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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Master

Master in Creative Writing (MLitt)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 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. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants must supply a sample of their creative work: For the prose strand - up to eight pages of prose (fiction or creative nonfiction) or a portfolio of eight poems. A half-and-half mix is also acceptable. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51... [-]

MLitt in English Language and Linguistics

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 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. They will also acquire knowledge and understanding in specialist selected areas of study (e.g. Old and Middle English, historical, social and regional varieties of English, language and cognition, discourse analysis and evolutionary linguistics), including critical understanding of research in these areas. They will be able to apply a variety of descriptive linguistic tools to language data and linguistic theories to selected specialist areas of study within English Language and Linguistics, according to their areas of interest. They will learn to plan and manage a Research Project under supervision, undertaking independent research, including keeping track of relevant developments in the chosen field(s) and being able to set them in an appropriate context; they will be able to structure and communicate ideas effectively; gather, evaluate and organise information from multiple sources; and engage with other researchers by writing, debating,... [-]

MLitt in Philosophy

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. Course objectives The taught MLitt provides the foundation year of the programme. Modules are offered in three fundamental areas of philosophy: logic and metaphysics, moral and political philosophy, and history of philosophy. The degree is primarily designed as a preparatory year for entry to postgraduate work in philosophy. It provides a firm foundation of general understanding and skills in philosophy which will serve as a basis for sound philosophical research. Graduate students are taught in dedicated graduate classes. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements Applicants for the MLitt should normally have a good first degree in philosophy: a UK upper second class Honours degree or its equivalent (or the equivalent level of pass in the SASP Conversion Diploma). Applicants with other qualifications may be admitted on the recommendation of the Programme Director. English... [-]

MLitt in Publishing Studies

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 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. The MLitt in Publishing offers: Strong publishing industry links and networks Enhanced publishing career pathways International environment with a student cohort from all around the world Intensive publishing research environment Course objectives In close contact with publishing businesses and the changing needs of the industry worldwide, the teaching team equips you with the qualities — intellectual and prac What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduate Diploma... [-]

MLitt in Scottish Literature

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 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. 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. Scholarships & funding University of Stirling Postgraduate Merit Scholarship The University of Stirling is offering any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) a £2,000 scholarship to study full-time on any taught Master's course or £1,000 for part-time study. Structure and content The Autumn core modules provide a thematic and historical overview; the Spring core module explores Scottish Romantic and Modernist writing in relation to specific themes of authenticity, representation and democracy. Option modules allow students to pursue deeper knowledge of specific texts and issues. Full-time students take one option in each semester; part-time students take options in Year 2 of their course.... [-]

MLitt in The Gothic Imagination

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 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. 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. In so doing, the course equips its graduates with the necessary theoretical vocabulary to address, and critically reflect upon, the Gothic as a complex and multi-faceted cultural phenomenon, while also preparing them for further postgraduate research in the rich and vibrant field of Gothic Studies. In addition to these subject-specific objectives, the MLitt in The Gothic Imagination also provides its graduates with several invaluable transferable skills, including critical thinking, theoretical conceptualisation, historical periodization and independent research. Course objectives The MLitt in the Gothic Imagination consists of four core modules, two... [-]

MPhil Historical Research

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Masters of Philosophy 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. [+]

The Masters of Philosophy 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 Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) is designed to enable students to become well-trained historians 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. It is also possible to follow an Environmental History pathway and complete an MPhil in Historical Research: Environmental History. Accreditation The MPhil programme and all constituent modules are constructed in line with the University's academic procedures and are fully assessed and externally examined. The programme is recognised by both the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council both of whom have given PhD awards to outstanding Stirling graduates of the MRes. Course objectives This programme prepares you for further research: to co-ordinate the provision of additional or external skills training and to develop the application of research skills students will obtain practical experience of devising and applying a research method to interrogate primary sources qualitative and quantitative analyses the application of IT in information retrieval, especially bibliographical database software, communication... [-]

MPhil Humanities

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2017 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. Should you wish to go on to study for a PhD, the programme enables you to demonstrate fitness in undertaking doctoral research. But it also qualifies you with specialised expertise at the postgraduate level for a professional career within a wide range of employment areas. Structure and content Studying for the one-year MPhil in Humanities, students develop, in conjunction with their supervisor(s), their own research agenda from beginning to end. The programme follows two semesters - which run from mid-September to late December and from January to the end of May - and a summer period for dissertation writing. The programme is composed of the following... [-]

MPhil Renaissance Studies

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MPhil 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. [+]

The MPhil 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. As a bespoke research degree, students on the MPhil will work on a research topic of their own choice under expert supervision. Course objectives The research-based MPhil 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 Structure and content The core of this MPhil course is a sustained period of independent study, assessed by a 20,000-25,000 final dissertation. This involves a course of directed reading and research, to be agreed by each individual student with his/her supervisor, and tailored to his/her interests. Each student will work on this dissertation across the whole academic year. In addition, students will pursue a ‘bespoke’ training courses in the autumn and spring semesters. In the autumn, students will follow two courses: (i) an introduction to the variety of historiographical and critical approaches to the Northern Renaissance, and to some... [-]

MPP in Public Policy

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 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: law economics behavioural science social marketing energy environmental and international politics The course is designed to meet your specific, individual requirements and the course is delivered by small weekly group seminars, with dedicated contact with the course leader. You complete the course by producing a dissertation which applies intellectual rigour to a real world policy problem to equip the policymakers of the future. Additionally, there is some scope to take modules from the new MSc in Gender Studies. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. If... [-]

