University of Stirling

Introduction

About us

At the University of Stirling, being the difference is in our DNA – providing education with a purpose and carrying out research that helps to shape society.

We are an international university with a pioneering spirit and a global reputation for high-quality teaching and research. We are passionate about creating impact in everything we do.

Stirling is a place where ability – not background – is valued.

Our reputation

Making our impact by thinking differently

Since our founding in 1967, the University of Stirling has always been driven by transformative thinking and a spirit of innovation. Our mission is to do everything we can to give our students the knowledge and expertise to make their impact in the world.

Everything we do makes a positive difference to people's lives. We are an agent for change, connecting people, innovating and transforming the lives of our students, staff and the global communities we serve. We have a constant desire to innovate and improve in order to make a difference to society. It’s how we’ve earned our global reputation for high-quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research.

Stirling research: changing lives

Our aim is simple. From feeding the world to using psychology to catch criminals, we want to tackle the global issues of our time. Our multi-disciplinary researchers challenge assumptions, innovate thinking and find solutions.

Our research themes are:

Our vision

To be recognised across the world as a University that addresses the needs of society through innovative and interdisciplinary research; learning and teaching of the highest quality; and by sharing our knowledge with the world.

Positioning statement

At the University of Stirling, our thinkers are bright, inquisitive and innovative.

Everything we do, as an institution and as individuals, has purpose and impact. This shapes our culture, our personality and our mindset. It encourages us to challenge the status quo and push the norm. We have a constant desire to innovate and improve in order to benefit society and make a difference to the communities we serve.

We use our thinking to improve everything. By connecting, innovating and transforming, we believe our thinking can change the world.

Our mission

Our contribution and approach are defined by:

  • Developing people and helping society through the pursuit and understanding of knowledge. We create the conditions for innovative, interdisciplinary research, and communicate what we have learned to the wider world in a clear and useful manner.
  • Transforming the lives of our students and staff by giving them opportunities to reach their full potential intellectually and emotionally; by making them resilient and giving them the skills they need for the modern world; and by instilling in them a sense of responsibility to promote public good.
  • Creating global citizens, working in partnership with governments, business and industry, the public and third sectors, and colleagues in other institutions, to identify and meet the changing needs of society.

Our values

Excellence

Leading the way globally in our areas of research expertise and through the delivery of an outstanding learning experience.

Openness

Being open in all we do, communicating the work and worth of the University to the wider world, and engaging people in the delivery of our vision.

Ambition

Growing the University in innovative ways, embedding sustainability, and making it a role model for the sector.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Education and Leadership

Online & Campus Combined Part time 36 months August 2019 United Kingdom Stirling

The Professional Education and Leadership team in the Faculty of Social Sciences has worked in partnership with local authorities and other stakeholders over a number of years to develop this highly regarded professional education course. This Masters in Professional Education and Leadership is designed to impact directly on professional practices and pupils’ learning experiences and outcomes. [+]

Overview

The Professional Education and Leadership team in the Faculty of Social Sciences has worked in partnership with local authorities and other stakeholders over a number of years to develop this highly regarded professional education course. This Masters in Professional Education and Leadership is designed to impact directly on professional practices and pupils’ learning experiences and outcomes.

This course draws upon current research to help you develop a critical and enquiring approach to leading professional practice in the current policy context.

Building on the success and impact of previous courses, the modules you’ll take on this course take account of current policy and the General Teaching Council for Scotland’s (GTCS) Professional Standards framework (2012) providing the opportunity to practice leadership at all levels.... [-]


MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate, University Certificate in Applied Professional Studies

Online & Campus Combined Part time 36 months January 2019 United Kingdom Stirling

The course gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge specific to your role and setting. Relevant modules are approved and accredited by organisations such as the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). You’ll have the opportunity to build towards a Masters qualification with a range of specialist pathways of study. [+]

Overview

If you’re already qualified in social work or a related profession, our Applied Professional Studies course is the perfect way to expand your expertise.

The course gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge specific to your role and setting. Relevant modules are approved and accredited by organisations such as the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). You’ll have the opportunity to build towards a Masters qualification with a range of specialist pathways of study that focus on areas such as:

Child Welfare and Protection Management and Leadership in Social Services Adult Services, Support and Protection Advanced Practice Skills in Child Welfare and Protection Social Work Practice Education ... [-]

MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate in Housing Studies

Online & Campus Combined Part time 24 - 36 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

Aimed at those already working in the housing sector, our Housing Studies course will help you develop your career further. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing, the syllabus covers all aspects of housing services. [+]

Overview

Aimed at those already working in the housing sector, our Housing Studies course will help you develop your career further. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing, the syllabus covers all aspects of housing services, including:

sustaining communities governance and law housing organisations health and wellbeing

With a focus on achieving better housing for all, you’ll acquire the front-line knowledge and competencies needed to tackle issues in housing and homelessness in Scotland and throughout the UK. You’ll be introduced to the most up-to-date ideas and debates in housing.

This route blends occasional teaching sessions on campus with a significant element of online study giving you the ideal learning experience in a format which is accessible and engaging.... [-]


MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate in Housing Studies (with Internship)

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 12 - 21 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This MSc/PgDip Housing Studies (with internship) course fully integrates all of the academic and practice components of the professional qualification of the Chartered Institute of Housing. This includes a 10-week structured, assessed work experience internship, which sets up graduates for a ‘fast track’ into a career with housing organisations in the social, voluntary and private sectors. [+]

Overview

This MSc/PgDip Housing Studies (with internship) course fully integrates all of the academic and practice components of the professional qualification of the Chartered Institute of Housing. This includes a 10-week structured, assessed work experience internship, which sets up graduates for a ‘fast track’ into a career with housing organisations in the social, voluntary and private sectors.

You’ll be introduced to the most up-to-date ideas and debates in housing and offered the opportunity to learn about the cutting edge of housing practice.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing, the course covers all aspects of housing services, sustainable communities, governance and law, housing organisations, and health and wellbeing.... [-]


MSc/MA in Human Animal Interaction

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This Masters in Human-Animal Interaction will introduce you to interdisciplinary approaches and a diverse range of methods used to research our relationships with other species. It covers a broad range of topics and looks at human-animal interactions across a wide range of contexts – from pet-owning to animal-assisted interventions, zoos, farms and conservation. [+]

Overview

This Masters in Human-Animal Interaction will introduce you to interdisciplinary approaches and a diverse range of methods used to research our relationships with other species. It covers a broad range of topics and looks at human-animal interactions across a wide range of contexts – from pet-owning to animal-assisted interventions, zoos, farms and conservation.

You'll carry out a placement and research project to get direct experience tailored to your individual career goals. You will also learn from our recognised experts in human-animal interaction, whose specialisms include:

aquaculture conservation human-animal conflict animal-assisted therapy the study of animal behaviour and animal welfare ... [-]

MSc/MLitt in Gender Studies (Applied)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our Master's degree examines the history, context and development of key feminist debates, exploring commonalities and differences in the ways they have played out in a range of contemporary, historical and global cultures. This interdisciplinary course has been developed by specialists who are passionately engaged with gender, feminist and queer issues. [+]

Overview

Our Master's degree examines the history, context and development of key feminist debates, exploring commonalities and differences in the ways they have played out in a range of contemporary, historical and global cultures. This interdisciplinary course has been developed by specialists who are passionately engaged with gender, feminist and queer issues.

Through core modules like Understanding Gender, Feminist Research and Key Feminist Thinkers, you’ll explore a range of theoretical and methodological approaches for studying gender. You’ll also delve into the ways in which academic debate informs, is shaped by and is at times distanced from how gender actually ‘works’ in real-world contexts.... [-]


MSc Criminology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our MSc Criminology course establishes clear connections between conceptual theories of crime and justice and applied examples of how they affect contemporary societies. The course has an international focus that goes beyond the UK or Scottish borders, making it appealing for a diverse student cohort. [+]

Overview

Our MSc Criminology course establishes clear connections between conceptual theories of crime and justice and applied examples of how they affect contemporary societies. The course has an international focus that goes beyond the UK or Scottish borders, making it appealing for a diverse student cohort.

