University of Stirling

Introduction

The essence of the University of Stirling is its great people: our graduates, staff and students are helping to shape the world. Founded by Royal Charter in 1967, the University of Stirling was the first genuinely new university in Scotland for over 400 years. We retain our pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation and excellence in all we do.

We aim to be at the forefront of research and learning that helps to improve lives. Working with academic, commercial, public, private and voluntary sector partners, Stirling is one of the UK’s leading research universities in the fields of health and well-being, the environment and people, culture and society, enterprise and the economy, and sport.

Students are at the heart of what we do and we provide one of the best all round student experiences in the UK. In learning and teaching, we work with our student community to deliver high quality programmes that produce intellectually able graduates who are highly sought after by employers. We are ambitious for our students, and our flexible learning opportunities enable them to explore and discover new subjects and interests.

There is a vibrant and growing postgraduate community and we welcome students, researchers and staff from around the world. This gives our research and teaching a global outlook, while remaining relevant to our Scottish culture and economy.

Our vision

To be acknowledged worldwide as a distinguished University that addresses the social and environmental needs of society through innovative, interdisciplinary research and education.

Our mission

To be a University of distinction that is ambitious, accessible and self-reliant, and whose purpose is to develop these qualities in our students, staff and the communities we serve.

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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 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

Members of Education from the Faculty of Social Sciences have worked in partnership with local authorities over a number of years to develop a suite of highly-regarded professional education programmes designed to impact directly on professional practices and pupils’ learning experiences and outcomes. [+]

Members of Education from the Faculty of Social Sciences have worked in partnership with local authorities over a number of years to develop a suite of highly-regarded professional education programmes designed to impact directly on professional practices and pupils’ learning experiences and outcomes.

During 2013-15 Education researchers at the Faculty of Social Sciences worked with a wide range of practitioners from our partner local authorities on three government-funded research and development projects. The findings of these have greatly informed this exciting new programme, which is offered for the first time in 2015. It offers an opportunity for participants to further develop their professional learning and leadership practices in a supportive, flexible, creative and challenging learning environment.... [-]


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

Online & Campus Combined Part time 12 - 30 months August 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This part-time, flexible course is for post-qualifying Social Work professional study. The MSc programme accommodates a range of modules to allow students to build credit towards either a “generic” Masters qualification (MSc in Applied Professional Studies) or a range of specialist qualifications by following prescribed pathways of study. [+]

This part-time, flexible course is for post-qualifying Social Work professional study. The MSc programme accommodates a range of modules to allow students to build credit towards either a “generic” Masters qualification (MSc in Applied Professional Studies) or a range of specialist qualifications by following prescribed pathways of study.

Child Welfare and Protection Management and Leadership in Social Services Adult Support and Protection Advanced Practice Skills in Child Welfare and Protection Social Work Practice Education

Accreditation

Our qualifications are recognised and accredited by organisations such as Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). By mainlining strong links with key stakeholders we ensure that our programmes anticipate learning needs in the workforce and that we are at the forefront of contemporary practice and thinking. ... [-]


MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate in Housing Studies

Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 - 3 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The course fully integrates all of the academic and practice components of the professional qualification of the Chartered Institute of Housing, which sets up graduates for a ‘fast track’ into a career with housing organisations in the social, private and voluntary sectors. [+]

The Diploma in Housing Studies offers academic study for those working in housing to further develop their careers. The course covers all aspects of housing services, sustaining communities, governance and law, housing organisations and health and well-being.

Many Scottish students are eligible for a SASS postgraduate loan which covers the fee for the postgraduate Diploma elements. The course fully integrates all of the academic and practice components of the professional qualification of the Chartered Institute of Housing, which sets up graduates for a ‘fast track’ into a career with housing organisations in the social, private and voluntary sectors.

Our courses make a substantial contribution to supplying the housing sector with new, qualified staff, who are known to be ready to ‘hit the ground running’. Our graduates usually find relevant work very quickly after completing their studies. Already have your diploma?... [-]


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

Our courses make a substantial contribution to supplying the housing sector with new, qualified staff, who are known to be ready to ‘hit the ground running’. Our graduates usually find relevant work very quickly after completing their studies. The sections below include comments on career prospects from previous students. [+]

The Diploma in Housing Studies, with internship offers a unique combination of academic study and professional work experience for those seeking to enter a career in housing. The course covers all aspects of housing services, sustaining communities, governance and law, housing organisations and health and well-being.

Many Scottish students are eligible for a SASS postgraduate loan which covers the fee for the postgraduate Diploma elements. The course fully integrates all of the academic and practice components of the professional qualification of the Chartered Institute of Housing. This includes a 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.... [-]


MSc/MA in Human Animal Interaction

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This programme will introduce students to interdisciplinary approaches and a diverse range of methods used to research our relationships with other species. This course introduces a broad range of topics and considers human-animal interactions across a diverse range of contexts from pet owning to animal assisted interventions, zoos, farms and conservation. [+]

This programme will introduce students to interdisciplinary approaches and a diverse range of methods used to research our relationships with other species. This course introduces a broad range of topics and considers human-animal interactions across a diverse range of contexts from pet owning to animal assisted interventions, zoos, farms and conservation.

Psychology at Stirling has a vibrant research culture and our taught postgraduate students are fully integrated in the research community, meeting up for weekly research seminars and informal specialist discussion groups. Psychology masters students have access to a dedicated suite of study and teaching rooms.

What makes us different? Entry requirements ... [-]

MSc/MLitt in Gender Studies (Applied)

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

The MSc/MLitt in Gender Studies (Applied) equips students with conceptual and practical skills in gender analysis and research, underpinned by feminist theory. Through core modules – Understanding Gender, Feminist Research, and Key Feminist Thinkers – students are exposed to a range of theoretical and methodological approaches for studying gender. We give history and context to the development of key feminist debates, exploring commonalities and differences in the ways they have played out in different disciplines. [+]

The MSc/MLitt in Gender Studies (Applied) equips students with conceptual and practical skills in gender analysis and research, underpinned by feminist theory. Through core modules – Understanding Gender, Feminist Research, and Key Feminist Thinkers – students are exposed to a range of theoretical and methodological approaches for studying gender. We give history and context to the development of key feminist debates, exploring commonalities and differences in the ways they have played out in different disciplines. At the heart of the course is a concern about how academic debate informs, is shaped by, and is – at times – distanced from, how gender ‘works’ in real world contexts. Students explore these issues through a seminar-based course and are offered the opportunity to apply their learning in real world contexts through the Research Placement module.... [-]


MSc Economics for Business and Policy

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This course will develop your knowledge and analytical skills for a successful career as a business and policy analyst in the public, private or non-profit sectors. [+]

This course will develop your knowledge and analytical skills for a successful career as a business and policy analyst in the public, private or non-profit sectors. You’ll learn about interactions between international institutions, governments and households and develop an appreciation of the insights that economic analysis can bring to business and policy.

You’ll develop skills in decision making and critical analysis. The course also develops your skills in evaluating business performance, management styles, official statistics, public, social and macroeconomic policies and their effect on businesses and households. The course is aimed at students from a variety of backgrounds, including those with no previous training in this area.... [-]


MSc in Applied Social Research

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months January 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This course prepares students for undertaking social research and evaluation, leading to careers in research, research management and commissioning or using research. 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. A course on Applied Social Research (Criminology) is also available. [+]

This course prepares students for undertaking social research and evaluation, leading to careers in research, research management and commissioning or using research. 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. A course on Applied Social Research (Criminology) is also available.

