                                                                                                                  MSc Banking and Finance
     hcmussh.edu.vn
                                                                                                                                                                  MSc Data Science for Business
                                                                                                                                                                  www.amitysingapore.sg

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“All of my teachers at INTO University                                          By choosing the University of Stirling, you’re also

                                           International
   of Stirling are friendly and made me                                           choosing to become a global citizen in an increasingly
   feel very welcome. Thanks to them,
                                                                                  connected world. We’re a truly international institution,
   I have now progressed to study a
   Masters degree in Marketing and                                                and our beautiful campus is home to a dynamic
   have made lots of friends from                                                 community of staff and students from more than
   different countries.”                                                          120 countries. One in five of our students is from

                                           students
     Kejia Chen, China                                                            overseas, and just under half of our postgraduate
     MSc Marketing
                                                                                  students come to us from outside the UK.

                                                                                  We believe that this diversity helps us       International Entry Requirements
                                                                                  to develop outward-thinking graduates
                                                                                                                                Here at Stirling, we consider a wide range
                                                                                  with limitless potential. Stirling might
                                                                                                                                of academic qualifications from across
                                                                                  be a Scottish university – but thinking
                                                                                                                                the globe as a means of gaining entry
                                                                                  and working globally is part of our
                                                                                                                                onto one of our postgraduate courses.
                                                                                  daily teaching, learning and research
                                                                                                                                Typically, you will need a strong Bachelor
                                                                                  practice. It’s part of who we are.
                                                                                                                                Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant
                                                                                  That’s why our students rate us first in      subject – but requirements do vary by
                                                                                  Scotland for welcoming international          country, and you may need to meet further
                                                                                  students. The University also consistently    criteria based upon your chosen course.
                                                                                  earns five QS Stars in the World University
                                                                                                                                To give you an idea, here are the
                                                                                  Rankings for internationalisation.
                                                                                                                                minimum requirements accepted
                                                                                                                                from a selection of countries:
                                                                                   Student Support                               China	70% (65% for 211/985)
                                                                                                                                        in a four-year
                                                                                  The University of Stirling has a dedicated
                                                                                                                                        Bachelor’s degree
                                                                                  International Visa Advice Team, and
                                                                                  experts within our Student Hub, who            Canada	2.8/4 or 70% or B in
                                                                                  can provide you with advice on application             Bachelor’s (Honours) degree
                                                                                  processes, tips on what you should do                  or a professional degree
                                                                                  before you arrive and one-to-one guidance
                                                                                                                                 India	55% in Bachelor’s/
                                                                                  during your time here at Stirling. Services
                                                                                                                                        Special (Honours) degree;

                                           1st
                                                                                  include: application support, financial
                                                                                                                                        consideration will be given
                                                                                  advice, immigration information, travel
                                                                                                                                        to marking schemes of
                                                                                  support and cultural activities designed
                                                                                                                                        individual Indian universities
                                                                                  to help you make the most of your
                                                                                  time in Scotland.                              Nigeria	Second class, lower
                                                                                  stir.ac.uk/77                                           division Bachelor’s degree
                                                                                                                                          (CGPA 2.50/5.00)
                                           in Scotland,                           If you’d prefer to speak with someone
                                                                                  in person before you arrive, you can           Pakistan	2.6 GPA or 60% in a four
                                           for welcoming                          also get in touch with one of the
                                                                                  University’s international representatives
                                                                                                                                           year Bachelor’s degree

                                           international 		                       in your own country.
                                                                                                                                 Taiwan 65% in a four year
                                                                                                                                        Bachelor’s degree
                                           students                               stir.ac.uk/g9
                                                                                                                                 USA       Bachelor’s degree
                                           International Student Barometer 2016
                                                                                                                                           with GPA of 2.7
                                                                                                                                If your country is not listed above, you can
                                                                                                                                find more information on the specific entry
                                                                                                                                requirements for your country here:
                                                                                                                                stir.ac.uk/1ef

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POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
                                                                                                                                                          ALMOST HALF OF OUR
                                                                                                                                                          ARE FROM OVERSEAS
 MORE THAN       English Language Requirements                  Please note that students coming to
                                                                us from majority English-speaking