The course content encourages the pursuit of innovative and socially just responses to the problem of crime from crimes in the streets or at home, to crimes of the powerful, crimes across borders, or the much newer phenomenon of online crime. Throughout the course, there's an emphasis on the need for a strong critical understanding of how research is framed, used and developed, which is delivered via modules in data analysis and research design, as well as criminological and socio-legal research methods. You’ll have the opportunity to explore concepts of criminal justice, the social contexts of crime, and a variety of criminological theoretical perspectives as well as applied insights.... [-]


MSc Digital Media and Society

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our MSc Digital Media and Society has a strong emphasis on understanding the contemporary environment of multi-platform content development, and the potential of multi-channel networks and their consumption. The course will equip you with the skills and experience to become a digital media expert, providing an ideal pathway to a successful digital career across a range of different sectors. [+]

Overview

The world is changing rapidly as a result of digitalisation, globalisation, web connectivity and social media, making it an exciting time to study digital media.

Our MSc Digital Media and Society has a strong emphasis on understanding the contemporary environment of multi-platform content development, and the potential of multi-channel networks and their consumption. The course will equip you with the skills and experience to become a digital media expert, providing an ideal pathway to a successful digital career across a range of different sectors.

The MSc is part of our growing research and teaching portfolio in digital. With this course, you’ll gain transferable skills for a digital career, with the flexibility to choose your own learning pathway and learning goals.... [-]


MSc Economics for Business and Policy

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This new Masters course is different to others: it places great emphasis on applying economic thinking to real-world business and policy challenges. Our course is suitable for anyone with a drive to succeed in economics, even if you’ve had no previous training in this area. [+]

Overview

This new Masters course is different to others: it places great emphasis on applying economic thinking to real-world business and policy challenges. Our course is suitable for anyone with a drive to succeed in economics, even if you’ve had no previous training in this area.

You'll explore interactions between international institutions, governments and households, and develop an appreciation of the insights that economic analysis can bring to business and policy. Our course also cultivates your skills in decision making and analysis, while enhancing your critical thinking abilities in evaluating business performance, management styles and statistics, as well as the public, social and macroeconomic policies and their effect on businesses and households.... [-]


MSc in Applied Social Research

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months January 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This Masters course provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to carry out robust social research and evaluation. [+]

Overview

This Masters course provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to carry out robust social research and evaluation.

You’ll learn how to collect, analyse and report qualitative and quantitative data, taking account of ethics, reliability and validity. You’ll also critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin social scientific research and explore the issues with social network research. Finally, you’ll develop an understanding of the relationship between research and policymaking.

Our MSc is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting the research training guidelines for undertaking a PhD in Sociology, Social Policy, Social Work or Socio-legal Studies, as well as preparing you for an ESRC-recognised interdisciplinary PhD in Families, Relationships and Demographic Change and Social Care.... [-]


MSc in Applied Social Research (Criminology)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months January 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The University of Stirling is ranked first in Scotland for the study of criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2018), and our Applied Social Research (Criminology) Masters is ideal if you want to develop the skills and expertise you need to undertake robust research in the field of criminal justice. [+]

Overview

The University of Stirling is ranked first in Scotland for the study of criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2018), and our Applied Social Research (Criminology) Masters is ideal if you want to develop the skills and expertise you need to undertake robust research in the field of criminal justice.

We cover the principles of collecting, analysing and reporting on qualitative and quantitative data whilst also taking account of ethics, reliability and validity. You’ll critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin criminology and socio-legal research, as well as exploring issues with comparative research and developing an understanding of the relationship between criminology research and policymaking.... [-]


MSc in Applied Social Research (Social Statistics and Social Research)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months January 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Social statistics and social research provide policymakers, academics and others with valuable insights into the behaviour of people. This Masters course will give you an understanding of social research, with a particular focus on quantitative methods and social statistics. [+]

Overview

Social statistics and social research provide policymakers, academics and others with valuable insights into the behaviour of people. This Masters course will give you an understanding of social research, with a particular focus on quantitative methods and social statistics.

You’ll learn about social research methods and the theories behind them while undertaking detailed training on a wide range of statistical methods. You’ll also gain a thorough knowledge of statistical software and learn a range of highly sought-after technical skills, including accessing, preparing, analysing and summarising complex quantitative datasets.

To meet the demands of our dynamic technological environment, you can also choose advanced modules in data management and important emerging areas such as big data and social network analysis.... [-]


MSc in Aquaculture: Sustainable Aquaculture

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

Study at the world-renowned Institute of Aquaculture – a leading international centre in sustainable seafood production and the largest of its kind in the world. The Institute brings together world-class, cross-disciplinary researchers to address a wide range of global challenges facing industry and society. [+]

Overview

Study at the world-renowned Institute of Aquaculture – a leading international centre in sustainable seafood production and the largest of its kind in the world. The Institute brings together world-class, cross-disciplinary researchers to address a wide range of global challenges facing industry and society.

Our Masters in Sustainable Aquaculture explores the principles of aquaculture and the key factors influencing the viability of aquatic animal farming and food production systems. You’ll develop an understanding of aquatic animal biology, environmental issues, nutrition, reproduction and genetics, disease and health management.

With practical application at the core of your studies, you can choose to focus on specific aspects of sustainable aquaculture, including:... [-]


MSc in Aquaculture: Sustainable Aquaculture (Named Degree Outcomes)

Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

As part of the highly flexible method of learning, the following degree outcomes are offered, all of which offer a route to an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, and Postgraduate Certificate qualification. All students will register for the degree in Sustainable Aquaculture in the first instance and be given the opportunity to change degree outcome at the end of the Foundation modules. All avenues to achieving your qualification are possible on a full-time or discontinuous basis to fit your individual needs. [+]

Introduction

As part of the highly flexible method of learning, the following degree outcomes are offered, all of which offer a route to an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, and Postgraduate Certificate qualification. All students will register for the degree in Sustainable Aquaculture in the first instance and be given the opportunity to change degree outcome at the end of the Foundation modules. All avenues to achieving your qualification are possible on a full-time or discontinuous basis to fit your individual needs.

Aquaculture Business Management Aquaculture and Development Aquaculture and the Environment Aquaculture Business Management

Aquaculture Business Management provides appropriate and flexible learning opportunities to allow students to understand the economics of aquaculture and set up business plans necessary to establish and consolidate new and existing aquaculture enterprises. The course places an emphasis on investment, financial management and marketing considerations, fundamental to the success of commercial aquaculture operations in any operating context.... [-]


MSc in Aquatic Food Security

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This Masters in Aquatic Food Security brings a unique perspective to the expertise that already exists in Stirling on global seafood production. It's the only Master's course in the UK that focuses on how seafood can contribute to global food security. [+]

Overview

This Masters in Aquatic Food Security brings a unique perspective to the expertise that already exists in Stirling on global seafood production. It's the only Master's course in the UK that focuses on how seafood can contribute to global food security.

Food security is a complex issue of global significance and understanding the role and contribution of seafood within food security is an emerging research area. Seafood products are provided by both aquaculture and capture fisheries and are one of the most highly traded food products globally. Including seafood in people's daily diet provides an affordable source of macro and micronutrients required for optimal human health and development.... [-]


MSc in Aquatic Pathobiology

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

Our Aquatic Pathobiology postgraduate degree gives you a unique opportunity to study the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of aquatic animal diseases in cultured organisms. You’ll study at the Institute of Aquaculture, one of the top institutions in this field. The Institute is internationally recognised for both research and teaching and has more than 70 staff and 80 postgraduate students. This Masters in Aquatic Pathobiology has been taught at the Institute for almost 40 years and is the only postgraduate degree of its kind in the world. [+]

Overview

Our Aquatic Pathobiology postgraduate degree gives you a unique opportunity to study the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of aquatic animal diseases in cultured organisms. You’ll study at the Institute of Aquaculture, one of the top institutions in this field. The Institute is internationally recognised for both research and teaching and has more than 70 staff and 80 postgraduate students. This Masters in Aquatic Pathobiology has been taught at the Institute for almost 40 years and is the only postgraduate degree of its kind in the world.