Accreditation

The course is recognised as research training by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for those who are studying or going on to study for a PhD (+3), and is also recognised by the ESRC for Master’s Course plus Research Studentship (1+3) purposes.... [-]


MSc in Applied Social Research (Criminology)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months January 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The course is suitable for applicants who see their future career in research, research management and commissioning or using research. Graduates are well equipped with the necessary competencies and knowledge to forge successful careers in the public, private and third sectors. With newly obtained skills in critical thinking, research methodologies, and analytical and communications skills. [+]

The course is suitable for applicants who see their future career in research, research management and commissioning or using research. Graduates are well equipped with the necessary competencies and knowledge to forge successful careers in the public, private and third sectors. With newly obtained skills in critical thinking, research methodologies, and analytical and communications skills.

Recognition

The course has been recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting its requirements for postgraduate research training.

Accreditation

The course is recognised as research training by the ESRC for those who are studying or going on to study for a PhD (+3), and is also recognised by the ESRC for Master’s Course plus Research Studentship (1+3) purposes.... [-]


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

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This course provides an understanding of social research, with a particular focus on social statistics and quantitative methods. The course includes orientation material on social research methods as a whole, and detailed training on a wide range of statistical methods, with advanced modules on data management and emerging priority research areas, such as big data and social network analysis. [+]

This course provides an understanding of social research, with a particular focus on social statistics and quantitative methods. The course includes orientation material on social research methods as a whole, and detailed training on a wide range of statistical methods, with advanced modules on data management and emerging priority research areas, such as big data and social network analysis.

Teaching covers the theories behind the methods, and the practical work in using datasets and analysing them with statistical software. Students will gain a variety of highly marketable skills in the areas of social research and social statistics.

Course objectives

This course provides an understanding of social research, with a particular focus on social statistics and quantitative methods. The course includes orientation material on social research methods as a whole, and detailed training on a wide range of statistical methods, with advanced modules on data management and emerging priority research areas, such as big data and social network analysis.... [-]


MSc in Aquaculture: Sustainable Aquaculture

Campus Full time 1 - 5 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The Institute of Aquaculture is one of a handful of institutions world-wide wholly devoted to aquaculture science and is the only university department of its kind in the UK. The Institute is internationally recognised for both research and teaching and has more than 70 staff and 80 postgraduate students. [+]

The Institute of Aquaculture is one of a handful of institutions world-wide wholly devoted to aquaculture science and is the only university department of its kind in the UK. The Institute is internationally recognised for both research and teaching and has more than 70 staff and 80 postgraduate students.

Our goal is to develop and promote sustainable aquaculture and in pursuit of this carry out research across most areas of aquaculture science including:

Reproduction and Genetics Health Management Nutrition Environmental Management Aquaculture Systems and International Development Course objectives

Students will attain background knowledge in the principles of aquaculture and key factors influencing viability of aquatic animal production systems, including an understanding of aquatic animal biology, environmental issues, nutrition, reproduction and genetics, disease and health management.... [-]


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 with your individual needs. [+]

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 with 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 1 - 5 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This course is designed to introduce the global issues affecting seafood production and trading, and will promote an understanding of the key factors affecting aquatic food production, post-harvest protocols, post-mortem metabolic events and microbial/chemical processes key for food safety and quality. Sensory assessment and shelf-life extension technologies will also be covered. This is the only aquatic food security MSc currently available in the UK. It will comprehensively follow the food chain from production through to consumer health and welfare. [+]

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 our daily diet provides an affordable source of macro and micronutrients required for optimal human health and development.

This course is designed to introduce the global issues affecting seafood production and trading, and will promote an understanding of the key factors affecting aquatic food production, post-harvest protocols, post-mortem metabolic events and microbial/chemical processes key for food safety and quality. Sensory assessment and shelf-life extension technologies will also be covered. The course will also examine other key issues in seafood trading such as traceability systems, certifications as well as the impact of governance and legislation on the global seafood sector.... [-]


MSc in Aquatic Pathobiology

Campus Full time 1 - 5 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The Institute of Aquaculture is one of a handful of institutions worldwide wholly devoted to aquaculture science and is the only university department of its kind in the UK. The Institute is internationally recognised for both research and teaching and has more than 70 staff and 80 postgraduate students. [+]

The Institute of Aquaculture is one of a handful of institutions worldwide wholly devoted to aquaculture science and is the only university department of its kind in the UK. The Institute is internationally recognised for both research and teaching and has more than 70 staff and 80 postgraduate students.

Our goal is to develop and promote sustainable aquaculture and in pursuit of this carry out research across most areas of aquaculture science including:

Reproduction and Genetics Health Management Nutrition Environmental Management Aquaculture Systems and International Development Course objectives

You will gain an understanding of the biology, husbandry and environment of farmed aquatic species, in addition to specialist expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of aquatic animal diseases in cultured organisms. It is also intended as preparation for students who plan to pursue a PhD in the area of aquatic animal health or disease.... [-]


MSc in Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This MSc gives you the knowledge and analytical skills you’ll need for a successful career in banking or finance, or a related role. It’s suitable for students who already have related qualifications or experience, and those who don’t. It will also support your progress towards recognised professional qualifications. [+]

This MSc gives you the knowledge and analytical skills you’ll need for a successful career in banking or finance, or a related role. It’s suitable for students who already have related qualifications or experience, and those who don’t. It will also support your progress towards recognised professional qualifications.

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 develop your ability 
to read, understand and compile economic reports, company accounts and financial forecasts.

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MSc in Behavioural Science for Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This course teaches you the core theory and methods of behavioural science and behavioural economics, and how these can be applied to business and policy-relevant issues. It offers you the opportunity to gain advanced training in behavioural theory, to learn a comprehensive suite of behavioural methods, and to understand how this ‘toolkit’ can be applied to explain and inform the decisions made by stakeholders, workers and consumers. [+]

This course teaches you the core theory and methods of behavioural science and behavioural economics, and how these can be applied to business and policy-relevant issues. It offers you the opportunity to gain advanced training in behavioural theory, to learn a comprehensive suite of behavioural methods, and to understand how this ‘toolkit’ can be applied to explain and inform the decisions made by stakeholders, workers and consumers.

Top Reasons To Study With Us The Course has been developed in consultation with the Behavioural Science Centre at Stirling. The centre holds grants from the EU Commission, SIRE, ESRC and Templeton foundation and aims to become a leading research centre in Behavioural Science in Europe. You will benefit from the vibrant research environment and the links with Industry and Policy groups being developed by Stirling Management School. External collaborations include the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica and Gallup Europe. The Stirling Behavioural Science Centre produces strong research in this area, published in leading journals and disseminated widely through the press (including The Financial Times and Time Magazine). Students will benefit from expert lectures and specialist guest lectures from leading researchers and policy-makers. Course objectives ... [-]

MSc in Big Data

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

If you want to become a data scientist, this is the course for you. Around 88% of data scientists have an MSc, making it a passport to jobs in this field. Get the skills in Python, R, Hadoop, NoSQL, Spark, and machine learning you need to land your dream job. All you need to join us is a degree in a numerate subject. We will teach you the coding skills and give you a firm basis in the maths and statistics you need. [+]

If you want to become a data scientist, this is the course for you. Around 88% of data scientists have an MSc, making it a passport to jobs in this field. Get the skills in Python, R, Hadoop, NoSQL, Spark, and machine learning you need to land your dream job. All you need to join us is a degree in a numerate subject. We will teach you the coding skills and give you a firm basis in the maths and statistics you need.

This is a one year, full time taught MSc. designed to lead to a job in data science or analytics.

Big Data skills are in high demand and they attract high salaries. The MSc Big Data at the University of Stirling is a taught advanced Master's degree covering the technology of Big Data and the science of data analytics.... [-]


MSc in Business and Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This course gives you an insight into modern management practice and an opportunity to develop the functional, creative, strategic and leadership skills you’ll need to manage a responsible business. There’s an emphasis on entrepreneurship, innovation and strategic management that helps inform you on the contemporary debates and tensions around managing limited resources effectively and with maximum impact. [+]

This course gives you an insight into modern management practice and an opportunity to develop the functional, creative, strategic and leadership skills you’ll need to manage a responsible business. There’s an emphasis on entrepreneurship, innovation and strategic management that helps inform you on the contemporary debates and tensions around managing limited resources effectively and with maximum impact.