MRes in Applied Social Research

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2017 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 Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each... [-]

MRes in Business and Management Research Methods

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. Accreditation The MRes in Business and Management Research Methods is accredited by the ESRC and the SGSS for training of PhD students. Top Reasons To Study With Us Accreditation — the course is accredited by the Economic & Social Research Council via the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Develop high quality research skills – the course prepares students for study at doctorate level as well as research-based roles in business and the public sector Expert teaching team — the team publish regularly in major journals, have a strong track record of securing research funding and regularly advise governmental... [-]

MRes in Criminological Research

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2017 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 or MSc? Uniquely, we offer you the opportunity to graduate with an MRes or MSc Students undertaking the Master of Science or Master of Research follow the exact same pathways. The choice of award is designed to give students freedom in determining what outcome will suit their future aspirations. MSc Applied Social Research (Criminology) The Master of Science is the ideal preparation for social research and evaluation in criminal justice and criminology and will suit those who wish to pursue a career in academia and wish to use the MSc as a precursor to completing a PhD. MRes Criminological Research The Masters of Research is best suited for applicants who see their future career in research, research management and commissioning or using research. Course objectives The MRes Criminological Research provides training in... [-]

MRes in Educational Research

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 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. Top Reasons To Study With Us You will be contributing to the overall research capacity in Education, thereby making a difference to practice and/or policy. You will gain a MRes from a Faculty whose Education programmes are ranked as one of the best in the UK You will be supported in developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of research by expert researchers in Education and the Social Sciences. You will be introduced to leading edge empirical and theoretical research in a multi-disciplinary and mutli-professional environment. You will have the benefits of a flexible programme that supports you through different stages of the research process. Course objectives The MRes is designed to equip you for a career in educational research or as preparation for doctoral study (as a 1... [-]

MRes in Historical Research

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 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 and 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. It is also possible to follow an Environmental History pathway and complete an MRes in Historical Research: Environmental History Students are allocated an individual supervisor to direct their independent study and plan the curriculum to reflect their interests and needs. Accreditation The MRes programme and all constituent modules are constructed in line with the University's academic procedures and are fully assessed and externally examined. The programme is recognised by both the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council both of whom have given PhD awards to outstanding Stirling graduates of the MRes. Course objectives This programme prepares you for further research: to co-ordinate the provision of additional or external skills training and to develop the application of research skills students will obtain practical experience of devising and applying a... [-]

MRes in Humanities

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 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 The MRes offers you the opportunity to pursue a personalised, tailor-made programme of Master’s study in a structured, interdisciplinary, and research-driven environment. Even within the specified pathways, much latitude is provided for your own individual pursuits in each of the areas. 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.... [-]

MRes in Media Research

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. They combine high quality with flexibility and choice for students. Employability is another important focus, with the opportunity for a research placement offered to all MRes students. This course is designed to provide a basic but extensive training in media research methods. The training provided is multidisciplinary, covering social sciences and humanities approaches. Ideal candidates are those looking for employment in the media for which research training is seen as valuable, as well as those intending to pursue academic careers in the field. The course: Provides a structured analysis of established practices in film and media studies research Offers a critical overview of... [-]

MRes in Renaissance Studies

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 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 Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. A sample of work (e.g. English Essay) is required. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than... [-]

MRes in Translation Studies

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

A postgraduate degree in Translation Studies 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 opportunity to fine-tune your communication skills and awareness of the wide range of challenges and opportunities that arise every time intercultural dialogue occurs. [+]

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 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 opportunity to fine-tune your communication skills and awareness of the wide range of challenges and opportunities that arise every time intercultural dialogue occurs. 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 UK economy. While we may be able to continue to trade and to develop partnerships with countries, regions and companies whose first language is English, we’ve been cutting ourselves off from large swathes of the new markets emerging in East Asia, in Latin America, and in West Africa, to name but three regions. This trend has had an impact even at EU level, according to a recent CFA Skills report. The reasons for this recent decline in language learning are varied, but the tide is turning as Scottish and UK business and industry recognises the benefits of speaking the languages of truly global trade. Accreditation We are proud members of the ‌. The ITI is the UK's only dedicated association for practising translation and interpreting professionals. Our membership of the ITI allows us to help you... [-]

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MRes in Publishing Studies

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 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. 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 Intensive publishing research environment Course objectives The MRes Publishing Studies is a research preparation Master’s course that offers students the opportunity for tailor-made Master’s study in the field of publishing studies. It also offers the opportunity to prepare for a PhD through concentrated research with a specialism in publishing. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a research proposal of 2000 words. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0... [-]

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

Online & Campus Combined Part time 3 years September 2017 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. Building on the success and impact of previous programmes, it is also designed taking account of current policy and the Professional Standards framework (GTCS, 2012) to offer participants the opportunity to develop leadership at all levels through developing a critical and enquiring stance to practice. The benefits of the programme will extend not only to participants but also to colleagues and the wider school community and will lead to the development of strong professional networks both within and beyond the course. The following optional pathways have been developed to meet individuals’ professional learning interests and career aspirations. Advanced Professional Practice Middle Leadership Curriculum Coaching and Mentoring Digital Social Trends and Professional Practices (Autumn 2016) Course objectives The programme offers the opportunity for participants to further develop their professional learning and leadership practices in a... [-]