The course combines high-quality, practical work and field visits with class-based training in aquatic disease diagnosis and health management challenges drawn from real situations. You’ll also develop an understanding of the biology, husbandry and environment of farmed aquatic species.... [-]


MSc in Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

Our MSc Banking and Finance course is suitable for everyone, whether you already have related qualifications or experience, or want to change the direction of your career. The course helps you progress towards recognised professional qualifications that are accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute, making our course one of the few UK programmes to offer this level of recognition. [+]

Overview

Our MSc Banking and Finance course is suitable for everyone, whether you already have related qualifications or experience, or want to change the direction of your career. The course helps you progress towards recognised professional qualifications that are accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute, making our course one of the few UK programmes to offer this level of recognition.

You’ll develop an understanding of the concepts and methodologies of banking practice, an appreciation of the value and limitations of research, and a critical awareness of the current and potential problems facing the industry. You’ll also improve your ability to understand and compile economic reports, company accounts and financial forecasts.... [-]


MSc in Behavioural Science for Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This course draws on the expertise of our globally recognised academic staff at the University of Stirling’s Behavioural Science Centre – the only behavioural economics group in Scotland. It’s a research hub which enables economics, psychology, management and policy-design to be integrated into the course. [+]

Overview

Looking to become one of the next generations of business leaders? Redefine your future by studying our Masters in Behavioural Science for Management.

This course draws on the expertise of our globally recognised academic staff at the University of Stirling’s Behavioural Science Centre – the only behavioural economics group in Scotland. It’s a research hub which enables economics, psychology, management and policy-design to be integrated into the course.

You’ll explore the core theory and methods of behavioural science and behavioural economics, and how these can be applied to business and policy-relevant issues and critical problems in the business world. Graduates with these relevant behavioural science skills are highly valued in management roles.... [-]


MSc in Big Data

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Big data is increasingly important in today’s commercial landscape. As a data scientist specialising in big data, you’ll help companies make sense of large amounts of structured and unstructured data, providing rapid insights that enable them to make better, quicker decisions. [+]

Overview

Big data is increasingly important in today’s commercial landscape. As a data scientist specialising in big data, you’ll help companies make sense of large amounts of structured and unstructured data, providing rapid insights that enable them to make better, quicker decisions.

The MSc Big Data is a taught advanced Masters degree covering the technology of Big Data and the science of data analytics. You’ll gain practical skills in big data technology, advanced analytics and industrial and scientific applications.

The course will teach you how to collect, manage and analyse big, fast-moving data for science or commerce. You’ll learn skills in cutting-edge technology such as Python, R, Hadoop, NoSQL and Machine Learning. At the same time, you’ll delve into important maths and computing theory, and learn the advanced computational techniques you need to develop your career in data science.... [-]


MSc in Business and Management

Campus Full time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

Our AMBA-accredited MSc Business and Management (MBM) course, allows you to gain the knowledge and skills you need to be an inspiring, effective and resilient manager. We combine management theory with developing your practical management skills, and our course is taught by internationally recognised subject experts. [+]

Overview

Our AMBA-accredited MSc Business and Management (MBM) course, allows you to gain the knowledge and skills you need to be an inspiring, effective and resilient manager. We combine management theory with developing your practical management skills, and our course is taught by internationally recognised subject experts.

Our MBM focuses on operations and strategic management and explores the need for managing limited resources effectively, with maximum business impact. This is the ideal course if you're looking to take your first steps into management. We cover the major functions of organisations – accounting, marketing, operations, people and talent management. Finance and economics are integrated through our strategic orientation.... [-]


MSc in Data Science for Business

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This exciting MSc Data Science for Business is the first in Scotland to be run in partnership with SAS, a global leader in business analytics solutions. We’ve worked together with leading financial services organisation HSBC and The Data Lab to develop the course so it meets industry needs. [+]

Overview

This exciting MSc Data Science for Business is the first in Scotland to be run in partnership with SAS, a global leader in business analytics solutions. We’ve worked together with leading financial services organisation HSBC and The Data Lab to develop the course so it meets industry needs.

This MSc course provides you with a deep understanding of the industrial and scientific relevance of advanced analytics and their application in strategic and operational decision-making. The course addresses the acknowledged shortage of business leaders and managers with a detailed working knowledge of data analytics. As a graduate, you’ll have a highly sought-after blend of data analytics, business acumen and advanced management skills.... [-]


MSc in Educational Leadership (with Specialist Qualification for Headship)

Online & Campus Combined Part time 36 months August 2019 United Kingdom Stirling

Our Masters in Educational Leadership is a practice-based course for aspiring and early-career school leaders. [+]

Overview

Our Masters in Educational Leadership is a practice-based course for aspiring and early-career school leaders.

The course cultivates the knowledge and understanding you’ll need to put informed strategic vision, values and aims into practice – helping you to lead change for improvement wherever you work. Through your studies, you’ll further develop your leadership and management practices in supportive, creative and challenging learning environments.

A flexible study route and a combination of face-to-face and online teaching makes it easier for you to fit your coursework around existing commitments, while the practice-based learning is set within your Professional Standards framework.... [-]


MSc in Education Studies and TESOL

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

If you already have some teaching experience or an education degree but want to learn more, this Masters course will be ideal for you. It combines a strong educational element with a focus on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The design of the course also makes it suitable if you want to teach subjects other than English. [+]

Overview

If you already have some teaching experience or an education degree but want to learn more, this Masters course will be ideal for you. It combines a strong educational element with a focus on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The design of the course also makes it suitable if you want to teach subjects other than English.

You’ll graduate with a solid grounding in the principles of language learning and teaching, as well as an understanding of research methods in TESOL. During your studies, you’ll be taught by TESOL professionals who have experience of working all over the world, as well as visiting local schools to learn about the pastoral role of teachers – particularly in relation to issues of difference, diversity and inclusion.... [-]


MSc in Environment, Heritage and Policy

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our interdisciplinary Master's course is ideal if you’re already working in the heritage sector, or are looking for a career in this field. It offers the perfect balance between the practical and intellectual elements of heritage and policy. [+]

Overview

Our interdisciplinary Master's course is ideal if you’re already working in the heritage sector, or are looking for a career in this field. It offers the perfect balance between the practical and intellectual elements of heritage and policy.

The course explores cultural, natural, tangible and intangible heritage, with a particular focus on environmental history. You’ll develop strong practical skills throughout the course - both in the field and in the classroom - and you’ll carry out an individual research project.

We have strong links with industry, so you’ll benefit from guest speakers who are experts in their field – as well as external partners who offer opportunities for work-based projects.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Management

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This course was established over 25 years ago and is now widely recognised as an international leader in training environmental managers for work in both the public and private sectors. Environmental managers play a vital role in the protection and sustainable use of resources. Students learn to address issues such as adaptation to climate change, biodiversity and sustainable energy management. At the local level, Environmental Management focuses on conservation and protection of land and water resources and natural habitats. [+]

Introduction

This course was established over 30 years ago and is now widely recognised as an international leader in training environmental managers for work in both the public and private sectors. Environmental managers play a vital role in the protection and sustainable use of resources. Students learn to address issues such as adaptation to climate change, biodiversity and sustainable energy management. At the local level Environmental Management focuses on conservation and protection of land and water resources and natural habitats.

Stirling’s graduates work for organisations such as the Environment Protection Agencies, major conservation bodies, local authorities and independent environmental consultancies, many in senior positions.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Management (Conservation)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

We’ve offered our innovative Environmental Management course with a specialisation in Conservation since 2013. With this Masters degree, you’ll gain the scientific knowledge and learn the approaches for conservation science and practice. [+]

Overview

We’ve offered our innovative Environmental Management course with a specialisation in Conservation since 2013. With this Masters degree, you’ll gain the scientific knowledge and learn the approaches for conservation science and practice.

