Rankings of University of Stirling

Located in the photogenic market town of Stirling, the University of Stirling has been providing degrees to students who have passed through their doors since 1967. Apart from high-quality academics and research initiatives, this university also offers its learners access to an Olympic swimming pool, numerous dining venues, and even an on-campus cinema.

Latest ranking updates for University of Stirling
  • September 2023: THE Times Higher Education, UK announced latest results of THE World University Rankings with University of Stirling in position 401.
  • September 2023: Publication of The Guardian University League Tables by Subject (Business and Management). Ranking position #76.
  • September 2023: The Guardian News and Media Limited announced latest results of The Guardian League Table with University of Stirling in position 61.
  • August 2023: ShanghaiRanking Consultancy announced latest results of ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking with University of Stirling in position 701.

University rankings

    • #7 
    • #38 
    The Times Good University Guide
    [Published 16 September, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #61 
    The Guardian League Table
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #51 
    CUG The Complete University Guide
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #401 
    THE World University Rankings
    [Published 27 September, 2023]
    • #13 
    • #431 
    QS World University Rankings
    [Published 27 June, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #301 
    QS Employability Rankings
    [Published 23 September, 2021]
    • #8 
    • #653 
    US News: Best Global Universities
    [Published 24 October, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #701 
    ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 15 August, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #1168 
    CWTS Leiden Ranking
    [Published 22 June, 2022]
    • #9 
    • #798 
    Scimago Institutions Rankings
    [Published 06 March, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #910 
    CWUR Center for World University Rankings
    [Published 25 April, 2022]
    • #8 
    • #901 
    NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #979 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 28 November, 2022]
    • #8 
    • #504 
    RUR World University Rankings
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #369 
    RUR Reputation Ranking
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #431 
    RUR Academic Rankings
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #87 
    StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
    [Published 06 September, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #201 
    QS World University Rankings: Sustainability
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #8 
    • #615 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 31 July, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #111 
    THE China Subject Ratings Overall
    [Published 11 May, 2022]

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Subject rankings

Agriculture

    • #368 
    Agriculture
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Business

    • #2 
    • #20 
    Marketing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #101 
    Public Administration
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]

Computer Science

    • #8 
    • #54 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Education

    • #7 
    Education
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #46 
    Education
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #151 
    Education
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #251 
    Education
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #3 
    • #301 
    Education
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #464 
    Education
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Engineering

    • #728 
    Environmental Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #2 
    • #11 
    Journalism
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Languages & Literature

    • #6 
    • #34 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #57 
    English
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #21 
    French
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Law

    • #6 
    • #27 
    Law
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #34 
    Law
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Mathematics

    • #5 
    • #24 
    Mathematics
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #30 
    Mathematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Medicine & Health

    • #6 
    • #551 
    Medicine
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]

Natural Sciences

    • #8 
    • #41 
    Biology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #4 
    • #15 
    Economics
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #30 
    Economics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #301 
    Economics
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #500 
    Economics
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #59 
    Geography
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #38 
    History
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #73 
    History
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #131 
    History
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #44 
    Psychology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #9 
    • #48 
    Psychology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #201 
    Psychology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #201 
    Psychology
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #301 
    Psychology
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #3 
    • #353 
    Psychology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #251 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #4 
    • #301 
    Social Sciences
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #29 
    Social Work
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #26 
    Sociology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #243 
    Sociology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #251 
    Sociology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]

Sports Science

    • #4 
    • #13 
    Sports Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #53 
    Sports Science
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Highest subject rankings for University of Stirling

Education CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#7 
Education
Journalism The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#11 
Journalism & Media Studies
Sports Science CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#13 
Sports Science
Economics The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#15 
Social Studies & Humanities
Marketing CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#20 
Business
French CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#21 
Languages & Literature
Mathematics The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#24 
Mathematics
Law The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#27 
Law
Biology The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#41 
Natural Sciences
Computer Science CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#54 
Computer Science

Student Reviews for University of Stirling

Student satisfaction:
4.4 (based on 466 student reviews)

“Me and my friends all had the same impression about our time here, in that the university has an educational approach of trying to prepare you as well as possible for your future career. There’s a tendency to use case studies and group work that I appreciated.”

“Their multiple floor library is the perfect place for me to study, since they have plenty of space and it almost never gets full. The staff do an exceptional job of keeping track of the university’s materials, and if they don’t have something you need then it’s almost guaranteed to be available on their online database. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend my programme in Autism Research to anybody interested in pursuing a career in this field.”

About University of Stirling

PROS

  • This university is proud to have a student population that is 20% international, which creates a diverse environment where people with different life experiences can bring their knowledge to the classroom.
  • A wide variety of clubs and societies give students a way to socialise and enjoy themselves without having to leave the campus site. Many people appreciate having alternatives to drinking after hours!
  • The University of Stirling offers 16 on -campus student residence halls, and even more outside of the campus grounds. Prices for on -campus accommodation start from £84 per week, and go as high as £201 per week.

CONS

  • Students who are not sport aficionados tend to complain that too many resources are spent on sports here. Many learners would prefer to see a more balanced distribution of resources.
  • Parking spaces are extremely limited on campus, and for this reason it is recommended to stay in one of the university’s 16 residence halls, to avoid stressful commuting.

Key facts

Foundation year:
1967
Telephone:
+44 (1786) 473 171
Address:
FK9 4LA, Stirling
Scotland
Website:
https://www.stir.ac.uk/
Social:

NSS Aggregate Student reviews

Below you see the results of University of Stirling for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

591 total respondents

THE Student Experience Survey by Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education has surveyed 20251 undergraduate students in the UK about their study experience. 98 students of University of Stirling participated in the survey.

Below you'll find the results for each of the survey questions for University of Stirling in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall score: 78.1

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FAQ

University of Stirling ranks #7 in Scotland in our meta ranking of 112 university rankings. See rankings of all 20 universities in Scotland.

University of Stirling ranks #1 in Stirling in our meta ranking.

University of Stirling is listed in The Times Good University Guide, The Guardian League Table, CUG The Complete University Guide, THE World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, QS Employability Rankings and more. See all 27 rankings of University of Stirling.

University of Stirling achieved #38 in The Times Good University Guide. This is the university’s highest ranking in the 112 rankings tracked on our website. See all rankings for University of Stirling.

University of Stirling achieved the highest ranking for Education. It is ranked #7 in CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject (Education). See all subject rankings for University of Stirling.

A large number of university rankings include surveys among academics on reputation. In our meta ranking of 112 university rankings University of Stirling ranks #1 among universities in Stirling and #7 among universities in Scotland. See all rankings of University of Stirling.

In our meta ranking University of Stirling ranks #7 among all universities in Scotland and The University of Edinburgh ranks #1. Apart from rankings you may also want to see the ratings from students who attended the universities.