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                 If English is not your first language, you     countries, such as the USA or Canada,
                 may need to provide us with evidence of        will not need to provide us with
                 your English language skills in order to       English language qualifications.
                 receive a place on your chosen course. The
                 University of Stirling accepts many forms of   Learn more about English language
                 English language qualifications, including:    qualifications and requirements:
                                                                stir.ac.uk/1ae

 nationalities
                 • International English Language
                   Testing System (IELTS)
                 • Cambridge Certificate of                      Visa information
 represented       Proficiency in English (CPE)
                 • Cambridge Certificate of
                                                                All international students interested

 on campus         Advanced English (CAE)
                 • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)
                                                                in coming to Stirling (apart from
                                                                European Economic Area and Swiss
                                                                nationals) for a period of more than six
                 • Internet-based Test of English as a          months will need to apply for a Tier 4
                   Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT)                 (General) student visa before travelling.
                                                                You will need to apply through the
                 • DAAD: for applications
                                                                UK Government, and include both an
                   through IEC Germany only
                                                                application fee and a health surcharge.
                 Students who do not currently hold
                                                                Your visa will last for the duration of
                 these qualifications may still gain
                                                                your study; however, it will come with a
                 entry onto a postgraduate degree
                                                                few restrictions. As part of the terms of
                 at Stirling by undertaking one of
                                                                your visa, you will normally be allowed
                 our pre-sessional courses.
                                                                to work during your studies – but only
                 We’ve partnered up with INTO University        20 hours per week during term time,
                 Partnerships to provide a range of             and there are certain jobs that you
                 intensive English language courses             may not be permitted to undertake.
                 designed to increase your proficiency
                                                                Normally, you can apply to bring
                 and prepare you for postgraduate
                                                                dependants, such as a partner or children,
                 study at the University of Stirling.
                                                                with you for the duration of your studies as
                 For more information on our Pre-               part of your Tier 4 (General) student visa.
                 sessional English courses, see p22-23.
                                                                For advice on how and where to apply
                                                                for your visa, get in touch with our
                                                                International Advisors Team:                                “What I like about the University
                                                                internationaladvisor@stir.ac.uk                              is how international the faculty
                                                                                                                             and research areas are. The course
                                                                                                                             covered all areas of aquaculture and
                                                                                                                             species from all over the world.
                                                                                                                            The campus is lovely, and there are
                                                                                                                            lots of activities for students to
                                                                                                                            get involved with.”
                                                                                                                            Akpojotor Ekpeki, Nigeria
                                                                                                                            MSc Sustainable Aquaculture
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 University of Stirling
     The University of Stirling plays home to a diverse
                                                                                                             94%
                                                                                                             of students from
                                                                                                             the 2016/17 cohort
     international community. To help that community                                                         were able to progress
     thrive, we’ve teamed up with global education                                                           to the University
     leader INTO University Partnerships.                                                                    of Stirling
                                                                                                             (2017)

     At INTO University of Stirling, our focus is    Masters with Integrated                                  PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH
     on the provision of preparatory courses for     International Graduate Diploma                          INTO University of Stirling also offers
     international students, with the following
                                                    Our Masters with Integrated International                a range of intensive English language
     postgraduate progression options:
                                                    Graduate Diploma is a full-time academic                 courses. These are designed for
     • Graduate Diplomas                            programme that incorporates English                      international students who are already
                                                    language skills development, academic                    academically qualified, but either need
     • Masters with Integrated
                                                    study skills, postgraduate research                      to increase their English language level
       International Graduate Diplomas
                                                    skills and subject-specific content.                     for entry to their postgraduate course
     • Pre-Masters programme                                                                                 or would like to undertake a short
                                                    If you successfully complete the relevant                course to help them adapt to studying
     • English language programmes                  Graduate Diploma programme and                           in a UK university environment.
     These programmes are designed for              meet the required progression grades
                                                    for entry to your selected degree                        For more information, see page 78.
     international students who have the
     potential to succeed, but do not yet           programme, you will be guaranteed entry
     meet the requirements for direct               onto designated postgraduate degree
     entry onto a postgraduate course               courses at the University of Stirling.                    Pre-Masters programme
     at the University of Stirling.                 Students on the Masters with Integrated                  Our six-month pre-Masters programme
                                                    International Graduate Diploma can                       provides a direct route to a wide variety
     stir.ac.uk/study-in-the-uk/into
                                                    choose from three pathways:                              of Masters courses at the University
                                                                                                             of Stirling. You will improve your
                                                    BUSINESS, FINANCE AND SPORT
                                                                                                             English language skills, develop the
     Graduate Diploma Pathways                      This pathway offers you progression                      necessary study and research skills,
     The Graduate Diploma is a direct pathway       onto a wide range of management                          and become accustomed to living
     that leads to postgraduate study at the        and finance-related Masters degrees                      and studying in the UK in advance
     University of Stirling. It’s suitable for      at the University of Stirling.
                                                                                                             of your postgraduate degree.
     international students who need an             MEDIA, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
     introduction to their subject of choice        This pathway offers you progression
     before studying it at a postgraduate           onto a specialist Masters degree in                       Scholarships
     level, or for those who need to upgrade        applied social research, education,
     their qualifications in a relevant subject.                                                             As part of our commitment to creating real
                                                    media management and publishing
                                                                                                             opportunities for success, INTO and the
     We offer three Graduate                        studies at the University of Stirling.
                                                                                                             University also provide a range of generous
     Diploma pathways:                              SCIENCE AND COMPUTING                                    scholarships for international postgraduate
     • Business, Finance and Sport                  This pathway offers you progression                      students from all over the world.
                                                    onto a wide range of specialist                          stir.ac.uk/1od
     • Media, Humanities and Social Sciences
                                                    and technical Masters degrees
     • Science, Computing and Engineering           at the University of Stirling.
     stir.ac.uk/1dk