You’ll get the opportunity to specialise in particular areas with the selection of relevant modules and in your research project. Areas of potential specialisation include:

ecosystem services environmental economics conservation conflicts habitat and biodiversity management application of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing

You’ll get plenty of practice in environmental conservation and management field skills, as there’s a compulsory residential field trip which takes place in the Cairngorm National Park. We also offer a two week field course on tropical ecology and conservation in Gabon. Find out more about the Gabon field course.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Management (Energy)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our Master's course in Environmental Management (Energy) builds on the success of our respected and long-running Environmental Management course, which has over 600 graduates. The course draws on our existing expertise and research strengths in environmental impact assessment, carbon trading, planning and impacts of wind, hydro and nuclear power, as well as our expertise in energy management and environmental economics. [+]

Overview

Britain seeks to be a world leader in renewable energies and its generating potential is recognised globally, but it is equally renowned for the quality of its natural environment. This creates the potential for conflict. As a result, we need to better understand the various environmental costs associated with 21st-century energy technologies, whether renewable or non-renewable and how these costs can be evaluated, managed and mitigated.

Our Master's course in Environmental Management (Energy) builds on the success of our respected and long-running Environmental Management course, which has over 600 graduates. The course draws on our existing expertise and research strengths in environmental impact assessment, carbon trading, planning and impacts of wind, hydro and nuclear power, as well as our expertise in energy management and environmental economics.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Science (Integrated Masters)

Campus Full time Part time 48 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our course provides the necessary scientific grounding and technical training to investigate these problems and identify solutions. It leads directly to a postgraduate qualification and is designed specifically for students who want to pursue a career in the environment sector. It offers an environmental placement and an industry-linked final-year project, equipping you with the key knowledge, skills and career awareness to succeed in environmental sciences. [+]

Overview

Environmental Science has grown out of an increasing concern for the environment and the need for a scientific approach to the study of human impact on natural resources. How do we meet our growing need for resources whilst safeguarding them for future generations?

Our course provides the necessary scientific grounding and technical training to investigate these problems and identify solutions. It leads directly to a postgraduate qualification and is designed specifically for students who want to pursue a career in the environment sector. It offers an environmental placement and an industry-linked final-year project, equipping you with the key knowledge, skills and career awareness to succeed in environmental sciences.... [-]


MSc in Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

Financial management is at the heart of business decision-making. This specialist Masters course will equip you with the theory and analytical techniques required for a successful career as a finance professional. [+]

Overview

Financial management is at the heart of business decision-making. This specialist Masters course will equip you with the theory and analytical techniques required for a successful career as a finance professional.

You’ll gain hands-on experience of the process of financial decision-making and practical knowledge of the workings and role of financial markets in the allocation of capital. The course also gives you an understanding of the qualitative and quantitative techniques needed to interpret market reactions to geopolitical events such as Brexit, oil-price shocks and financial crises.

Gain real-life experience

In our Financial Statement Analysis module, you’ll work as part of a team to develop an investment buy or sell recommendation. In your dissertation, you’ll identify and answer a real-world question, or extend your company analysis skills developed in Financial Statement Analysis.... [-]


MSc in Financial Technology (Fintech)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Fintech is taking over the banking and finance industry. The way we handle money is changing and the whole industry is taking note - from international banks to backroom start-ups. To do well in fintech, you need to understand technology, finance and business creation. [+]

Overview

Fintech is taking over the banking and finance industry. The way we handle money is changing and the whole industry is taking note - from international banks to backroom start-ups. To do well in fintech, you need to understand technology, finance and business creation.

Our new MSc Financial Technology (Fintech) provides a solid foundation in computing technology, financial theory, ethical and regulatory constraints, and business skills. It’s an innovative course designed for those looking to enter a career in the fintech industry.

Fintech combines the technology from big data and analytics, mobile computing and modern financial services. Some of the activity in the sector is being carried out by the large, existing financial institutions, but the majority comes from small companies who are developing disruptive technologies.... [-]


MSc in International Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

Accounting and finance roles have increasingly taken on an international dimension. With growing globalisation and the convergence of international accounting practices, this course meets the business world’s demand for graduates who are educated to Masters level in International Accounting and Finance. [+]

Overview

Accounting and finance roles have increasingly taken on an international dimension. With growing globalisation and the convergence of international accounting practices, this course meets the business world’s demand for graduates who are educated to Masters level in International Accounting and Finance.

The course provides specialised training in international accounting and finance and helps you develop the specialised reporting and analysis skills needed by worldwide organisations. It also enables you to gain an appreciation of international investment issues from a range of perspectives.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to offer employers an understanding of international reporting standards which have an increasing global relevance, along with an advanced awareness of international financial markets.... [-]


MSc in International Business

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

Throughout this Masters in International Business, you’ll develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills within the context of trading across national boundaries. By the end of the course, you’ll have an expansive knowledge of how organisations operate across economies, currencies and regulatory frameworks. You’ll also become an expert in engaging with stakeholders from different cultures and working effectively in a multi-location team. [+]

Overview

We’re here to help you prepare for a flourishing career in international business.

Throughout this Masters in International Business, you’ll develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills within the context of trading across national boundaries. By the end of the course, you’ll have an expansive knowledge of how organisations operate across economies, currencies and regulatory frameworks. You’ll also become an expert in engaging with stakeholders from different cultures and working effectively in a multi-location team.

Our international business Masters course will increase your awareness of new trading blocs and their impact on businesses and managers.... [-]


MSc in International Conflict and Cooperation

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Delivered by our experienced practitioners and leading scholars, our Master's degree in International Conflict and Cooperation prepares you to address a variety of challenges facing states and international organisations today. This course looks at the dynamics of international conflict and cooperation in light of major events such as the end of the Cold War, the 9/11 terror attacks and the Arab Spring. [+]

Overview

Delivered by our experienced practitioners and leading scholars, our Master's degree in International Conflict and Cooperation prepares you to address a variety of challenges facing states and international organisations today. This course looks at the dynamics of international conflict and cooperation in light of major events such as the end of the Cold War, the 9/11 terror attacks and the Arab Spring.

We take a thematic approach to conflict resolution and the role of international organisations in order to focus on conflict prevention and management in specific geographical areas. The course also explores the development and regulation of conflict in relation to factors like natural resources and migration.... [-]


MSc in International Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

Our postgraduate International Human Resources Management (HRM) course builds on core human resource management theory and practice to examine the unique factors and cultural sensitivities associated with multinational operations. [+]

Overview

Our postgraduate International Human Resources Management (HRM) course builds on core human resource management theory and practice to examine the unique factors and cultural sensitivities associated with multinational operations.

Throughout our MSc, you’ll explore contemporary debates on HR management practices and examine the approaches employers take to human resource management. You’ll gain an understanding of what is required to develop local and global HR systems that consider corporate social responsibility, innovation and participatory practices.

This course provides a critical academic assessment of the approaches international employers take to HRM. There’s a focus on understanding how responsibility and sustainability impact on HR management, as well as exploring how organisations influence HR practices.... [-]


MSc in Investment Analysis

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The University of Stirling MSc Investment Analysis has a world-class reputation and is the UK’s longest-established postgraduate course in the field. It is also one of very few masters degrees in the UK to be recognised as an affiliated university under the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program (UAP). This acknowledges that the course covers at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and places emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. The course positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, which has become the most respected and recognised investment credential in the world. [+]

Overview

The University of Stirling MSc Investment Analysis has a world-class reputation and is the UK’s longest-established postgraduate course in the field. It is also one of very few masters degrees in the UK to be recognised as an affiliated university under the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program (UAP). This acknowledges that the course covers at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and places emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. The course positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, which has become the most respected and recognised investment credential in the world.... [-]


MSc in Management and English Language Teaching

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our postgraduate degree in Management and English Language Teaching is for current and prospective English language teachers who see themselves as potential managers of language teaching departments or schools. This Masters course is one of only a few such degrees in the UK. [+]

Overview

Our postgraduate degree in Management and English Language Teaching is for current and prospective English language teachers who see themselves as potential managers of language teaching departments or schools. This Masters course is one of only a few such degrees in the UK.