In addition to industry visits, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake consultancy projects, developed in consultation with businesses across public, private and non-profit sector.

Accreditation

Stirling’s Masters in Business and Management course is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) ,the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education. Established in 1967, it aims to raise the profile of business education and the MBA qualification in UK and Europe.... [-]


MSc in Data Science for Business

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This exciting new course is the first in Scotland to be run in partnership with SAS, a global leader in business analytic solutions. It has been developed in close collaboration with leading financial services organisation HSBC and The Data Lab, to produce graduates with the skills that industry needs. [+]

This exciting new course is the first in Scotland to be run in partnership with SAS, a global leader in business analytic solutions. It has been developed in close collaboration with leading financial services organisation HSBC and The Data Lab, to produce graduates with the skills that industry needs.

The course addresses the acknowledged shortage of business leaders and managers with a detailed working knowledge of data analytics. It provides students with a deep understanding of the industrial and scientific relevance of advanced analytics and their application in strategic and operational decision making. In doing so it develops graduates with 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 3 - 5 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The MSc in Educational Leadership (with Specialist Qualification for Headship) is a work-based Master’s course designed to enable aspiring school leaders and managers to gain a Master’s degree which contributes to the development of the knowledge, understanding and skills required to allow them to articulate and enact informed strategic vision, values and aims in relation to professional practice. [+]

The MSc in Educational Leadership (with Specialist Qualification for Headship) is a work-based Master’s course designed to enable aspiring school leaders and managers to gain a Master’s degree which contributes to the development of the knowledge, understanding and skills required to allow them to articulate and enact informed strategic vision, values and aims in relation to professional practice.

The MSc in Educational Leadership course has at its heart the Specialist Qualification for Headship (SQH) which is embedded in the Into Headship modules. This element of the programme will be accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and so this work-based Master’s course incorporates both a professional and academic award.... [-]


MSc in Education Studies and TESOL

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MSc in Education Studies and TESOL combines a broad exploration of educational issues, practical experience of observing local schools, and training in TESOL theory, practice and research. [+]

The MSc in Education Studies and TESOL combines a broad exploration of educational issues, practical experience of observing local schools, and training in TESOL theory, practice and research. On the TESOL side, the degree will provide you with a solid grounding in the principles of language learning and teaching and an understanding of research methods in TESOL, as well as giving you the opportunity to pursue an interest in teaching young learners, computer-assisted and online language learning, or English grammar and discourse analysis.

In education studies, you will join a programme of visits to local schools and learn about the wider pastoral role of being an educator in a professional context. You will engage in discussions around the issues of difference and diversity and consider critically some of the wider theoretical and policy-based contexts for professional practice. You will also explore different approaches to educational research and their underlying assumptions.... [-]


MSc in Environment, Heritage and Policy

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

The MSc in Environment, Heritage and Policy has been developed to provide interdisciplinary training at an advanced level for existing practitioners in the heritage sector or those seeking a career in that sector. [+]

The MSc in Environment, Heritage and Policy has been developed to provide interdisciplinary training at an advanced level for existing practitioners in the heritage sector or those seeking a career in that sector.

The course offers an ideal balance between the practical and intellectual elements of heritage and heritage policy. Students both explore cultural, natural, tangible and intangible heritage through the lens of environmental history, whilst also developing a strong practical skills-base.

The course provides

a foundation in the concepts, ideas, theory, practice and application of heritage and heritage policy skills in the principal subject areas contributing to the study of cultural and natural heritage advanced study in the main subject areas of candidates’ primary disciplines training in appropriate quantitative and qualitative research, interpretative and presentational methodologies. ... [-]

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. [+]

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.

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 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The University of Stirling has offered an innovative postgraduate course in Environmental Management with a Conservation specialisation since 2013, leading to the qualification of Diploma or MSc. The course provides the scientific knowledge and approaches for conservation science and practice and the opportunity to specialise in particular areas via the selection of relevant modules and the research project. [+]

The University of Stirling has offered an innovative postgraduate course in Environmental Management with a Conservation specialisation since 2013, leading to the qualification of Diploma or MSc.

The course provides the scientific knowledge and approaches for conservation science and practice and the opportunity to specialise in particular areas via the selection of relevant modules and the research project. Areas of potential specialisation include ecosystem services, environmental economics, conservation conflicts, habitat and biodiversity management and application of GIS and remote sensing. There is a compulsory residential course in field techniques, which takes place in the Cairngorm National Park. ... [-]


MSc in Environmental Management (Energy)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The MSc in Environmental Management (Energy) builds on the success of our respected and long-running Environmental Management course (600 graduates). It utilises new and existing expertise or research strengths in Environmental Impact Assessment, carbon trading, planning and impacts of wind, hydro and nuclear power within Biological and Environmental Science, and expertise in Energy Management and Environmental Economics within the School of Management with which Biological and Environmental Science have an established teaching link. [+]

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 and a 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. The course draws on the University’s existing expertise or research strengths in environmental impact assessment, carbon trading, planning and impacts of wind, hydro and nuclear power as well as its expertise in energy management and environmental economics. The University also has long established links with regulators, consultancy and the energy industry. We work closely with a variety of relevant organisations including SEPA, Environment Agency, the nuclear industry, Scottish Coal and Scottish Renewables.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Science (Integrated Masters)

Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This is the first Environmental Science MSci to be offered in Scotland. The course leads directly to a postgraduate qualification and is designed specifically for students who want to pursue a career in the environment sector. The course offers an environmental placement and an industrial linked final year project, and equips students with the key knowledge, skills and career awareness they need to go on and forge successful and rewarding careers within the rapidly growing environment sector. [+]

The world's growing population places great pressure on environmental resources. How do we meet our needs for food, clean air and water, energy and materials, whilst safeguarding resources for future generations?

Environmental Science as a discipline has grown out of increasing concern for the environment and the need for a scientific approach to the study of human impacts on natural resources. Today’s environmental scientists are challenged to find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, such as climate change, pollution, energy, loss of biodiversity and lack of food and clean water. Our course provides the necessary scientific grounding science and technical training to investigate these problems and find appropriate management solutions.... [-]


MSc in Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The MSc Finance provides a thorough grounding in the theory and analytical techniques required by finance professionals. It offers students a global perspective on the process of financial decision-making and practical knowledge of the workings of financial markets and the price-setting process. Students will also learn to critically evaluate research and advanced scholarship in finance. [+]

The MSc Finance provides a thorough grounding in the theory and analytical techniques required by finance professionals. It offers students a global perspective on the process of financial decision-making and practical knowledge of the workings of financial markets and the price-setting process. Students will also learn to critically evaluate research and advanced scholarship in finance.

Top Reasons To Study With Us Students undertake the free Amplify Trading week long masterclass giving practical experience of financial markets. The course includes full access to financial databases such as DataStream, providing real life, real-time information and insights into current research and analysis within the UK and international financial environment. The course is led by Dr Isaac Tabner, who is a senior lecturer in finance, a holder of the CFA Charter, a full member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of the UK and of the Personal Finance Society from which he and has a diploma in financial planning (DipPFS). He prepares Digest Summaries for the CFA Institute and is an Academic Advisor on the IMC Panel for the CFA Society of the UK. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), the Stirling Management School was placed in the UK’s top 25 institutions for Business and Management, out of 101 business schools. In Scotland, the School was ranked in the top five. Course objectives ... [-]

MSc in Financial Technology (Fintech)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Our new MSc Financial Technology provides a solid foundation in computing technology, financial theory, ethical and regulatory constraints, and business skills, for students looking to enter a career in the fintech industry. [+]

EU ApplicantsEU students enrolling for a postgraduate taught degree in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 academic year will be admitted as Scottish/EU fee status students and will be eligible for the same tuition support as Scottish domiciled students.