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Somewhere
 to call home
 Looking for the perfect place to live while studying
 at the University of Stirling? Look no further.
                                                                                                           Stirling is the most
 We offer a wide range of comfortable
 and secure postgraduate residences
                                              Built around your needs                                      affordable CITY to
 on our beautiful 330-acre campus,
 in nearby Bridge of Allan and in
                                              We’ve invested £40 million in our student
                                              housing over the last few years, listening                   live in the UK
                                                                                                           Bank of Scotland 2018
                                              to what our students want every step
 Stirling’s vibrant city centre.
                                              of the way. All accommodation is single
 The University provides priority             occupancy, and you can choose from
 accommodation to all new students –          a range of flats, chalets, townhouses
 and if you’re a taught postgraduate          and family accommodation.
 student from outside the UK, we’ll
                                              On campus, everything is planned around
 guarantee you an offer of University
                                              you – so you’ll find laundry facilities,
 accommodation as long as you
                                              a supermarket, pharmacy, medical and
 confirm your place and apply for
                                              dental centre, gym, bookshop and bank
 accommodation by 31 July 2019.
                                              within a few minutes’ walk, as well as all
 In 2018/19, accommodation costs ranged       the facilities the University and Students’
 from £84 to £167 per week, and included      Union have to offer.
 utilities, Wi-Fi, insurance and bed linen.
                                              If you’ve got family or friends who
 All postgraduate accommodation               would like to visit, we have the Stirling
 contracts are offered for 50 weeks.          Court Hotel on campus, with a fantastic
                                              restaurant, bar and facilities.
                                              stirlingcourthotel.co.uk

                                              Accessible housing
                                              We can provide or adapt accommodation
                                              for a variety of requirements, and can also
                                              arrange pre-entry visits. If you have any
                                              specific needs, please get in touch with
                                              us as soon as possible.
                                              ask@stir.ac.uk

                                              HOW TO APPLY
                                              Students can apply online via the University
                                              portal as soon as they receive confirmation
                                              of a conditional or unconditional firm offer.
                                              Applications open in April each year.
                                              For more information, please visit:
                                              stir.ac.uk/accommodation

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500,000+
     Based in the centre of our beautiful
     campus, Stirling’s state-of-the-art
     library houses over 500,000 books
     and has plenty of space for research
     and study. We invest £1.5 million in
                                                                                                                     TITLES
     new books, journals, databases and
     DVDs every year to ensure our recently                          Archives and special collections                 Collaborative research
     refurbished library is a contemporary                          Our expansive collections house everything       At the University of Stirling, we encourage
                                                                    from ancient poetry to quantum physics.          our students to share ideas and create
     study hub that gives you all the tools                         As a student at Stirling, you’ll also be given   change. That’s why it has been designed to
     and inspiration you need to succeed.                           access to the University’s dedicated archives    encourage group study and collaborative
                                                                    reading room, where you can explore              learning through its innovative study pods,
                                                                    the wide range of historical collections,        10 group training and private study rooms,
                                                                    influential documents and quirky artefacts       coffee bar seating, private lounges, and a
                                                                    that have helped shape Scotland’s past.          designated study zone that’s open 24/7.