During this Masters course, you’ll learn the key knowledge and skills needed to be a professional teacher of English as a foreign language. In addition, you’ll develop the competencies to manage a multicultural working environment, through modules taught by the internationally renowned University of Stirling Management School.

We’re here for novice and experienced teachers

We focus on training both novice and experienced teachers, balancing theory and practice, and taking an innovative approach to teaching which includes special support for non-native speakers of English.... [-]


MSc in Marketing

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our University of Stirling Management School’s Marketing Division ranks among the top in the country. We're 2nd in Scotland and top 10 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2019). [+]

Overview

Our University of Stirling Management School’s Marketing Division ranks among the top in the country. We're 2nd in Scotland and top 10 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2019).

Marketing is about creating, communicating and delivering exchanges of value between an organisation and its customers that satisfy the customer, the organisation and society at large. Our Masters in Marketing course gives you the opportunity to gain a theoretical and practical understanding of marketing, and its role within organisations.

You’ll learn about the practice and theory of modern marketing, as well as current business trends in the areas of brand identity creation, multi-channel marketing and sport marketing.... [-]


MSc in Media and Communications Management (Vietnam)

Campus Full time Part time 16 - 27 months October 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MSc Media and Communications Management is delivered in English by academics from the University of Stirling, with teaching from internationally recognised local media specialists and leading Vietnamese media practitioners. This involves both face-to-face teaching, as well as online instruction. [+]

Overview

The MSc Media and Communications Management is delivered in English by academics from the University of Stirling, with teaching from internationally recognised local media specialists and leading Vietnamese media practitioners. This involves both face-to-face teaching, as well as online instruction.

Throughout the course, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the building blocks of communications management, including:

marketing branding internal and crisis management media economics finance business management strategy social media community management

You’ll also have the opportunity to improve your management skills, as well as your analytical perspective on the communications and media industries. You’ll be trained in appropriate research methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative.... [-]


MSc in Media Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The University of Stirling’s MSc Media Management course is constantly evolving in order to keep up with the globe’s rapidly changing media landscape. It also prepares media managers to meet the challenges posed by unprecedented change and increased competition across the media environment. [+]

Overview

The University of Stirling’s MSc Media Management course is constantly evolving in order to keep up with the globe’s rapidly changing media landscape. It also prepares media managers to meet the challenges posed by unprecedented change and increased competition across the media environment.

As a student, you’ll benefit from being taught by highly qualified, international-standard tutors, and will graduate with strong management skills and an analytical perspective on the media industry. You’ll also develop a firm understanding of the evolving regulatory and policy environment in which the media operates.

This course provides a theoretical and case-study-based foundation in media economics, finance and business strategy – with advanced study in contemporary media, cultural theories and training in appropriate research methodologies.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Autism Research)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Autism is a developmental disorder diagnosed on the basis of social-communication impairments, fixated interests and repetitive behaviours. Research in autism spectrum disorders is important, not just to understand the causes and symptoms of autism, but to make sure that individuals with autism receive the best possible support. [+]

Overview

Autism is a developmental disorder diagnosed on the basis of social-communication impairments, fixated interests and repetitive behaviours. Research in autism spectrum disorders is important, not just to understand the causes and symptoms of autism, but to make sure that individuals with autism receive the best possible support.

The MSc Psychological Research Methods (specialising in Autism Research) is a unique course designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of both psychological research methods, and the current field of research surrounding autism spectrum disorders. You'll learn about key areas of theory and research in autism, from classification and diagnosis to socio-cognitive and developmental theories.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Bilingualism Research)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This MSc Psychological Research Methods (Bilingualism Research) will provide you with a detailed theoretical background in bilingualism and bring you up to date with the latest research on the subject. You’ll gain the confidence to verbalise arguments for and against expert opinion and experimental findings, and you’ll design an experiment to address a relevant research question. [+]

Overview

This MSc Psychological Research Methods (Bilingualism Research) will provide you with a detailed theoretical background in bilingualism and bring you up to date with the latest research on the subject. You’ll gain the confidence to verbalise arguments for and against expert opinion and experimental findings, and you’ll design an experiment to address a relevant research question.

Your advanced research will be carried out in an area of bilingualism and advise on bilingualism matters, such as second language provision in schools.

You’ll be based in a dedicated MSc office, or within an appropriate research group, and allocated a peer mentor. An academic supervisor in psychology will support and guides your development, including the research dissertation project. We’re here to encourage you to make the transition to becoming a fully independent research scientist.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Child Development)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This MSc is taught by our expert team of psychologists specialising in early childhood development. Its aim is to train you in how to conduct research into child development. This course is suitable for graduates in psychology or related subjects, as well as professionals working with children as part of their continued professional development. [+]

Overview

This MSc is taught by our expert team of psychologists specialising in early childhood development. Its aim is to train you in how to conduct research into child development. This course is suitable for graduates in psychology or related subjects, as well as professionals working with children as part of their continued professional development.

We cover a range of topics, from social and cognitive development to autism and other atypical developmental issues, to the health psychology of infant feeding practices.

Teaching is grounded in practice with input from social psychologists, health psychologists, neuropsychologists and primatologists. As well as a month-long placement, you will also benefit from hands-on learning through our in-house playgroup, which is integral to teaching and research on the MSc.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology) postgraduate degree provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science - the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour. [+]

Overview

The Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology) postgraduate degree provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science - the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour. The course will train you in psychological theory and develop your practical skills, preparing you for a future career in psychology. Individual modules provide a thorough introduction to quantitative and qualitative research, the analysis and interpretation of data and a critical, sceptical approach to psychological science.

There are lots of opportunities for you to gain practical hands-on skills development, ranging from low-tech observational assessment to high-tech eye-tracking. There’s also training on giving oral presentations. A self-reflective approach to personal development is encouraged.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Evolutionary Psychology)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

On this MSc, you’ll benefit from the expertise of our leading researchers in evolutionary psychology, who have a particular interest in cultural evolution and language, social learning and ‘mate choice’. Our staff are also at the forefront of new developments in applying evolutionary principles to address real-world issues. [+]

Overview

On this MSc, you’ll benefit from the expertise of our leading researchers in evolutionary psychology, who have a particular interest in cultural evolution and language, social learning and ‘mate choice’. Our staff are also at the forefront of new developments in applying evolutionary principles to address real-world issues.

Students interested in comparative approaches and animal behaviour will benefit from the knowledge of other members of our Behaviour and Evolution Research Group. Their world-leading research on behaviour and cognition in primates, dogs and elephants are being applied to real-world problems, including conservation, human-animal interaction and animal welfare.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (General)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our Psychological Research Methods (General) course combines training in psychological theory with practical skills development, preparing you for a future career in psychology. You’ll gain a thorough introduction to quantitative and qualitative research, the analysis and interpretation of data, and a critical, sceptical approach to psychological science. [+]

Overview

Our Psychological Research Methods (General) course combines training in psychological theory with practical skills development, preparing you for a future career in psychology. You’ll gain a thorough introduction to quantitative and qualitative research, the analysis and interpretation of data, and a critical, sceptical approach to psychological science.

The unique feature of this General pathway is flexibility - you’re free to investigate a wide range of topics across the discipline. This encourages an understanding of different methods and perspectives within the field of psychology.

Opportunities for practical hands-on skills development are built in, ranging from low-tech observational assessment to high-tech eye-tracking. You’ll carry out a work placement, typically in an external company, charity or third sector organisation. This provides you with a fantastic opportunity to develop relevant work-based employment skills and to develop a network of contacts relevant to your future career goals. Students benefit hugely from this experience, combining skills and experience with personal and professional development.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Perception and Action)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This master introduces you to the main methods of measuring perception and encourages you to consider their strengths and weaknesses. You’ll receive broad training in psychological methods, as well as developing an understanding of perceptual experience and the basic framework for measuring perceptually guided actions in a bias-free way. You’ll also gain practical experience in measuring perception and action through a research project and the opportunity of a placement in a laboratory setting. [+]

Overview

We are continually making decisions and performing actions that are driven by our sense organs. Our perception of the world is not just sensory information – it’s an interpretation based on what our brain expects, as well as what it’s being told by our sense organs. These perceptual processes interact in complex ways to support our behaviours and enable our actions.

