Natural Sciences, Sports Science, Humanities & Business

University of Stirling
Stirling, Scotland
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Natural Sciences, Sports Science, Humanities & Business

  • Location

    Stirling

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

    The University of Stirling, founded in the 1960s, is a stunning, medium-sized campus situated in the heart of Scotland. The Guardian University Guide summed it up nicely when it asked, "Where else can you study on the shores of loch, by an 18th century castle, beneath rolling hills?" Beyond the beautiful location, the university is known for its quality of teaching, excellent research, and friendly atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to take classes in a variety of subjects including sport studies, biological science, English studies, history, computer science, social sciences, humanities, and business. The University of Stirling is famous for its exceptional and very modern sporting facilities. The city of Stirling is known as the "Gateway to the Highlands" so when you are not in class you will likely be exploring the gorgeous sites.

  • Term

    Academic Year 1 2019

  • Program Dates

    Sep 05, 2019 - May 09, 2020

  • Program Length

    Academic Year

  • Application Deadline

    Apr 01, 2019

  • Credit

    120 SCQF Credits

  • Eligibility

    3.00 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $29,750

  • This session is in progress and is no longer accepting applications.

Program Description

Stirling is centrally located in Scotland with easy access to the cities in the south and the Highlands in the north. The university is especially known for its exceptional and very modern sporting facilities with an athletic track, fitness suite, golf course, sports hall, tennis courts, pools, artificial pitches, squash courts, and much more.

All courses are taught by local university professors at the University of Stirling. You will take classes alongside British and other international students on a traditional, U.S.-style campus in the lush heart of Scotland. Some of the most popular fields are Sport Studies, Biological Sciences, English, History, Computer Science, Social Science, Humanities, and Business.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

  • All applicants must have at least sophomore standing (second-year) at their home university.
  • All applicants are required to submit an official transcript, academic letter of recommendation, and letter of intent along with the application.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

SCQF Credits

120

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

30

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

45

Academic Information

Sample Courses

Course Credit

  • Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student's home university.
  • Students studying at the University of Stirling are expected to take the full course load during their period of study. For a single semester, a full course load is equivalent to 60 SCQF units.
  • Each module is usually worth 20 SCQF, with the recommended equivalent being 5 US semester credits/module.
  • To meet the 60 SCQF credit requirement, students take 3 courses per semester.

Course Level Recommendations

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below and in the University of Stirling course catalog. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF) levels assigned to each course.
  • Level 8 courses are generally first year courses, level 9 are normally second-year courses which require some background knowledge, and level 10 courses are usually third and fourth-year courses which are at an advanced level and require a considerable background in the subject area.
  • Courses classified as level 10 are recommended as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Course Selection

  • Course availability is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last-minute class cancellations.

Transcript Information

  • The transcript from the University of Stirling will SCQF credits. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.

The courses listed on our ISA website are only a sample of what the university offers. Please see the full Stirling Module Catalog linked below for additional courses.

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Courses

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University of Stirling
Additional Course Options to the Sampling Below
Study Abroad Course Catalog
School of Applied Social Science
Social Policy & Criminology
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Sociology
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Urban Society
SPCU9JR
20 SCQF Credits
School of Arts and Humanties
Communications, Media and Culture
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Film and Media Studies
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Global Cinema and Culture
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Law
Child Law
LAWU9CH
20 SCQF Credits
Criminal Law
LAWU9CR
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Family Law
LAWU9LF
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Jurisprudence
LAWU9JP
20 SCQF Credits
Labour Law
LAWU9LL
20 SCQF Credits
Law of Commerce
LAWU9LC
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Sports Law
LAWU9SL
20 SCQF Credits
Philosophy
20 SCQF Credits
Moral Theory
PHIU9J4
20 SCQF Credits
Politics
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Religious Studies
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
School of Education
Education
20 SCQF Credits
School of Natural Sciences
Aquatic Sciences
20 SCQF Credits
Aquaculture
AQUU6AQ
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Biological Sciences
Animal Ecology
BIOU6AE
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
The Animal Cell
BIOU5AP
20 SCQF Credits
Computing Science
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Digital Media
DGMU901
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Systems I
CSCU9V4
20 SCQF Credits
Environmental Science
20 SCQF Credits
Drainage Basins
ENVU6DB
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Mathematics
Linear Algebra
MATU9M4
20 SCQF Credits
Mathematics I
MATU9M1
20 SCQF Credits
Mathematics II
MATU9M2
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Psychology
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
School of Sport
Sports Studies
Stirling Management School
Accounting and Finance
Accounting II
ACCU9A2
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Auditing
ACCU9A6
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Finance II
FINU9F4
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Taxation
ACCU9T6
20 SCQF Credits
Business and Management
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Managing Change
BUSU9MC
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Economics
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
20 SCQF Credits
Course Disclaimer
  • Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Brittany Lavornia

Program Manager, Scotland

STIRLING TEAM

Mike Kurtyka

Resident Director, Scotland

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

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Housing

Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the British lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average tourist. Uncovering the uniqueness of your surroundings will help you to feel right at home. No matter which type of housing you choose, you will commute to class as most locals do, via the underground (aka the Tube), the overground, public bus, or walking. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding. 

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Dorm

The Stirling residence halls are located on campus. ISA does not have control over which dorm you are assigned to by the university. They have shared kitchens on each floor;�laundry facilities are typically available for an additional cost. You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

ISA excursions allow you to explore the diverse, distinct, and gorgeous landscape of the United Kingdom (and potentially surrounding countries) that you may not have the chance to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on weekend trips, day trips, and optional trips.

Edinburgh

In Scotland's second largest city, you will travel across the highland boundary fault and encounter Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest freshwater loch. From Loch Lomond, you will go further into the highlands crossing Rannoch Moor, on to Glen Coe, to Fort William, across the Caledonian Canal before reaching Loch Ness for your chance to see Nessie!

Glasgow

Glasgow, the 'Dear Green Place,' is full of parks and green spaces. With over 600,000 people, it is the country's largest and most ethnically diverse city. A few famous Glaswegians include comedian Billy Connolly, actors Billy Boyd & Robert Carlyle, Sir Thomas Lipton (of Lipton Tea), and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay!

Highlands

The natural beauty of the highlands is evident from the beginning of your journey. Starting in Glasgow, you will travel across the highland boundary fault , encountering Loch Lomond. Loch Lomond is Scotland's largest freshwater loch (i.e., Scottish for lake). From Loch Lomond, you will travel further into the highlands, crossing Rannoch Moor. Then, you will explore Glen Coe, the Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness, the Grampian Mountains, and the forest of Perthshire. After working up a healthy appetite, you will make a dinner stop at the Victorian era resort town, Pitlochry.

Stirling Castle

Stirling is affectionately called 'the Gateway to the Highlands.' You will explore the history behind the people of this proud region of Scotland, taking a guided tour of Stirling Castle and the city surrounding this strategic fortress. Today, Stirling is economically powered by a mixture of tourism, local government, higher education, retail, and financial services.