                                                                                                                      The world at your fingertips

                                                                    5-star
                                                                                                                     Our students aren’t limited to the
                                                                                                                     resources housed in our four-floor library.
                                                                                                                     Because the University is a member
LIBRARY
                                                                                                                     of the Society of College, National
                                                                                                                     and University Libraries (SCONUL),

                                                                    excellence award                                 Stirling students can use resources from
                                                                                                                     universities all over the UK and Ireland.

                                                                    for facilities
                                                                    QS World University Rankings 2018
                                                                                                                     The library also connects students with
                                                                                                                     full access to over 350 industry-specific
                                                                                                                     research databases from around the
                                                                                                                     globe – covering everything from
                                                                                                                     American magazines and EU white
                                                                                                                     papers to global financial data
                                                                                                                     and biomedical repositories.
YOUR

                                                           The University invests
                                                           £1.5 million each YEAR
                                                           IN NEW BOOKS, journals,
                                                           databases and DVDs
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Student support
                                                                                                                                        At the University of Stirling, we believe your
                                                                                                                                        postgraduate experience is so much more than just
                                                                                                                                        academic study. It is a time for adventure and new
                                                                                                                                        experiences that should extend beyond the walls of
                                                                                                                                        classrooms. If you’re in search of a place to connect
 We strive to ensure all of our students are able to
                                                                                                                                        with the Stirling community and broaden your
 embrace life as a part of our vibrant postgraduate
                                                                                                                                        postgraduate experience, our award-winning
 community, which is why our student support services
                                                                                                                                        Students’ Union is the place.
 team are always on standby to lend a helping hand.

     Student Services Hub                       Emotional wellbeing                         Money support                               Located at the centre of the University,     Facilities for you                            CLUBS, SOCIETIES AND SPORT
                                                                                                                                        the Union provides exciting social spaces,
 University is about finding your own way,      We operate a free, confidential             Student Money Advisers can help with        support, societies and sports clubs.         The Union also runs a number of              Our students love to explore and share
 but that doesn’t mean you have to do           counselling service on campus. Our          budgeting and money management.             The Union is committed to ‘Making            award-winning and student-focused            the passions and interests that make
 it on your own. Our extensive support          qualified counsellors and mental            They can also help you to apply for         Students’ Lives Better’ by offering a        outlets. Studio serves food in a relaxed     them unique. That’s why we have more
 service teams are here for you every step      health advisers are here for you            additional funding and financial support.   range of services, activities and events.    lounge atmosphere, with plasma screens       than 80 societies and 50 sports clubs
 of the way. The Student Services Hub           throughout your time at Stirling.                                                                                                    for sports fixtures and music. The outside   to choose from, including our three
 brings lots of frequently used services                                                    Registry services                            Your Students’ Union                        decking offers stunning views – while our    award-winning student media outlets.
 together under one banner, meaning             Faith and spirituality                      Academic Registry deliver a range of
                                                                                                                                                                                     cafe in Underground serves Starbucks         We have clubs centred on business
 you can resolve a range of queries                                                                                                     The Students’ Union offers independent       coffee, paninis, soups and cakes.            development, volunteering, music,
                                                The Chaplaincy is open to all faiths        key administration and information          advocacy and support for its members,
 through a single point of contact.                                                                                                                                                                                               travel, the arts and much more.
                                                and none, and celebrates the wealth         services for students throughout their      and is here to ensure your student           Studio is open all day and into the night,
 We can help you with questions on              of nationalities, cultures and beliefs      studies at the University of Stirling,      experience is the best one possible.         providing a range of food, drink and         If there’s nothing that piques your interest,
 all of the services listed below:              represented here at the University of       from enrolment to graduation.                                                            entertainment for you to enjoy. Our multi-   we can even help you start your own club.
                                                Stirling. With a dedicated facility in                                                  The Union works closely with a range of      purpose space, Venue, offers a great place
     Accessibility and inclusion                the heart of the University campus,         Student learning                            relevant postgraduate bodies to ensure       to relax and unwind. During the week               /stirlingstudentsunion
                                                it offers a quiet room where you can                                                    all your views and issues are taken into     you can enjoy a great selection of food,
 The Accessibility and Inclusion team                                                       We run a regular schedule of workshops      account, and that you can make the                                                              @stirlingunion
                                                stop by any time for reflection and                                                                                                  while at night it plays host to a range of
 provides professional expertise to enable                                                  and tutorials organised by our Student      most of your student experience.
                                                meditation, and a communal area                                                                                                      student club activities for all to enjoy.          @stirlingunion
 students with a wide variety of needs to                                                   Learning Services team. No matter
                                                which is lively and sociable. Our team of
 access all aspects of their university life.                                               what stage of your studies you’re                                                        Check out the Union’s website for                  stirunion
                                                Chaplains can offer emotional, spiritual
 Dedicated advisers offer assessments for                                                   at, you can take advantage of drop-                                                      all the latest news:
                                                or practical support and guidance,
 your learning and support requirements,                                                    in sessions, workshops and other                                                         stirlingstudentsunion.com
                                                and we have a dedicated prayer and
 and create a tailored support package to                                                   services designed to help you become