This master introduces you to the main methods of measuring perception and encourages you to consider their strengths and weaknesses. You’ll receive broad training in psychological methods, as well as developing an understanding of perceptual experience and the basic framework for measuring perceptually guided actions in a bias-free way. You’ll also gain practical experience in measuring perception and action through a research project and the opportunity of a placement in a laboratory setting.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Psychology of Faces)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The University of Stirling has a long history of expertise in the diverse aspects of face research. This course will help you increase your understanding of psychological research methods and allow you to focus the majority of your efforts in face research. [+]

Overview

The University of Stirling has a long history of expertise in the diverse aspects of face research. This course will help you increase your understanding of psychological research methods and allow you to focus the majority of your efforts in face research.

Our internationally renowned team of experts studies almost all aspects of face perception, including:

low-level visual processing adaptation gaze perception social perception, such as mate preference and attractiveness mechanisms of recognition forensic aspects such as unfamiliar face matching and eye-witness recovery of memories for faces

Our research has led to EvoFIT, a unique system for constructing facial composites of offenders by witnesses and victims of crime, which has a suspect identification rate ten times higher than traditional methods used by police.... [-]


MSc in Psychology (accredited conversion course)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This is an intensive Masters Psychology conversion course. It’s aimed at students who have a degree in another subject and want to 'convert' to Psychology. The course provides in-depth and accelerated training in the basics of psychology. [+]

Overview

This is an intensive Masters Psychology conversion course. It’s aimed at students who have a degree in another subject and want to 'convert' to Psychology. The course provides in-depth and accelerated training in the basics of psychology.

You’ll learn the key concepts and core knowledge of psychology, including social psychology, cognition, development, individual differences, biological bases of mind and behaviour. You’ll also develop your research skills with our specifically designed modules in research methods.

The course includes a one-month placement to broaden your practical experience in psychology. You’ll carry out a three-month independent empirical research project under the supervision of a leading academic specialist.... [-]


MSc in Psychology of Sport (Accredited)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

We offer the only sports psychology Masters in Scotland that’s accredited by the British Psychological Society. Our interdisciplinary course is designed to meet the current needs of this growing industry and prepare you for a range of rewarding jobs. [+]

Overview

We offer the only sports psychology Masters in Scotland that’s accredited by the British Psychological Society. Our interdisciplinary course is designed to meet the current needs of this growing industry and prepare you for a range of rewarding jobs.

You’ll develop a critical understanding of contemporary sports psychology theory and research that you can draw on to facilitate better performances by individuals and teams. You’ll graduate with a broad knowledge of the field, as well as clear insights into the areas that interest you most. You’ll also benefit from the presence of elite-level athletes and sports agencies based right here on the University campus.

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MSc in Social Enterprise

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 20 months January 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This Masters in Social Enterprise helps to meet the ongoing challenges of commercial viability, innovation and sustainability. It’s a new and exciting course aimed at professionals working within social enterprises, advisors, officials, development officers and sector representatives. The course is also a good choice for anyone wishing to develop a career or an interest in social enterprise. [+]

Overview

This Masters in Social Enterprise helps to meet the ongoing challenges of commercial viability, innovation and sustainability. It’s a new and exciting course aimed at professionals working within social enterprises, advisors, officials, development officers and sector representatives. The course is also a good choice for anyone wishing to develop a career or an interest in social enterprise.

With a focus on the things that matter to social enterprises, you’ll learn how to deliver excellent service and high social value, build and maintain stakeholder support, secure funding, and measure and communicate success. These are set in the wider context in which social enterprises operate, including political, market and community contexts. With flexibility built into the course, you can opt to gain expertise in specific sectors or functional areas of business depending on your own personal requirements or the needs of your organisation.... [-]


MSc in Social Work Studies

Campus Full time 24 months January 2019 United Kingdom Stirling

This course provides you with an integrated academic and professional course which develops the intellectual and practical skills necessary for professional practice as a social worker. [+]

Overview

This course provides you with an integrated academic and professional course which develops the intellectual and practical skills necessary for professional practice as a social worker.

We promote an understanding of social work which is informed by social justice and human rights, a profession that acknowledges the links between 'public issues' and 'private troubles' and seeks to address both. We value social work practice that has prevention at its heart and recognises the importance of collective approaches, actively engaging with and learning from user movements.

Our course is taught by qualified social workers including world leaders in their research field, and academics who maintain close connections with practice. You'll experience inspirational contributions to teaching by people who have used social work services, as well as from practicing social workers.... [-]


MSc in Sport Management (with internship)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Kick-start your career in the sports industry with our highly-rated Master's degree in Sport Management. [+]

Overview

Kick-start your career in the sports industry with our highly-rated Master's degree in Sport Management.

Attracting students from all over the world, this unique course is designed to meet the sport sector’s need for well-qualified managers who can combine management and financial skills with a specialist knowledge in the field. You’ll learn how to apply your insights to the inherent challenges of sport management – from conducting research into event planning to advising organisations on the impact of policy changes.

The course is taught by leading experts in the subject, whose research helps to ensure you’re being taught about the most up-to-date industry trends. You’ll also have invaluable opportunities to undertake an internship with a sporting organisation and organise a local sports event with our industry partners. By the time you graduate, you’ll be well equipped to turn your passion for sport into your profession.... [-]


MSc in Strategic Communication & Public Relations (Joint Degree)

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

Immerse yourself in a variety of cultures while you study on this interdisciplinary, advanced postgraduate course in Strategic Communication and Public Relations delivered jointly by the University of Stirling and Pompeu Fabra University. You will benefit from an international perspective, having the opportunity to study in both Stirling and Barcelona. [+]

Overview

Immerse yourself in a variety of cultures while you study on this interdisciplinary, advanced postgraduate course in Strategic Communication and Public Relations delivered jointly by the University of Stirling and Pompeu Fabra University. You will benefit from an international perspective, having the opportunity to study in both Stirling and Barcelona.

Taught entirely in English, the course offers a hands-on approach, while at the same time providing you with the theoretical foundations you need to practise public relations at a managerial level.

You’ll obtain a joint MSc degree from the University of Stirling and Pompeu Fabra University. You spend Semester 1 at the University of Stirling and then move to Pompeu Fabra University for Semester 2. You may then decide if you would like to have your dissertation supervised by staff at Stirling or Pompeu Fabra.... [-]


MSc in Strategic Public Relations & Communication Management

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This course gives you the chance to design, implement and evaluate public relations campaigns – helping you to develop the practical and analytical skills you'll need for a successful career in strategic communications. [+]

Overview

This course gives you the chance to design, implement and evaluate public relations campaigns – helping you to develop the practical and analytical skills you'll need for a successful career in strategic communications. You’ll develop a critical appreciation of the role of public relations in society, as well as key analytical and professional skills. You’ll also gain a solid understanding of the theory behind public relations, and have many opportunities to put this theory into practice.

By the end of your studies, you’ll have the necessary skills to work at managerial level in public relations. You’ll be able to analyse environments, issues, organisational cultures and relationships – as well as set objectives, and design and implement public relations strategies.... [-]


MSc in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our TESOL course is an advanced training and professional qualification for people who either work in, or plan to work in, any area of teaching English to speakers of other languages. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and practical classroom skills to be a confident, critically reflective and enterprising teacher. [+]

Overview

Our TESOL course is an advanced training and professional qualification for people who either work in, or plan to work in, any area of teaching English to speakers of other languages. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and practical classroom skills to be a confident, critically reflective and enterprising teacher.