MSc, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

A postgraduate degree in Translation Studies 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 opportunity to fine-tune your communication skills and awareness of the wide range of challenges and opportunities that arise every time intercultural dialogue occurs. [+]

Available in Six languages pairings, one of which must be your native language: English and one of French, German, Mandarin, Spanish, Polish and Russian. A postgraduate degree in Translation Studies 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 opportunity to fine-tune your communication skills and awareness of the wide range of challenges and opportunities that arise every time intercultural dialogue occurs. 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 UK economy. While we may be able to continue to trade and to develop partnerships with countries, regions and companies whose first language is English, we’ve been cutting ourselves off from large swathes of the new markets emerging in East Asia, in Latin America, and in West Africa, to name but three regions. This trend has had an impact even at EU level, according to a recent CFA Skills report. The reasons for this recent decline in language learning are varied, but the tide is turning as Scottish and UK business and industry recognises the benefits of speaking the languages of truly global trade. Accreditation The ITI is the UK's only dedicated association for practising translation and interpreting professionals. Our membership of the ITI allows us to help you to keep abreast of the full range... [-]

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

Online & Campus Combined Part time 12 - 30 months August 2017 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. Top Reasons To Study With Us Reputation – The University of Stirling is the highest ranked provided of Social Work qualifications in Scotland and 3rd in the UK, The Complete University Guide, 2016. Quality – Our academic staff are qualified social workers with a wealth of experience and commitment to the highest standards in teaching and research. Currency – We have strong partnerships with professional agencies, ensuring that our programmes continue to reflect up-to-date research, theory and responses to contemporary practice issues. Value – we provide pathways to build credit from modules towards exit awards at Certificate, Diploma or Masters-level Accessibility – Part-time study, utilising a blended approach of direct teaching and guided study, gives you the opportunity to gain a qualification whilst maintaining your personal and professional life. Study... [-]

MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate in Housing Studies

Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 - 3 months September 2017 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? We cater for those who wish to come back and extend to MSc here at the University of Stirling. There are also options to do a standalone module to complete your MSc in Housing Studies. Accreditation The Chartered Institute of Housing is the professional body for housing and validates the Stirling Housing Studies course. On successful completion of the Diploma, you will have satisfied the requirements for corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Housing Studies attracts people from a variety of disciplines who are committed to achieving better housing for all. Top Reasons To Study With Us On successful completion of the Diploma or Masters, you will have... [-]

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

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 12 - 21 months September 2017 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. 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. Accreditation The Chartered Institute of Housing is the professional body for housing and validates the Stirling Housing Studies course. On successful completion of the Diploma, you will have satisfied the requirements for corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing. Housing Studies attracts people from a variety of disciplines who are committed to achieving better housing for all. Top Reasons To Study With Us On successful completion of the Diploma or Masters, you will have satisfied the requirements for corporate membership of the Chartered Institute of... [-]

MSc/MLitt in Gender Studies (Applied)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 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. This course is interdisciplinary, but, within this, students can emphasise Arts and Humanities (MLitt) or Social Science (MSc) approaches. The MSc places a greater emphasis on research methods and data analysis, and is the recommended route for students interested in PhD study in Social Sciences. The MLitt offers students more optional modules and is better suited to students looking for an all-round education in Gender Studies and/or is interested in PhD study in the Arts and Humanities. The MSc/MLitt in Gender Studies (Applied) at the University of Stirling is unique in the UK in that it places the application of learning to real-world contexts at the heart of its course. It is housed within the Centre for... [-]

MSc Economics for Business and Policy

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 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. The course offers excellent links with industry and policy think tanks built on our strong engagement with businesses, past and current research projects as well as our ties with the Behavioural Science Centre, Centre for Sustainable Practice and Living (CSPL) and The Centre for Constitutional Change. We work with organisations across the business landscape, from Wood Mackenzie and ScottishPower through to Zero Waste Scotland and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. You’ll get to know the markets and environments these organisations work in through a mix of site visits, guest lectures and your consultancy project developed with public, private and non-profit sector organisations. Course objectives The course reflects the applied research and consulting projects of our teaching staff, so you get access to the latest thinking on the most relevant developments in business and policy. These include fiscal policy, unemployment, family, environment, public health,... [-]

MSc in Applied Social Research

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2017 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. 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 What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduate Diploma for those students who do not meet... [-]

MSc in Applied Social Research (Criminology)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30 months September 2017 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 or MSc? Uniquely, we offer you the opportunity to graduate with an MRes or MSc Students undertaking the Master of Science or Master of Research follow the exact same pathways. The choice of award is designed to give students freedom in determining what outcome will suit their future aspirations. MSc Applied Social Research (Criminology) The Master of Science is the ideal preparation for social research and evaluation in criminal justice and criminology and will suit those who wish to pursue a career in academia and wish to use the MSc as a precursor to completing a PhD. MRes Criminological Research The Masters of Research is best suited for applicants who see their future career in research, research management and commissioning or using research. Course objectives This MSc has been designed to run... [-]

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

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 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. 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. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant social science subject. Applicants without such qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. A willingness to learn advanced statistical methods is more important than a strong background... [-]

