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endless possibilities
You already have a track record in your chosen field.
You have the determination, discipline and drive to
go even further. You could increase your knowledge,
broaden your international network and improve your
prospects; all by undertaking a postgraduate degree
at a world-leading university.
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Innovation and excellence RESEARCH
What we offer 7-19
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Academic Schools
Arts and Humanities global opportunities
Education Find the institution that innovates in your specific discipline.
Where world-leading research informs world-leading
teaching. Choose from over a hundred postgraduate
courses, delivered by highly respected teaching staff
who are as dedicated as you are to furthering your career.
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Health Sciences 53-56
Management 57-66
Natural Sciences 67-78
The Stirling experience your future
You could develop knowledge that will transform your life.
Connect with leading academics and industry experts to
solve the big global challenges like health, political and
financial stability, education and the environment. Choose a
postgraduate course at a place that’s founded on innovation
and excellence. Choose the University of Stirling.
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Applied Social Science Sport REDEFINE
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INTO Stirling
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Practical information
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Campus location 98-99
Index
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Education founded on innovation and excellence.
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The choice for enquiring minds
Innovation and excellence
A progressive institution
with a pioneering spirit
Founded by Royal Charter in 1967, we were,
and remain today, a progressive institution with a
pioneering spirit. For almost five decades, we have
welcomed, connected and collaborated with
the world’s most talented, dedicated and driven
individuals, all of whom were drawn to our
international reputation for innovation and excellence.
Top 50
World
University Rankings
UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
in
the
47th UK
(QS World University
Rankings 2015)
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Innovation and excellence
Innovation and excellence
World-leading teaching informed
by world-leading research
Fifty years of innovation
in postgraduate education
Great ideas and ground-breaking research generate
new knowledge. They have the power to transform
society and make the world a better place. Which
is why research informs our teaching and is
integrated within the curriculum. This enables and
empowers our students to think analytically about
solving real world issues from multiple perspectives.
Issues like health, education, food security and the
environment. We are passionate about research
and our collaboration with industry experts and
academics from around the world. Together, we will
build knowledge creation that will improve society.
Postgraduate education redefined
The Graduate School with global connections
The University of Stirling offers you an inspiring,
engaging and collaborative postgraduate
experience. We are committed to ensuring you
realise your potential, equipping you with
knowledge and expertise in your chosen field of
study, combined with lifelong career management
and employability skills. No matter what discipline,
background or country you’re from, it’s our job to
ensure you feel part of Stirling’s vibrant and growing
postgraduate community.
Research at Stirling ranges from the strategic
to the applied and makes a vital contribution to
the economic, social and cultural life of Scotland
and beyond.
Education strengthened by
practical experience
The Stirling Graduate School serves as your
virtual hub; connecting you with an international
community of scholars, industry experts, leading
academics and employers across many diverse
research areas. It’s here to help you to make the
most of your time at Stirling. The School will ensure
you develop your research, learning and teaching
skills and, crucially, your employability, within a
rich, interdisciplinary environment. Placements,
work-based learning, live research projects and
talks from industry experts are just a few ways
you’ll benefit from the Graduate School’s strong
industry links.
The University’s performance in the 2014
Research Excellence Framework was outstanding,
with Stirling strengthening our position as one
of the top research-led universities in the UK.
We are now placed 6th in Scotland and 45th in
the UK. Our areas of expertise cover a breadth of
subjects and disciplines in natural, social and health
sciences, the arts and humanities and in business
and management.
‘Making the Most of Masters’ is our
award-winning placement programme that gives
you the opportunity to engage in a work-based
project. Running over 12 weeks, your assignment
will address real business needs within an
organisation. It’s a mutually beneficial initiative;
businesses gain from your insights and ideas, while
you get to acquire invaluable experience
and improve your employability.
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Almost three quarters of
research activity rated either
world-leading or internationally
excellent – REF 2014
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96%
of our graduates in
employment, or further study,
within six months of graduating
(Telegraph/HESA, 2015)
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Innovation and excellence
The University of Stirling:
Outstanding teaching
Outstanding research
Outstanding natural beauty
Stirling is ranked
7th UK
in
the
for graduate
EMPLOYABILITY
(Telegraph/HESA, 2015)
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Innovation and excellence
Scotland: a nation with
a tradition of excellence
World-class innovation
Scotland is famous for great inventions which
have changed the world, wielding international
influence way above our size. Penicillin, the bicycle,
the television, the telephone, the pneumatic tyre,
radar, the theories of electro-magnetism and animal
cloning all came from our nation of innovators.
World-class education
Scotland has more world-class universities per head
of population than anywhere else in the world. Our
country’s 19 internationally acclaimed institutions
offer unparalleled quality and choice and deliver
the highest rates of student satisfaction in quality
of teaching in all of Britain. Scottish universities also
give graduates the highest rate of employment or
further study in the whole of the United Kingdom.
World-class location
Scotland is revered for its natural beauty and is home
to many mountains, lochs, beaches, islands, castles
and historic monuments. Stirling, one of Scotland’s
most attractive cities, known as the gateway to the
Highlands, is a setting that blends history and
the modern.
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The choice for enquiring minds
Innovation and excellence
University of
Stirling: a Scottish
institution with a
world-class reputation
Scotland’s pioneering spirit prevails today. Nowhere
more so than at the University of Stirling. Our
community of scholars, academics and industry
experts have created many world-changing
inventions, including one of the first internet
search engines.
We’re one of the UK’s leading research universities
in health and wellbeing, the environment and
people, culture and society, enterprise and the
economy, and sport. Every year, we attract the
best academics, practitioners and students from
around the world. Whilst our Scottish inventive
spirit runs through our research and teaching,
our internationally diverse community ensures we
have a strong global outlook. Through connecting
the best minds, we produce some of the world’s
most innovative and influential research.
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Innovation and excellence
Living and learning
in Stirling
An outstanding setting
A diverse, inspiring community
Over 45,000 people live in Stirling and
students, local and international, are a
significant, visible and welcomed part of
the population.
Vibrant culture is evident throughout Scotland
with a thriving arts, culture and music scene.
There is a wealth of theatres, art house
cinemas and music venues all within easy
reach, and the University has an arts centre
on campus; the Macrobert.
The city and the University share a friendly
atmosphere and strong sense of community.
In and around Stirling you’ll find a rich variety
of shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment.
An accessible location
Scotland is within easy reach of all UK and
international destinations, making it an easy
choice for over 48,000 international students
who choose to come and study here. With
Scotland’s two international airports (Glasgow
and Edinburgh) both less than 50 minutes
from Stirling, along with excellent road and
rail networks, you will find that you can
explore the local area, the country and further
afield easily. Our accessibility is an asset that
allows us to connect the best thinkers and key
influencers from around the world.
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One of the largest arts centres in Scotland,
Macrobert has a theatre, cinema, restaurant
and various performance spaces.
Scotland hosts 350 festivals a year, including
the world’s largest arts festival.
S cotland’s largest music festival, T in the Park,
is just a 40 minute drive from the University
of Stirling.
Stirling hosts some of the world’s most exciting
cultural events, including:
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A Fringe Comedy Festival.
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The Bloody Scotland Crime Writing
Festival and other literature events.
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Innovation and excellence
University of Stirling:
where the world comes to study
Our perspective on education is global. This is evident
not only in our student population, but in the set of
attitudes, responsibilities and values that infuse the
entire culture of the University.
As well as enhancing the student experience,
our international approach informs research and
connects to a global network of students, alumni,
academia and business contacts.
We are a globally connected university committed
to international activity which builds partnerships
with the world’s best institutions, opening up
opportunities for collaboration from student
exchange to academic research.
With almost three quarters of research activity rated
either world-leading or internationally excellent
(REF 2014), our research is having a tangible, positive
impact on the world. From preventing work-related
cancer to contributing to food security in Bangladesh
and supporting the global salmon farming industry,
we make a valuable contribution to tackling some of
the biggest global challenges which span continents.
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23%
of students are
from overseas
120+
nationalities
on campus
55,000+
alumni spanning
the globe
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What we offer
Enhancing your employability
Transforming your future
7th in UK for Employability
At Stirling, we are committed to ensuring you realise
your potential, equipping you with lifelong career
management and employability skills. Alongside
academic achievement, you will develop the
transferable skills, personal qualities and relevant
work experience sought by employers in today’s
highly competitive job market.
The high demand for our graduates is evidenced
by the University of Stirling being ranked 7th in the
UK for graduate employability, with 96% of our
graduates in employment, or further study, within
six months of graduating (Telegraph/HESA, 2015).
Additionally, the University has achieved a 5 star
excellence award for Employability (QS Stars, 2014).
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Delivering outstanding career
development support
Our dedicated Career Development Centre is
pivotal in providing a whole range of resources
and support to help you make informed career
decisions, achieve your goals and develop skills
that will enable you to excel in your chosen career
throughout your life.
Our extensive services include: the Job Shop;
CV and application health checks; careers
events and workshops; psychometric testing
and feedback sessions and workplace projects
for postgraduate students.
The School offers you an excellent environment in which you will
be encouraged to explore, question, innovate and create.
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With a vibrant postgraduate community, the School comprises the
four Divisions of: Literature and Languages; History and Politics;
Law and Philosophy; and Communications, Media and Culture.
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School of Arts and Humanities
School of Arts and Humanities
The School of Arts and Humanities comprises:
Communications, Media and Culture; History
and Politics; Literature and Languages; and Law
and Philosophy.
We offer an integrated, supportive and intellectually
stimulating environment for our diverse
postgraduate community.
The School is home to a flourishing research
culture characterized by innovative scholarship
and wide engagement.
The quality of our research has led to regular
awards of research funding from the AHRC, ESRC,
British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, Carnegie Trust,
Royal Society of Edinburgh.
1st in Scotland for research impact in Communications, Cultural and Media Studies
First in Scotland for research publications in Law
Communications, Media & Culture
Communications, Media & Culture is a major
research centre and its research arm, the Stirling
Media Research Centre, is internationally renowned
attracting doctoral students, visiting scholars, and
practitioners, from across the world. The subject
areas, consistently drawing high ratings for research
and teaching at all levels include: screen and print
media; digital media and social media; public
communication and promotional culture; heritage
and archives.
Stirling currently sits in the top 150 universities
worldwide for communication and media in
the definitive QS World University Rankings.
History and Politics
The History and Politics Division is at the cutting
edge of interdisciplinary research producing
internationally excellent and world-leading research.
Scholars share a number of common thematic
interests that mark out the Division from others in
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Particular strengths include environmental history
and heritage throughout all periods, contemporary
history and politics, and the study of conflict and
co-operation in the past and present. Scottish
history is also an area of strength covering history
and politics of regionalism and devolution. Research
is developed in the context of a wide-ranging set
of local, national and international partnerships,
including institutions in continental Europe, the US
and Japan.
Literature and Languages:
Literature and Languages encompasses teaching
and research in a wide range of disciplines including
English Literature and Linguistics, French, Spanish
and Latin American Studies, Religion, Global Cinema
and Culture.
With more than 40 academic staff and over
50 research postgraduates, there is a vibrant
transdisciplinary research culture. Research themes
include: Book History; Colonial and Postcolonial
Studies; Creative Writing; Gender and Sexualities;
Gothic Studies; Language and Linguistics; Literature
and Religion and Scottish Studies.
Law and Philosophy
Law at Stirling seeks to foster excellent legal research
centred around a number of clusters, reflecting staff
expertise: Private Law, Environmental and Energy
Law, Public Law, Competition Law, Intellectual
Property and Legal Philosophy.
Philosophy has four research clusters:
• Legal, Moral and Political Philosophy
• Epistemology, Rationality and Normativity
• History of Philosophy
• Philosophy of Mind and Metaphysics
Research Centres
• Centre for Environment, Heritage and Policy
• ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change
• Human Security and Neighbourhood Studies
• Royal Scottish National Hospital Archives
• The Scottish Political Archive
• The Contemporary Portuguese Political History Research Centre
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Our Head of School says:
“The School of Arts and Humanities, staff and
students, share a passion for creativity, exploration
and innovation. We promote interdisciplinary
and multidisciplinary study, encouraging student
participation in a rich intellectual environment and
engagement across a wide range of disciplines.
“We are renowned for our world-leading research
spanning key areas of Law, Philosophy, History, Politics,
Religion, Literature, Creative Writing, Languages,
Communications, Media and Cultures. Our taught
postgraduate courses cover a similarly broad spectrum
and our teaching curriculum is informed continuously
by the vibrant research activities happening within
the School. We also collaborate extensively with other
universities, which presents many exciting academic
opportunities for our students.
“The quality of training and support at Stirling is
second to none and the professional achievements
of our alumni are testament to the strength of
research, teaching and learning in the School.
“Stirling is an inclusive campus community, which
has life and vibrancy. We care deeply about the
student experience and the state-of-the-art facilities
and unsurpassed provision of space in which
to relax, study and socialise make Stirling hard
to match.”
School of Arts and Humanities –
postgraduate courses
Atlantic Studies
Corporate Social Responsibility
Creative Writing
English Language and Linguistics
Environment, Heritage and Policy
Environmental Policy and Governance
Film Studies: Theory and Practice
Gender Studies (Applied)
Gothic Imagination, The
Historical Research
Humanities
International Conflict and Co-operation
International Energy Law and Policy
Law: Accelerated Graduate LLB
Media and Communications Management (Vietnam)
Media Management
Media Research
Philosophy
Public Policy
Publishing Studies (MLitt and MRes)
Professor Richard Oram,
Head of the School of Arts and Humanities
Strategic Communication and Public Relations (Pompeu Fabra)
Our students say:
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“Not only does the interdisciplinary nature of the
programme provide an insight into new fields of
study and research, it further gives the opportunity to
deepen pre-existing knowledge. The course provided
me with the choice to do a work-based dissertation
project rather than a research-based thesis. These
varying opportunities - and the great support and
help from the staff - should encourage everybody
to sign up.”
Strategic Public Relations and
Communication Management
Translation Studies
Translation Studies with Teaching English to
Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Writing: Modern Scottish Writing
Joana Krogsrud,
MSc Environment, Heritage and Policy
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ATLANTIC STUDIES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
MLitt, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
This course, one of few like it to be taught in universities, gives you a great
opportunity to investigate the link among the many peoples, cultures and
environments of the Atlantic world. Core seminars explore the transatlantic
movements of people, commodities and ideas, and the transmission of
language, ideologies and disease.
The course includes a study visit to Europe.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework almost three quarters
of research activity at Stirling’s School of Arts and Humanities was rated as
being internationally excellent or world-leading.
“The Master’s course and the
environment at Stirling allows
students to develop their
speaking and presentation
skills, and build a confidence
which is transferable to the
competitive marketplace.”
Shaun Wallace,
PhD student
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
LLM
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
“The financial crisis has revealed
a stringent need for responsible
business practices – our
graduates will become experts
in corporate governance and
accountability.”
Dr Loana Cismas,
Course Director
You can explore cultural, natural, tangible and intangible heritage through
the lens of environmental history, whilst also developing a strong practical
skillsbase, both in the field and the classroom. Our links with industry are
strong and the course benefits from guest speakers who are experts in
their field and offer opportunities for work-based project placements.
“The interdisciplinary nature of
the course provides an insight
into new fields of study and
research.”
Joana Krogsrud,
Graduate
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ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND GOVERNANCE
CREATIVE WRITING
LLM, MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
MLitt, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
It combines intensive writers’ workshops, technique-focused option
modules, and one-to-one tuition by the distinguished writers on our staff,
along with stimulating visits from authors, agents and publishers.
If you are currently working in the heritage sector, or would like to do so,
this interdisciplinary course offers an ideal balance between the practical
and intellectual elements of heritage and heritage policy.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, Stirling was
commended for the international quality of its research in History.
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This MLitt in Creative Writing gives you an excellent opportunity to produce
a body of work – poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction – over the course of
a creative and stimulating year.