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 back room start-ups. To do well in fintech, you need to understand technology, finance and business creation.

Our new MSc Financial Technology provides a solid foundation in computing technology, financial theory, ethical and regulatory constraints, and business skills, for students looking to enter a career in the fintech industry.... [-]


MSc in International Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The increasing influence of international financial reporting standards and the shortage in some countries of international accounting expertise have led to significant demand for relevant education. In the EU the speed and significance of recent reforms have also led to a demand for Master’s level education which reflects these developments and facilitates transition. [+]

Globalisation, the growth of multinational enterprises, the convergence of international accounting practices and the expansion of the European Union all contribute to the importance of an international focus in accounting and finance education.

The increasing influence of international financial reporting standards and the shortage in some countries of international accounting expertise have led to significant demand for relevant education. In the EU the speed and significance of recent reforms have also led to a demand for Master’s level education which reflects these developments and facilitates transition.

Accreditation

Logo ACCA 2014The global accounting body ACCA recognises the MSc International Accounting and Finance giving graduates of the course automatic exemption from four of their papers, F1-F4 with a fifth and sixth, F7 and F9, possible based on the spring semester options that are chosen.... [-]


MSc in International Business

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This course is designed to help you prepare for a successful career in international management — in either a broad general management role, or as a specialist in international marketing or international human resources. [+]

This course is designed to help you prepare for a successful career in international management — in either a broad general management role, or as a specialist in international marketing or international human resources.

The course will help you to understand how international business is conducted, with a focus on developing the managerial skills you’ll need in an interconnected world. You will learn how to develop your problem-solving and critical thinking skills within the context of trading across national boundaries.

By the end of this course you’ll understand how organisations operate across economies, currencies and regulatory frameworks. In addition, you’ll develop skills to help you engage with stakeholders from different cultures and work effectively in a multi-location team.... [-]


MSc in International Conflict and Cooperation

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

The MSc combines core modules in International Conflict and Cooperation and International Organisation in Semester 1 with a research methods course. In Semester 2, research methods continues and students take two option modules from a range of choices that focus on the Middle East, Africa, Migration and Resource Conflicts amongst others. [+]

The MSc combines core modules in International Conflict and Cooperation and International Organisation in Semester 1 with a research methods course. In Semester 2, research methods continues and students take two option modules from a range of choices that focus on the Middle East, Africa, Migration and Resource Conflicts amongst others.

Top Reasons To Study With Us You will be taught a range of core and options modules in key areas of international conflict and cooperation. You will develop a range of research skills that enhance further study and employability. You will experience a study trip to international organisations to network with policymakers and practitioners. Course objectives ... [-]

MSc in International Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This course will help you prepare for a career as an HR professional in an organisation with an international workforce. [+]

This course will help you prepare for a career as an HR professional in an organisation with an international workforce.

You will develop the knowledge and skills you’ll need to deliver a responsible, participatory and sustainable HR service. It’s also suitable for anyone seeking further academic study in the subject, or to update the knowledge and qualifications of personnel and HR practitioners, managers and trade unionists.

The course content addresses contemporary debates on HR management practices, and business organisation governance and strategy in an international context. It provides a solid foundation if you’re seeking a career where you’ll have responsibility for developing local and global HR systems that incorporate corporate social responsibility, innovation and participatory practices.... [-]


MSc in Investment Analysis

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The MSc Investment Analysis is the UK’s longest-established postgraduate level course in the field of investment management education. It is one of the very few Master’s degrees in the UK to have CFA® Institute Program Partner status and one of a select group of partner institutions worldwide. [+]

The MSc Investment Analysis is the UK’s longest-established postgraduate level course in the field of investment management education. It is one of the very few Master’s degrees in the UK to have CFA® Institute Program Partner status and one of a select group of partner institutions worldwide.

Accreditation

As a CFA® Institute Program Partner, at least 70% of the learning outcomes of all three levels of the CFA® Programme are covered and so the course is ideally suited to those who wish to become qualified as a CFA® Charter-Holder.

Top Reasons To Study With Us The MSc in Investment Analysis at Stirling was the UK’s first postgraduate programme in the field, and is one of the few such programmes in the world to have CFA® Institute Programme Partner status. 70% of the learning outcomes of the CFA® Charter Programme are covered, the course is ideally suited to students who wish to qualify as CFA® Charter holders. Students undertake the free Amplify Trading week long masterclass giving practical experience of financial markets. The Course Director, Dr Kevin Campbell, is an internationally respected expert with specialist research interests in corporate finance and governance. University of Stirling students have reached the final of the CFA® Institute Research Challenge on eight out of the last nine years, a record unique amongst the UK Partner Programme universities. In 2016 Stirling won the UK final. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) the School was placed in the UK’s top 25 institutions for Business and... [-]

MSc in Management and English Language Teaching

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MSc in Management and English Language Teaching (MELT) is one of only a few such degrees in the UK and is distinguished by the fact that Management skills are taught in the Stirling School of Management. The course is designed around a recognition that well trained, professional teachers can progress into management positions within a few years of graduation, but they often lack management training. [+]

The MSc in Management and English Language Teaching (MELT) is one of only a few such degrees in the UK and is distinguished by the fact that Management skills are taught in the Stirling Management. The course is designed around a recognition that well-trained, professional teachers can progress into management positions within a few years of graduation, but they often lack management training. Management of ELT involves multi-cultural workforces where success depends more on management skill and cultural sensitivity than on teaching ability.

At Stirling, 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. Novice teachers on the MELT programme will get a thorough grounding in the theory and research underlying English language teaching and also in teaching methodology, while experienced teachers will benefit from a range of module choices. This is combined with input on management skills relevant to the multicultural working environments that are commonly experienced in language teaching today. The content of your course will vary to suit your experience, so whatever your starting point, you are challenged to acquire knowledge and skills that you can apply in teaching and managing in 21st century ELT.... [-]


MSc in Marine Biotechnology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This skills-focussed MSc provides students with a thorough knowledge of the biodiversity in our oceans while receiving practical training in cutting-edge techniques and experimental approaches underpinning on-going developments in marine biotechnology. [+]

This skills-focussed MSc provides students with a thorough knowledge of the biodiversity in our oceans while receiving practical training in cutting-edge techniques and experimental approaches underpinning on-going developments in marine biotechnology.

Students learn about existing products developed by marine biotechnologists and gain insight into new and emerging global market opportunities. Seminars led by distinguished industrialists and commercial marine biotechnologists encourage the entrepreneurial spirit, provide inspiration and allow for appreciation of commercial realities.

In addition, students are equipped with key employability skills, including:

problem solving and critical thinking information retrieval, evaluation and presentation data interpretation and report writing group working, organisation and leadership ... [-]

MSc in Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

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. The MSc Marketing course offers students from a wide variety of educational and cultural backgrounds the opportunity to understand and combine academic concepts and practice-related marketing issues. This unique combination of academic and practice allows for students to be well-positioned for future success in the field of marketing. [+]

Top Rankings for Marketing

The University of Stirling Management School’s Marketing Division ranks among the top in the country. We are positioned 2nd in Scotland and among the top 20 in the UK. Complete University Guide 2016.

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. The MSc Marketing course offers students from a wide variety of educational and cultural backgrounds the opportunity to understand and combine academic concepts and practice-related marketing issues. This unique combination of academic and practice allows for students to be well-positioned for future success in the field of marketing.... [-]


MSc in Media and Communications Management (Vietnam)

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

The course is delivered in English by Stirling academics with teaching assistantship by Western-educated local media specialists, which involves both intensive face-to-face teaching and online instruction. Throughout the course, students will attend lectures, seminars and discussions by/with leading media personalities in Vietnam. The full-time course takes 16 months to complete and the part-time version takes 27 months. Students completing the course will be awarded a University of Stirling’s MSc in Media and Communications Management degree. We are currently recruiting for the next intake, to be started in October 2015. [+]

The course is delivered in English by Stirling academics with teaching assistantship by Western-educated local media specialists, which involves both intensive face-to-face teaching and online instruction. Throughout the course, students will attend lectures, seminars and discussions by/with leading media personalities in Vietnam. The full-time course takes 16 months to complete and the part-time version takes 27 months. Students completing the course will be awarded a University of Stirling’s MSc in Media and Communications Management degree. We are currently recruiting for the next intake, to be started in October 2015.