MSc in Aquaculture: Sustainable Aquaculture

Campus Full time 1 - 5 years September 2017 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. The course provides advanced knowledge in chosen areas from; advanced broodstock management, aquaculture policy and planning, livelihoods analysis, geographic information systems, environmental management and biodiversity, feed formulation and resources, economics, marketing and business studies, shrimp culture, aquaculture engineering, aquatic animal health control, epidemiology, and ecotoxicology. Students will be able to appraise aquaculture operations and contribute to management decision making. The student will have the skills necessary to establish, manage and appraise aquaculture enterprises and development projects from within the industry or public sector. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English... [-]

MSc in Aquaculture: Sustainable Aquaculture (Named Degree Outcomes)

Campus Full time September 2017 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. The course is modularised, so SCQF credits can be accumulated (at the end of each assessed module) towards a postgraduate qualification. As a student of Aquaculture Business Management, there are two compulsory advanced topics of study: Business and Financial Management, and Policy, Planning and Management. The student must also complete a research project in a field relevant to the degree outcome. Aquaculture and Development The Aquaculture and Development course offers students the opportunity to hone skills necessary to plan, manage and evaluate aquaculture development projects. This course places an emphasis on ensuring the sustainability of aquaculture development initiatives in environmental,... [-]

MSc in Aquatic Food Security

Campus Full time 1 - 5 years September 2017 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. 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. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency... [-]

MSc in Aquatic Pathobiology

Campus Full time 1 - 5 years September 2017 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. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than... [-]

MSc in Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. Graduates aren’t limited to careers in banking; studies in finance equip students to succeed in the financial world in general. Accreditation The MSc Banking and Finance programme is accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute The Chartered Banker Institute recognises the relevance of our programme and offers graduates credit against its professional qualifications. Once you graduate you can apply for Associate membership of the Institute. If you decide to work towards Chartered status you can follow an accelerated route. This fast-track means you only have to study two further modules to attain a globally recognised, professional qualification. Top Reasons To Study With Us Chartered Banker Institute accreditation — offers graduates credits against its professional qualifications Real work experience opportunities — through the Santander Universities Work Skills Programme Flexible course structure — build on the core curriculum from a suite of optional modules Week long masterclass — run by Amplify Trading this will... [-]

MSc in Behavioural Science for Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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 The course is designed to help you pursue a career in business in areas such as human resource management, advertising, regulation, social marketing and survey research. It’s also for those who wish to inform the design and implementation of public policy. The course provides an excellent entry point if you’re considering progressing to PhD research in this area.... [-]

MSc in Big Data

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. The course is taught in the beautiful Stirling campus in the heart of Scotland with support from companies who recruit data scientists. The course covers Big Data technology, advanced analytics and industrial and scientific applications. The syllabus includes: Mathematics for Big Data Python scripting Business and scientific applications of Big Data Big databases and NoSQL including MongoDB, Cassandra and Neo4J Analytics, machine learning and data visualisation using Weka, R and ScikitLearn Optimisation and heuristics for big problems Cluster computing with Hadoop, Spark, Hive and MapReduce Student projects including paid internships We are also proudly part of the DataLab MSc, which supports our students with funding, networking and routes... [-]

MSc in Business and Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. Top Reasons To Study With Us Focus on practical skills and knowledge to build confidence to work in any organisation in the future AMBA accreditation — our course is accredited by the Association of MBAs — the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education 5-star ranking — in the QS World University Rankings 2014 Expert academic staff — who are known worldwide, respected in their fields and have extensive business and consultancy experience Stirling’s global research rating — we’re among the top 25 in the UK according to REF 2014 Build your global network — study alongside international students across a range of business disciplines Course objectives MSc Business & Management gives graduates an insight into modern management practice and an opportunity to develop the... [-]

MSc in Child Development

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 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. 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. [+]

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. How the brain and mind develop is critical to our understanding of human psychology. Studying this requires special skills and knowledge that you will acquire on this course. Who the MSc is for: Graduates in Psychology or related subjects and professionals working with children as continued professional development. How the MSc is taught: In addition to core research methods modules, the course includes a seminar series with topics ranging from social and cognitive development to autism and other atypical developmental issues and the health psychology of infant feeding practices. The research placement allows direct experience tailored to each student’s career aspirations, and the dissertation allows extensive research into a chosen aspect of child development. What you get Office space and equipment, a personal academic supervisor, and inclusion in a vibrant, stimulating and friendly research community. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class... [-]

MSc in Computing for Business

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Combine business and management skills with computing expertise. Gain specialist, up-to-date computing, business and management knowledge with this intensive MSc. The course covers the application and development of key computer technologies, as well as business management principles. You will be offered a choice of computing modules, so that you can adapt the course to your previous computing experience. [+]

Combine business and management skills with computing expertise. Gain specialist, up-to-date computing, business and management knowledge with this intensive MSc. The course covers the application and development of key computer technologies, as well as business management principles. You will be offered a choice of computing modules, so that you can adapt the course to your previous computing experience. Computing Science at Stirling has strong links with industry. Students can get a first hand industrial experience through placements and internships with local enterprises and organisations. More specifically, we offer company-based MSc projects to our students where our students can work with an employer to gain valuable commercial experience. We usually place more than 50% of our students with a company for the MSc project duration. We also regularly invite industry experts to share their expertise with students through seminars and talks. The course is designed to complement and extend a student’s previous education and experience. As such the course offers a high degree of flexibility. You will also get prepared for finding and securing a great job after completing this course through an integrated structured personal and professional development programme. This course covers crucial topics such as self-image, body language, interview techniques, assessment centre strategies, conflict resolution as well as CV preparation and job targeting techniques. Course objectives The course is aimed at students from a variety of backgrounds, especially those that do not have any previous training in computing or management. This MSc will equip you with required knowledge in... [-]