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Students’
                                                wash room for Muslim students.
 meet your individual needs. Please get                                                     an independent, successful learner.
 in touch to discuss any specific needs or
 arrange a face-to-face meeting. We highly
                                                Immigration                                 Study Abroad
 recommend pre-entry visits for students        Our International Advisers Team, within
                                                                                            We offer a wide range of once in a
 with mobility or sensory impairments.          our Student Hub, can provide you
                                                                                            lifetime study abroad opportunities. You
                                                with advice and information to help
                                                                                            can choose to study at one of our partner
     Careers and employability                  you secure the appropriate visa for the
                                                                                            universities across four continents and
                                                duration of your studies at Stirling.
 Whatever your ambitions, we’ll make sure                                                   develop your personal skills, broaden

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Union
 you can make the most of your abilities.                                                   your horizons and experience new
 From discussing your future career plans to
                                                Income office                               cultures. Talk to our team of advisers
 supporting you with practical job-seeking      At the University of Stirling, we           about these exciting opportunities.
 skills, our Careers and Employability          recognise that you need flexibility

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The
                                                                                            For further information, or to ask about
 Consultants can help you to be the             when paying your fees, so we provide
                                                                                            any of the services above, please contact
 difference in your chosen field. We’re         a range of secure payment options.
                                                                                            us or visit our website:
 here to equip you with the skills you need
                                                                                            ask@stir.ac.uk
 to make a positive start to your career.
                                                                                            01786 466022
 For more information, see page 32.                                                         stir.ac.uk/studentsupport

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Sport at Stirling                                                                                                                                                15Olympians,                               Scotland’s
                                                                                                                                                                        4 Paralympians,                          University for
                                                                                                                                                                        9 World Records                          Sporting Excellence

                                                                                                                                                                     Outstanding facilities                       Get involved
                                                                                                                                                                    Our sports facilities are truly five-star.   The best way to experience sport at
                                                                                                                                                                    These include:                               the University of Stirling is to give it a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 try. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a
                                                                                                                                                                    • The National Tennis Centre, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 competitive athlete or simply looking
                                                                                                                                                                      has six indoor courts and two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for a bit of fun – we have plenty of
                                                                                                                                                                      outdoor all-weather floodlit courts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ways for you to get involved.
                                                                                                                                                                    • The National Swimming Academy,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Sports Union operates more than
                                                                                                                                                                      which houses a 50-metre, six-lane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 50 clubs that compete both locally and
                                                                                                                                                                      pool and land-conditioning room.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 nationally. Our football, golf, tennis,
                                                                                                                                                                    • A nine-hole, par-three golf course,        swimming, rugby, triathlon and American
                                                                                                                                                                      putting green, driving range,              football teams are hugely successful
                                                                                                                                                                      pavilion and video analysis suite.         throughout the year – and are always
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 on the lookout for talented students
                                                                                                                                                                    • The Sports Centre, which has a great
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to join their clubs and help them be
                                                                                                                                                                      range of cardiovascular and resistance
     Artists impression of the new University sports facilities                                                                                                                                                  the difference on and off the pitch.
                                                                                                                                                                      equipment, as well as two free weights
                                                                                                                                                                      areas containing many lifting platforms.   But we’re not only about competition.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 If you’re just looking to get fit and have

                                                                                                                1st
                                                                                                                                                                    • An eight-court sports hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 fun, our Intramural Sport programme
 As Scotland’s University for Sporting                                                                                                                                and three squash courts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 includes a variety of recreational activities,
 Excellence, the University of Stirling has                                                                                                                         • Air-conditioned dance, fitness             including table tennis and basketball.
                                                                                                                                                                      and indoor cycling studios.
 one of the best reputations in the UK.                                                                                                                                                                          For more information on our Sports
                                                                                                                                                                    • A 400m all-weather running track.          Union clubs, visit: stir.ac.uk/1a7