Course objectives

Students completing the course will be awarded a University of Stirling’s MSc in Media and Communications Management degree (180 Scottish Qualifications Framework points [SCQF]). We also offer the Diploma for those who successfully complete six modules (120 SCQF) and the Certificate for those who successfully complete three modules (60 SCQF). Internationally oriented and comparative in approach, the learning outcomes include:... [-]


MSc in Media Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

Meeting an emerging need for specialist research and teaching on the media industries, the full-time Media Management course focuses on the UK in a European and global context. It was the first course of its kind in the UK, running successfully since 1993. Applications are particularly welcome from those employed in the media industries. [+]

Meeting an emerging need for specialist research and teaching on the media industries, the full-time Media Management course focuses on the UK in a European and global context. It was the first course of its kind in the UK, running successfully since 1993.

Applications are particularly welcome from those employed in the media industries.

Top Reasons To Study With Us The University of Stirling has delivered a qualification in Media Management since 1993 and was the first in the UK – probably in Europe and even globally – to do so. The course has been strengthened with the appointment of new, dedicated staff and the development of new modules. It continually evolves to keep up with the changing media world. Benefit from being taught by high quality, international–standard researchers. Their own study of the media is translated into the modules. The University has strong industry links and you will have the chance to mix with people within the media and gain first-hand experience of the industry. The course will equip you with the practical skills and attributes highly sought after by prospective employers in a variety of careers. Course objectives ... [-]

MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Autism Research)

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

This MSc in Autism Research is a unique course designed to provide students with an in depth understanding of the autism spectrum. While studying on the course, students will learn about key areas of theory and research in autism, from classification and diagnosis, to socio-cognitive and developmental theories of autism, and interventions. [+]

Autism is a developmental disorder diagnosed on the basis of social-communication impairments, and fixated interests and repetitive behaviours. Recent studies estimate that around 1 in every 100 individuals in the UK have autism. 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.

This MSc in Autism Research is a unique course designed to provide students with an in depth understanding of the autism spectrum. While studying on the course, students will learn about key areas of theory and research in autism, from classification and diagnosis, to socio-cognitive and developmental theories of autism, and interventions.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Bilingualism)

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

The MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Bilingual Research) course is for students who already have an honours degree in Psychology, linguistics or a closely related subject. The course provides solid research training for those students interested in pursuing a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at a later stage. [+]

The MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Bilingual Research) course is for students who already have an honours degree in Psychology, linguistics or a closely related subject. The course provides solid research training for those students interested in pursuing a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at a later stage. Modules are at level 11 and are shared across existing Psychology MSc courses:

HPSP113 Analysis Methods in Psychological Research (40 credits) PRMP131 Research Methods in Psychology 1 & 2 (20 credits) PRMP134 Key Skills for Psychology Researchers (20 credits) PRMP138 Research Placement (20 credits) PRMP135 Dissertation (60 credits)

The specialist module, Current issues in Bilingualism (20 credits), will provide students with a thorough theoretical background in bilingualism and bring students up to date with the state of the art in bilingualism research and methods. Students will be able to undertake advanced research in an area of bilingualism and advice on bilingualism matters (e.g., second language provision in schools). ... [-]


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. The course covers a range of topics from social and cognitive development, to autism and other atypical developmental issues, to the health psychology of infant feeding practices. [+]

Why study at Stirling?

This MSc is taught by our expert team of psychologists specialising in early childhood development. The course covers 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.

Course objectives

What the MSc is for:

To train you how to conduct research into child development.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology)

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 18 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

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

The Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology) course provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science - the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour. The course combines training in psychological theory with practical skills development, preparing our students 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 skeptical approach to psychological science.

Opportunities for practical hands-on skills development are built in, ranging from low-tech observational assessment to high-tech eye-tracking, and including training on giving oral presentations. A self-reflective approach to personal development is encouraged, and students on this course are an integral part of Stirling Psychology's research community, housed within a dedicated MSc office. The course will appeal to students wishing to develop a career in psychological research, either working towards a PhD in Psychology, or working in the wider public, private or third sector.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Evolutionary Psychology)

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 18 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

You will benefit from the expertise of our leading researchers in evolutionary psychology, who have particular interests in cultural evolution and language, social learning, and mate choice. [+]

You will benefit from the expertise of our leading researchers in evolutionary psychology, who have particular interests 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 issue. Students interested in comparative approaches and animal behaviour will benefit from other members of our Behaviour and Evolution Research Group whose world-leading research on behaviour and cognition in primates, dogs and elephants are also being applied to real world problems, including conservation, human-animal interaction, and animal welfare. Under the group's expert guidance you will undertake specialists modules, a research placement and a research project. You will also be able to take advantage of our on-site and overseas labs, field sites and links with industrial partners. For example, the University works closely with the Living Links to Human Evolution Research Centre at Edinburgh Zoo.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (General)

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 18 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Psychological Research Methods (General) course provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science - the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour. The course combines training in psychological theory with practical skills development, preparing our students for a future career in psychology. [+]

The Psychological Research Methods (General) course provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science - the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour. The course combines training in psychological theory with practical skills development, preparing our students 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 skeptical approach to psychological science.

Opportunities for practical hands-on skills development are built in, ranging from low-tech observational assessment to high-tech eye-tracking, and including training on giving oral presentations. A self-reflective approach to personal development is encouraged, and students on this course are an integral part of Stirling Psychology's research community, housed within a dedicated MSc office. The course will appeal to students wishing to develop a career in psychological research, either working towards a PhD in Psychology, or working in the wider public, private or third sector.... [-]


MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Perception and Action)

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

As we make our way around the world 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, but instead an interpretation based on what our brain expects as well as what it is being told by sense organs. [+]

As we make our way around the world 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, but instead an interpretation based on what our brain expects as well as what it is being told by sense organs. Understanding and measuring perception distinct from sensation is a complex task.

The course will explore methods by which it is possible to measure perception with varied content, depending on the specific interests of the student. Lectures from academic staff will form a course introducing the main methods of measuring perception, considering the strengths and weaknesses.

Course objectives ... [-]

MSc in Psychological Research Methods (Psychology of Faces)

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

Our internationally renowned team of experts study 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 and forensic aspects such as unfamiliar face matching and eye witness recovery of memories for faces. [+]

The University has a long history of face research. Our internationally renowned team of experts study 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 and forensic aspects such as unfamiliar face matching and eye witness recovery of memories for faces.

This 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. You will become part of this vibrant research community as you study the key research methods related to face research and will put your learning into practice during a month-long placement.... [-]


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 one year (12 month) or 27 month part-time course. You already have a degree in another subject but want to ‘convert’ to Psychology. This may be because you have noticed in work that a scientific psychology degree would help you, or because you are seeking a career change or a new intellectual challenge potentially progressing to PhD or MPhil studies. The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and gives you BPS Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership which is of interest both to national and international students wanting to practise as a psychologist or health professional. [+]

This is an intensive one year (12 month) or 27 month part-time course. You already have a degree in another subject but want to ‘convert’ to Psychology. This may be because you have noticed in work that a scientific psychology degree would help you, or because you are seeking a career change or a new intellectual challenge potentially progressing to PhD or MPhil studies. The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and gives you BPS Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership which is of interest both to national and international students wanting to practise as a psychologist or health professional.