Delivered by experienced professionals who have lived and taught around the globe, the course offers an excellent balance between theory and practice using a range of cutting-edge, innovative teaching methods. It also draws on best practice from across the TESOL sector, focusing on the development of advanced professional capabilities and knowledge in language learning and teaching.... [-]


MSc International Journalism

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our Master's course in International Journalism introduces students from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds to the theory and practice of journalism in a global context. The course is internationally-focused and deals with the practice of journalism across different media, cultural and regulatory environments. [+]

Overview

Our Master's course in International Journalism introduces students from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds to the theory and practice of journalism in a global context. The course is internationally-focused and deals with the practice of journalism across different media, cultural and regulatory environments.

With a combination of practice and theory, the MSc International Journalism at Stirling enables you to tailor your studies by choosing a practice- or theory-led route depending on your interests and career ambitions.

The course is provided by our Division of Communications, Media and Culture, which has a strong international profile, and builds on our existing strengths in teaching and research. In journalism alone, the Division has staff from South Africa, Venezuela, Pakistan, China and Ireland, as well as the UK.... [-]


MSc in Translation Studies with TESOL

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This course is designed to give you the skills you need to work from two languages into English, or one language into and out of English at a professional level. You must be a native speaker or have a near-native competence in Chinese, French, German, Spanish or English or hold a degree in Chinese, French, German or Spanish. [+]

Overview

This course is designed to give you the skills you need to work from two languages into English, or one language into and out of English at a professional level. You must be a native speaker or have a near-native competence in Chinese, French, German, Spanish or English or hold a degree in Chinese, French, German or Spanish.

We're members of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI), a professional body recognised throughout the world. Our membership of the ITI allows us to help you keep abreast of the full range of exciting developments and opportunities in the languages services industry. We’re also members of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL).

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MSc Mathematics and Data Science

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months October 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The field of Data Science has seen rapid growth in recent years, with vast amounts of data now being generated by major companies and service providers. [+]

Overview

The field of Data Science has seen rapid growth in recent years, with vast amounts of data now being generated by major companies and service providers.

At the same time, it’s recognised that there’s a shortage of qualified analysts, both in the UK and globally, to make the most of this data. Crucially, there’s now a shortage of mathematics graduates with the data analysis skills needed to meet the demands of industry.

Our MSc Mathematics and Data Science is one of the first courses to link the two key areas of mathematics and data science, making it uniquely positioned to help you meet this demand.

The course will provide you with a solid foundation in the mathematical analysis of data-driven systems and help you develop your computing skills to apply the techniques you learn on a large scale. You’ll learn the techniques used to approach data using computational analysis and understand the mathematics underpinning these techniques.... [-]


MSc Strategic Sustainable Business

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

In our course, you’ll explore strategic sustainable management and its environmental, social and economic dimensions. [+]

Overview

In our course, you’ll explore strategic sustainable management and its environmental, social and economic dimensions. Learning from real-life situations and inspirational practitioners, your studies will focus on three key areas:

sustainable business strategic management entrepreneurship to lead sustainable change Unique, practical learning

We focus on the challenges and opportunities of transformative and practical management for sustainability. There’s a balance of theory and practice to help you to prepare for jobs in sustainable management and corporate social responsibility. Our partnerships with sustainably managed organisations provide you with the chance to see how these practices work in the real world.... [-]


MSc Television Content Development and Production

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

Do you have a passion for TV? Are you fizzing with ideas for fresh, exciting content? Do you want to know how to get ideas out of your head and onto the screen? This could be the course for you. [+]

Overview

Do you have a passion for TV? Are you fizzing with ideas for fresh, exciting content? Do you want to know how to get ideas out of your head and onto the screen? This could be the course for you.

The first of its kind in Scotland, this MSc focusses on development and production of factual content for broadcast television. Developed with industry and taught by experienced practitioners, this course is focused on the practical side of television production - growing ideas, developing proposals and making programmes.

You’ll learn how to generate great ideas and quality factual content, how the modern business of television works and how issues of editorial and ethics affect programme-makers today.... [-]


Master

Master in Creative Writing (MLitt)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

On this Masters course, you’ll learn to produce fine, nuanced writing and a body of work in either poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction. [+]

Overview

On this Masters course, you’ll learn to produce fine, nuanced writing and a body of work in either poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction. We combine intensive writers’ workshops, technique-focused classes and one-to-one tuition by distinguished writers, along with fascinating and useful visits from authors, agents and publishers to help you on your creative journey.

The course is designed to develop your writing talent. It allows you to intensively focus on a project while engaging with a range of genres and working practices that draw upon our rich expertise in contemporary literature, publishing, film, media and journalism. You’ll also develop skills in listening, editing and peer feedback.... [-]


MLitt in English Language and Linguistics

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our English Language and Linguistics postgraduate degree gives you an excellent opportunity to study the complex workings of language and explore its central role in society. With the guidance of expert staff, you’ll explore how language works, how people use it, what people use it for, where it came from and how it changes. [+]

Overview

Our English Language and Linguistics postgraduate degree gives you an excellent opportunity to study the complex workings of language and explore its central role in society. With the guidance of expert staff, you’ll explore how language works, how people use it, what people use it for, where it came from and how it changes.

You’ll learn to carry out independent research and engage with other researchers by writing, debating and delivering oral and written presentations.

The course also provides a grounding in theories and methods that are essential for a range of careers. You’ll graduate with an expert knowledge of contemporary linguistic theories and their application in a wider cultural context – including both generative and cognitive approaches to linguistic description, as well as the contexts in which these theories operate.... [-]


MLitt in Philosophy

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This Masters course is part of the SASP programme - which is Scotland's leading centre for graduate study in Philosophy, and one of the highest-ranked and largest philosophy schools in the United Kingdom. It also has an outstanding placement record for its graduates. [+]

Overview

This Masters course is part of the SASP programme - which is Scotland's leading centre for graduate study in Philosophy, and one of the highest-ranked and largest philosophy schools in the United Kingdom. It also has an outstanding placement record for its graduates.

The course is primarily designed for recent philosophy graduates, and serves as a preparatory year for entry to postgraduate research by giving you a firm foundation of general understanding and skills in philosophy. Those skills will give you a sound basis for philosophical research.

The MLitt is a one-year taught course delivered mainly in St Andrews by staff from both universities. After gaining the MLitt, you may progress to a PhD at either Stirling or at St Andrews. Previous graduates have also gone on to leading institutions in the UK and abroad.... [-]


MLitt in Publishing Studies

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling is a world-leading centre for postgraduate publishing studies, offering a comprehensive and coherent approach to all forms of publishing. [+]

Overview

The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling is a world-leading centre for postgraduate publishing studies, offering a comprehensive and coherent approach to all forms of publishing.

You’ll develop expert knowledge of the entire publishing process in both print and digital environments – from planning, editing and production, to marketing and publication management. We update the content of this course every year to reflect the rapid changes that transform the industry, so you’ll graduate with cutting-edge skills and knowledge of current publishing industry practice and standards.

This course is demanding, stimulating and enjoyable – which is why many publishers now consider it equivalent to a year’s worth of experience at a publishing company. Our graduates occupy senior positions in both commercial and not-for-profit publication organisations across the world.... [-]


MLitt in Scottish Literature

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

With debate continuing over Scotland’s political status, this Masters degree in Scottish Literature examines the role of literature in shaping the image and reality of the nation. You’ll learn to view Scottish writing, from a perspective shaped by critical theory, as well as traditional literary history. [+]

Overview

With debate continuing over Scotland’s political status, this Masters degree in Scottish Literature examines the role of literature in shaping the image and reality of the nation. You’ll learn to view Scottish writing, from a perspective shaped by critical theory, as well as traditional literary history.

Ranging across four centuries of the Scottish literary imagination, this course explores key figures, texts and debates from the period of Regal Union (1603) to the present – often placing literary writing at the heart of cultural and political debate.