Beth Harvey,
Graduate
ENVIRONMENT, HERITAGE AND POLICY
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Taught by expert staff from Stirling’s Law School and Business and
Management department, by the end of the course you will have an
understanding of the key areas of corporate social responsibility and
underlying policy issues. These include knowledge of relevant national and
international laws and legal frameworks. You will also have developed skills
to solve legal problems, preparing you for a wide range of careers.
With the guidance of expert staff, we investigate how language works,
how people use it, what people use it for, where it came from and how
it changes. You will learn to undertake independent research and engage
with other researchers by writing, debating and delivering oral and
written presentations.
“The MLitt helped me to
build upon my previous
understanding of language.”
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This course offers a unique, multi-disciplinary approach to corporate social
responsibility by combining perspectives from law, business, management,
history and philosophy.
This course gives you an excellent opportunity to study the intricate
workings of language and explore its central role in society.
This course is taught by the
University’s Creative Writing
team: poet and essayist
Kathleen Jamie, and fiction
writers Meaghan Delahunt
and Liam Murray Bell.
Over 80 percent of our research in the latest Research Excellence
Framework was found to be internationally excellent or world-leading.
This interdisciplinary course gives you an excellent perspective on local,
national and international environmental policies and governance. The
course addresses the economic, scientific, political and legal challenges
facing society, giving you a distinctive and integrated appreciation of
the relevant issues, which will significantly enhance your employability.
Law at Stirling has a strong reputation: in the most recent Research
Excellence Framework, Stirling was ranked first in Scotland and 24th
in the UK for the quality of research output submitted by Law staff.
“This course is highly rewarding
intellectually and will provide
graduates with a range of
interesting opportunities.”
Professor Richard Oram,
Head of School,
Arts and Humnaities
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FILM STUDIES: THEORY AND PRACTICE
HISTORICAL RESEARCH
MLitt, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
MRes, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
Taught by specialists who are leaders in their fields, this unique course
provides both a grounding in film history and theory, and experience
of the practical dimensions of film research. The course offers excellent
preparation for a career in academia or for working with cultural and arts
institutions or in the creative industries.
First in Scotland for
Communications and Media
(The Complete University
Guide, 2015).
The programme is recognised by both the Arts and Humanities Research
Council and the Economic and Social Research Council.
Communications, Media and Culture at Stirling is ranked top in Scotland
for research impact in the most recent Research Excellence Framework,
and the School of Arts and Humanities has an internationally renowned
research profile in film and cinema studies.
MRes, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
MLitt, MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
“I have enjoyed every moment
of the MSc in Applied Gender
Studies. I chose to take the
course as it is the only one of its kind in the country. If you are interested in tackling gender inequality, this course is for you.”
Maxine Branagh,
Graduate
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MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
MLitt, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
The Division of Literature and Languages has long been acknowledged as
a centre for the study of the Gothic. Over 80 percent of our research has
been viewed as world-leading or internationally excellent in the most
recent Research Excellence Framework.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, almost three quarters
research of activity at the School of Arts and Humanities at Stirling was
rated as being internationally excellent or world-leading.
“The MRes Humanities
programme has been
invaluable in teaching me how
to work more independently
and manage my own research
preparation for PhD study.”
INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT AND COOPERATION
GOTHIC IMAGINATION, THE
The course gives you a rigorous and intensive historical survey of the
Gothic’s literary origins and developments, and its dispersal across a
broad range of media.
If you are interested in an academic career in teaching and research,
studying this programme is an excellent way of becoming a well-trained
researcher in a humanities subject area. The skills you will develop –
including close critical analysis of texts and ideas – are also invaluable
in other careers.
Rachel Adamson,
Current student
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This is one of the few taught Master’s degree courses worldwide that is
devoted exclusively to the academic study of the dynamic, ever-expanding
field of the Gothic.
Juan Quintana,
Graduate
HUMANITIES
GENDER STUDIES (APPLIED)
Housed within the Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies, you have
access to a programme of events, speakers and opportunities throughout
the year. In past years, students have been volunteers on a global media
monitoring project, have visited the Glasgow Women’s Library and have
attended events with prominent politicians and campaigners.
“The MRes Historical Research
course has been a great
experience which has
influenced both my work and
my life.”
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This interdisciplinary course equips students with theoretical and practical
skills in gender analysis and research. Developed by colleagues who are
passionately engaged within gender, feminist and queer issues, this course
is unique in allowing you to apply an understanding of your classroom
learning to real-world contexts through the research placements.
This programme enables you to become a well-trained historian or to go
on to research at doctoral level. You can opt to specialise in: the American
Revolutionary Era; Medieval Scottish History; Modern European History
and Politics; or Environmental History.
“The internationally renowned
Master’s course is an excellent
point of entry into further
academic research in Gothic
Studies. It also furnishes its
graduates with excellent
transferable skills that are
highly prized in the worlds
of teaching, publishing and
advertising.”
This course gives you an excellent opportunity to understand the
dynamics of international conflict and cooperation in the 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. In the most recent Research Excellence
Framework, 98 percent of History research was assessed as being of
international or world-leading significance.
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“The course structure – including
presentations, report writing
and briefing papers – certainly
served as a refresher and
helped me to hone skills
that I now use on an almost
daily basis within my current
position.”
Kirsty McKay,
Graduate
Dr Dale Townshend,
Course Director
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INTERNATIONAL ENERGY LAW AND POLICY
MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT
(VIETNAM)
LLM, MSc
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
This innovative and distinctive multi-disciplinary course provides you
with in-depth understanding of energy law and policy, key areas of
investment and environmental policy, as well as knowledge of corporate
governance and responsibility. It provides a foundation to pursue a
career in: energy law and policy in legal firms; business, government,
regulatory authorities; international bodies; non-governmental
organisations or charities.
You will be taught by expert staff within Law, Economics, Politics, and
Environmental Science providing clear insight into the relevant legal,
political and economic issues related to energy law at national, regional
and international levels.
“I am excited to be the Director of this cutting-edge course. Students will find it stimulating
and challenging, and graduates
will significantly enhance of employment prospects in this dynamic field.”
Dr Loana Cismas,
Course Director
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
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This course gives you a great opportunity to study in Vietnam for a
University of Stirling MSc. It gives you a thorough grounding in
Communications Management covering: marketing; branding; internal
and crisis management; media economics; finance and business
management strategy. It is delivered in English by Stirling academics,
with teaching from western-educated local media specialists and leading
Vietnamese media personalities.
Communications, Media and Culture at Stirling is ranked top in Scotland
for research impact in the most recent Research Excellence Framework
and almost three-quarters of research activity across the School rated
either world-leading or internationally excellent.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/80
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/j3
LAW: ACCELERATED GRADUATE LLB
The course is accredited by both the Law Society of Scotland and
Faculty of Advocates.
Combined with further training, it provides an entry route into the legal
profession in Scotland, enabling you to practise as a Scottish solicitor
or advocate.
Nguyen Ngoc Tuyet Trinh,
Graduate,
Corporate Communication Manager,
L’Oréal Vietnam
MEDIA MANAGEMENT
LLB
Tuition fee bands: Please consult course web page
No matter what subject your first degree is in, this course gives you the
chance to obtain an LLB degree in two years.
“ This course provides a solid base of professional knowledge
and helps you build up a
network with experts in this
field via guest lectures by
well-known media executives.
I found this course challenging
but rewarding and it is
evidently a good preparation
for the future.”
“The University of Stirling offers
a great opportunity for its
students to grow as people
and provides them with a solid
footing for future success in
their chosen field of study.”
Steven Stewart,
Graduate
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
This course was established in 1993 and is thus the first of its kind in
the UK. It gives you an excellent preparation for meeting the challenges
posed by unprecedented change and increased competition in the
media environment, equipping you with management skills and a wider
analytical perspective in areas such as Media Economics and Digital
Communications, invaluable attributes for a career in the Media Industry.
Communications, Media and Culture at Stirling is ranked top in Scotland
for research impact in the most recent Research Excellence Framework and
almost three-quarters of research activity across the School rated either
world-leading or internationally excellent.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, Stirling
was ranked first in Scotland and 24th equal in the UK for the quality
of research output submitted by Law staff.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/1b
The Stirling Media Research Institute (SMRI) enjoys an international
reputation for the quality of its work and has a purpose-built
research facility.
“I was able to use my media
research and strategic
management skills – things
learnt in my degree – to great
effect whilst working in public
relations in England. Now, as a
journalist, the understanding of
the UK media environment is
necessary to quickly confirm the
news sources.”
Suti Sataria,
Graduate
We were ranked first in Scotland for Communications and Media
(The Complete University Guide, 2015).
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/1g
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School of Arts and Humanities
MEDIA RESEARCH
PUBLIC POLICY
MRes, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
MPP
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
This course is excellent for giving you theoretical and practical knowledge
of Social Science research methods and an ability to apply these to the
study of the Media.
First in Scotland for
Communications and Media
(The Complete University Guide, 2015).
As well as being ideal preparation for a higher research degree,
such as a PhD, it offers a solid grounding in Social Science methods
which are transferable to media research for industry, marketing and
advertising research, production research and wider aspects of social
research consultancy.
PUBLISHING STUDIES
“The course is well-structured,
challenging and rewarding,
and the teaching is excellent.
The core modules allow you to
examine and compare theories
of the policy-making process
with the reality of policy
implementation, and to look at this in relation to your own
area of interest.”
Fern Marshall,
Current student
MLitt, PG Dip, PG Cert
(variant available – International Publishing Management)
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/1h
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication has a
global reputation for its postgraduate degrees in publishing, its research
activities and industry links.
PHILOSOPHY
MLitt, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: Please consult course web page
Currently, we offer five different MLitt degrees in the following areas
of Philosophy: MLitt in Epistemology, Mind and Language; MLitt in History
of Philosophy; MLitt in Logic and Metaphysics; MLitt in Moral, Political and
Legal Philosophy; and MLitt in Philosophy.
It allows you to develop the conceptual, analytical and practical skills
required to flourish in the policy-making world, preparing you for a
successful career in the public sector and vocations that make a contribution
to the development or delivery of public policy.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/jj
Communications, Media and Culture at Stirling is ranked top in Scotland
for research impact in the most recent Research Excellence Framework
and almost three-quarters of research activity across the School rated
either world-leading or internationally excellent.
This course provides you with an excellent postgraduate foundation
in Philosophy. It can serve as a basis for further philosophical research
at doctoral level or can be pursued as a stand-alone, one-year
Master’s course.
This course gives you an advanced qualification in research and
policy analysis.
“The course is renowned and
well-regarded for its excellence
in teaching and research, and
I’m glad to say it lived up to my expectations.”
Brian Ho,
Graduate
This course gives you an excellent overview of the whole process of
planning, editing, production, marketing and publication management in
print and digital environments.
It introduces you to current publishing best practice with course content
updated each year to keep up with changes in the industry worldwide.
The programme offers excellent employability, with our students gaining
jobs in the last two years with companies including Canongate, Faber &
Faber, Floris Books, OUP, Saraband Books and Taylor & Francis.
“I love my job so much I
look forward to Mondays –
apparently that’s strange but
I wouldn’t have it any other
way. Thanks MLitt in Publishing
Studies, couldn’t have done it
without you.”
Aileen-Elizabeth Taylor,
Graduate,
Oxford University Press
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/22
The MLitt constitutes the foundation year of the St Andrews and Stirling
Graduate Programme in Philosophy (SASP). It has a nine-month taught
and a three-month research component. The courses are taught by the
Philosophy departments at the Universities of St Andrews and Stirling.
Many of our MLitt students continue to do a PhD at SASP or elsewhere.
MRes, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
Students can now also directly apply to a two-year Master’s course, the
MPhil. It consists of the teaching component which is part of the MLitt
and a 15-month supervised research project.
This course gives you an excellent opportunity to develop strong research
skills in the field of Publishing Studies, either with regard to contemporary
publishing issues and trends or to the history of the book and print culture.
The course is a collaboration but it is currently administered by the
University of St Andrews.
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.
PUBLISHING STUDIES
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“The MRes Publishing Studies
course offers a broad
knowledge of the book
publishing industry such as
editorial, marketing and
distribution, copyright and
book design to publishing
practitioners like me. The fact
that it is important to have
an idea of every aspect of
the book publishing industry
has immensely enriched my
experience
as an editor.”
Carolyn Mango,
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What we offer
School of Arts and Humanities
STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION & PUBLIC
RELATIONS (POMPEU FABRA)
STRATEGIC PUBLIC RELATIONS &
COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
This interdisciplinary, advanced-level course is delivered jointly with
our partner Pompeu Fabra University and provides you with a solid
international perspective on Strategic Communication and Public
Relations, giving you the opportunity to study in both Stirling, UK
and Barcelona, Spain.
Taught entirely in English, the course 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. Awarded with a
CEI label (International Excellence Campus) by the Spanish Ministry of
Education, Pompeu Fabra is a modern university, which has begun to
figure prominently in prestigious international rankings.
“For someone who enjoys
travelling, I’d say this is the best
course, as one can learn and
travel at the same time.”
Mia Raghari,
Current student
The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Communication, Media and Culture is ranked top in Scotland for
research impact in the most recent Research Excellence Framework
and almost three quarters of research activity across the School is rated
as either world-leading or internationally excellent.
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
The University of Stirling has been ranked first in Scotland for
Communication and Media (The Complete University Guide, 2015).
“With 30 years’ experience
and my own business, it could
be argued I didn’t need the
qualification, but I found the
experience both exhilarating
and challenging. It’s also given
me the confidence to pitch
for work I might not have
considered before.”
Jane Cumming,
Graduate
Managing Director of Platform
TRANSLATION STUDIES
Available across six, in-demand language pairings:
English and one of French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Russian and Polish.
MRes, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
This exciting course has a strong focus on practical translation. You will
study a balanced mix of translation skills, computer-based technologies
and theoretical methodologies, all of which are highly relevant to a career
as a translator.
We are proud members of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI)
and participants in the European Graduate Placement Scheme (EGPS).
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/2c
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Current student
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STRATEGIC PUBLIC RELATIONS (ONLINE)
Communications, Media and Culture is ranked top in Scotland for research
impact in the most recent Research Excellence Framework and almost
three quarters of research activity across the School is rated either worldleading or internationally excellent.
“I have made friendships that
will last a lifetime and studied
under leaders in my field – all
while living in one of the most
beautiful countries I have ever seen.”
The University of Stirling has been ranked first in Scotland for Strategic
Public Relations & Communication Management (The Complete University
Guide, 2015).
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/81
This online Public Relations course gives you a great opportunity to
combine study with your work or domestic commitments. The course
gives you an understanding of the role of Public Relations in contemporary
society, as well as key analytical, management and communication skills,
tested through practical exercises.
This course provides you with the opportunity to design, implement
and evaluate Public Relations programmes, giving you the practical and
analytical skills for a successful professional career. Guest lectures from
Public Relations practitioners will give you networking opportunities and
an understanding of current practice in the industry.
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“The course was flexible, fastpaced and rewarding. I get
huge satisfaction from liaising
with clients, understanding
their philosophy, aims and
achievements before translating
their message into words.”
Gail Clark,
Graduate
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Education
What we offer
TRANSLATION STUDIES WITH TESOL
Available across six, in-demand language pairings:
English and one of French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Russian and Polish.
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
This course gives you a respected qualification in practical translation and
TESOL with an emphasis on translation.
You will not only have the chance to develop the techniques required
for translation in an increasingly competitive and computer-oriented,
professional environment, but you will also gain practical experience in
TESOL through methodology classes and microteaching sessions.
“Inspiring tutors who help us to
give our best, guiding us with
passion in subjects that are core
to our knowledge.”
Brigitte Depret,
Current student
We are proud members of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI)
and participants in the European Graduate Placement Scheme (EGPS).
Research in Literature and Languages at the University of Stirling
scored impressively in the most recent Research Excellence Framework.
