The University of Stirling

Doctorate Degrees at Stirling

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Rank: 45 (The Complete University Guide)

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Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2021/08/01

Duration: 48 months


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As well as grouping our research into three overarching themes, we further highlight our broad areas of expertise with 12 distinct research programmes. Each programme is representative of the diverse interdisciplinary research taking place at the University, and underscores our commitment to carrying out work that can truly impact the world for the better.Our vision is to be recognised across the world as a university that addresses the needs of society through innovative interdisciplinary research. We're proud that our work is already making a positive impact on people's health, education and well-being, and we're working hard to do even more through research that is embodied within three major themes: Cultures, Communities and Society; Global Security and Resilience; and Living Well.


Entry requirements

Candidates should: Hold a good honours degree and/or a Master's degree or equivalent of a university or college recognised by the university of Stirling; hold an appropriate nursing, midwifery or allied health professional registration; have at least 5 years' post-registration experience; selection follows consideration of written application and interview; IELTS score of 6.5.

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IELTS: 6.0

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About this university

International students

Around 20% of students come from outside the UK and there are some 100 nationalities represented. Therefore, the international department has a wealth of information to help students before they arrive at the university and once they are there. This includes matters such as visas and immigrating advice, help with English language skills and accommodation. There is country specific information available on the website. There are also various clubs and societies that may of interest to international students organised through the students union as well as help and guidance for integrating with their new community. The university also operates an INTO partnership that helps with preparation courses and English language programs to assist in acclimatising to their new home and getting the most from their studies. The Student Union at the university was named the best in Scotland and is based in the Robbins Centre on campus. It provides entertainment, welfare and information services as well as representing their interests. It is responsible for some 40 different clubs and societies as well as another 40 sports clubs. These include student run media including a newspaper, radio and television station. The university is noted for its sports facilities including its own 9 hole golf course and driving range. It is one of only 16 universities in the country to receive a 5-star rating for its sports facilities. The Gannochy National Tennis Centre is a nationally recognised centre of excellence while there is a 50-metre swimming pool, fitness centre, sports halls as well as squash and badminton courts. Falkirk FC have a football academy on campus while Stirling University Rugby Football Club are also based there.

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