University of Stirling Ranking Profile

Founded by Royal Charter in 1967, The University of Stirling is one of the leading research universities in Scotland, with Excellent teaching ratings for accounting, business studies, finance, economics, politics, religious studies, sociology, psychology and English language. It has been placed in the top ten in the UK for Teaching Assessment by The Times Higher Education Supplement.

Awards and Rankings:

- 1st in Scotland for Education, 2nd in Scotland for Social Work. Overall Stirling is placed 48th out of 114 leading institutions (The Times Good University Guide 2010).

- Winner of Scottish University of the Year 2009/2010. Overall the university is placed 32nd nationally (The Sunday Times University Guide, 2010).

- 36th out of 117 Leading UK universities (Guardian 2010).

- According to the Complete University Guide, it is placed 35th in 2009 and 48th in 2010.

- 2nd in Scotland for Communications & Media (The Times and The Independent Complete University Guide, 2010).

- 88% student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2009).

- Best University in the UK for a ‘good place to be’ (International Student Barometer, 2007 and 2008).

- Best University in Scotland and third best University in the UK (push.co.uk, 2008).

- 1st in Scotland for sports facilities and services (The Times 2008).

- Outstanding achievements in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, ranked 1st in Scotland for Nursing and Midwifery; Education; Sports Studies; Communication, Cultural and Media Studies. It is placed within Top 10 in the UK for: Nursing and Midwifery; Accounting and Finance; Sports Studies; Philosophy.

- Rated top in Scotland and 9th in the UK in the Research Success Rankings (Research Fortnight, 2007).

- 38th in the Daily Telegraph University Ranking 2007.

- 3rd in the UK for graduate employability (Sunday Times, 2006).

- It is one of only 16 universities in the UK with 5 star sports facilities (Sunday Times, 2003).

- 1st in UK for widening access to Higher Education, teaching and research standards, and low non-completion rates (Times Higher Education Supplement, 2002).

- Received the top rated category of "5" for the following subjects: accounting, finance and law; aquaculture; film and media studies; English studies; French; history; psychology; philosophy; social work; religious studies (RAE 2001).