The University of Stirling was the first genuinely new University in Scotland for over 400 years when it was founded by Royal Charter in 1967. It retains its pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation and excellenc in all it does.
The University itself stands on an estate with a rich and varied history. At the centre of the Stirling campus is the historic building of Airthrey Castle. Still in active use today as the home of the University's School of Law, the 18th-century castle, extended and remodelled in late Victorian times, has a fascinating history.
Located just two miles from the centre of Stirling, it is set in the shadow of the Ochil Hills. The magnificent 330-acre campus encompasses a loch, a golf course and the 18th-century Airthrey Castle.
Working with academic, commercial, public, private and voluntary sector partners, Stirling is one of the UK’s leading research universities in the fields of health and wellbeing, the environment and people, culture and society, enterprise and the economy, and sport.
While attending the University of Stirling, you will enroll in 3 classes, each worth 5 U.S. semester hour credits. Some classes may be more or less credits. To determine the number of U.S. semester hour credits for a class, you may use the following conversion: 2 ETCS is equivalent to 1 U.S. semester hour credit. Each class that you will take at the University of Stirling must be approved by UAB via the course articulation process.
Course articulation is the process that determines the UAB equivalent for the foreign courses you will take. Course articulation is a vital component of planning your experience. This process starts when you submit, to the Office of Education Abroad, a syllabus for each course you intend to take while abroad. Then the Office of Education Abroad works with the UAB Registrar, UAB department chairs, and advisors to determine the UAB course equivalency for each of your intended courses.
Many classes at the University of Stirling have already been articulated. To review the list of pre-articulated classes, please click on the Courses Offered link above. To review all classes available at the University of Stirling, please click here.
Courses are available in Accounting, Biology, Business, Cell Biology, Communication Management, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Digital Community Studies, Early Childhood Education, Earth Science, Economics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Elementary Education, English, Environmental Science, Finance, Foreign Languages, French, Geography, Health and Physical Education, High School Education, History, Humanities, Information Systems, International Business, International Studies, Justice Sciences, Kinesiology, Management, Marine Environmental Science, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Middle School Education, Natural Sciences/Math, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Science, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Spanish.