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International partnership courses

Teaching excellence across the globe

The University of Stirling has forged strong partnerships both at home and further afield. We've teamed up with a range of international institutions to offer a selection of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees which are taught, in part or entirely, overseas. It's what makes us a truly global university.

Partnerships in eastern Asia

University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

The University of Stirling’s Doctor of Management (DMan) programme, jointly delivered with the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (UCASS) is one of the first Sino-UK DMan programmes to have been approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

The DMan immerses our students in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research – equipping them with the practical and theoretical skills they need to find innovative solutions to the challenges of international business.  

The joint delivery of the DMan course offers students the chance to take advantage of a unique partnership, benefit from the best of both institutions’ expertise and to develop and become future intellectual thought-leaders and part of a new breed of Chartered Managers. 

Find out more about the course and apply.

Hebei Normal University, China

Hebei Normal University is a key provincial institution that caters to a student population of more than 57,000. The University of Stirling offers a dynamic double award that is jointly delivered both on our campus in Stirling, as well as in Hebei. 

  • BA (Hons) Translation and Interpreting Studies

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Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) and the University of Stirling have a longstanding partnership spanning 25 years. KGU is one of the most prestigious private institutions in Japan, and is a selected member of the Japanese Government’s Top Global University Project. The University of Stirling offers a unique double award that is jointly delivered both on campus in Stirling and in Osaka.

  • MSc TESOL (double degree)

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Singapore Institute of Management

Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) is one of the country’s premier higher education institutions. Having earned the backing of the Singaporean Government’s Workforce Development Agency, the University of Stirling has partnered with SIM since 2011 to develop a range of business courses designed to offer students a truly global academic experience.

Courses include:

  • BA (Hons) Retail Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Sports Studies and Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Sport Business Management
  • BA (Hons) Events Management
  • BA (Hons) Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Digital Media

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Vietnam National University

Vietnam National University - University Of Social Sciences And Humanities (VNU-USSH) is one of Vietnam’s most prestigious institutions, with the largest social sciences and humanities faculty in the country.

The University of Stirling partnered with VNU-USSH more than a decade ago to develop a unique course jointly delivered on two sites, in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The course is approved by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training.

Please note: The below course is suspended for academic year 2021-22.

  • MSc Media and Communications Management

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Partnerships in the Middle East

Muscat College, Oman

Muscat College is one of Oman’s oldest privately owned colleges, and the University has enjoyed a partnership with the College for over a decade.

It’s renowned for its creative and innovative approach to research and learning, which is why the University of Stirling Management School and our Faculty of Natural Sciences are working with the college to deliver unique courses, tailored specifically to meet the needs of the Omani economy.

Courses taught at Muscat College include:

Find out more and apply by visiting the Muscat College website.

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

The University of Stirling is offering a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, delivered from our campus in Ras Al Khaimah (UAE). The courses will be delivered in English for UAE and international students.

Partnerships in Europe

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is one of the fastest-rising, dynamic young universities in Spain, with impressive international rankings. The University of Stirling has partnered with UPF to develop an innovative joint award delivered both on campus in Stirling and in Barcelona.

Porto Business School

The University of Stirling Management School has partnered with Porto Business School, a top-ranked European university, to offer students the chance to study at both institutions and graduate with two degrees.

Students who complete the Executive Masters in International Business at Porto can transfer to the University of Stirling with 60 credits towards an MSc Business and Management or an MSc International Business, and vice versa. If based in Stirling, it will also be possible to study for the two degrees simultaneously.

This allows students to complete the two degrees in a semester less than usual, and to experience different styles of business teaching, as well as life in Scotland and in Portugal.

Recruitment partnerships

INTO University of Stirling

We've teamed up with global education leader, INTO, to deliver dynamic programmes to support your needs. INTO University of Stirling’s integrated academic programmes offer progression to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Stirling.

Stafford Global Education Partnership

Stafford Global Education Limited are an official partner of the University of Stirling promoting a range of online courses, and assisting prospective students, within selected markets with the application process.

What our partners say

Muscat College, Oman

"Our Muscat College and University of Stirling partnership has seen significant growth over the years. There continues to be tremendous efforts in nurturing the partnership and the Omani market and cultural needs are well assessed and understood, which brings about collaborative excellence. Muscat College is said to be an overseas extension of the University of Stirling that allows staff and students to enjoy the same welcoming environment at both institutions."

HE. Dr. Ahmed Abdullah Al-Ghazali
Chairman, Muscat College

Singapore Institute Of Management (SIM)

"The collaboration between SIM Global Education and the University of Stirling started in September 2011, offering the BA (Hons) in Retail Marketing at SIM. This promotes a greater degree of professionalism and competitiveness in the retail industry through enhancing and developing talent in the areas of management and leadership. Our shared vision and commitment to education excellence will enable us to take this partnership to even greater heights in the years ahead."

Mrs Ho Soon Eng
Director, Higher Education, SIM Global Education

Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

"We have developed a fruitful collaboration with the University of Stirling through the establishment and operation of the double degree course in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), which was our first attempt at integrating full-time overseas study for a Masters programme. The first cohort is enjoying the wonderful environment of the Stirling campus, as well as the excellent learning opportunities provided by the TESOL team."

Professor Masanori Ito
Professor, Graduate School of Language, Communication and Culture

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

"We are very pleased that the University of Stirling, UK now has a campus in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. The academic programmes offered include Undergraduate Honours courses in Accounting & Finance, Business Computing, Computing Science, Management and Software Engineering. In the Postgraduate Portfolio we offer bespoke, one year Masters programmes covering MSc Big Data, MSc Finance and MSc Fin Tech. Ras Al Khaimah is perhaps the most beautiful emirate in the UAE with a 64 km coastline and is home to a number of educational institutions. RAK is a very friendly and inexpensive place to live and plays host to a variety of industries and hospitality establishments. Students at the University of Stirling, RAK, benefit not only from learning from committed academics but also enjoy an amazing quality of life, combined with the opportunity to gain experience through internships and placements."

Velanand SR
Campus Director, RAK Campus

Want to know more?

If you'd like to learn more about our international partnerships, contact our International team.