Over 80 percent of our research was viewed as world leading or
internationally excellent.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/7u
WRITING: MODERN SCOTTISH WRITING
MLitt, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
As debate intensifies over Scotland’s political status, this course gives you
a timely opportunity to examine the role of writing in shaping the image
and reality of the nation.
The course explores modern Scottish literature in relation to Scottish
history and identity. No previous experience in studying Scottish literature
is required.
You will be taught by experts in their fields. Research in Literature and
Languages at the University of Stirling scored impressively in the most
recent Research Excellence Framework. Over 80 percent of our research
was viewed as world leading or internationally excellent.
“Rather than attempting to
explain away the contentious
and unsettled character of
Scottish national culture,
this course embraces the
ambivalence and uncertainty
which surrounds the study of
Scottish literature and cultural politics.”
Dr Scott Hames,
Course Director
Highly regarded within the education community, the School
of Education has a strong presence through local and global
professional networks.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/1i
As a research-led centre for excellence, we are recognised for
our high quality and innovation in teaching and research.
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School of Education
School of Education
The School of Education has a strong reputation for
teaching and research in all sectors of education primary, secondary, tertiary, and higher.
As a research-led centre for excellence, the School
is recognised for high quality and innovation in
teaching and research and is consistently featured
as one of the highest ranking education course
providers in the UK.
4th in the UK and 1st in Scotland, The Times
Good University Guide, 2015
8th in the UK, The Independent Complete
University Guide, 2016
14th in the UK, The Guardian University
Guide, 2016
Top 50 in Europe, QS Top Universities, 2015
The School of Education had the highest quality
of research outputs of any Scottish University,
with 100% of research impact activity rated either
world-leading or internationally excellent.
With an outstanding record across sectors at
local, national and international levels, research
is undertaken with teams of researchers with
global reputations for the quality of their work and
knowledge exchange.
The School conducts research into the educational
practices undertaken across the life course in
nurseries, schools, colleges, universities and
adult education, and learning in the workplace,
community and family.
Research is organised into two research clusters:
Curriculum and Pedagogy; Professional Education
and Leadership.
Curriculum and Pedagogy Research
themes include:
Our Head of School says:
Citizenship, participation and rights – children’s
participation and rights in education, global citizenship
and citizenship in the vocational curriculum.
Curriculum-making and emerging pedagogies –
pedagogy and curriculum-making in the contexts of
schooling, vocational and international higher education,
and the role of educators in curriculum change.
Language and learning – pedagogy (learner
engagement, e-learning, intercultural
communication) and academic/pedagogic
discourses, through methodologies of conversational
analysis and corpus linguistics.
Philosophy of education – aesthetic education,
creativity, discipline, translation and religious education.
Professional Education and Leadership (PEL)
Members of the PEL cluster research professional
learning issues in the contexts of education, health
and social care, policing and medicine. Specific areas
include leadership in the professions, professional
enquiry, multi-professional practice, co-production,
and social media in professional practice. The purposes
and forms of education that are most helpful to
support professional learning in these changing
contexts are a major focus for this cluster. The three
main themes of research in the PEL cluster are:
Professional and Inter-professional Learning
and Education – professional and inter-professional
learning in changing environments, new
inter-professional and amateur-professional
learning practices, and analysing FE professionals’
learning through international comparison.
Digitisation in Professional Learning and Education –
digital learning and engagement in the professions,
the influence of new digital infrastructures,
platforms and devices on professional practice
and education.
Professional Leadership – professional leadership
for education and cross-sector public service
professionals, theorising professional leadership
and related policy, and building leadership in digital
education environments.
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“The School of Education is a leader in
educational research. We have an outstanding
record for research across sectors of formal
education and lifelong learning at local, national
and international levels.
We are one of the few Schools of Education in the
UK that fosters research in a wide range of contexts,
including workplace learning, further, adult and
community education, digital education, citizen
science and environmental learning, as well as
schools and higher education.
“Our courses are targeted at professional educators
in the broadest sense: for example, teachers and
lecturers; nurse educators; police educators; health
professionals; social workers; volunteer trainers; and
those involved in workplace education and training
roles. Research students in the School of Education
get to develop their own special topics in a worldleading research culture.
“We are part of the Scottish Doctoral Training
Centre and Scottish Graduate School of Social
Science and work with a range of other university
and community partners to create a vibrant
atmosphere of research and learning opportunities.
“We regularly welcome international visiting
scholars, who bring with them particular expertise
in their chosen fields, and we also participate in all
major educational research conferences. We are a
rich and diverse School where staff and students
build lasting academic relationships.”
Professor Mark Priestley,
Deputy Head of School,
Education
Our students say:
“For my Master’s in Research Methods I enjoyed the
placement most. It was an excellent opportunity
to go into the workplace specifically to conduct
research. I presented my work at the Doctoral
Conference and displayed and presented a poster
at the ProPEL Conference. It was a valuable and
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rewarding experience that I will draw on for my
research degree. Come and enjoy studying in a
beautiful place! When you need to study there’s a
great library, and when you need to think there are
lots of lovely walks.”
Bethan Mitchell,
Research degree in Education
“Having the degree was key to me being employed
as the Academic Director at an institute that I
had previously worked at as a teacher. Also, the
knowledge I gained on the degree was key to
giving me the confidence to set up my own ELT
consultancy after leaving that institute. Furthermore,
I am interested in doing further study in the next
few years and I know that the research skills I learnt
at Stirling will stand me in good stead for that
eventuality.
I have remained in contact with my course peers
and lecturers that I met during the course.”
Mairi Law,
MSc TESOL
School of Education –
postgraduate courses
Doctorate in Education
Education: Professional Education and Leadership
Education: Professional Learning and Leadership
Educational Leadership (leading to Specialist Qualification for Headship)
Educational Research
Teaching English to Speakers of Other
Languages – TESOL
Teaching English to Speakers of Other
Languages – TESOL (online)
Teaching Qualification in Adult Education (TQAE)
Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE)
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DOCTORATE IN EDUCATION
EDUCATION: PROFESSIONAL
LEARNING & LEADERSHIP
EdD
Tuition fee bands: Please consult course web page
This programme is aimed at professionals working in educational training
and public sector settings who wish to pursue high-level research on some
aspect of their professional practice. It has a stronger professional and
vocational orientation than the PhD and is designed for those looking
to develop their understanding of what research can offer practitioners
and policy-makers.
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EDUCATION: PROFESSIONAL
EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP
“The School of Education’s
professional doctorate is
tailored to the needs of busy
professionals, combining an
excellent grounding in research
methods and educational
theory with the opportunity to utilise educational research to understand and
improve professional policy and practice.” Professor Mark Priestley,
Deputy Head of School
Building on the success and impact of previous programmes, this new
programme is designed according to current research and policy to offer
participants the opportunity to develop leadership at all levels through
developing a critical and enquiring stance to practice.
The programme offers the opportunity for participants to further
develop their professional learning and leadership practices in a
supportive, flexible, creative and challenging learning environment.
If you are already working in education and training in the post-16 sector,
this course gives you an opportunity to enhance your knowledge and
skills, and develop your career.
The course has been designed to reflect the contemporary developments
which are taking place in Scotland’s post-16 education sector, and draws
on policy and practice from across the public sector, focusing on the
development of advanced professional capabilities and knowledge in
learning and leadership.
“The open-minded and dynamic
thinking encouraged on our
course is aimed at creating
leaders who are inclusive and
focused on impact.”
Dr Richard Dockrell,
Course Director
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/3b
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (LEADING TO A
SPECIALIST QUALIFICATION FOR HEADSHIP)
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: Please consult course web page
The School of Education has a reputation for professional education
courses which impact directly on professional practices and pupils’
learning experiences.
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: Please consult course web page
“The benefits of the course
extend not only to participants
but also to colleagues and the wider school community
and lead to the development of strong professional networks both within and
beyond the course.” Dr Valerie Drew,
Course Director
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: Please consult course web page
The MSc in Educational Leadership is a practice-based Master’s course
for aspiring school leaders and managers which contributes to the
development of their knowledge and understanding, allowing them
to articulate informed strategic vision, values and aims in relation to
professional practice. The full course encompasses three stages:
Middle Leadership; Into Headship; and Extended Induction.
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partnership with employers
across the public sector.
The new Postgraduate Certificate Into Headship leads to a professional
award through accreditation by the General Teaching Council for
Scotland (GTCS) in partnership with the Scottish College for Educational
Leadership (SCEL).
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/sa
Prospective candidates for the Postgraduate Certificate Into Headship
must be sponsored by their Local Authority and Scottish College for
Educational Leadership before applying.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/yc
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School of Education
EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER
LANGUAGES (TESOL) ONLINE
MRes, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
The MRes prepares you for a career in educational research, whether you
plan to advance to a doctorate or take your research in other directions.
Under the expert guidance of a team of leading academics you will learn
a broad range of research skills, which will prepare you to design and plan
research projects and then collect, analyse, interpret and report qualitative
and quantitative data. The course also offers a deeper understanding
of the theoretical, ethical, political and comparative dimensions of
conducting educational research.
A new element of the course is preparation for digital methodologies in
educational research.
The course is essential preparation for doctoral research in education,
which was recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council as
well as by the Scottish Graduate School in Social Sciences in meeting
criteria for postgraduate research training.
The University has been ranked first for Education in Scotland as published
in The Guardian University Guide, 2015.
“This Master’s in Research is ideal
for those looking to develop
their understanding of the
role of research in educational
settings of all kinds and
provides an excellent precursor
to the EdD pathway. This
programme is designed to assist
those working in education
and training in all kinds of
professional settings who wish
to learn how to understand,
design, enact and employ
cutting-edge educational
research to create desired
impacts.” Dr Greg Mannion,
Programme Director
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: Please consult course web page
TESOL provides an advanced training and professional qualification for
people presently engaged in any area of English language teaching.
You will benefit from a sustained focus on contemporary theory and
practice in the field of TESOL, with teaching provided by staff who have
extensive personal experience in the classroom, overseas and in the UK.
You will also follow a programme of seminars on TESOL methodologies,
which will underpin the development of your own teaching practice.
On completion of the course you will possess the knowledge and
practical classroom skills to be a confident, critically reflective and
enterprising teacher.
“MSc TESOL courses at Stirling
provide participants with a
fantastic opportunity to engage
with experts in the field of
language education and the
opportunity to consider the
relevance of cutting edge
research to their own learning
and teaching context”
Fiona Copland,
TESOL Professor
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/7x
TEACHING QUALIFICATION IN ADULT
EDUCATION (TQAE)
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/jf
PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: Please consult course web page
TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER
LANGUAGES (TESOL)
Delivered by experienced staff in the field, this course has been developed
to enhance your professional practice if you are currently working within
Adult Education.
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
The Teaching Qualification in Adult Education is a professional teaching
qualification for staff delivering education and training in a broad
spectrum of teaching contexts from community-based adult education
and the voluntary sector to health care and private training providers.
TESOL provides an advanced training and professional qualification for
people presently engaged in any area of the teaching of English as a
foreign or second language. It also offers professional development to
people new to TESOL who are seeking a career change. Depending on
your experience and the modules you choose, you can be awarded
a named MSc degree in TESOL, TESOL Applied Linguistics or TESOL
Computer Assisted Learning.
You will benefit from a sustained focus on contemporary theory and
practice in the field of TESOL, with teaching provided by staff who have
extensive personal experience in the classroom overseas and in the UK.
You will also follow a programme of seminars on TESOL methodologies,
which will underpin the development of your own teaching practise.
“Studying, working and chatting
together enables the MSc
TESOL students to explore
each other’s cultures. What a
bonus for a future career in
teaching!”
First for Education in Scotland
(The Guardian University
Guide, 2015).
The course draws on practitioners and best practice from across the
Adult Education sector.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/7y
Anne Lawrie,
Course Director
On completion of the course you will possess the knowledge and
practical classroom skills to be a confident, critically reflective and
enterprising teacher.
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Applied Social
Science
What we offer
TEACHING QUALIFICATION IN
FURTHER EDUCATION
PG Cert or PG Dip
Tuition fee bands: Please consult course web page
The Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) is the recognised
teaching qualification for individuals already lecturing in Further Education
(in-service) or who wish to pursue a teaching career in the sector (preservice). The course is based on the professional standards for FE staff and
is fully accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).
If you are considering a lecturing career in Scottish Further Education, this
course provides you with college-based placement experience and a highly
relevant and marketable postgraduate qualification.
The University has been ranked first for Education in Scotland as published
in The Guardian University Guide, 2015.
For more information about the In-Service course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/yf
For more information about the Pre-Service course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/yg
“The Further Education sector is
varied and complex and needs
the highest calibre of teaching
staff to achieve its varied
purposes. The pre-service TQFE
course provides a stimulating
and supportive environment in
which the next generation of FE staff can develop to meet the exciting challenges of
the sector.”
Dr Kevin Brosnan,
Course Director
The School of Applied Social Science is a large inter-disciplinary unit, combining
teaching and research interests in: Sociology; Social Policy; Criminology;
Social Work; Dementia; and Housing Studies.
Interdisciplinary collaboration is central to the School’s ethos, providing abundant
opportunities to encounter different perspectives – the true essence of developing
professional and academic knowledge.
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School of Applied Social Science
School of Applied Social Science
A leading UK social science school configured to
facilitate research and to promote interdisciplinary
working, the School of Applied Social Science is
multidisciplinary and welcomes both full-time and
part-time students from the fields of Sociology,
Social Policy, Criminology, Social Work, Housing
and Dementia Studies for taught courses and
research degrees.
17th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland
The School has attracted considerable sums of
external research funding from research councils,
Government, independent and charitable funders,
and from the European Commission. This exciting
research, which spans a wide range of social science
issues, lies at the heart of our teaching.
The School has over 60 academic staff, over
60 postgraduate researchers working towards
Doctorates and over 100 students taking taught
postgraduate courses.
The School provides high quality accommodation
for postgraduate researchers and state-of-the-art
training facilities for social science. The Doctoral
programme is very flexible, with students able to
start their studies all year round at a date that is
convenient to them.
Students will conduct research in a world-class,
interdisciplinary school with strong links to theoretical,
empirical, policy and practice developments.
There are a number of highly-active and well-connected
research groups:
Our Head of School says:
Our students say:
“The School’s philosophy is reflected in the deep
interest that its staff and students have in real social
issues – everything from poverty and violence, to
crime, ageing and the experience of childhood
across the world. Our mission is to carry out work
that addresses those problems and to equip our
students to address them too.
“By the end of the course, I felt that I had really
gained a solid grounding in social research –
and substantially more confidence in my skills
and knowledge. I am now starting my PhD and
feel like the MSc has given me a really good basis
to build on.”
“Research and teaching within the School are closely
related. All staff are thoroughly engaged with research,
so students hear about the findings as the research
progresses and have opportunities to get involved
themselves. Staff members come from various
disciplines, including Addiction Studies, Criminology,
Dementia Studies, Housing Studies, Social Policy,
Social Work and Sociology. We are committed to
flexibility – to reflect real interests in the world and to
allow students to tailor their studies around personal
commitments. Many courses are accredited and
students gain qualifications which are recognised
across the UK and, in many cases, across Europe.
“The School’s relationships with local authorities
and various private organisations provide superb
opportunities for workplace-based learning. Many
students are already in employment and come to
Stirling to enhance their skills, familiarise themselves
with the latest knowledge and further their careers.
• Dementia and Social Gerontology
• Crime and Justice
• Governance, Participation and Inclusion
• Social Surveys and Social Statistics
• Childhoods, Families and Relationships
“The interaction between students and staff fosters
an exceptional atmosphere because people feel
they are working towards the same purpose.
Interdisciplinary collaboration provides abundant
opportunities to encounter different perspectives,
which is the true essence of developing professional
and academic knowledge.”