Accreditation

This course is accredited as conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.... [-]


MSc in Psychology of Sport (Accredited)

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24 months September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Taught by staff with consultancy and research experience, this MSc reflects the current industry trends and employer needs. The course has a broad focus and develops a critical understanding of contemporary theory, research and practice in sport psychology, with a focus on developing graduates who are able to integrate and translate theory and research into practice. [+]

Taught by staff with consultancy and research experience, this MSc reflects the current industry trends and employer needs. The course has a broad focus and develops a critical understanding of contemporary theory, research and practice in sport psychology, with a focus on developing graduates who are able to integrate and translate theory and research into practice.

Your studies will include: theory and application of psychological skills, exploration of social processes, understanding of individual differences, learning applied research methods and developing knowledge of career transition management.

In addition to these core skills, the course places a great emphasis on professional practice and development through a work-based learning experience, alongside developing your own specific interests through a research dissertation.... [-]


MSc in Social Enterprise

Campus Full time 5 semesters January 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The MSc focuses on things that matter to social enterprises: delivering excellent services and high social value, building and maintaining stakeholder support, securing investment, and measuring and communicating success. These are set in the wider context in which social enterprises operate, including political, market and community contexts. [+]

A formal qualification in Social Enterprise will help to further your career, your work and your organisation’s contribution to society.

The MSc focuses on things that matter to social enterprises: delivering excellent services and high social value, building and maintaining stakeholder support, securing investment, and measuring and communicating success. These are set in the wider context in which social enterprises operate, including political, market and community contexts.

The MSc in Social Enterprise is a new and exciting course aimed at professionals working within social enterprises, advisors, officials, development officers and sector representatives and those wishing to develop a career or an interest in social enterprise. The goal of the course is to support the vitality of the sector, provide advanced expertise and equip the sector to meet the challenges of innovation and sustainability.... [-]


MSc in Social Work Studies

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

At Stirling University social work education is committed to progressive social change through teaching, research and an active involvement with practice. We believe in a social work profession defined not only by its function but also by its values and integrity. [+]

Do you want a career that is stimulating, rewarding and makes a positive contribution to society? If so a postgraduate diploma/MSc in social work could be for you.

At Stirling University social work education is committed to progressive social change through teaching, research and an active involvement with practice. We believe in a social work profession defined not only by its function but also by its values and integrity.

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.... [-]


MSc in Sport Management (with internship)

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

Sport Management is an exciting degree that will help you develop your career in the sport industry. It has been designed to meet the industry’s need for well-qualified managers who can combine management and financial skills with specialist knowledge of sport. The course will help you acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to enable reflective management practice in a range of sport settings. [+]

Sport Management is an exciting degree that will help you develop your career in the sport industry. It has been designed to meet the industry’s need for well-qualified managers who can combine management and financial skills with specialist knowledge of sport. The course will help you acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to enable reflective management practice in a range of sport settings.

Course objectives

The course will help you acquire the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to enable reflective management practice in a range of sport settings.

Throughout the course you will be challenged to evaluate the dynamic environment in which sport organisations in the public, commercial and voluntary sectors strive to flourish, and to apply your developing knowledge and management skills to meet the inherent sport management challenges.... [-]


MSc in Strategic Communication & Public Relations (Joint Degree)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The MSc Strategic Communication & Public Relations is an interdisciplinary, advanced level course taught by established academics and practitioners. It offers a hands-on approach while at the same time providing you with the theoretical foundations necessary to practise public relations at a managerial level. [+]

This variant of our established MSc Strategic Public Relations & Communication Management course is delivered jointly with our partner Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain. This course provides students with a solid international perspective on strategic communication and provides an opportunity to study in both Stirling, UK, and Barcelona, Spain.

The MSc Strategic Communication & Public Relations is an interdisciplinary, advanced level course taught by established academics and practitioners. It offers a hands-on approach while at the same time providing you with the theoretical foundations necessary to practise public relations at a managerial level.

You will be offered the opportunity to attend a Public Affairs and Lobbying seminar series in Brussels, which includes visits to the European Parliament, the European Commission as well as specialist industry seminars with leading public affairs and public relations experts in Brussels.... [-]


MSc in Strategic Public Relations & Communication Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MSc in Strategic Public Relations and Communication Management equips students with the necessary practical and analytical skills for a professional career and it examines how to design, implement and evaluate public relations (PR) and programmes. [+]

The MSc in Strategic Public Relations and Communication Management equips students with the necessary practical and analytical skills for a professional career and it examines how to design, implement and evaluate public relations (PR) and programmes.

Accreditation

The MSc in Strategic Public Relations & Communication Management is recognised by the UK Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

Top Reasons To Study With Us The programme’s emphasis on how theory can help inform practice is a very useful tool for those seeking to progress their careers and gain management positions within the public relations industry. We are approved by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, which provides important networking opportunities and boosts the chances of gaining employment. We keep up to date with new advances, including how digital media is used in public relations. The programme at the University of Stirling is one of the longest established public relations Masters programmes in Europe. Our industry links are second to none. We have an excellent guest speaker programme and we provide students with the opportunity to work for real clients as part of the course. Course objectives ... [-]

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

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

A Masters in TESOL at the University of Stirling offers a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at a level appropriate to graduates who already have a sound academic training. The course is taught by experienced TESOL Education staff within the Faculty of Social Sciences [+]

Gain a TESOL Masters from the University of Stirling, ranked 1st in Scotland for Education

The TESOL Masters (MSc)

A Masters in TESOL at the University of Stirling offers a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at a level appropriate to graduates who already have a sound academic training. The course is taught by experienced TESOL Education staff within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Top Reasons To Study With Us You will gain a Master’s level TESOL qualification in teaching from an Education centre for excellence that is ranked 1st in Scotland and 9th in the UK in the Guardian's University League Tables 2017. We specialise in training both novice and experienced teachers. The TESOL course offers an excellent balance between theory and practise using a range of innovative teaching methods that facilitate engagement with new and complex ideas. You will have the opportunity to join a class with TESOL students from across the world. You will be taught by TESOL professionals who have combined experience of living and teaching in all continents of the world TESOL Masters (MSc) Pathways ... [-]

MSc in Translation Studies with TESOL

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

A postgraduate degree in Translation Studies with TESOL is of the highest value. Not only will it equip you with professional level translation skills in international dialogues, enabling you to play your part in developing a global community, it will also give you an entry-level teaching qualification with which you can embark on a career in English Language Teaching. [+]

Available in six languages pairings, one of which must be your native language: English and one of -

French, German, Mandarin, Polish, Russian and Spanish.

A postgraduate degree in Translation Studies with TESOL is of the highest value. Not only will it equip you with professional level translation skills in international dialogues, enabling you to play your part in developing a global community, it will also give you an entry-level teaching qualification with which you can embark on a career in English Language Teaching.

Here in the UK, recent research has shown that the fall in the number of language learners over the past decade has come at a big cost to the economy.... [-]


MSc Strategic Sustainable Business

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

How to strategically manage or promote sustainable business is at the forefront of decision-making processes and projects of global investors, companies, the public sector and non-governmental organisations. [+]

How to strategically manage or promote sustainable business is at the forefront of decision-making processes and projects of global investors, companies, the public sector and non-governmental organisations.

This MSc in Strategic Sustainable Business provides you with the skills and knowledge for a successful career in sustainable business. It brings together knowledge and applied skills on strategic sustainable management and its environmental, social and economic dimensions. There are three key elements covered by the course: sustainable business, strategic management, and entrepreneurship to lead sustainable change.​​

The MSc is a practical one: teaching is based largely on experiences in real-life contexts with inspirational practitioners. It’s delivered by the University of Stirling Management School and the Centre for Sustainable Practice and Living (CSPL), combining academic excellence and practical knowledge in supporting leaders and organisations towards a more-sustainable society.... [-]


MSc Television Content Development and Production

Campus August 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. [+]

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 offers a unique focus on television development and production for broadcast. Developed in partnership with industry and taught by experienced practitioners, this programme is squarely focussed on the practical side of television production: growing ideas, developing proposals and making programmes.