 We have been at the forefront of                                 We aim to make sure every student can                                                             • Two artificial pitches and
                                                                                                                                                                      seven grass pitches.
 Scottish sport for nearly five decades
 and are proud to have produced some
                                                                  enjoy our world-class Sports Centre. Our
                                                                  facilities are fully accessible to disabled   in Scotland and                                     We are also proud to have invested nearly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MORE THAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    50
 of the finest British and Scottish talent
 in history. Our incredible student athletes
                                                                  users, and we provide a wide range of
                                                                  activities and support services that cater    TOP 5 in the UK for                                 £20 million into an iconic new sports
                                                                                                                                                                    complex that will be integrated with
 have competed at the Olympic Games,
 the Commonwealth Games and the
                                                                  to all of our students’ individual needs.
                                                                  Choose from over 50 fitness classes
                                                                                                                GOOD sports facilities                              our existing world-class facilities, with
                                                                                                                                                                    work due for completion in early 2020.
 Walker Cup, to name a few. In 2018,                                                                            International Student Barometer 2016
                                                                  per week, learn to swim, try tennis,                                                              To find out more about sport at
 Stirling athletes brought home 11 medals
                                                                  join a walking or running group                                                                   Stirling, visit: stir.ac.uk/sport
 from the Commonwealth Games in
 Australia. Of those, 10 were won in
                                                                  around our beautiful campus, or                                                                                                                   of our student athletes
 the swimming pool – an achievement
                                                                  bolster your CV with fantastic
                                                                  coaching and volunteer opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    currently hold world
 that would have placed the University
 in the top five on the medal table for
                                                                  Be part of something brilliant.                                                                                                                   rankings
 the sport if it were its own country.

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At Stirling, one of our top priorities is to enhance
 your employability through top-quality education
 and cutting-edge research. Everything you do
 while you’re studying with us is designed to help
 you build the skills to be the difference and be
 noticed by potential employers.

 Our graduates stand out. Stirling            Developing your career                        Making the Most of Masters
 students not only achieve a qualification,
 but leave campus equipped with               Our world-leading academics will equip       One of the best ways to make the most of
 life-changing skills. Our graduates          you with the specialist industry knowledge   your time at Stirling is to test your skills in
 are motivated, self-confident, digitally     you’ll need to make an impact in your        a real business environment. Our award-
 aware, enterprising individuals who are      chosen field – but it’s our dedicated        winning ‘Making the Most of Masters’
 making an impact on the world stage.         Careers and Employability Service that       programme gives you the opportunity
                                              will help you to hone those skills and       to undertake your dissertation with a
                                              transfer them to the workplace.              business organisation to address a genuine
                                                                                           business need. It’s a mutually beneficial
                                              The Careers and Employability Service
                                                                                           initiative; businesses gain from your new
                                              provides a range of resources and support

 98%
                                                                                           insights and ideas, while you get to acquire
                                              to help you make informed career
                                                                                           invaluable experience and improve your
                                              decisions, achieve your goals and develop
                                                                                           employability.
                                              the tools that will enable you to excel in
                                                                                           stir.ac.uk/mmm
                                              your career and throughout your life.

                                              Our extensive services include:
 of our graduates are in                      • Daily appointments available with
 employment or further                          professionally trained consultants.

 study within six months                      • CV, application and selection
                                                checks and advice.                          International Careers information
 of graduating                                • Careers events, workshops and fairs
                                                                                           If you’re thinking about returning to your
 Destinations of Leavers in Higher              where you can meet employers.
 Education survey 2015/16                                                                  home country or working abroad once you
                                              • Wide-ranging resources including           graduate, we provide support, information
                                                practice psychometric testing              and links to key international job search
                                                and personality profiling.                 resources such as GoinGlobal and access                                                  Anita won a top industry award at the Data Scientist 2.0:
                                              • Access to our TARGETconnect                to employers and alumni worldwide.                                                       Talent Driven Innovation conference for her work with
                                                platform to search for volunteer,                                                                                                   NHS National Services Scotland during her placement
                                                graduate-level vacancies,                                                                                                           – and now works full-time for the organisation.
                                                internships and part-time work.
                                              stir.ac.uk/careers

                                              REDEFINE
                                                                                                                                             “The employability and personal
                                                                                                                                               development workshops held as part
                                                                                                                                               of my course were instrumental in
                                                                                                                                               helping me build the transferable
                                                                                                                                               skills required to become a Data

                                              YOUR CAREER
                                                                                                                                              Analyst for the NHS.”
                                                                                                                                              Anita George, India
                                                                                                                                              MSc Data Science for Business

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Teaching                                         The University of Stirling is recognised
                                                  across the globe for its interdisciplinary
                                                  approach to teaching. Our academics are
                                                  experts in their fields, and draw from
                                                  their ground-breaking research to create

 excellence
                                                  world-class degrees.