Steve Rolfe,
MSc Applied Social Research
School of Applied Social Science–
postgraduate courses
Applied Professional Studies
Applied Social Research (Doctorate)
Applied Social Research (MRes and MSc)
Applied Social Research (Criminology)
Applied Social Research
(Social Statistics and Social Research)
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Criminological Research
Dementia Studies
Housing Studies
Social Enterprise
Social Work Studies
Professor Alison Bowes,
Head of the School
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What we offer
School of Applied Science
APPLIED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH
Pathways available
MRes, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: Please consult course web page
This programme gives you the ideal preparation for undertaking
social research and evaluation, leading to careers in research, research
management or research commissioning.
This part-time, flexible course is for post-qualifying social work professional
study. The MSc course accommodates a range of modules to allow
students to build credit towards either a ‘generic’ Master’s qualification
(MSc in Applied Professional Studies) or a range of specialist qualifications
by following prescribed pathways of study.
The course has a number of exciting inter-disciplinary elements that bring
students together from: Applied Social Science; Education; Film, Media
and Journalism; Health; Public Policy; and Gender Studies.
Employability is an important focus of this course – we offer the
opportunity for a research placement to all MRes students.
Study pathways include:
Child Welfare and Protection (MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert): offered locally in
locations across Scotland and is suitable for a broad range of professionals
working in the field of child welfare and protection.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/8f
Management and Leadership in Social Services (MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert):
is appropriate for supervisors working in both statutory and voluntary
sector settings and is offered both to specialist groups of supervisors from
child welfare and protection, and to mixed groups spanning diverse areas
of practice: children’s services; criminal justice social work; and adult health
and social care.
APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
This course gives you the ideal preparation for undertaking social
research and evaluation. It is particularly suitable for those intending to
progress to a Research degree leading to a career in academic research
or research management.
Adult Support and Protection (MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert): an excellent
opportunity to develop advanced knowledge, skills and understanding of
policy, legislation and practice issues within adult health and social care.
Advanced Practice Skill in Child Welfare and Protection (PG Cert): provides
opportunities for practitioners to develop confidence in their professional
knowledge and direct intervention skills. Designed and delivered in
partnership with NSPCC (Scotland).
The course meets the Economic and Social Research Council’s criteria
for undertaking a PhD in Sociology, Social Policy, Social Work or
Socio-legal Studies, or an interdisciplinary PhD in Families, Relationships
and Demographic Change or Social Care.
Social Work Practice Education (PG Cert): promotes the development
of teaching, supervision, leadership and assessment skills, and enhances
analytical and reflective practice.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/8e
Steve Rolfe,
APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH
APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH (DOCTORATE)
(CRIMINOLOGY)
Tuition fee bands: Please consult course web page
This programme will bring you up-to-date with the latest ideas, findings
and methods, challenging assumptions and changing how you as a
professional think about the relationship between research, scholarship
and expertise. You will be encouraged to look at new ideas about systems,
how decisions are made and how to design the professional environment
so that you can see, understand, evaluate, plan and take action with
maximum speed and efficiency.
“By the end of the course, I felt
that I had really gained a solid
grounding in social research
– and substantially more
confidence in my skills and
knowledge. I am now starting
my PhD and feel like the MSc
has given me a really good
basis to build on.”
Graduate
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/x2
Our Professional Doctorate programme is very flexible allowing you to develop
your skills as a researcher before working with experienced supervisors on the
conduct of an original piece of research. Currently, there are six professional
pathways: Housing; Social Work; Dementia Studies; Drug and Alcohol Studies;
Crime and Criminal Justice; and Social Research.
The School of Applied Social
Science is a large, interdisciplinary unit, combining
teaching and research interests
in Sociology, Social Policy,
Criminology, Social Work,
Dementia and Housing Studies.
“The Professional Doctorate has
allowed me to combine both
work and research interests in
a stimulating and rewarding
educational experience that
I would recommend to any
senior manager contemplating
postgraduate study.”
Carole Hunter,
Graduate
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
This course is the ideal preparation for social research and evaluation in
criminal justice and criminology.
It is particularly suitable for those intending to progress to a research
degree, and is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council
as meeting the standards of their Research Training Guidelines.
The course is supported by staff from both the Scottish Centre for Crime
and Criminal Justice Research (SCCCJR) and Law.
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.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/8m
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What we offer
School of Applied Science
APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH
DEMENTIA STUDIES
(SOCIAL STATISTICS AND SOCIAL RESEARCH)
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: Please consult course web page
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
Providing 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, including big data and
social network analysis.
The course is also designed to
provide the technical skill set
required for further PhD study.
If you are a health or social care professional, this e-learning course, which
was the first of its kind in the UK, can give you an in-depth, researchbased understanding of dementia and a thorough grounding in academic
and research skills.
Our course takes a theory-based and practice-oriented approach to
consider the diversity of living and dying with dementia. It encourages
collaborative, inter-disciplinary, critical and reflexive learning, and it seeks
to produce leaders of change in the dementia field. The University of
Stirling is recognised worldwide for its work in dementia studies and we
are home to the internationally renowned Dementia Services Development
Centre (DSDC).
Social statistics is an important area within applied social research,
offering employment opportunities within the private, public and
voluntary sectors, as well as further study. Students will develop thorough
knowledge of software and learn a range of sought-after technical skills,
including accessing, preparing, analysing and summarising complex
quantitative datasets.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/i
“My learning experience with
the widely-acclaimed DSDC has been a rewarding,
thorough and, at times, an
exacting journey into an area
of topical, immediate and
growing challenge, which
underpins my ability to make
a significant impact for the
better in this area.”
Geoffrey Cox,
Graduate
Managing Director of Southern
Healthcare (Wessex Ltd), a small
group of nursing homes in Devon.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/wt
COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
HOUSING STUDIES
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: Please consult course web page
This flexible, largely residential course gives you the opportunity,
environment, resources and support to train to be a professional counsellor.
The course, which is provided by an independent organisation (Persona)
and validated by the University, has been accredited by the British
Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
his MSc collaborates fully
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with the British Association for
Counselling and Psychotherapy
and has contributed to
developments within that
professional body.
This course offers a unique combination of academic study and
professional development for a career in housing. It covers all aspects
of housing policy, development, finance and service delivery in the
interests of providing better housing for all, and offers a work experience
internship for those new to Housing.
Completion of the Diploma qualifies you for corporate membership of
the Chartered Institute of Housing. This includes a structured, assessed
programme of professional development which sets you on a ‘fast track’
to progress your career with housing organisations in the social, private
and voluntary sectors.
Our graduates have gone on to work within the NHS, schools and
dedicated counselling organisations.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/j4
CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH
This course can be taken full or part-time. Applicants working in Housing
draw on their current experience. Those new to the sector undertake a
work experience internship.
MRes, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
This programme gives you excellent training in the methods and
approaches used in criminological research, preparing you for a
successful career in research, research management and commissioning
or using research.
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: Please consult course web page
mployability is an important
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focus of this course – we offer
all MRes students the
opportunity for a research
placement.
For more information about the course with Internship,
visit: http://stir.ac.uk/y
For more information about the Part-time course,
visit: http://stir.ac.uk/11u
The course is supported by staff from both the Scottish Centre for Crime
and Criminal Justice Research (SCCCJR) and Law. SCCCJR hosts regular,
state-of-the-art events to which students are invited.
There are also strong links with the applied crime and criminal justice
sector, including Police Scotland and the Scottish Prison Service.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/ci
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School of
Health
Sciences
What we offer
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
This exciting course gives you opportunities to gain specialised expertise
in Social Enterprise in key sectors such as Health, Social Care, Housing,
Education, Sport, Culture and the Environment, or in key functional
areas such as Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing,
Public Relations or Operational Management.
At Stirling we maintain contacts with a number of Social Enterprise
bodies and the course gives you the chance to gather practical as
well as academic insights.
The University maintains contacts
and networks with social
enterprise bodies including
Social Enterprise Scotland,
SENScot, Co-operatives UK,
SCVO, SAOS, and the Social
Enterprise Academy.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/au
SOCIAL WORK STUDIES
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
This course will help you become a social worker who is knowledgeable,
skilled, analytical, confident and ethical in your approach. Successful
completion means that you are eligible to be registered by the Scottish
Social Services Council as a qualified social worker.
F irst in Scotland for Social Work
(The Complete University Guide, 2015).
The course offers practice placements and the involvement of carers and
people who have used social work services themselves.
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We make an impact through research, education and practice, and inform policy
at national and international level.
The School is leading the way in key areas of health and healthcare research
affecting individuals and society, and is recognised as world-class.
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What we offer
School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
The School of Health Sciences advances knowledge
and skills of healthcare professionals to promote
patient-centred care. We are focused on understanding
and improving people’s experiences of health and
illness through our programmes of research
and education.
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We make an impact through research, education
and practice, and inform policy at national and
international level. The School is leading the way in
key areas of health and healthcare research affecting
individuals and society and is recognised as world-class.
The School has an international reputation for
research in cancer care, diabetes, maternal and
child health, mental health, occupational and
environmental health, and tobacco and alcohol.
The School’s world-leading research aims to improve
health and to inform nursing, midwifery and other
health professional practice. Research falls within the
broad themes of: quality and delivery of health and
social care; evaluation of complex interventions and
public policy; behavioural change and social and
critical marketing.
1st for health research in Scotland and
12th in the UK overall
Social and critical marketing: the use of
marketing concepts to improve health;
the critical examination of the impact of commercial marketing on health and behaviour;
and the impact of marketing control and public policy on health and wellbeing.
Staff members also have expertise in action research,
complex interventions, mixed methods and
Randomized Control Trials and there is a commitment
to multi-disciplinary research that promotes both
theoretical and methodological advances.
Linked to research is an extensive portfolio of
training, which ranges from the MRes programme
to clinical doctorate, and PhD programmes. Taught
masters, clinical doctorate and CPD provision are
highly clinically and practice-relevant and are aimed
at practitioners in health, welfare and social support.
Research groupings
The School incorporates the Nursing Midwifery and
Allied Health Professionals (NMAHP) Research Unit
and the Institute for Social Marketing (ISM).
With research income of around £3m per annum,
the School focuses on four broad themes:
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Quality and delivery of health and social care: understanding problems and variation in quality and delivery of care; the behavioural (patient and practitioner) and organisational influences on care delivery and uptake of best practice; and the implementation and translation of evidence based solutions.
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Evaluation of complex interventions and public
policy: the development and application of methods to evaluate the effectiveness of
complex clinical, public health, self-care and
policy interventions.
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Behaviour change: the development and application of theory and methods to health
and social behaviour change in individuals,
groups and populations.
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Cancer Care and Enhancing Self-Care
Cancer care research is focused on how people
affected by cancer can help shape the future of
cancer services in Scotland. Research studies include
the impact of ill-health, including a portfolio of
research on non-cancerous conditions.
Self-care is when people care for themselves,
their children, other family members and their
communities. The aim is to support self-care and
self-management in a variety of settings using
person-centred approaches to health and social care.
Epidemiology, Occupational &
Environmental Health Research
This group uses epidemiological data – particularly
secondary data – to evaluate strategies to prevent
illness and to guide the management of patients
with disease. Recent projects include: routes to
diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and outcomes;
health after a diagnosis of cancer; anticipatory
care and institutionalisation.
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Maternal and Child Health
Improving the health of women throughout
pregnancy, babies and young children, is an
international healthcare target. This group develops
high quality, clinically-focused research to provide
the necessary evidence for highest level policy
decisions which will benefit healthcare providers,
women and their families and the education of the
next generation of midwives.
Tobacco, Alcohol & Substance Use Research
This group has expertise in public health, policy
evaluation and social marketing to address some of
the most preventable causes of ill health and death.
Members of the group work with practitioners to
develop a programme of policy and practice evaluations.
Research units
Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health
Professionals Research Unit (NMAHP RU)
The Unit, with academic bases at the University
of Stirling and Glasgow Caledonian University, is
funded by the Scottish Government’s Chief Scientist
Office. Core to NMAHP’s approach is a commitment
to making meaningful contributions to the solution
of problems regarded as significant by patients, the
public or healthcare staff. The Unit has two workstreams: NMAHP Interventions; and Quality and
Delivery of Care.
Institute for Social Marketing
The Institute has over 30 years’ experience in the
study and dissemination of social marketing theory
and practice and its application to research. There
are three key areas: behaviour change interventions
based on social marketing principles; the impact of
public policy on health and social welfare; and the
impact of commercial marketing on health
and behaviour.
The Centre for Tobacco Control Research was
established by The Cancer Research Campaign
(now Cancer Research UK) in 1999. Its work
focuses on: the design and evaluation of smoking
prevention and cessation interventions; the impact
of the tobacco industry’s marketing activity and
evaluation of tobacco control policies.
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Our Head of School says:
“The School of Health Sciences is the premier researchintensive nursing education and research training
provider for nurses, midwives and allied health
professionals in Scotland. We pride ourselves on our
research-led, practice-driven and people-focused ethos.
“Our outstanding range of taught postgraduate,
clinical doctorate and PhD programmes address real
world issues and provides solutions to these problems.
Our teaching and research activity encompasses a
range of key clinical areas, including epidemiology,
occupational and environmental health, cancer care,
maternal and child health, mental health, enhancing
self-care, and health and behaviour change.
“The School has strong links with NHS partners
and voluntary agencies. Our campuses reflect the
strength of this connection, as well as our relationship
with the wider community. Students with access
to some of the foremost clinical skills facilities in
the UK will be taught by some of the UK’s leading
academics, and will be part of a supportive, vibrant,
research-led environment.”
Professor Jayne Donaldson,
Head of the School
Applied Social Science
Our students say:
“I have developed academically and professionally
thanks to this course and my mentors. Although it
was tough, it was also very enjoyable. Not only did
I complete the course but I also had a piece of work
published globally, I had the opportunity to teach
nursing students and I have also been given the
opportunity to put my new found knowledge
and skills effectively into practice.”
Lisa Monaghan,
MSc Health and Wellbeing of the Older Person
School of Health Sciences –
postgraduate courses
Advanced Practice
Early Years Practice (Health Visiting)
Health and Wellbeing of the Older Person
Health Research
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University of Stirling
Management School
What we offer
ADVANCED PRACTICE
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
This flexible course is ideal for health, social care and allied health
professionals looking to develop higher levels of professional knowledge
and expertise. The course equips you with knowledge, skills and
confidence to enable you to make advanced contributions to your
area of practice, whether in clinical practice, management,
education or practice development.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/d3
EARLY YEARS PRACTICE HEALTH VISITING
“This course supports the career
progression of the practitioner
and also supports clinical
experience within the area of care – this is really important to the employer.”
Dr Annetta Smith,
Associate Head of the School
of Health Sciences
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: Please consult course web page
This contemporary and innovative course equips Health Visitors with the
skills and knowledge to deliver the highest standard of care to children,
young people and their families. The structure of the course integrates both
academic and practice learning to allow students to have the opportunity
to apply their learning and connect theory and practice knowledge.
Stirling campus is home
to WithScotland, a key
educational centre for child
and adult protection.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/yd
HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF THE OLDER PERSON
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
If you are a health and social care professional, this course gives you
invaluable insight into the health and wellbeing of the older person and
their service provision. This course provides you with the knowledge, skills
and confidence to deliver informed standards of care, to act as change
agents and develop leadership capacity in the care of older people.
This course won the Education Provider of the Year, General Practice
Awards (2014) UK.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/8h
HEALTH RESEARCH
“The opportunity to study at
Master’s level, on a topic that
is so current and benefits
patients, is exciting. The
course encourages you as a
practitioner to extend your
knowledge and review clinical
practice to improve health care outcomes for the older person.”
Lesley Murray,
Graduate
MRes, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: Please consult course web page
This course is a high-quality interdisciplinary and flexible research
programme to prepare health professionals for a variety of roles with a
clinical/practice and research focus. This forward-thinking course brings
together a range of professionals into one multi-disciplinary learning
environment, sharing experiences and learning from each other.