Students will learn how to create 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

The MLitt Creative Writing offers the opportunity to produce a body of work – poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction – over the course of a creative and stimulating year. The degree combines intensive writers’ workshops, technique-focused option modules, and one-to-one tuition by the distinguished writers on staff, along with stimulating visits from authors, agents and publishers. [+]

The MLitt Creative Writing offers the opportunity to produce a body of work – poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction – over the course of a creative and stimulating year. The degree combines intensive writers’ workshops, technique-focused option modules, and one-to-one tuition by the distinguished writers on staff, along with stimulating visits from authors, agents and publishers.

Course objectives

The course is designed to develop the talents of creative individuals, allowing them to focus in-depth on a project while offering them creative encounters with a range of genres and working practices, drawing on Stirling’s rich expertise in contemporary literature, publishing, film, media, and journalism.
 Students learn skills in listening and diplomacy, advocacy, and in producing fine, nuanced writing.... [-]


MLitt in English Language and Linguistics

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

The MLitt English Language and Linguistics offers students the opportunity to study the intricate workings of language and explore its central role in society. [+]

The MLitt English Language and Linguistics offers students the opportunity to study the intricate workings of language and explore its central role in society.

We investigate how language works, how people use it, what people use it for, where it came from and how it changes. The range of research expertise represented by the three dedicated members of staff teaching on the course are reflected in a comprehensive suite of modules that include cognitive, sociolinguistic, historical, evolutionary, and discourse analytical topics.

Course objectives

Students will be expected to graduate with a knowledge of contemporary linguistic theories, including both generative and cognitive approaches to linguistic description, and the contexts in which these theories arose.... [-]


MLitt in Philosophy

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The St Andrews and Stirling Graduate Programme in Philosophy (SASP) is taught by the Philosophy departments in the Universities of St Andrews and Stirling. The philosophy graduate programmes of St Andrews and Stirling are now fully merged for all postgraduate degrees and together form Scotland’s premier centre for philosophy and one of the top philosophy institutions in the United Kingdom. [+]

The St Andrews and Stirling Graduate Programme in Philosophy (SASP) is taught by the Philosophy departments in the Universities of St Andrews and Stirling. The philosophy graduate programmes of St Andrews and Stirling are now fully merged for all postgraduate degrees and together form Scotland’s premier centre for philosophy and one of the top philosophy institutions in the United Kingdom.

The programme maintains a staff of authoritative researchers that is large enough to teach a comprehensive and flexible range of graduate courses, and to supervise research projects. It offers graduate teaching at a level that matches the best graduate programmes elsewhere in the world, in a wide range of areas, including the history of philosophy.... [-]


MLitt in Publishing Studies

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

The MLitt in Publishing Studies teaching course is devised, and continually updated, to reflect current publishing industry practice and standards. It produces graduates who will have an enhanced opportunity to succeed in publishing and publishing-related careers. The course is demanding, stimulating and enjoyable, and many publishers now consider it to be the equivalent of a year’s experience within a publishing company. Our graduates occupy senior positions in both commercial and not-for-profit publication organisations throughout the world. [+]

The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication provides a comprehensive and coherent approach to all forms of publishing. The course covers the whole process of planning, editing, production, marketing and publication management in print and digital environments. It is dedicated to teaching the best current publishing practice, so the detailed content is updated each year as a result of the rapid changes that are transforming the industry worldwide.

The MLitt in Publishing Studies teaching course is devised, and continually updated, to reflect current publishing industry practice and standards. It produces graduates who will have an enhanced opportunity to succeed in publishing and publishing-related careers. The course is demanding, stimulating and enjoyable, and many publishers now consider it to be the equivalent of a year’s experience within a publishing company. Our graduates occupy senior positions in both commercial and not-for-profit publication organisations throughout the world.... [-]


MLitt in Scottish Literature

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

This is the only Master’s course of its kind. As debate intensifies over Scotland’s cultural and political identity, the time is ripe to examine the role of writing in shaping the image and reality of the nation. [+]

In literature as in politics, Scotland’s national status ‘is both dangled before us and tantalisingly withheld’ (Don Paterson)

The Stirling Master’s course views Scottish Literature in the light of this ambiguity, and embraces the many questions it invites us to explore. We explore 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. Class discussion examines the complex means by which national literary identity is sustained, renewed and re-considered – not forgetting the role of novelists and poets in integrating Scottish identity into the project of Britishness.... [-]


MLitt in The Gothic Imagination

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

The MLitt in The Gothic Imagination at the University of Stirling provides students with the unique opportunity to steep themselves in the scholarly appreciation of this mode, providing a rigorous and intensive historical survey of its literary origins and developments, and charting its dispersal across a broad range of media and national contexts. [+]

Contemporary culture is characterised by nothing if not a reawakened interest in the Gothic, be that in the form of the current vogue for horror film, in the heightened preoccupation with terror and monstrosity in the media, the extraordinary success of writers such as Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer, or in manifestations of an alternative Gothic impulse in fashion, music and lifestyle.

As the countless adaptations and retellings of texts such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818; 1831) and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) in our own day attest, the Gothic, though once relegated to a dark corner of literary history, has assumed a position of considerable cultural prominence.

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MPhil Humanities

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

The one-year Master of Philosophy in Humanities offers an academically rigorous, one year full-time or two year part-time “research preparation” Master’s programme focussed on your interests, available across a broad range of disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in a programme uniquely suited to interdisciplinary research. [+]

The one-year Master of Philosophy in Humanities offers an academically rigorous, one year full-time or two year part-time “research preparation” Master’s programme focussed on your interests, available across a broad range of disciplines in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in a programme uniquely suited to interdisciplinary research. It gives you the opportunity to undertake an extended piece of research within a programme of study designed in collaboration between you and your supervisor(s). It can be pursued as an end in itself for personal or career development or as a stepping-stone to doctoral study (PhD).

Course objectives

The MPhil offers you the opportunity to pursue a personalised, tailor-made programme of Master’s study in a structured, interdisciplinary, and research-driven environment. The programme is designed to enable you to become a well-trained researcher in a Humanities subject area, showing strong capacity for self-directed work and initiative.... [-]


MPP in Public Policy

Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) provides an advanced qualification in research and policy analysis. It allows you to develop the conceptual, analytical and practical skills required to flourish in the policymaking world, preparing you for a career in the public sector and vocations that make a contribution to the development or delivery of public policy. [+]

The Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) provides an advanced qualification in research and policy analysis. It allows you to develop the conceptual, analytical and practical skills required to flourish in the policymaking world, preparing you for a career in the public sector and vocations that make a contribution to the development or delivery of public policy.

The course can also be used as a springboard for further postgraduate research and combines core modules in policy and policy-making with optional modules in social research and policy-relevant disciplines.

If you want to use the degree to pursue research, to PhD level for example, you can take three modules in Applied Social Research. If you want to pursue an interest in other policy-relevant disciplines, you can combine a focus on policy and research with options in areas such as:... [-]


MRes in Applied Social Research

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months January 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Master’s in Applied Social Research gives graduates the ideal preparation for undertaking social research and evaluation. There is a core of four shared modules in generic research skills, plus specialist disciplinary modules and a range of options. They combine high quality with flexibility and choice for students. [+]

The Master’s in Applied Social Research gives graduates the ideal preparation for undertaking social research and evaluation. There is a core of four shared modules in generic research skills, plus specialist disciplinary modules and a range of options. They combine high quality with flexibility and choice for students.

Recognition

The course has been recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting its requirements for postgraduate research training.

Fully funded places are available through the ESRC, details can be found on the pages of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science website.

