The University of Stirling, with 9,000 students, encourages study across the curriculum. Opportunities for an integrated Scottish experience are superb, as the university has one of the largest populations of home students in Scotland.
The academic year at Stirling is divided into two semesters, making it particularly attractive to North American students, and summer programs. The Stirling academic structure is flexible allowing you to take courses in a variety of departments and faculties. This is not typical at all Scottish institutions. A considerable amount of out-of-class work is expected so no more than three courses can be taken per semester.
The University of Stirling also offers an International Summer School, with a selection of modules focusing on liberal arts and social sciences through a uniquely Scottish perspective. Enrollment in the ISS is available for four or eight week sessions.
As a student at Stirling, you'll enjoy full access to the University's MacRobert Arts Centre, which houses a cinema, theater and gallery, as well as the Andrew Miller Building which is home to the library, student centers, small shops, a bank, and restaurants. You'll find plenty of opportunities to meet friends and enjoy a busy schedule of film screenings, live performances and art exhibitions.
Stirling's excellent indoor and outdoor sports facilities include an international-class swimming pool, nine-hole golf course, fitness and weights rooms, tennis courts, basketball and badminton, and pitches for soccer, rugby and hockey. Opportunities for fishing, sailing and canoeing are available on the campus lake, which divides the halls of residence from the academic buildings.