MSc in Computing for Financial Markets

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This course provides knowledge in key areas involving three subjects: Computing, Economics, and Finance. Together they offer a unique combination of expertise required for a successful career in the financial sector. This MSc offers a choice of computing modules so that the student can adapt the course to their previous computing experience. [+]

This course covers the application and development of computer technologies as used in banking and financial systems, as well as financial and economic principles. This course provides knowledge in key areas involving three subjects: Computing, Economics, and Finance. Together they offer a unique combination of expertise required for a successful career in the financial sector. This MSc offers a choice of computing modules so that the student can adapt the course to their previous computing experience. The course has a distinct international dimension as financial markets today are international in scope: trading in equities, bonds, derivatives and other securities occurs across borders and on a global scale. It emphasises the key characteristics of today's globalised financial world. Computing Science at Stirling has strong links with industry. Students can get a first-hand industrial experience through placements and internships with local enterprises and organisations. More specifically, we offer company-based MSc projects to our students where our students can work with an employer to gain valuable commercial experience. We also regularly invite industry experts to share their expertise with students through seminars and talks. You will also get prepared to find and secure a great job after completing this course through an integrated structured personal and professional development programme called ‘Lift-Off’. This course covers crucial topics such as self-image, body language, interview techniques, assessment centre strategies, conflict resolution as well as CV preparation and job targeting techniques. Course objectives The course is aimed at students from a variety of backgrounds, especially those that... [-]

MSc in Data Science for Business

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 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. The course gives you the opportunity to develop specialist skills by choosing elective modules from finance, marketing, data science and management. You’ll work in real life consultancy-style projects alongside industry leaders in data analytics. Our extensive network of external organisations across all sectors provides opportunities to build your knowledge, skills and experience for a successful career in business analytic roles. SAS partnership Our partnership gives students access to SAS educational material and licensed software, plus the opportunity for engaging in projects with an industry leader in the field of business analytics. Global organisations from all sectors use SAS to support strategic decision making. We’re confident that this partnership will make students stand out in their chosen career path. The Data Lab We work closely with The Data Lab, an internationally leading research and innovation centre in data... [-]

MSc in Educational Leadership (with Specialist Qualification for Headship)

Online & Campus Combined Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 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. The development of the Into Headship modules is the result of an ongoing formal collaboration with the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL), Local Authorities, the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), Education Scotland, four other Universities and the highly successful SQH Western Consortium (Universities of Glasgow, Stirling and Strathclyde). Building on the success and impact of previous programmes, including the MSc in Educational Leadership (with Scottish Qualification for Headship), this new programme is designed to take account of current policy and the professional standards framework (GTCS, 2012) to offer participants an opportunity to develop strategic leadership and management competencies. The programme offers opportunities for participants to further develop their professional learning and strategic leadership and management practices in a supportive, flexible, creative and challenging learning environment. Accreditation The Into Headship modules EDUP021 (Into Headship 1) and EDUP022 (Into... [-]

MSc in Education Studies and TESOL

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 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. Who is this course for? This degree is particularly appropriate for teachers (with at least one year’s experience) who want to study for a post-graduate degree with a strong education element as well as a focus on TESOL. You may be attracted by a broader qualification than the MSc TESOL, or you may want to extend your teaching experience with knowledge about TESOL. You may be planning to teach in a state school or in an international school, and you may teach other subjects as well as English. The degree will also be relevant to you if you wish to... [-]

MSc in Environment, Heritage and Policy

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 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. Students have the opportunity to work with members of staff on a one to one basis, and experience the Scottish cultural and natural environments first-hand on a number of field trips designed to enhance class based teaching. The course of study prepares students in the concepts and ideas of the field and in one year enables them to investigate issues such as: Protected Spaces/Legislative Framework Designation; Heritage, Identity and Place ‘The Highlands and the Roots of Green Consciousness’ World Heritage and National Parks Public Relations and Marketing and Interpretation Media and apply their skills in an individual research project. Placement opportunities will be available in a range of venues across the sector. These will include heritage attractions and outdoor centres, museums, galleries and... [-]

MSc in Environmental Management

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 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. Degree pathways The following degree pathways are offered, all of which provide a route to an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate qualification. All students will register for the MSc in Environmental Management in the first instance their exit pathway being determined by the choice of modules selected. MSc Environmental Management MSc Environmental Management (Conservation) MSc Environmental Management (Energy) Course objectives Our course gives students: An understanding of the scientific principles that underpin environmental management An understanding of the economic, social, political and legal frameworks for environmental management A sound training in relevant practical, investigative, research and generic skills that are the most sought after by employers. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants from other disciplines with a 2:1 or 1st but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are... [-]