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Top 25 in the UK for Business and Management (REF2014)
2nd in Scotland for Marketing (The Complete University Guide, 2016)
3rd in Scotland for Economics (The Guardian League Table, 2016)
“I was really inspired by
the MRes team and their
individual enthusiasm for
the course, along with their
confidence in my abilities and
desire for my success.” www.stir.ac.uk/management
Julie Blundell,
Graduate
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University of Stirling Management School
University of Stirling Management School
The University of Stirling Management School is
recognised as a centre of academic excellence
that offers innovative scholarship and widespread
engagement with a variety of stakeholders to
improve and transform business, society and lives.
The rigour and relevance of the School’s research is
represented in the way projects are sponsored and
funded by leading domestic research institutes as
well as international bodies who value the research
expertise offered.
2nd in Scotland for Marketing
(The Complete University Guide, 2016)
3rd in Scotland for Economics
(The Guardian League Table, 2016)
Top 25 in the UK for Business and Management
Information Surveillance and Privacy
The Centre for Research into Information,
Surveillance and Privacy aims to become one of
the leading research and knowledge exchange
centres in Europe studying the many dimensions
of the surveillance society and its consequences for
individuals, democracies and economies.
Institute for Retail Studies
Researchers within the Institute have been shaping
and informing the future of town centres and retail
planning policy development over the past thirty
years. Researchers within the Institute are engaged
in a range of research projects for, and on behalf
of, retail and distributive companies, local and
national government, public sector bodies and
research councils.
Ageing in Scotland
A thriving research community
Our research focuses on all aspects of contemporary
management aiming to enhance quality of life and
find new and creative ways of managing across
several areas including corporate reporting, auditing,
corporate governance, business strategy, responsible
business, finance and economics.
Our research strengths also include: strategy,
enterprise and innovation; leadership and change;
business ethics; social enterprise; and moral
economy and human flourishing.
We have seven research centres:
Behavioural Science
The Behavioural Science Centre engages in
cross-disciplinary research combining economics
and psychology, as well as other areas, to develop
revolutionary new ways of understanding
macroeconomics, public health problems
and organisational dynamics.
Consumers, Cultures and Society
Research into social, economic, environmental and
cultural influences on consumption and consumer
behaviour feeds into contemporary academic debate
and informs public policy. The centre covers subject
areas that play a role in consumerism from branding and
lifestyle choices to globalisation and social responsibility.
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The University of Stirling Management School is
the location of the HAGIS (Health and Ageing in
Scotland) project. This is a longitudinal survey of
older people in Scotland which focuses on their
health and economic circumstances. It is part of a
worldwide network of such studies, which cover
80% of the world’s population aged 50 and over.
The study, currently in its pilot phase, has support
from the US National Institute for Ageing and
Nuffield Foundation in the UK.
Centre for Sustainable Practice and Living
This Centre which recently launched, is a unique
collaboration between the University of Stirling and
the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. The
Centre’s core objective is to inspire and empower
organisations and communities to develop new
pathways to achieve sustainable practice. This new
interdisciplinary centre will establish a sustainability
leadership programme, inspiring leaders from
across society to drive progress towards a more
sustainable future.
Our Head of School says:
Our students say:
“The Management School is committed to
making a difference. Our philosophy, that effective
management can make a positive difference, means
we get to the heart of what is involved in the
management and organisation of a diverse range
of activities. At the School our students benefit
from the expertise of world-renowned academics
whose insights are critical in bringing academic
theory alive and offer a rich history of engagement
with practice.
“Studying in Stirling is one of the best experiences
to have happened to me. I chose the MSc
Investment Analysis as the course provides an
understanding of current and emerging issues in
the global financial market and the investment
management profession. The course also has CFA
Institute Programme Partner status. The University
of Stirling introduced me to individuals from
different backgrounds and cultures and gave me the
opportunity to learn and share ideas with people
from all over the world. The lectures were very
interactive and the lecturers always had progress of
the students at heart.”
“We offer a wide range of management courses
with our flagship course being the Stirling MBA.
“We work with a number of international partner
institutions who value our expertise in the diverse,
interdisciplinary field of business and management.
We recognise the importance of maintaining
excellent links with industry in order to provide
company-based projects, internships and graduate
opportunities to our students and we have recently
been awarded with the small business charter
award in recognition of our participation in
supporting local economies through our work
with small businesses.
Solomon Opare,
MSc Investment Analysis
“Our research, teaching and knowledge exchange
activities create significant and lasting impact on
people’s everyday lives, through our involvement
with large and small businesses, public policy, and
local and global communities. Coming to Stirling
offers endless opportunities to develop both
academically and personally – I would encourage
you to take up the challenge.”
Energy Management
Professor Sharon Bolton,
Head of the University of Stirling
Management School
University of Stirling Management School –
postgraduate courses
Banking and Finance
Behavioural Science for Management
Business and Management
Business and Management Research Methods
Finance
International Accounting and Finance
International Business
International Human Resource Management
Investment Analysis
Marketing
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Constitutional change
The University of Stirling Management School is also
part of the ESRC Centre on Constitutional Change,
based at the University of Edinburgh, a centre for
the study of the economics of constitutional change.
The group, focused on intergovernmental finance
and the economics of independence, played an
important role in commenting on the economic case
for and against Scottish independence before the
Scottish referendum in September 2014.
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What we offer
University of Stirling Management School
BANKING AND FINANCE
BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
This course gives you the knowledge and analytical skills for a
successful career in banking, finance and related areas. It does not
require any previous training in economics or accountancy.
The course incorporates practical skills into the curricula with the unique
Flying Start Leadership programme which provides students with the skills
to develop as successful global business leaders.
As part of our focus on enhancing employability, students will participate
in the award-winning Amplify Trading Boot-Camp where you will have the
opportunity to trade in a simulated environment across a variety of futures
contracts quoted on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, providing exposure
to stocks, currencies and commodities.
The Chartered Banker Institute,
the only professional banking
Institute in the UK, recognises
the relevance of the MSc
Banking and Finance and will
offer graduates of the course
credit against its professional
qualifications. Graduates of the
MSc Banking and Finance are
eligible to apply for Associate
membership with the Institute.
atherine Anum, C
Graduate
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/gj
This specialised course gives you the skills to conduct high quality research
into business, management, organisations and related areas, whether
you are looking to go on to doctoral work, or to carry out, evaluate
and commission research in non-academic settings (for example, in
consultancy, development and policy-making roles).
BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE FOR MANAGEMENT
“I now feel better equipped to
pursue my doctoral level research work.”
Mr Muhammad Chowdhury,
Graduate
The course incorporates practical skills into the curricula with the unique
Flying Start Leadership programme which provides students with the skills
to develop as successful global business leaders.
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
The course incorporates practical skills into the curricula with the unique
Flying Start Leadership programme which provides students with the skills
to develop as successful global business leaders.
Key features of the course include our personal and professional
development (PPD) module, which focuses on whole person development,
as well as opportunities for consultancy projects.
MRes, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), D (Overseas)
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/c
The MSc is taught by dedicated staff from the Behavioural Science
Centre, which is becoming a leading research centre in behavioural
science in Europe.
The course incorporates practical skills into the curricula with the unique
Flying Start Leadership programme which provides students with the skills
to develop as successful global business leaders.
“I have built a lot of confidence
as well as my improvement in
areas such as time management,
leadership and communication. I believe I will be able to transfer
these skills and knowledge to the workplace.”
BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
RESEARCH METHODS
You will develop an academic 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 as well as the practical ability
to read, understand and compile economic reports, company accounts
and financial forecasts.
This exciting course helps you understand the core theory and methods
of behavioural science and behavioural economics, and how they apply to
important business and policy-relevant issues.
This course gives you a valuable insight into modern management practice
and an opportunity to develop the functional, strategic and leadership
skills required for managing a business.
“The diversity in knowledge
was complemented by a
teaching style that encouraged
students to discuss and
develop their own ideas rather
than solely relying on the
lecturer for opinion.” David Bish,
Graduate
The MRes in Business and Management Research Methods is accredited
by the ESRC and the SGSS for training of PhD students.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/j8
ENERGY MANAGEMENT
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
This course gives you the knowledge and analytical skills for a successful
career in the energy sector.
The course is taught by the Division of Economics which is ranked 3rd in
Scotland (The Guardian League Table, 2016). The course offers excellent
links with industry and includes trips to energy facilities to gain a wider
understanding of the energy market and participation in an industry
simulation exercise. In addition to guest lectures and site visits, our students
have the opportunity to undertake a consultancy project developed in
consultation with members of the public, private and non-profit sector.
Our links with industry and policy groups provide you with the skills that
will ensure you are highly employable.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/a4
The course incorporates practical skills into the curricula with the unique
Flying Start Leadership programme which provides students with the
skills to develop as successful global business leaders.
“Students were from Africa,
Europe, Asia and America, and
created an amazing atmosphere
– everyone gained an enormous
amount of intercultural skills.
The knowledge and skills I have
gained turned out to be very
useful for my professional life.”
Albert Mantel,
Graduate
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/k
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FINANCE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
Flexible pathways available: International Business with Human Resource
Management or International Business with Marketing
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
This course gives you a thorough grounding in the theory and analytical
techniques used by finance professionals. It offers a global perspective on
the process of financial decision-making and practical knowledge of the
workings of financial markets and the price-setting process.
You learn about corporate finance, techniques of quantitative analysis,
global financial markets, analysis of financial statements, derivatives,
portfolio management, investment analysis, risk management and
behavioural finance.
“This course allowed me to
enter a totally different world,
learning how money circulates,
and about financial markets,
and the mechanisms for
investing, saving and earning.” Boram Lee,
Graduate
The course incorporates practical skills into the curricula with the unique
Flying Start Leadership programme which provides students with the skills
to develop as successful global business leaders.
Students on this course also have the opportunity to undertake a
three-month consultancy project with an external organisation.
Our alumni are currently working in countries across the globe,
in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
As part of our focus on enhancing employability, students will participate
in the award-winning Amplify Trading Boot-Camp where you will have the
opportunity to trade in a simulated environment across a variety of futures
contracts quoted on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, providing exposure
to stocks, currencies and commodities.
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
The course incorporates practical skills into the curricula with the unique
Flying Start Leadership programme which provides students with the skills
to develop as successful global business leaders.
Andrew Scarr,
Graduate
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
There is a particular focus on the move towards harmonisation with
international accounting standards in diverse business settings and the
impact of leading standard-setting authorities.
“The course was both insightful
and challenging, and allowed
me to learn and study within a dynamic and culturally diverse environment. It provided invaluable insight into business and operation
from a global perspective.”
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/15
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/r
Studying on this ACCA accredited course is an excellent way of gaining an
international perspective on the theory and practice of accounting, as well
as an understanding of financial management and securities markets.
This course enables you to grasp the opportunities of an increasingly
interdependent yet diverse business world. With field trips and input from
industry experts, the International Business syllabus gives you managerial
skills to meet the challenges of the global workplace, with the option
to specialise in Marketing or Human Resource Management. The course
incorporates practical skills into the curricula with the unique Flying Start
Leadership programme which provides students with the skills to develop
as successful global business leaders.
“My career has really taken off
and I am now working as an
Analyst with Lloyds Banking
Group. I enjoyed my time at
Stirling with great lecturers
and made many friends from
different parts of the world.”
Henry Okonne,
MSc Finance graduate
As part of our focus on enhancing employability, students will participate
in the award-winning Amplify Trading Boot-Camp where you will have the
opportunity to trade in a simulated environment across a variety of futures
contracts quoted on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, providing exposure
to stocks, currencies and commodities.
This course provides students with the professional skills required for a
successful international career in Human Resource Management, as well
as an understanding of broader issues related to work, employment
and the business environment. It prepares HR managers and leaders to
engage in responsible, participatory and sustainable practices in a variety
of organisations and in a global context.
he University of Stirling
T
Management School is
committed to the PRIME
agenda, which covers issues of
responsibility and sustainability
in the core curriculum.
The course incorporates practical skills into the curricula with the unique
Flying Start Leadership programme which provides students with the skills
to develop as successful global business leaders. Students on the course
also have the opportunity to undertake a three-month consultancy project
with an external organisation.
Graduates of our related MSc Human Resource Management course now
work in public, private and not-for-profit organisations around the world.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/10
As you successfully complete your modules, you are also taking steps
towards qualifying as a Certified Accountant. ACCA, a global accounting
body, recognises this course and provides graduates of the course
exemption from up to six of their papers.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/10r
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INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
MBA , PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: E (Home/EU), G (Overseas)
This is the UK’s longest-established postgraduate course in the field of
investment management education. It is one of very few Master’s courses
in the UK to have CFA® Institute Program Partner status, meaning that it is
closely tied to professional practice and ideal if you are looking to become
qualified as a CFA® Charter-Holder.
The course reflects the increasingly globalised nature of financial markets
and the investment management profession.
It incorporates practical skills into the curricula with the unique Flying Start
Leadership programme which provides students with the skills to develop
as successful global business leaders.
“The fact that the course
is CFA-affiliated provides
students with an opportunity
to impress potential employers
and ultimately gain a foot in
the door of some of the major
players in the industry.”
James Bowden,
Graduate
As part of our focus on enhancing employability, students will participate
in the award-winning Amplify Trading Boot-Camp where you will have the
opportunity to trade in a simulated environment across a variety of futures
contracts quoted on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, providing exposure
to stocks, currencies and commodities.
Delivered by academics of the highest calibre – many of them
internationally respected authorities in their field – this course will give
you the confidence and resilience to respond to continually developing
circumstances, the skills to build and lead a team, and the theoretical and
practical knowledge to successfully manage through the pressures and
challenges of the modern business environment.
MARKETING
Our close links with external organisations mean we can offer regular
site visits for our MBA students, with senior executives also involved in
guest lectures and workshops. Students will also have the opportunity to
undertake a three-month consultancy project with an external company.
Flexible pathways available – MSc Marketing with Brand Management or
MSc Marketing with Retail
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
You will learn to use your marketing management and research skills to
diagnose problems and implement marketing solutions.
Starting with a marketing simulation in the classroom, you will progress
to a ‘live’, three-month project for one of our industry partners and finish
with a research-based group project or individual dissertation.
The Stirling MBA is unique in the way it focuses detailed attention on the
practices, processes and outcomes of managing in a range of contexts:
from a large multinational to a small enterprise, from local to global. An
emphasis on responsible leadership, sustainable strategy, creativity and
change helps inform contemporary debates about how to effectively
manage limited resources with maximum impact.
Classes are founded on cutting edge research and will challenge how you
think about the world and how you can make a positive difference in a
range of organisational settings.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/1a
The Marketing division is ranked 2nd in Scotland and among the top 20
in the UK (The Complete University Guide, 2016). This course was one
of the first in the country to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of
Marketing and offers exemptions from some of their examinations. It
blends marketing practice and theory to emphasise that people are central
to the discipline, whether as customers, front-line staff or brand planners.
Our highly acclaimed and internationally recognised MBA course will
equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to develop your
career in management. By combining academic study with real-life
experience, you will be able to deal with business challenges anywhere
in the world.
“We were extremely impressed
with the entire project
completed by the MSc students.
Their work has helped us
to refine our market entry
strategy for China and Taiwan,
and provided us with practical
recommendations on how
to approach these massively
important
markets.”
The course incorporates practical skills into the curricula with the unique
Flying Start Leadership programme which provides students with the skills
to develop as successful global business leaders.
“When I opted to go for a career
change, I decided that an MBA
was the best tool to assist that
change. My favourite element
of the MBA was the Personal
and Professional development
modules and they gave me an
overview of what it means to
be in business. The MBA has
developed me into a leader
and helped me to understand
more about communicating
with people. It has also really
opened my eyes to new career
opportunities, which include
working for myself.”