You’ll look at a full range of writers, texts and debates from the early modern period to the present – including the works of Robert Burns, Walter Scott and James Hogg, right through to contemporary authors such as James Kelman, Janice Galloway and Kathleen Jamie. We’ll also explore the work of Robert Louis Stevenson, Nan Shepherd, Muriel Spark and too many others to mention.... [-]


MLitt in The Gothic Imagination

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The University of Stirling’s MLitt The Gothic Imagination course gives you the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the scholarly appreciation of the Gothic. Ours is one of the few Masters courses worldwide that is devoted exclusively to the academic study of the dynamic and ever-expanding field of Gothic studies. [+]

Overview

Contemporary culture highlights a reawakened interest in the Gothic – from the current vogue for a horror film and the extraordinary success of writers such as Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer, to manifestations of an alternative Gothic impulse in fashion, music and lifestyle.

The University of Stirling’s MLitt The Gothic Imagination course gives you the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the scholarly appreciation of the Gothic. Ours is one of the few Masters courses worldwide that is devoted exclusively to the academic study of the dynamic and ever-expanding field of Gothic studies.

We provide a rigorous and intensive historical survey of the Gothic’s literary origins and developments, and chart its dispersal across a broad range of media and national contexts.... [-]


MPP in Public Policy

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our Masters in Public Policy allows you to develop the conceptual, analytical and practical skills you’ll need to redefine the world of policymaking. We prepare you for a career in the public sector and vocations that make a contribution to the development or delivery of public policy. [+]

Overview

Our Masters in Public Policy allows you to develop the conceptual, analytical and practical skills you’ll need to redefine the world of policymaking. We prepare you for a career in the public sector and vocations that make a contribution to the development or delivery of public policy.

This course is extremely flexible, and you can tailor it to fit your particular interests. Core modules on Policy Theory and Practice are combined with optional modules in Social Research and policy-relevant disciplines. If you want to pursue an interest in other policy-relevant disciplines, you can also combine a focus on policy and research with options in areas such as:

law economics behavioural science social marketing energy environmental and international politics ... [-]

MRes in Applied Social Research

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months January 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our flexible Master of Research degree provides you with the core skills you need to carry out robust social research, with the opportunity to choose your own areas of specialism. [+]

Overview

Our flexible Master of Research degree provides you with the core skills you need to carry out robust social research, with the opportunity to choose your own areas of specialism.

You’ll gain the contemporary knowledge you need to collect, analyse and report qualitative and quantitative data, understand social behaviour and critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin social scientific research. The course also offers a wide range of optional modules to choose from – refining your research abilities in the areas you’re most passionate about.

Through your studies, you’ll open up a wealth of opportunities in social research-related careers or pave the way to conducting a PhD. The opportunities after graduating are as diverse as your interests, and fully funded places are available on the course through the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which has approved our MRes Applied Social Research as meeting its rigorous requirements for postgraduate research training.... [-]


MRes in Business and Management Research Methods

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

Our Masters in Business and Management Research Methods is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science for the training of PhD students. [+]

Overview

Our Masters in Business and Management Research Methods is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science for the training of PhD students.

You'll learn how to:

undertake doctoral research in business and management equip yourself for an academic or commercial career in business and management research undertake, evaluate, commission or manage research in the commercial, public, or voluntary sectors

The MRes course has a strong practical focus and trains you in the advanced skills necessary for business, management, economic and policy research. Our aim is to help you to become a researcher who is:

reflective and aware of the assumptions, strengths and limitations of your research highly skilled in a multitude of management and organisational research techniques readily able to apply this knowledge in new and diverse domains ... [-]

MRes in Criminological Research

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months January 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

With the University of Stirling ranked first in Scotland for the study of Criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2018), this course provides you with expert training in the latest methods and approaches used in criminological research. [+]

Overview

With the University of Stirling ranked first in Scotland for the study of Criminology (The Guardian University Guide 2018), this course provides you with expert training in the latest methods and approaches used in criminological research.

We cover the principles of collecting, analysing and reporting on qualitative and quantitative data whilst also taking account of ethics, reliability and validity. You’ll critically examine the theoretical foundations that underpin criminology and socio-legal research, as well as exploring issues with comparative research and developing an understanding of the relationship between criminology research and policymaking.

The course is recognised as research training by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and is supported by staff from the Scottish Centre for Crime and Criminal Justice Research – a multi-university body with international influence and links to academics, policymakers and practitioners around the world.... [-]


MRes in Educational Research

Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 12 - 27 months August 2019 United Kingdom Stirling + 2 more

This innovative Masters course prepares you for a career in educational research, whether you plan to go on to a doctorate or take your research in other directions. [+]

Overview

This innovative Masters course prepares you for a career in educational research, whether you plan to go on to a doctorate or take your research in other directions.

Under the expert guidance of our team of leading academics, you’ll develop a broad range of research skills. You’ll learn to design and plan research projects and collect, analyse, interpret and report qualitative and quantitative data. By the time you graduate you’ll have a deeper understanding of the theoretical, ethical, political and comparative aspects of carrying out educational research.

The course also covers digital methodologies, and you’ll be involved with cutting-edge research projects currently being carried out by staff in the Faculty of Social Sciences.... [-]


MRes in Historical Research

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Master of Research in Historical Research is a one-year course that is research-oriented and allows you to specialise in particular research areas. [+]

Overview

The Master of Research in Historical Research is a one-year course that is research-oriented and allows you to specialise in particular research areas.

The MRes is designed to:

enable you to become a well-trained historian demonstrate your ability to undertake research to doctoral level at Stirling or other universities in Britain and overseas

Both of these aims are achieved through the completion of independent study modules, field seminars and skills training conducted under supervision. You’ll also be allocated an individual supervisor to direct your independent study and plan the curriculum to reflect your interests and needs.

Our course prepares you for further research by covering many different topics including:... [-]


MRes in Humanities

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Master of Research in Humanities offers you the opportunity to pursue a personalised, tailor-made programme of Masters study in a structured, interdisciplinary and research-driven environment. It’s focused on your interests and is available across a broad range of disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. [+]

Overview

The Master of Research in Humanities offers you the opportunity to pursue a personalised, tailor-made programme of Masters study in a structured, interdisciplinary and research-driven environment. It’s focused on your interests and is available across a broad range of disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. You’ll undertake an extended piece of research within a programme of study designed together between you and your supervisor(s). The MRes can be pursued for personal or career development, or as a stepping-stone to doctoral study (PhD).

The MRes is a one-year, research-oriented taught course. You’re allocated a supervisor or supervisors, and together you’ll plan a curriculum that reflects your interests and needs. Much of your work is made up of self-directed research, with scheduled supervisory meetings to help guide you, discuss your work and review draft submissions. You’ll have a different array of learning opportunities that complement your research project.... [-]


MRes in Media Research

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This interdisciplinary Masters degree is jointly taught by leading academics in media and social science research. You’ll gain both a theoretical and practical understanding of social science research methods, and learn how to apply these to the media and cultural industries. [+]

Overview

The University of Stirling is ranked 1st in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for Media and Film Studies (The Guardian University Guide 2018).

This interdisciplinary Masters degree is jointly taught by leading academics in media and social science research. You’ll gain both a theoretical and practical understanding of social science research methods, and learn how to apply these to the media and cultural industries. Covering social sciences and humanities approaches, our Masters will give you solid, extensive training in advanced media research methods. You’ll be encouraged to explore your own research interests, gain real-world experience of research and develop your own approach to research throughout the course.... [-]


MRes in Publishing Studies

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling is a world-leading centre for postgraduate publishing studies, offering expertise in contemporary and historical publishing in the UK and beyond. [+]

Overview

The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling is a world-leading centre for postgraduate publishing studies, offering expertise in contemporary and historical publishing in the UK and beyond.

The MRes Publishing Studies is a research preparation Master’s course that offers students the opportunity for tailor-made Master’s study in the field of publishing studies. It also offers the opportunity to prepare for a PhD through concentrated research with a specialism in publishing.

The course helps you to develop an analytical and research-driven approach towards publishing. It also offers maximum flexibility so that you can tailor the course to fit your research interests and professional practice. Graduates from the MRes course often go on to further study, such as a pursuing a PhD through concentrated research with a specialism in publishing. That being said, the course also allows you to examine in-depth issues affecting your current practice.... [-]


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