MSc in Environmental Management (Conservation)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. The MSc course is equally relevant to recent and mature graduates seeking a career in conservation science, governmental and non-governmental organisations. Our course gives students: An understanding of the science that underpin conservation and sustainability An understanding of the ecological, economic, social, political and legal frameworks for conservation A comprehensive training in quantitative, theoretical, analytical and practical and generic skills. Course objectives Graduates from this course will have gained knowledge in the broad field of conservation science, including collecting and analysing relevant data for sustainable decision-making and transferable skills relevant to future employment at national and international level. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants from other disciplines with a 2:1 or 1st but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must... [-]

MSc in Environmental Management (Energy)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. 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. Course objectives Our course gives students: an understanding of the scientific principles (atmospheric, hydrological, geomorphological and ecological) that underpin current environmental issues related to energy production an understanding of the economic, political, social and legal frameworks for managing the environment a... [-]

MSc in Environmental Science (Integrated Masters)

Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2017 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. University of Stirling was one of the first universities to establish a degree course in Environmental Science in 1980 and we are still committed today to training graduates with the skills valued by employers. This focus has created genuine career opportunities with a wide range of organisations including water authorities, research institutes, conservation bodies, businesses, local authorities and government agencies. Previous graduates have gone on to enjoy successful careers in areas such as environmental consultancy, transport planning, waste management, education and ecotourism. 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... [-]

MSc in Evolutionary Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 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. Our staff are also at the forefront of new developments in applying evolutionary principles to address real world issue. [+]

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. Course objectives The course provides advanced training as a preparation for a research career in Psychology, primarily for those intending to proceed to a PhD in the area of evolutionary psychology, comparative cognition or animal behaviour. It may also be suitable for meeting continuing professional development needs for those working in related applied contexts. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your... [-]

MSc in Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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 The course provides essential understanding of the theory of finance and of the skills required in practice. You learn about corporate finance, techniques of quantitative analysis, global financial... [-]

MSc in Information Technology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months August 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MSc Information Technology is an intensive, practically-oriented course. It provides an opportunity for graduates of non-computing subjects to develop key specialist skills for a career in Computing. It is ideal for complementing your expertise with core computing skills. [+]

The MSc Information Technology is an intensive, practically-oriented course. It provides an opportunity for graduates of non-computing subjects to develop key specialist skills for a career in Computing. It is ideal for complementing your expertise with core computing skills. Computing Science at Stirling has strong links with industry. Students can get a first-hand industrial experience through placements and internships with local enterprises and organisations. More specifically, we offer company-based MSc projects to our students where our students can work with an employer to gain valuable commercial experience. We usually place more than 50% of our students with a company for the MSc project duration. We also regularly invite industry experts to share their expertise with students through seminars and talks. You will also get prepared for finding and securing a great job after completing this course through an integrated structured personal and professional development programme. This programme covers crucial topics such as self-image, body language, interview techniques, assessment centre strategies, conflict resolution as well as CV preparation and job targeting techniques. Accreditation British Computer Society logoThe BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, is the foremost professional and learned society in the field of computers and information systems in the UK. The Division of Computing Science and Mathematics is an Educational Affiliate of the BCS. The MSc in Information Technology course is accredited by the BCS as partially meeting the educational requirements for Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) registration. CITP is the professional member level of the BCS ('partially meeting' is... [-]

MSc in International Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. Top Reasons To Study With Us The global accounting body ACCA recognises the MSc International Accounting and Finance, giving graduates of the course exemption from up to six of their papers. In addition, the course provides an ideal base for progression to PhD level study. Students undertake the free Amplify Trading week long masterclass giving practical experience of financial markets. The course is led by Professor David McMillan, an internationally respected expert in modelling and forecasting of asset returns as well as identifying the links between stock markets and the macro economy. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals including the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, the International Journal of Forecasting and the Journal... [-]

MSc in International Business

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. International Business International Business with Human Resource Management International Business with Marketing Degree pathways The MSc International Business offers a choice of pathways, all of which provide a route to an MSc or Postgraduate Diploma. The pathways are: International Business — covers core business subjects such as accountancy, finance and strategic management International Business with Human Resource Management — for students who wish to blend general business skills with people management International Business with Marketing — helps you develop marketing expertise that will support your future career in a global business context When you register you’ll be applying for the MSc in International Business. You can select a specialist pathway at the end of the first semester. International Business What is International Business? International Business is the specialisation of core business subjects,... [-]

MSc in International Conflict and Cooperation

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 years September 2017 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 The course looks at the dynamics of international conflict and cooperation in light of major developments such as the end of the Cold War, the 9/11 terror attacks and the Arab Spring. The course takes a thematic approach to conflict resolution and the role of international organisations to focus on the role of conflict prevention and management in specific geographical areas in addition to the development and regulation of conflict in relation to factors such as natural resources and migration. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language... [-]

MSc in International Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. Accreditation The Management School has associated PhDs including those funded by ESRC/Skills Development Scotland. Course objectives This course provides a critical academic assessment of the approaches international employers take to human resource management (HRM). It pays particular attention to understanding how responsibility and sustainability impact on HR management, as well as exploring how organisations influence HR practices. It will also equip you with a wider perspective on the principal issues and concerns affecting work, which will provide the basis for making effective decisions as managers in the future. The curriculum builds on mainstream HRM scholarship and incorporates specialist subjects which are regularly updated to ensure topicality and relevance. The course doesn’t assume that students have previously studied management. The core modules provide students with a working knowledge of HRM practice in a global context.... [-]