                                                  At Stirling, we are focused on providing       Flexible learning
                                                  education with a purpose. Our dedicated
                                                  staff are here to prepare you to go out       The University offers a range of
                                                  into an increasingly global society and be    postgraduate courses on a part-time
                                                  the difference to help transform it for the   basis, which enables you to study at a
                                                  better. That’s what makes our graduates       pace that best suits your lifestyle. Available
                                                  stand out.                                    part-time courses range from Sustainable
                                                                                                Aquaculture to Psychology and Sport
                                                                                                Management, and our programme
                                                                                                directors will do everything they can to
                                                   Five-star teaching                           help accommodate your personal needs.
                                                  Our collaborative, research-led approach      If you’d like to earn a Masters degree
                                                  consistently earns us five stars for our      but are too busy to make it onto campus,

 5 STARS
                                                  teaching in the QS World University           we also offer a number of online distance
                                                  Rankings. But more importantly, our           learning courses that are available to
                                                  students love the way we teach. That’s        students from all over the globe. Courses
                                                  why they named us first in Scotland for       range from Strategic Public Relations and
                                                  having good teachers, quality lecturers       Public Health, to Performance Coaching
 FOR TEACHING, EMPLOYABILITY,                     and performance feedback in the most
                                                  recent International Student Barometer,
                                                                                                and Teaching English to Speakers of Other

 INTERNATIONALISATION,                            and ranked us joint eighth in the UK for
                                                                                                Languages (TESOL), and normally take
                                                                                                around three years to complete.
 FACILITIES AND INCLUSIVENESS                     our high-quality staff and lecturers          stir.ac.uk/flexiblelearning
                                                  (THE Student Experience Survey 2017).
 QS World University Rankings 2018

                                                  1st
                                                                                                 A global education
                                                                                                Our campus is global – not only in terms
                                                                                                of the students who come from around
                                                                                                the world to study at Stirling, but also in
                                                                                                terms of the community of researchers,
                                                                                                academics and industry experts we attract.

                                                  in Scotland FOR                               Our world-class teaching is designed
                                                                                                to inspire and motivate our diverse
                                                  GOOD TEACHERS,                                and exciting community. We help
                                                                                                every student thrive in today’s
                                                  QUALITY LECTURERS                             increasingly interconnected world.

                                                  AND PERFORMANCE
                                                  FEEDBACK
                                                  International Student Barometer 2016
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Developing                                                                                                                                  Student Enterprise
                                                                            The University of Stirling Management
                                                                            School’s innovative Flying Start Leadership
                                                                            Programme engages students in a

     leaders of                                                             range of activities to develop valuable
                                                                            personal skills and prepare them for
                                                                            their postgraduate journey.
                                                                                                                                                 We love new ideas. Since opening our doors,                                                To give you an idea of what

     the future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            you can achieve by working
                                                                                                                                                 we have been internationally recognised for our                                            with our dedicated support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            staff, here are a few University
                                                                                                                                                 pioneering spirit and passion for innovation in everything                                 start-ups that are already
                                                                                                                                                 we do. That’s why we’re constantly encouraging our                                         making waves across the globe.
                                                                                                                                                 students and researchers to think outside the box and                                      1. Global Voices
                                                                                                                                                 experiment with new ideas to be the difference in their                                    Started by a student from Peru,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            this influential and award-winning
                                                                                                                                                 respective fields.                                                                         translation and interpretation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            company is trusted by the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Government, the BBC, Boeing and
                                                                                                                                                 Through our unique Student Enterprise         Business mentoring                           Disney, and has an ever-expanding
                                                                                                                                                 Programme and University of Stirling                                                       client base across the world.
                                                                                                                                                 Innovation Park, we take pride in offering   It takes more than a great idea to            The dedication and effort by the
                                                                                                                                                 student entrepreneurs the ideal space        launch a successful business. That’s          founder to grow his idea into a
                                                                                                                                                 to create, collaborate and dream.            why we put our students in touch with         world-leading business continues
                                                                                                                                                                                              external mentors to discuss start-up          to be an inspiration to many of
                                                                                                                                                                                              logistics and how to break into new           Stirling’s students – and staff.
                                                                                                                                                                                              and existing markets.
                                                                                                                                                  Student Enterprise Programme                                                              2. Students United
                                                                                                                                                                                              Stirling’s innovative ‘Lunch with a Leader’
                                                                                                                                                 Stirling’s Student Enterprise Programme      initiative also gives enterprising students   Two Chinese students who met
                                                                                                                                                 is designed to support students to develop   the opportunity to attend lunches with        on Stirling’s campus started this
                                                                                                                                                 their entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial    successful entrepreneurs and business         innovative venture to support