Muhuba Abdullahi,
Graduate
“As a student looking for
international experience, picking
Stirling was the best decision I
could have made. It provided
a rare blend of an engaging
curriculum, personable and
approachable staff, and a
diverse, spirited student body.”
Geoff Reeser,
Graduate
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/1e
Lauren McQuade,
Managing Director, EASA Training
The course incorporates practical skills into the curricula with the unique
Flying Start Leadership programme which provides students with the skills
to develop as successful global business leaders.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/1d
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University of Stirling Management School
What we offer
A Flying Start for students
Developing leaders of the future
The Flying Start Leadership Programme is a
University of Stirling Management School initiative
intended to invigorate all taught postgraduate
students providing students with the relevant skills
to embark on their Master’s course. It will engage
you in a range of activities that will challenge your
perspectives of culture, explore your beliefs and
values, build your confidence and self-esteem, and
encourage you to share your ideas.
“This programme has surpassed all my expectations.
It has equipped me with the most valuable
properties that every student should have from the
beginning of their academic year and throughout
their studies at a University.”
The programme facilitates your transition into your
academic studies, provides opportunities for you to
meet and work with staff and fellow students. It is
designed to challenge your perceptions of yourself
and of others and equips you with the skills sought
after by graduate employers to effectively manage
your chosen future career.
“I think this is a fantastic opportunity for students to
engage with businesses at this point in their studies.
It was great to see their enthusiasm and input to
the event.”
From day one at the University of Stirling
Management School, you will join a vibrant and
diverse postgraduate community. We believe that by
participating in this programme, you will feel ready
to embark upon your Master’s course invigorated,
prepared and committed to the learning journey
ahead with newly developed skills.
Ndeendelao Kambala,
MSc Investment Analysis student
Tom Jessop,
Financial Controller, Cefetra Ltd
(Business Mentor)
During the first two weeks of semester, you will
participate in a wide range of activities, workshops
and events which will ensure that your time at
Stirling takes off with a flying start.
There are various elements of Flying Start all
designed to help students, these include:
• Developing business presentation skills
• Increase levels of self-awareness
• Providing the skills to manage conflict
• Recognise team dynamics and utilise these to become a successful leader
• Understand the importance of personal goals
By providing opportunities such as Flying Start,
our graduates become even more attractive to
employers, assisting with the impressing ranking
the University has of 7th in the UK for graduate
employability (HESA, 2015).
The School of Natural Sciences provides a distinctive and
distinguished academic arena that explores the complex and
challenging inter-relationships between human behaviours,
technologies, biological, environmental and aquatic systems.
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What we offer
School of Natural Sciences
School of Natural Sciences
The School of Natural Sciences provides a distinctive
and distinguished academic arena that explores the
complex and challenging inter-relationships between
human behaviours, technologies, biological,
environmental and aquatic systems.
aquaculture, whether in modern commercial markets
or in feeding communities in developing countries.
The School brings together four academic Divisions
and our supporting external facilities:
Our four main areas of research are:
• Institute of Aquaculture
• Biological and Environmental Sciences
• Computing Science and Mathematics
• Psychology
World-leading original, significant and rigorous
research is found in all of our academic disciplines.
Our approach is explicitly interdisciplinary and
research aspires to be world leading, collaborative
and excellent, internationally recognised for its
quality and relevance.
The School participated in six units of assessment
in the 2014 REF exercise which assesses the
quality of university research in the United Kingdom.
The exercise found our research to have excelled
across a breadth of disciplines.
We have grown steadily over the last 40 years
to our present size of more than 110 staff and
120 postgraduate students.
• Sustainable Aquaculture
• Health and Welfare
• Genetics and Reproduction
• Nutrition
Biological and Environmental Sciences
Our research seeks to understand the fundamental
processes driving the evolution and maintenance of
biodiversity from the genetic to the ecosystem level,
how environments and ecosystems have changed
over annual to millennial timescales and to predict
and mitigate the future impacts of anthropogenic
change and natural hazards.
Our research and impacts position us as a leading
institution in the area of Environmental Protection
and Biological Conservation. We are organised into
two research groups:
1st in UK in Aquaculture
• Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
4th in the UK for Agriculture, Veterinary and
Food Science
Computer Science and Mathematics
3rd in Scotland (18th in the UK) for Psychology
One of only four universities with Psychology
research rated as having 100% world leading impact.
Aquaculture
A leading international centre in our field and
the largest of its kind in the world, the Institute
of Aquaculture brings together cross-disciplinary,
world class researchers to meet the wide range
of challenges faced as aquaculture responds to
global demands. Research focuses on fundamental
questions relating to strategies for sustainable
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• Environmental Systems, Change and Protection
Our research vision is to investigate novel and
effective approaches to dynamic and uncertain
real world problems in complex systems and
environments by exploring inter-disciplinary
synergies between computer science, mathematics,
life sciences, social sciences and management.
Our research is organised into three research groups:
• Computational-Heuristics, Operational Research and Decision-Support
• Cognitive Computation
• Modelling and Analysis of Complex Systems
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Psychology
Our Psychology research brings together
complementary perspectives to address fundamental
psychological questions with activities falling under
three main themes. Each explores a number of
different research populations to improve our
understanding of behaviour, welfare communication
and cognition.
Our three research groups are:
• Behaviour and Evolution Research Group
• Centre for Health & Behaviour Change
• Cognition in Complex Environments
The research has an impact on everyday lives
through improved face recognition, improved
welfare of captive non-human primates,
understanding and so reducing suicide and selfharm and improving our assessment of the outcome
of traumatic brain injury.
Our Head of School says:
“The School of Natural Sciences is forward-thinking
offering an environment where new ideas from our
students and academics can flourish and be tested.
The research undertaken is world-class, rich and
varied. Our research around environmental radiation
protection, aquatic food security, health and
behaviour change and healthcare technology are
just some examples of exciting current projects. Our
research programmes are developed into our taught
postgraduate courses – spanning Aquaculture,
Psychology, Biological and Environmental Sciences,
and Computing Science and Mathematics –
enabling students to participate in and contribute
to a dynamic and supportive research environment.
Recent investment has provided outstanding
facilities, including nutritional analysis laboratories, a
controlled environment facility, a soil analysis facility,
a world-leading micromorphology lab, a psychology
playgroup facility and a faces perception laboratory.
“Our links with business and industry are excellent.
Employability is embedded within our courses and
there are abundant opportunities for students
to gain work experience within: industry, major
consultancies, conservation agencies or public
service areas. Many of our courses are accredited
by professional bodies and our graduates are well
equipped to take up roles in their respective fields.
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“Staff will encourage and challenge you during your
time at Stirling. They have high aspirations for you
and you will be inspired by their continuous and
committed effort to help you realise your potential.”
Professor Ian Simpson,
Head of the School,
Natural Sciences
Our students say:
“The course offered me opportunities which would
have been difficult to achieve otherwise; including
arranging a month-long placement, attending
a European conference and the opportunity to
conduct further research. Quite simply it is an
excellent opportunity which I would recommend
to anyone.”
Grant Walker,
MSc Psychological Research Methods
School of Natural Sciences –
postgraduate courses
Aquaculture: Sustainable Aquaculture
Aquatic Food Security
Aquatic Pathobiology
Aquatic Veterinary Studies
Computing: Big Data
Computing for Business
Computing for Financial Markets
Environmental Management
Environmental Management (Conservation)
Environmental Management (Energy)
Health Psychology
Information Technology
Marine Biotechnology
Psychological Research Methods
Psychological Therapy in Primary Care
Psychology: Autism Research
Psychology: Child Development
Psychology: Evolutionary Psychology
Psychology: Human-Animal Interaction
Psychology: Perception and Action
Psychology Applied to Health
Psychology Conversion Course
Psychology of Faces
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School of Natural Sciences
AQUACULTURE: SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE
AQUATIC VETERINARY STUDIES
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), H (Overseas)
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), H (Overseas)
Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture is internationally recognised for research
and teaching, and the only university department of its kind in the UK.
This course gives you a unique opportunity to learn about aquaculture and
aquatic animal production systems, and to develop the skills to establish,
manage and appraise aquaculture enterprises in industry or the public sector.
You can specialise in Aquaculture Business Management, Aquaculture
and Development, Aquaculture and the Environment, or Biotechnology
for Aquaculture.
“This course is still the gold
standard which all others aspire to.”
Dr Malcolm Beveridge,
Director of Aquaculture Research,
World Fish Center, Penang
COMPUTING: BIG DATA
AQUATIC FOOD SECURITY
If you are considering a career as a data scientist, this course gives you the
ideal mix of practical technology, important maths and computing theory,
and advanced computational techniques.
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), H (Overseas)
With demand for qualified postgraduates in this area increasing in line with
demand to increase food production, the course gives you the knowledge
and experience for a career in aquatic food security in government or industry.
“We have over 40 years’
experience in investigating
and controlling fish and shrimp
diseases worldwide to make
sure stocks thrive. You will
draw upon this knowledge
base and gain the problemsolving skills to help you make
a real contribution to the
sustainability of aquaculture.”
Dr Trevor Telfer,
Course Director
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/2f
It has been designed to introduce the global issues affecting seafood
production and trading, and examines key issues such as traceability
systems and the impact of legislation on the sector. Stirling’s Institute of
Aquaculture is internationally recognised for both research and teaching.
The course equips you for a wide range of potential careers, as well as
for further research.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/b
Close links to industry (including informal internships) give you excellent
prospects for employment in commercial aquaculture or in research or
further education.
This course, the only one of its kind in the UK, gives you a thorough
understanding of how seafood can contribute to global food security.
This course gives you a unique opportunity to study the prevention,
diagnosis and treatment of aquatic animal diseases in cultured organisms.
The only one of its kind in the UK, the course is aimed at students with
a veterinary science qualification.
The School of Natural Sciences
is a distinctive and distinguished
academic arena that explores
the complex and challenging
inter-relationships between
human behaviours, technologies,
biological, environmental and
aquatic systems.
The course has been developed after consultation with companies that
employ data scientists, including HSBC, which has a development centre
in Stirling. The course includes project work, generally in partnership with
a company or technology provider, which allows students to showcase
their skills.
The course features a long
summer project, generally in
partnership with a company
or technology provider that
allows students to showcase
their skills and take to
employers or launch online.
Funded places for Scottish and EU students are available due to our
partnership with the DataLab Innovation Centre, which puts our students
at the heart of the Scottish data science community.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/je
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/gv
COMPUTING FOR BUSINESS
AQUATIC PATHOBIOLOGY
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), H (Overseas)
This course gives you a unique opportunity to gain an understanding
of the biology, husbandry and environment of farmed aquatic species.
Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture is internationally recognised for both
research and teaching: it is one of a handful of institutions worldwide
wholly devoted to aquaculture science, and it is the only university
department of its kind in the UK.
The course will equip you for a wide range of careers in aquatic animal
health as well as for further research.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/9
“The great strength of this
course is the mixture of high
quality, practical work and
class-based training in aquatic
disease diagnosis and health
management from real world
situations, which is of direct relevance to the expanding
aquaculture industry.”
Even if you have no previous training in computing or management, this
course will equip you with the knowledge of management and computing
for a successful career in the management of IT systems and teams.
With our strong links with local enterprises and organisations, the
company-based projects that we offer give you an ideal pathway into
the industry.
“A course that combines
computing and business is a great idea.”
Peter Harper,
Development Operations Manager,
Kana Software
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/by
Professor Randolph Richards CBE,
Chair of the Scottish Government’s
Fish Health & Welfare Working Group.
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School of Natural Sciences
COMPUTING FOR FINANCIAL MARKETS
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (ENERGY)
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
Even if you have no previous training in computing, economics or finance,
completing this course will mean you are ideally placed to embark on an IT
career in the financial sector.
The course covers the application and development of computer
technologies as used in banking and financial systems, as well as financial
and economic principles, and our company-sponsored MSc projects give
you an excellent pathway into the industry.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/f
“The knowledge and skills I
gained while studying this
Master’s at the University of
Stirling gave me the confidence
to apply for different types
of jobs, which will help me
to gain new experience and
improve my career.”
andar Kohail,
B
This course gives you a thorough understanding of the scientific principles
underpinning current environmental issues in relation to energy. Our
staff are experts in their field with long-established links with regulators
and the energy industry: uniquely, this course involves staff from external
organisations and provides opportunities for work-based placements,
helping our alumni to find employment in the environmental sector.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/7r
The School of Natural
Sciences is a distinctive and
distinguished academic arena
that explores the complex
and challenging interrelationships between human
behaviours, technologies,
biological, environmental and
aquatic systems.
Graduate
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
This course, now in its 27th year, gives you a secure foundation in the
scientific principles that underpin environmental management. Modules
cover the ecological, economic, social, political and legal contexts and
offer a comprehensive training in quantitative, theoretical, analytical
and practical skills that are rated as priorities for employment in the
environmental sector. There is dedicated employability skills training, a
residential field skills course and the chance to undertake work-related
dissertations that stem from our extensive contacts in this field.
Two alternative specialist exit pathways within Environmental
Management, focused on Conservation or Energy, are also available.
“Students were from Africa,
Europe, Asia and America,
and created an amazing
atmosphere – everyone gained
an enormous amount of
intercultural skills.
The knowledge and skills I have
gained turned out to be very
useful for my professional life.”
Albert Mantel,
Graduate
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/p
The course includes contributions from health care practitioners and
provides an opportunity to carry out a placement in a health care setting.
Psychology at Stirling is one of the leading Psychology departments in the
UK. It ranked in the top 20 in the recent research assessment (REF2014)
and is one of only seven non-Russell group universities to do so.
Ishbel Begg,
Graduate
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
This MSc is an exit pathway within the Environmental Management course
to which you will be initially enrolled.
It meets the British Psychological Society’s requirements for Stage
One training, giving you the skills for professional training in Health
Psychology (Stage Two) or other applications of Psychology to
health issues.
“This course gave me the chance to see theory applied
to practice, broaden my
knowledge of Psychology,
develop skills and confidence
and, vitally, put me in an
excellent position to go straight into a relevant job after graduating.”
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/u
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
(CONSERVATION)
This course gives you an interdisciplinary foundation in the scientific
principles that underpin conservation and sustainability, an understanding
of the ecological, economic, social, political and legal frameworks for
conservation and a comprehensive training in quantitative, theoretical,
analytical and practical skills. As part of the course, we offer a two-week
field course in tropical ecology and conservation in Gabon, Central Africa.
Stirling is a hub for conservation activity, with several conservation NGOs
having offices in the School, and graduates move swiftly into employment
in the environmental and conservation sectors.
If you are looking to become a Chartered Health Psychologist, this
course is for you.
“Biological and Environmental
Sciences has recently expanded
to strengthen research and
teaching in the areas of
tropical forest ecosystems in Africa and South America,
evidence-based decision
making for conservation and
the link between science and policy.”
Even if you are not a computing graduate, this intensive course gives
you a great opportunity to develop key specialist skills for a career in
computing. Our company-sponsored MSc projects provide you with an
ideal pathway into the industry.
The course is accredited by the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, which
is the foremost professional and learned society in the field of computers
and information systems in the UK.
“In keeping with the fast
evolving and innovative nature
of the IT industry, the course had a very contemporary feel.
The lecturers were supportive,
approachable, with a genuine passion for their profession.” Jason Graham,
Graduate
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Dr Nils Bunnefeld,
Course Director
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What we offer
School of Natural Sciences
MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY
PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPY IN PRIMARY CARE
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), H (Overseas)
This skills-focused course gives you a thorough knowledge of the
biodiversity in our oceans, while you receive practical training in the
cutting-edge techniques and experimental approaches that underpin
on-going developments in marine biotechnology.
Developed in partnership with industrialists from the marine biotechnology
sector, taught by experts in their field, with study tours to commercial
biotechnology operations and seminars given by leading figures from the
industry, the course provides you with knowledge and practical experience
for a successful career in marine biotechnology.