MSc in Investment Analysis

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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 2017 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. Who is this Course For? This degree is particularly appropriate for novice teachers (less than two years’ experience) who want a balance of training in English language teaching and management skills. It is also ideal for experienced teachers who plan to move... [-]

MSc in Marine Biotechnology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 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 Through an active approach to learning, students develop confidence to work independently and are encouraged to pursue their main interests. Course objectives This course provides students with: An awareness of the diversity of marine organisms and the adaptations that enable them to prosper in their natural habitats. A thorough knowledge of the fundamental science and methodologies underpinning on-going developments in marine biotechnology. An understanding of the latest advances and global opportunities that exist in the burgeoning field of marine biotechnology. Training in practical, investigative and research skills, as well as commercialisation and intellectual property protection. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements Second class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with appropriate/relevant work experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of... [-]

MSc in Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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 Marketing MSc in Marketing with Brand Management MSc in Marketing with Retail Accreditation The MSc Marketing course at Stirling was one of the first in the country to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Upon the successful completion of the MSc Marketing Course, two modules will be waived, meaning students need only complete the remaining two modules (versus completing all four required modules) in order to gain a Professional Diploma in Marketing. This exciting opportunity will provide you with the competitive edge you are looking for to embark on a successful career. Top Reasons To Study With Us The MSc Marketing course at Stirling is part of the University’s Management School, and follows the research-led approach that the School is recognised for. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 85% of our research activity was... [-]

MSc in Media and Communications Management (Vietnam)

Campus Full time Part time 16 - 27 months August 2017 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: a theoretical and case study-based foundation in communications management, including marketing, branding, internal and crisis management; media economics, finance and business management strategy appropriate management skills and an analytical perspective on the communications and media industries training in appropriate research methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as... [-]

MSc in Media Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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 Internationally-oriented and comparative in approach, the course provides: a theoretical and case-study based foundation in media economics, finance and business strategy appropriate management skills and an analytical perspective on the media industries an understanding of the evolution of the regulatory and policy environment in which media operate advanced study in contemporary media and cultural theories training in appropriate research methodologies... [-]

MSc in Perception and Action

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

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. [+]

(MSc, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma) 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 In addition to broad training in psychological methods, this course ensures that students acquire an understanding of how to measure perceptual experience in a bias-free manner, including the basic framework for understanding such measurements. Students also acquire practical experience in making measurements of perceptual experience through a research project and opportunity to conduct a placement in a laboratory context. What makes us different? ... [-]

MSc in Psychological Research Methods

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

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

The Psychological Research Methods (PRM) course provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science - the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour. PRM 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. Course objectives The primary aim of the course is to provide advanced training as a preparation for a research career in Psychology. The course develops the theoretical understanding and practical and interpersonal skills required for carrying out research. Postgraduates are an integral part of our research community. Students are based in a dedicated MSc office, or within an appropriate research group, and allocated a peer mentor. Students have an academic supervisor in Psychology who supports and guides their development - including the research dissertation project. Our aim is to encourage students to make the complex transition to become a... [-]

MSc in Psychology (accredited conversion course)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 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. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in another subject. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a... [-]

MSc in Psychology of Faces

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

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. [+]

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. Course objectives This course facilitates understanding of this diverse subject whilst allowing students to focus the majority of their efforts in face research, an area for which Psychology at Stirling has long been internationally renowned. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test... [-]

MSc in Psychology of Sport (Accredited)

Campus Full time Part time 9 - 24 months September 2017 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. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduate Diploma for those students who do not meet the required criteria for this course. If you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Business, Finance and Sport and meet the required progression grades, you will be guaranteed entry onto this Master's degree. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.5 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B... [-]

MSc in Social Enterprise

Campus Full time 5 semesters September 2017 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. The course offers opportunities to gain specialised expertise in key sectors such as health, social care, housing, education, sport, culture and the environment, or in key functional areas such as finance, HRM, marketing, public relations or operational management. The in-built flexibility of the course means that these aspects can be tailored to the needs of each individual student. Prior learning and experience will be fully assessed and accredited. The course culminates with a supported project to conduct research and development within the social enterprise sector. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant... [-]

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. On the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc Social Work course at the University of Stirling you will be taught by a team of qualified social workers including world leaders in their research field and academics who continue to work in practice alongside their University role. You will enjoy the benefits of smaller class sizes (23-55) with creative approaches to teaching and assessment as well as detailed feedback on your progress. You will experience contributions to teaching by people who have used social work services and carers and on your practice placements, will be supported and assessed by accredited Practice Teachers and Educators. We will help you qualify as a social worker who is knowledgeable, skilled, analytical and ethical in your approach to working with individuals,... [-]

MSc in Software Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 27 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The MSc in Software Engineering offers in-depth knowledge on advanced topics in Software Engineering and Computing Science to existing graduates in Computing or a closely-related discipline. This course has been designed to equip students with the necessary skills to find employment as a software developer or system architect in the IT/Computing industry. [+]