                                                                            FLYING START IS A KEY PART OF ALL                                    skills, grow their networks and play a key
                                                                                                                                                 part in developing the enterprise culture
                                                                                                                                                                                              leaders from across Scotland.                 Chinese students wishing to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            come to the UK to study. Today,

                                                                            STIRLING MANAGEMENT SCHOOL                                           on campus.                                                                                 the same two students now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            head an organisation, based
                                                                            POSTGRADUATE COURSES                                                 The programme is run by the Research and
                                                                                                                                                 Innovation Services team and offers a wide
                                                                                                                                                                                               Incubator
                                                                                                                                                                                              Stirling has its own Student Enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            in Glasgow, with branches in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            China, Hong Kong and Macau,
                                                                                                                                                 range of activities throughout the year,
                                                                                                                                                                                              Incubator, which gives students the chance    with plans for other Asian
                                                                                                                                                 including skills workshops, competitions,
     During the first two weeks of your            PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN                       TEAMWORK                                                                                   to apply for free office accommodation        territories in the near future.
                                                                                                                                                 mentorship, networking events, practical
     studies, you will participate in a number     Understanding yourself, your strengths          Effective working relationships are           support, signposting and incubation.         and receive professional advice and
     of challenges designed to enhance your        and weaknesses, means you can plan              essential in business. You will participate                                                resources to launch a new business            3. Micro Fitness
     understanding of self and set personal        for your short-, medium-, and long-term         in a combination of indoor and outdoor                                                     idea. Based at the University of Stirling     Steven Reynolds, an enterprising
     goals.                                        future. This session provides you with the      activities specifically designed to help                                                   Innovation Park, our students work            Stirling alumni, had a dream to
                                                   tools to articulate and action your goals.      you understand the importance of working       The Entrepreneurial Quest                   alongside internationally acclaimed           get Scotland’s schoolchildren
     The workshops cover a range of important                                                                                                                                                                                               fitter. In 2010, he set up ‘Micro
                                                                                                   as part of a team.                            The Student Enterprise Programme             start-ups and social enterprises.
     skills that are highly sought after by        THE BUSINESS CHALLENGE                                                                                                                                                                   Fitness’ – a business to encourage
     employers, including:                         Can you make the most profit within             Flying Start activities equip students        supports students to enter a number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            children to get active. Since then,
                                                   an allotted time? Working in groups,            with an understanding of self and prepare     national competitions. Our own internal
     COMMUNICATION SKILLS                                                                                                                                                                                                                   he has widened his ambition to
                                                   you will make decisions and perform             them for the next step in their career.       contest – the Entrepreneurial Quest – is
     Learn to understand the different ways                                                                                                                                                                                                 helping people of all ages, from all
                                                   tasks associated with the running of            The personal skills gained through this       a great way to get started. This cleverly
     of communicating and gain the confidence                                                                                                                                                                                               over the UK. This award-winning
                                                   a manufacturing company.                        initiative set our students up as highly      designed initiative allows students with a
     to speak out in a public forum.                                                                                                                                                                                                        business is now the UK’s leading
                                                                                                   attractive candidates to future employers.    fully formed business idea to compete for
                                                   NETWORKING SKILLS                                                                                                                                                                        fitness company for children.
     PRESENTATION SKILLS                                                                                                                         prizes, including incubation space, and
                                                   Meeting new people can be nerve-                For more information on Flying Start          many students have turned their ideas
     Learn the “dos and don’ts” of an excellent
                                                   wracking, particularly in a business setting.   activities, visit:                            into viable and successful businesses.
     PowerPoint presentation using your
                                                   These sessions are designed to give you the     stir.ac.uk/flyingstart
     communication skills to present confidently
                                                   confidence to introduce yourself and make
     in public.
                                                   conversation with unfamiliar people.

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