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: Please consult course webpage
“It is exciting to be teaching at the forefront of a discipline that offers so much potential for innovation and job creation globally.”
Simon MacKenzie,
Senior Lecturer in Marine
Biotechnology at the Institute
of Aquaculture
“I found both the clinical and
academic work demanding
and challenging, however
I thoroughly enjoyed the
process. Looking back, I regard
the year as one of significant
development and achievement.”
Mairi Reid,
Graduate,
Clinical Associate in Applied
Psychology, NHS Tayside
PSYCHOLOGY: AUTISM RESEARCH
PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH METHODS
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
Graduates are well placed for careers in clinical and health psychology,
educational psychology and teaching, human resource management and
personnel, etc. The skills gained are also readily transferable to other careers.
PRM positions students for the growing expectation that graduates have a
good understanding of human behaviour, are able to interpret and analyise
complex forms of data, and communicate ideas clearly to others.
Psychology at Stirling is one of the leading Psychology departments in the
UK. It ranked in the top 20 in the recent research assessment (REF2014).
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/1x
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Psychological Research Methods (PRM) gives you advanced training as
preparation for a research career in Psychology. It covers the fundamentals
of Psychological Science – the modern approach to studying mind and
behaviour – combining an understanding of psychological theory with
practical skills development.
This course provides expert training in delivering evidence-based
psychological therapies to adults in primary care. Delivered jointly by the
Universities of Stirling and Dundee, it was designed by National Health
Service professionals and clinical academics, and gives you the clinical
and professional skills to work as a clinical associate in Applied
Psychology in the NHS.
“This MSc has been one of my
most rewarding experiences
to date. By the end of the
course, you will be equipped
with the knowledge and skills
set required to succeed in your
future aspirations.”
Grant Walker,
Graduate
This unique course focuses on designing and applying research methods
to the exploration of autism spectrum disorders, and combines this indepth understanding of methods with practical experience derived from
autism professionals. The course provides insights into research examining
causes, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of the condition.
This course is designed for those going on to do further research in autism
or as the foundation for a career as an autism professional. The structure
of the course includes both a placement and research project, allowing
you to develop relevant skills for both research and applied careers.
“The input from two leading
Autism charities, particularly
in the context of providing
practical experience through
hands-on placements, will
significantly enhance the
employability of graduates of the course.”
Martin Doherty,
Course Director
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What we offer
School of Natural Sciences
PSYCHOLOGY: CHILD DEVELOPMENT
PSYCHOLOGY: PERCEPTION AND ACTION
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
This course gives you valuable, hands-on experience of conducting
research into child development, covering a range of topics from social
and cognitive development, autism and other atypical developmental
issues, to the health psychology of infant feeding practices. Teaching is
grounded in practice through our in-house playgroup.
The course equips you for a variety of careers where a knowledge of
developmental research is invaluable.
“The academic skills gained on
the MSc have gone a long way
towards helping me to achieve
my goal of becoming an
Educational Psychologist.”
Jennifer Dent,
Graduate
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/1u
PSYCHOLOGY: HUMAN-ANIMAL INTERACTION
“This course provided an
excellent academic and applied
training environment that
thoroughly prepared me for
my current PhD position.
Being taught by enthusiastic
and research-active staff
was inspiring and helped
nurture my fascination with
evolutionary approaches to psychology.”
Eoin O’Sullivan,
Graduate
Psychology at Stirling is one
of the leading Psychology
departments in the UK,
ranking in the top 20 in the
Research Excellence Framework
(REF2014)
The course is designed for those going on to do further research in the
field of human-animal interaction or in careers where knowledge of
the theoretical and practical aspects of this field would be beneficial. In
particular, the placement and research project can enable students to gain
direct experience tailored to individual career aspirations.
The course is for non-psychologists and is an ideal grounding for work
in many related areas – from health education or health promotion to
community-based health improvement projects.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/3c
PSYCHOLOGY CONVERSION COURSE
“Having an understanding
of psychological factors in
health and healthcare gives
you an insight into people’s
behaviours that is invaluable
– whether you’re already
a health professional or
interested in a career in health.”
Vivien Swanson,
Course Director
This course covers the basics of Psychology in an in-depth and accelerated
fashion. Students acquire the key concepts and core knowledge of
psychology together with research methods modules specially designed
for postgraduate students. The course includes a practical placement.
This intensive learning experience culminates in a three-month (or sixmonths part-time) independent empirical research project supervised
one-to-one by an academic specialist. Graduates of this course are well
placed for careers in Clinical and Health Psychology, Educational Psychology
and Teaching, Human Resource Management and Personnel etc.
Completion of this course gives Graduate Basis for Chartered
Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
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This course gives you the chance to apply an understanding of psychology
to health behaviours and health care issues. It includes contributions
from health care practitioners and provides an opportunity to carry out
a placement in a health care setting.
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
MA, MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
This course will introduce students to interdisciplinary approaches and a
diverse range of methods used to research our relationships with other
species. It introduces a broad range of topics and considers human-animal
interactions across a diverse range of contexts from pet owning to animalassisted interventions, zoos, farms and conservation.
Jennifer Robertson,
Graduate
PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO HEALTH
PSYCHOLOGY: EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology at Stirling is one of the leading Psychology departments in the
UK. It ranked in the top 20 in the recent research assessment (REF2014).
Psychology at Stirling is one of the leading Psychology departments in the
UK. It ranked in the top 20 in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).
“The MSc provided a valuable
and fascinating exposure to
many topics and tools, as well as a rigorous grounding in psychophysics.”
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/1w
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/c0
This course is the ideal preparation for a research career, enabling you to
progress to a PhD in the area of Evolutionary Psychology, Comparative
Cognition or Animal Behaviour, or to give you valuable continuing
professional development if you are already working in the area. We have
on-site and overseas labs, field sites and close links with industrial partners.
This course enables you to explore methods of measuring perceptual
experience in a bias-free manner, giving you invaluable practical
experience through a research project and the opportunity of a placement
in a laboratory context.
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School of
Sport
School of Natural Sciences
What we offer
PSYCHOLOGY OF FACES
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: B (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
This course gives you advanced training for a career in Face Research –
an area for which Psychology at Stirling has long been internationally
renowned. If you already have a degree in Psychology or an allied
discipline and would like to go on to a PhD in this field, the course
is for you. You can put your learning into practice during a
month-long placement.
An important part of the course is training in the skills needed to generate
stimuli for research, from controlled photography to morphing and
editing, in both 2D and 3D.
“The academic knowledge
and research skills gained
throughout the MSc have
helped me tremendously to
secure a fully-funded PhD
studentship and pursue
a career as a psychology
researcher.”
Ania Bobak,
Graduate
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/7z
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
If you are a graduate in Computing or a closely-related discipline, this
course gives you an excellent opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge
of advanced topics in Software Engineering and Computing Science,
giving you the skills to find employment as a software developer or
system architect.
You can gain industrial experience through our company-sponsored MSc
projects with local enterprises and organisations. This is an ideal pathway
into the industry.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/jg
“The course is not only
interesting, it has greatly helped me in my career – I currently hold a permanent position with Accenture, one of the
most competitive IT consultancy
companies in the world.”
Megan Hughes,
Graduate
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise over 75%
of our research was assessed as internationally excellent;
more than 30% of our work was judged as world-leading.
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School of Sport
School of Sport
The School of Sport is committed to making
an impact through its research and knowledge
exchange and to enhancing the quality of sport
and health and wellbeing locally, nationally
and internationally. We do this by creating an
environment of research excellence: generating
original knowledge; carrying out research which
makes a positive and demonstrable impact on
society; and creating and sustaining national
and international networks of researchers and
practitioners. The School’s research strengths are
encapsulated within the theme of developing
excellence in sport, exercise and health. Our focus is
on improving understanding of all aspects of sport,
in order to develop excellence at all levels.
As Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, it
is our mission to be the first choice for anyone with
an interest in sport. With international experts in
areas such as science, psychology, management and
coaching, we are producing innovative research on
the impact of sport and exercise on public health, on
improving and understanding sporting performance
and on organisational development. More broadly,
our research into sport, exercise and health enables
us to make sustained and tangible contributions to
addressing current and future societal issues.
We are at the heart of Scottish sport: preparing
athletes to perform on the world stage; enabling
students to develop their skill sets for excellent
careers. Our sport-centred campus is the hub of the
local community and brings together the people
shaping Scottish sport, creating a critical mass of
sporting expertise and excellence.
The School has extensive sports science research and
teaching laboratories and one of the best collections
of sports facilities in the country.
1st in Scotland for sport facilities (Times Higher
Education Student Experience Survey 2015).
The School has an international reputation for
research in organisational development, nutrition,
physical activity, drugs and anti-doping, athlete
transition and mental toughness.
Research in the School focuses on
three broad themes:
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Sport Management: Research is undertaken on
organisational capacity, performance
management, sport finance and governance,
monitoring and evaluation, anti-doping and
sport’s relationship with education, ethnicity,
identity, the media and gender.
•
Sport Psychology: Research is undertaken on
leadership, perceptions of success, athlete stress,
athlete burnout, injury, retirement from sport,
support for student athletes; managing transitions
across the career of athletes and coaches; the
coaching process, coach development and
support and coaches’ influence on athletes’
experiences in sport.
•
Health and Exercise Sciences: Research is undertaken on strategies for increasing muscle anabolism in athletes and exercising individuals, technology and immunology, nutrition and exercise training effects on muscle metabolism in health and disease and physical activity and obesity in adults and children.
Research that makes a difference
The School is committed to making a difference to
sport with the research it carries out. In order to do
this we work closely with a range of organisations
such as the International Olympic Committee,
GlaxoSmithKline, the World Anti-Doping Agency
and the Scottish Football Association to shape
policy and practice.
1st in Scotland for the quality of our research
outputs with 76% of our research assessed as
internationally excellent or world leading.
Our Head of School says:
School of Sport – postgraduate courses
“As Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence,
the University of Stirling is committed to excellence
in all aspects of University sporting life – our vision
is to be the first choice for anyone with an interest
in sport.
Sport: Performance Coaching
“School of Sport leads research and teaching
in all aspects of sport and our research informs
our curriculum design. It is at the cutting-edge
of a number of sport disciplines including sport
management, policy and culture, sport exercise
and health sciences, sport psychology and coaching.
Sport: Psychology of Sport
Sport Management
Sport Nutrition
Sports Coaching
“We are committed to research that makes an
impact within society and work closely with partners
to ensure that our research makes a difference.
“Our taught postgraduate courses integrate
academic learning and professional practice,
and are designed to develop graduates with the
employability skills required by industry. We believe
that sport makes a difference to society and strive
to provide a vibrant and innovative learning and
sporting environment.”
Professor Leigh Robinson,
Head of the School,
Sport
What our students say
“Since graduating from Stirling with a Masters in
Sports Management, I have had the opportunity to
manage development programmes in Community
Sport and Alcohol Misuse for The Robertson Trust,
the largest independent grant-making Trust in
Scotland and I am now a National Lead for the
Joint Improvement Team based at the Scottish
Government, promoting community capacity
building within health and social care integration.
The knowledge and experience I have developed
from my studies and employment has also helped
me secure voluntary roles as Vice Chair of Youth
Scotland and become an expert advisor for sport
to Social Investment Scotland’s Social Growth
Fund Committee.”
Mark McGeachie,
MSc Sport Management
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School of Sport
SPORT: PERFORMANCE COACHING
SPORT NUTRITION
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), A (Overseas)
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: C (Home/EU), Overseas
This innovative, distance learning course is the first of its kind in Scotland.
If you are an experienced Performance Coach, it enables you to extend
your expertise.
The course has been developed alongside the emerging UKCC Level 4
certification process.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/1j
SPORT: PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT
“This course is academic, but
relevant to my day-to-day work. It creates a whole
community of performance
coaches, which is brilliant. I
never considered I would have so much in common with a footballer or a triathlon
coach – we could bounce ideas off one another and
compare methods.”
Lesley McKenna,
Graduate
Triple Olympic Snowboarder
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society and gives
you an excellent opportunity to develop your career in Sport and Exercise
Psychology. Taught by staff with consultancy and research experience, it
reflects current industry trends and employer needs.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/7n
If you already hold an International Olympic Committee (IOC)
postgraduate diploma in Sports Nutrition, this course is for you.
It provides high quality research training through planning,
conducting and writing up a research project, enabling you to
undertake, understand and inform others about research in your
chosen area of study.
For more information about this course, visit: http://stir.ac.uk/87
“The lecturers were excellent,
always keen to talk and discuss
different ideas. Stirling creates
an environment where you
want to be involved in sport and perform to the best of your ability.”
Richard Chessor,
Lead Nutritionist with Scottish Rugby
SPORTS COACHING
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), A (Overseas)
“The course team members
are of high calibre, with
extensive research and practice
experience, which positively
feeds into teaching. It is
clear sport is core to business
and future strategy at the
University of Stirling and this is
a strength of the course.”
If you are looking to develop as a coach, this course is for you. It will
help you develop skills in analysis, critical reflection, problem-solving
and managing the coaching process. Your work will be grounded
in coaching practice and research, learning from peers and leading
coaching practitioners, and you will be actively involved in coaching
during the course.
Sports Science at Stirling has
been rated 2nd in Scotland
(The Guardian University Guide,
2015).
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British Psychological Society,
May 2014
SPORT MANAGEMENT
MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Tuition fee bands: A (Home/EU), F (Overseas)
This exciting course will help you acquire the necessary knowledge,
understanding and skills to become a successful manager in a range
of sport settings.
Taught by staff with consultancy and research experience, it reflects
current industry trends and employer needs. Your studies will include:
Strategic Management; Finance; Marketing; Research Methods;
Professional Practice; Integrated Sport Management Studies; and
Event Management.
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“Studying Sport Management
has helped me to develop
skills for my future career.
The course is focused on the
management of sport and
leisure. Now I am confident
to start working in sport
management positions.”
Reetta Sallinen,
Graduate
Caddie Master,
Tahko Golf Club, Finland
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The Stirling experience
We provide an integrated information and library
service - a 21st century learning experience to help
you excel in your studies.
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The Stirling experience
Officially a University of Sporting Excellence
If you like sport, you’ll love Stirling. We are
Scotland’s official University for Sporting Excellence.
We played host to Team Scotland for Glasgow’s
Commonwealth Games, serving as preparation
camp for our country’s finest athletes. Here, they
had access to some of the best training facilities in
the UK.
Since we’re favoured by some of the world’s
greatest sportsmen and women, it’s hardly surprising
our students rated us first in Scotland for sport
facilities (The Times Higher Education Student
Experience Survey, 2015).
Sport at Stirling
Throughout the year we run a wide range of fitness
and sport classes and there are countless University
sports clubs and societies that you can choose
to join. The University is home to the National
Swimming Academy and has its own 50-metre pool.
Olympic swimmers have trained and prepared here
ahead of London Olympics, 2012. As well as being
used by Scottish Swimming, British Swimming and
triathlonscotland for elite athlete training, the pool is
open to students and the public for recreational use.
We’re also home to the Gannochy National
Tennis Centre where Wimbledon champion,
Andy Murray, trained.
Also on campus, you’ll find a state-of-the-art gym,
strength and conditioning suite and dedicated
cycling studio at our MP Jackson Fitness Studio.
With a dance, fitness and martial arts studio,
nine-hole golf course and putting green, 400m
all-weather athletics track and artificial and grass
pitches for football and rugby, you’ll never be stuck
for something to do at Stirling.
Our 330-acre estate is also the perfect natural
playground for ramblers and hillwalkers, and
students can try canoeing and kayaking on our
very own loch.
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Stirling Sport and Exercise student Ross Murdoch (pictured)
set a new British and Commonwealth Games Record at
Glasgow 2014.
Our students rated us first in
Scotland for sport facilities.
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The Stirling experience
Five-star living
Thanks to an ongoing, multi-million pound
investment in our residences, Stirling offers a
wide selection of high quality accommodation.