Course objectives Provide you with the skills and knowledge base required to collect, analyse and report qualitative and quantitative data, taking account of ethics, reliability and validity Enable you to examine critically the theoretical foundations that underpin social scientific research Enable you to examine issues concerning comparative social research Develop your understanding of the relationship between research and policy, and the meanings of evaluation, its terminology, practice and use Provide you with the opportunity to tailor your programme with a choice of further research-based modules What makes us different? Entry requirements ... [-]

MRes in Business and Management Research Methods

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The MRes in Business and Management Research Methods is a specialised degree for those looking to develop the skills to conduct high quality research into business, management, organisations and related areas. Many take the MRes in preparation for undertaking a doctorate (or take MRes modules as part of their first year PhD training) but the skills developed on the MRes will also be invaluable to those looking to conduct, evaluate and commission research in non-academic settings (for example in consultancy, development and policy making roles). [+]

The MRes in Business and Management Research Methods is a specialised degree for those looking to develop the skills to conduct high quality research into business, management, organisations and related areas. Many take the MRes in preparation for undertaking a doctorate (or take MRes modules as part of their first year PhD training) but the skills developed on the MRes will also be invaluable to those looking to conduct, evaluate and commission research in non-academic settings (for example in consultancy, development and policy making roles).

The emphasis is on producing researchers who are reflective and aware of the assumptions, strengths and limitations of their research; who are highly skilled in a multitude of management/organisational research techniques; and who are readily able to apply this knowledge in new and diverse domains. Whilst the programme provides specialist research training for those seeking academic careers employability is also key, with a strong practical focus.... [-]


MRes in Criminological Research

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months January 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The course is suitable for applicants who see their future career in research, research management and commissioning or using research. Graduates are well equipped with the necessary competencies and knowledge to forge successful careers in the public, private and third sectors. With newly obtained skills in critical thinking, research methodologies, and analytical and communications skills.‌ [+]

The course is suitable for applicants who see their future career in research, research management and commissioning or using research. Graduates are well equipped with the necessary competencies and knowledge to forge successful careers in the public, private and third sectors. With newly obtained skills in critical thinking, research methodologies, and analytical and communications skills.‌

Recognition

The course has been recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting its requirements for postgraduate research training.

Accreditation

The course is recognised as research training by the ESRC for those who are studying or going on to study for a PhD (+3), and is also recognised by the ESRC for Master’s Course plus Research Studentship (1+3) purposes.... [-]


MRes in Educational Research

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

This innovative course prepares you for doctoral studies and a career in Educational Research through a series of taught modules and a dissertation. Under the expert guidance of a team of leading academics you will learn the skills of research, from conception through to design, methodology and data collection, to analysis, interpretation and dissemination. As part of the course you will engage closely with cutting edge research projects currently being undertaken by Education staff in the Faculty of Social Sciences. [+]

This innovative course prepares you for doctoral studies and a career in Educational Research through a series of taught modules and a dissertation. Under the expert guidance of a team of leading academics you will learn the skills of research, from conception through to design, methodology and data collection, to analysis, interpretation and dissemination. As part of the course you will engage closely with cutting edge research projects currently being undertaken by Education staff in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Accreditation

The course has been recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council as meeting its requirements for postgraduate research training, and it now forms part of the recognised pathway in educational research for the Scottish Graduate School in the Social Sciences.... [-]


MRes in Historical Research

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Master's of Research in Historical Research is a one-year course that is research-oriented and allows specialisation in particular research areas. Students are allocated an individual supervisor to direct their independent study and plan the curriculum to reflect their interests and needs. Students should maintain regular contact with supervisors through email and an agreed schedule of meetings to discuss their work and review draft submissions. [+]

The Master's of Research in Historical Research is a one-year course that is research-oriented and allows specialisation in particular research areas. Students are allocated an individual supervisor to direct their independent study and plan the curriculum to reflect their interests and needs. Students should maintain regular contact with supervisors through email and an agreed schedule of meetings to discuss their work and review draft submissions.

The Master's of Research (MRes) is designed

to enable students to become well-trained historians

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to demonstrate their fitness to undertake research to doctoral level at Stirling or other universities in Britain and overseas. Both are achieved through the completion of independent study modules, field seminars and skills training, under supervision. ... [-]

MRes in Humanities

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MRes in Humanities is a research preparation Master's programme that offers students the opportunity for Master's study within Arts and Humanities, structured according to personal research interests that are either wholly of one's own design or structured through one of three specified pathways. [+]

The MRes in Humanities is a research preparation Master's programme that offers students the opportunity for Master's study within Arts and Humanities, structured according to personal research interests that are either wholly of one's own design or structured through one of three specified pathways:

Hermeneutics Religion and Politics Cultural Representation of Spain and Latin America.

It also offers the opportunity to prepare for a PhD through concentrated research in an interdisciplinary environment.

Top Reasons To Study With Us You will be taught by experienced staff who are leading experts in their fields. Flexibility in the programme enhances your own independent research in your own areas of interest across disciplines. All contributing staff are engaged in on-going research at the forefront of their disciplines, and are the authors of numerous books, articles and studies on a wide range of relevant subjects. You will be part of a thriving academic community that includes a rich research culture and seminar programmes of visiting academics and industry speakers. You will develop skills that become immensely transferable in a market awaiting competent and innovative thinkers and leaders. Course objectives ... [-]

MRes in Media Research

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The Master’s degree in Media Research, which can also provide the first year of the doctoral course, is designed to give you the necessary skills to carry out advanced interdisciplinary research in the broad field of media studies. [+]

Our graduate media studies Master's award, Media Research (MRes), has an illustrious background, and with our other degrees has received awards.

1st in Scotland for research in Communication, Cultural and Media Studies (most recent Research Assessment Exercise)

1st in Scotland for Communications and Media (The Independent Complete University Guide, 2011, and The Guardian University Guide, 2011)

The Master’s degree in Media Research, which can also provide the first year of the doctoral course, is designed to give you the necessary skills to carry out advanced interdisciplinary research in the broad field of media studies.

Course objectives

A suite of MRes courses has been developed concurrently by six subject areas: Applied Social Science, Education, Communications, Media and Culture, Management, Nursing, Midwifery and Health and Sports Studies. These courses have a shared core of four modules in generic research skills, plus specialist disciplinary modules and a range of options.... [-]


MRes in Publishing Studies

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

The MRes in Publishing offers strong publishing industry links and networks, enhanced publishing career pathways, international environment with a student cohort from all around the world and intensive publishing research environment [+]

The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication is a world-leading centre for postgraduate publishing studies, offering expertise in contemporary and historical publishing in the UK and beyond. The MRes in Publishing Studies is a course which enables students to develop strong research skills in the fields of publishing studies, either with regard to contemporary publishing issues and trends or to the history of the book and print culture. It enables and encourages an analytical and research-driven approach to publishing, leading either towards further study and research, or allowing publishing practitioners to examine in depth issues affecting their current practice.

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MRes in Renaissance Studies

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

The MRes Renaissance Studies is aimed at those who are interested in the literary and broader cultural aspects of the Renaissance and who wish to acquire a more specialised knowledge of this field. A primary objective is to investigate factors that contribute to the distinctiveness of the cultural productions of Northern Europe, including Scotland. [+]

Suspended for 2016/17 entry

The MRes Renaissance Studies is aimed at those who are interested in the literary and broader cultural aspects of the Renaissance and who wish to acquire a more specialised knowledge of this field. A primary objective is to investigate factors that contribute to the distinctiveness of the cultural productions of Northern Europe, including Scotland.

Course objectives

The research-based MRes course aims to:

Introduce you to key areas of critical debate in Renaissance Studies by comparing different canonical accounts of the period Explore the distinctiveness of northern Renaissance culture, including Scotland. Develop a critical understanding of the variety of genres, media and signifying practices employed by Renaissance writers and visual artists Equip you with the technical skills necessary for conducting research in this field, presenting information and constructing scholarly arguments What makes us different? Entry requirements ... [-]

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