The MSc in Software Engineering offers in-depth knowledge on advanced topics in Software Engineering and Computing Science to existing graduates in Computing or a closely-related discipline. This course has been designed to equip students with the necessary skills to find employment as a software developer or system architect in the IT/Computing industry. Computing Science at Stirling has strong links with industry. Students can get a first hand industrial experience through placements and internships with local enterprises and organisations. More specifically, we offer company-based MSc projects to our students where our students can work with an employer to gain valuable commercial experience. We usually place more than 50% of our students with a company for the MSc project duration. We also regularly invite industry experts to share their expertise with students through seminars and talks. The course is designed to complement and extend a student’s previous education and experience. As such the course offers a high degree of flexibility. You will also get prepared for finding and securing a great job after completing this course through an integrated structured personal and professional development programme. This course covers crucial topics such as self-image, body language, interview techniques, assessment centre strategies, conflict resolution as well as CV preparation and job targeting techniques. Course objectives This course has been designed to provide up-to-date and in-depth expertise in specialist areas of computing, such as: Industry strength Software Engineering approaches Mobile Phone Applications Enterprise Database Systems including NoSQL systems Concurrent and Distributed systems programming including Condor... [-]

MSc in Sport Management (with internship)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 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. Taught by staff with consultancy and research experience, this MSc reflects the current industry trends and employer needs. Your studies will include: strategic management, finance, research methods, professional practice and integrated sport management studies. You will also have the opportunity to widen or deepen your knowledge through selection of two option modules. On successful completion you will be able to: identify and evaluate recent changes in sport participation and policies, and their implications for sport management practices. apply management theory to the context of managing sport organisations. conduct research into sport issues relevant to managing and developing sport organisations and events. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred)... [-]

MSc in Sports Coaching

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Sports Coaching course is for coaches who wish to extend their capacity by engaging in learning experiences which promote analysis and critical reflection of their coaching practice. It will develop skills of analysis, critical reflection, problem-solving and managing the coaching process. Your work will be grounded in coaching practice and research, considering case studies and learning from peers and leading coaching practitioners. You will be expected to be actively involved in coaching during the course. [+]

The Sports Coaching course is for coaches who wish to extend their capacity by engaging in learning experiences which promote analysis and critical reflection of their coaching practice. It will develop skills of analysis, critical reflection, problem-solving and managing the coaching process. Your work will be grounded in coaching practice and research, considering case studies and learning from peers and leading coaching practitioners. You will be expected to be actively involved in coaching during the course. Course objectives In addition to the sports-specific coaching skills, you will be developing in your practice, we develop coaches who: can analyse and reflect on their coaching practice. evaluate and adjust their coaching process. amend their coaching practice to take account of each individual. understand the socio-ethical context of their coaching practice. develop the capacity to make decisions under pressure. have clear personal development goals. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a minimum of three years’ experience lead coaching including responsibility for planning, implementing, analysing and revising annual coaching programmes and be able to demonstrate their responsibility for preparation, delivery and review of coaching sessions. Evidence of successful completion of sport-specific coaching qualifications is expected (e.g. UKCC Level 2 or equivalent). Successful applicants are expected to be actively engaged in coaching during their studies on the MSc Sports Coaching. INTO University of... [-]

MSc in Strategic Communication & Public Relations (Joint Degree)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. This course is taught completely in English and students will obtain a joint MSc degree from the University of Stirling and Pompeu Fabra University. Students spend the Semester 1 at the University of Stirling and then move to Pompeu Fabra University for Semester 2. Students then decide if they would like to have their dissertation supervised by Stirling or Pompeu Fabra. MSc Strategic Communication and Public Relations at Pompeu Fabra University Top Reasons To Study With Us You will benefit from valuable international experience, gained not only by studying international public relations and communication, but actually experiencing them first-hand in different cultures. The course offers an excellent balance between theory and practice. As... [-]

MSc in Strategic Public Relations & Communication Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 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 Public relations courses at the University of Stirling are designed for students from a variety of degree backgrounds to develop the appropriate intellectual skills at Master's level for a management-level career in Public Relations, Communication Management, Corporate Affairs or Public Affairs. The course helps students develop a critical appreciation of the role of public relations in society and to develop key analytical and professional skills.... [-]

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

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 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 Registering students will have the opportunity to specialise in the following areas which will be confirmed on your award certificate at the point of graduation: MSc TESOL (Applied Linguistics) MSc TESOL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) Course objectives The TESOL Masters at the University of Stirling provides an advanced training and professional qualification for people presently engaged in any area of... [-]

MSc in Translation Studies with TESOL

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 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. Accreditation We are proud members of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI). The ITI is the UK's only dedicated association for practising translation and interpreting professionals. Our membership of the ITI allows us to help you to keep abreast of the full range of exciting developments and opportunities in the languages services industry. Course objectives The objectives of the MSc in Translation Studies with TESOL are twofold. On the one hand, the course has a strong focus on practical translation and on specific situations in which people communicate with another across cultures. We offer the following language pairings: English and French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Polish and Russian. On the other hand, you will benefit from a sustained focus on contemporary theory and practice in the field of TESOL, with teaching provided by staff who have... [-]

MSc Strategic Sustainable Business

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 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. Course objectives The course focuses on the challenges and opportunities of transformative and practical management for sustainability. There’s a balance of theory and practice to help you to prepare for jobs in sustainable management. And our partnerships with sustainably managed organisations provide you with the chance to see how these practices work in the real world. Over the three semesters, you’ll: Acquire the latest perspectives, knowledge, skills, best practices and experience for a successful career in a variety of emerging sustainability-related jobs Engage with cutting-edge frameworks, best practices and tools, including the UN framework for sustainability leadership Develop an in-depth understanding of sustainable management and the opportunities and challenges Enhance your ability to lead sustainable... [-]

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