Whatever your budget or requirements, you will
find a place to suit your needs, with some
accommodation specifically allocated for
postgraduate students.
You can choose to live on campus or within
walking distance of the University. You may opt
for a room in halls overlooking the loch and
mountains beyond, or a spacious shared house
with its own garden. The University also offers
family accommodation.
Also, we can provide prospective postgraduates
with a list of private accommodation that is
available for student lets throughout the year.
A home from home
A sense of belonging and comfort, especially
when you may be living far from home for the
first time, is important. We asked our students
what they wanted most from student
accommodation and then we designed it
around their needs and preferences.
A higher standard of living at a lower cost
While the cost of living in Stirling is lower than
the UK average, the standard of living certainly
isn’t. In fact, our students say it is one of the
most attractive places to live.
The price of the University’s accommodation varies
according to the type of residence you choose,
but as a guide, in 2015 the weekly rate for a single
room varied from £90 - £137 per week.
Postgraduate residences are available on a 50-week
let basis.
How to apply
Applications are made through our online booking
system which allows you to choose from the variety
of accommodation options available, both on and
off campus. At this stage you will also be able to
choose the best payment option for you.
We will contact each applicant with instructions
on how to access the online booking system once
they are eligible. For more information about
postgraduate accommodation, visit:
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From bright study bedrooms to well-equipped
kitchens and spacious communal areas, Stirling’s
modern residences will make you feel
most welcome.
UNIVERSITY FACILITIES
We received a five-star rating for
the University’s facilities from QS.
Campus-centred means student-centred.
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The Stirling experience
Student support that’s second to none
We’re here to ease the transition into postgraduate
study and help you make the most of your time
at Stirling. What makes Stirling so special is that
almost everything is campus-based. This creates
a far greater sense of community and belonging,
something our students appreciate.
To help students feel part of the University
community and be successful students, we offer a
range of excellent services designed to enhance
your time here at Stirling.
The Students’ Union that welcomes the world
Health and welfare
Stirling has both a General Medical Practice and
Dental Practice on campus.
We recommend you register with a doctor here
when you arrive. International postgraduate
students qualify for free health care treatment under
the National Health Service.
Childcare
Our central Student Support Services can help all
our students with a variety of matters, including:
A range of childcare facilities is available, both on
and off the University campus. Places are limited so
we encourage you to contact potential providers as
early as possible.
• Academic support
Spiritual wellbeing
• Immigration and visa advice
The University’s Faith Centre and Chaplaincy is an
independent, multi-faith unit which provides spiritual
and pastoral care to students on a personal and
confidential basis.
• Money advice
• Disability services
• Counselling and wellbeing
In addition to the support available from the
University and the Students’ Union, there are
many other support services designed to
assist all students.
A prayer room and washroom for Muslim students
is located centrally on campus. For more information
about the Student Support Services, visit:
http://stir.ac.uk/72
“I love Stirling University because of the wonderful
student support on offer, ensuring the campus is a
safe and calm environment.”
Something for everyone
Here to support you
Getting involved in clubs and societies is a great
way to develop skills and to meet new people.
Whether you have an existing passion or want
to try something new, with over 100 academic,
volunteering, sports and social clubs to choose from,
you are sure to find something of interest.
The Union is run by students for students and
offers peer support as well as personal development
and social opportunities through a wide range of
societies, clubs and organised activities.
While studying a postgraduate degree is a time of
great endeavour and achievement, it should also
be a time of great adventure and new experiences.
With such a large campus community and a Union
that’s as proactive and welcoming as ours, we’ll help
you get the balance right.
When you register at the University you automatically
become a member, giving you access to all Union
venues and services, and ensuring you have a
representative student voice. You are formally
represented by elected officers who undertake Union
business and campaign on behalf of all students.
The Union works closely with relevant postgraduate
bodies to ensure your views and issues are taken
into account and that you can make the most of
your student experience.
The Union offers a range of support services to help
you deal with any personal or academic issues you
may be facing. All services are run by a trained,
dedicated team and are provided free of charge to
members on a confidential basis.
Giri Chandrasekaran,
MSc in International Business
.
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When you’re as far away from home as many of
our postgraduates are, it’s vital you have a sense of
community – somewhere you belong. Viewed as a
second home to many, our award-winning Students’
Union gives you just that.
www.stir.ac.uk
www.stir.ac.uk
It’s important that you enjoy your time at Stirling
and get the most out of it. The Union seeks to make
students lives better through our clubs and societies
and the Sports Union.
The place to be
Our Union has a great choice of venues.
Underground, our café, serves Starbucks coffee and
is a favourite haunt of many postgraduates. Sport
lovers often gravitate to Studio which shows sports
fixtures on big screen TVs and offers food and drink
in a relaxed, lounge setting. There’s also an outside
decking area for al fresco dining that gives you great
views across the loch and beyond.
Our very own Union shop sells stationery, cards and
gifts and, of course, the must-have University of
Stirling hoodies and souvenirs.
For more information about the Stirling Students’
Union, visit:
www.stirlingstudentsunion.com
stirlingstudentsunion
@stirlingunion
@stirlingunion
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INTO Stirling
International students – INTO Stirling
The University of Stirling, working in partnership
with INTO, offers a wide range of academic
programmes and English language courses
designed specifically for international students.
We’ll help you develop the academic study and
English language skills you need to take the next
step to the career of your dreams.
The courses help prepare you for entry to the
University of Stirling and adapt to living and studying
in a UK university environment.
Scholarships
As part of our commitment to creating real
opportunities for success, INTO and the University
also provide a range of generous scholarships for
international students from all over the world.
To find out more, visit:
http://stir.ac.uk/z5
We offer three Graduate Diploma pathways:
• Management, Finance and Economics
• Media, Humanities and Social Sciences
• Computing, Science and Engineering
Integrated Graduate Diploma
Working with INTO, the University of Stirling
is also pleased to offer a series of Integrated
Graduate Diplomas which combines a pre-university
course with a degree course to create one single
programme of study. This is ideal for progression to
the University of Stirling.
Benefits of this structure include:
• o
ne CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance) covering
the full programme of study, saving you time and
money associated with applying for another visa
• f ull acceptance to the University of Stirling from
day one, providing a seamless study plan
• a variety of English language tests are accepted –
no need for a UKVI approved SELT
Master’s with Integrated International
Graduate Diploma
A full-time, academic programme – the Integrated
International Diploma – incorporates English
language skills development, academic study skills,
postgraduate research skills and subject-specific
content – everything that is required for university
study at a postgraduate level.
If you successfully complete the relevant Graduate
Diploma programme and meet the required
progression grades for entry to your selected degree
programme, you will be guaranteed entry onto
designated postgraduate degree programmes at
the University of Stirling.
Students on the Master’s with Integrated International
Graduate Diploma can chose from three pathways:
• Business, Finance and Sport
• Media, Humanities and Social Sciences
• Science and Computing
INTO – improving your English skills
The INTO centre also offers a range of year-round
and intensive English language courses. These are
designed for international students who are already
academically qualified, but either need to increase
their English language level for entry to their degree
programme or would like to undertake a short
course to help them adapt to studying in a UK
university environment.
Pre-sessional English and English for University Study
courses are available at both campuses. For more
information on INTO visit:
www.stir.ac.uk/into
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Practical information
Practical information
How to apply
Visas and tuition fees
1. Check your entrance requirements
3. Completing your application
Will you need a visa?
Tuition fees
Before you complete and submit your application,
please check the entrance requirements for your
chosen course of study have been obtained or you
are likely to achieve them.
You can apply directly to the University using our
online application form,
If you live outside the EEA and are coming to
study on a course of six months or longer from
outside the EU, you must obtain a Tier 4 (General)
Student Visa before travelling to the UK. More
information about visas and application procedures
can be found on the Home Office’s UK Visas and
Immigration website:
Tuition fees vary depending on the course you
choose to study, each course is classified into a
band. As an indication, please find below the tuition
fee for each band for 2016/17 for the most up to
date information, please check each course page.
Tuition fees can be paid to the University in a variety
of ways and instalments for more details,
please visit:
We normally ask for a minimum of a second class
Honours degree or equivalent, with some courses
asking for relevant work experience or prior
knowledge within a related subject area. Please check your courses specific
requirements here:
http://stir.ac.uk/g8
2. When to apply
We have no formal deadline for postgraduate
applications; you can apply up to two years in
advance of your course start date. Many students
apply when they are in their final year of their
undergraduate degree.
Students who require a Tier 4 visa are suggested to
apply as soon as possible, no later than eight weeks
prior to your course starting.
or
via an in-country International Representative (Agent).
Please consult our country-specific web pages for all
agent details:
http://stir.ac.uk/g8
Once your application is received, you will get an
acknowledgement email from Graduate Admissions.
4. Responding to our offer
If you receive an offer, please respond as soon
as possible.
If you require an entry visa to the UK you will be
sent instructions on how to proceed.
Prior to your course starting, you will be sent
details, including; how to apply for University
accommodation; fee payment methods and your
welcome and orientation information.
Graduate Admissions
+44 (0) 1786 466 655
[email protected]
www.gov.uk/government/organisations/
uk-visas-and-immigration
Can you earn while you learn?
Working part-time during your studies can provide
much-needed extra income, as well as valuable work
experience and skills development. When you plan
your finances however, bear in mind that you cannot
rely on earnings from work to cover all your costs.
If you are on a UK Tier 4 (General) Student Visa
and you are attending a degree-level course, you
will normally have the right to work 20 hours per
week during term time and full-time during course
vacations. This includes paid or unpaid work.
http://stir.ac.uk/rh
Postgraduate tuition fees 2016/17
Band
Fee amountBand
Fee amount
A
£4,500 E
£13,250
B
£6,100 F
£13,950
C
£4,100 G
£16,200
D
£12,450 H
£17,350
If you have a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa issued
to attend a pre-sessional course only, you cannot
work more than 10 hours per week in paid or
unpaid work.
If you have a Student Visitor Visa, you are not
allowed to do any work at all, paid or unpaid.
Your Tier 4 (General) Student Visa should specify
the maximum number of working hours allowed.
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Practical information
Practical information
Scholarships
Exceptional opportunities for
exceptional students
If you have the talent, ability and drive to study
with us, we want to make sure you make the
most of the opportunity, regardless of your
circumstances. The University of Stirling awards
over £3 million worth of scholarships every year.
In addition, there are a number of external funding
opportunities which we would encourage you
to research, including: government and external
funding, and scholarships and UK research councils,
all offering gifted and deserving prospective
postgraduates various forms of funding.
Useful contacts
“Being awarded the UK government full-funded
Chevening Scholarship, I was able to choose the
best course in the UK to accomplish my goal. After
doing some research, I found out that only a few
universities in the UK had a Media Management
course. Stirling was the first one of its kind. Now,
after successfully completing my studies I can
definitely state that I am not mistaken in my
choice. Stirling is the best place to study, explore
and enjoy!”
If you have any specific questions not covered in
this publication, below you will find a directory of
contact information. Our experienced teams are
more than happy to help.
Lusine Khachatryan,
MSc Media Management graduate
Preparation courses – English language
Graduate admissions
All enquiries in relation to applications, entry
requirements, raising a CAS number for visas etc.:
+44 (0) 1786 466 655
[email protected]
Working in partnership with INTO, there is a variety
of preparation courses available for international
students. For more information, please consult the
website or contact:
Could you be eligible?
There’s a simple way to find out. To determine what
scholarships you may be eligible for, use our online
Scholarship Finder which allows you to search by
nationality, level of study and subject area.
You can do this at: www.stir.ac.uk/scholarships
When researching our scholarships, read the eligibility
criteria carefully and any terms and conditions attached
to the individual award to ensure you fulfil the specific
scholarship requirements.
+44 (0) 1273 876 040
http://stir.ac.uk/pc
[email protected]
Student accommodation
Accommodation Services are responsible for all
University-owned accommodation. For full details
on when and how to apply, costs and different
accommodation options, please consult their
website or contact:
You can do this at: http://stir.ac.uk/pt
You should also check the specific grade required for
your chosen course by referring to the appropriate
course listings and it’s vital you familiarise yourself
with relevant scholarship award deadlines. This
means you’ll give yourself enough time to prepare
and submit your application.
+44 (0) 1786 467 060
http://stir.ac.uk/zl
[email protected]
Student support
Student Support Services provides a range of
high quality services to assist you throughout your
studies and to help prepare for life after graduation.
They offer a wide range of services:
+44 (0) 1786 467 080
http://stir.ac.uk/zn •Counselling and Wellbeing:
[email protected]
•Money Advice:
[email protected]
•Disability Services:
[email protected]
•Chaplaincy/Faith Centre:
[email protected]
Student visas and immigration
The Student Immigration team is here to help with
a variety of topics, including: enquiries regarding
immigration statuses; application process; visa
extensions, etc.:
+44 (0) 1786 466 652
http://stir.ac.uk/zm
[email protected]
Students’ Union
Visiting the campus/general enquiries
For many of our students, receiving a scholarship has
been life-changing, so it is certainly worth exploring.
To arrange a visit to campus or speak to a member
of the Student Recruitment Team, please contact:
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+44 (0) 1786 467 166
www.stirlingstudentsunion.com
www.stir.ac.uk
www.stir.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1786 467 046
[email protected]
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Campus location
Campus location
Our place in the UK
Our place in the world
Stornoway
Stirling
Inverness
Glasgow Edinburgh
London
Stirling
Beijing
New York
New
Delhi
Other useful websites:
Tokyo
Taiwan
www.skyscanner.net
www.thetrainline.com
www.nationalexpress.co.uk
Rio de Janeiro
Cape Town
Sydney
London
Our campus locations
If you would like to arrange a visit, or meet one of our in-country representatives,
please email: [email protected]
Stirling Campus
University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA
Scotland, UK
+44 (0) 1786 467046
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Highland Campus
University of Stirling
Highland campus
Centre for Health Science
Old Perth Road
Inverness, IV2 3JH
Scotland, UK
+44 (0) 1463 255655
Western Isles Campus
Western Isles Hospital
MacAulay Road
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
HS1 2AF
Scotland, UK
+44 (0) 1851 704704
www.stir.ac.uk
UK:
Flights to Scotland
Beijing 10 1/2 hrs
Canberra 24 1/2 hrs
Cape Town 11 1/2 hrs
Hong Kong 11 1/2hrs
Kuala Lumpar 13hrs
Los Angeles 11 1/2hrs
New Delhi 9hrs
New York 7 1/2hrs
Rio de Janeiro 11 1/2hrs
Taiwan 13hrs
Tokyo 12hrs
(approx non-stop flight times)
You can fly to either Edinburgh or Glasgow International
Airports from a wide range of international and domestic
locations. Frequent coach transfers are available from each of
the two airports to their respective city centres. From there,
visitors can access the frequent and reliable train services
which run to Stirling from both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
If you are flying in to Edinburgh or Glasgow International
Airports, then you may want to take advantage of the
University’s Airport Pick-up service.
www.stir.ac.uk
F or more information on how to use this service, visit:
http://stir.ac.uk/a1
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National
Wallace Monument
What we offer
B
B
Nine-hole golf course
University of Stirling
Innovation Park
Airthrey Castle
Library, shops, bank, catering,
cinema and theatre
Cottrell Building
(academic teaching)
Medical Centre and
Dental Practice
Student accommodation
What we offer
Airthrey Loch
Stirling Court Hotel
Sports Centre
National Tennis Centre
National Swimming
Academy
City of Stirling
& train station
Five minutes by bus or car
Fifteen minutes by bicycle
Pathfoot Building
(academic teaching)
Main entrance
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www.stir.ac.uk
Town of Bridge of Allan
& train station
Two minutes by bus or car
www.stir.ac.uk
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Index
Index
Index
Accelerated Graduate LLB
26
Accommodation 84, 93
Accounting and Finance
58
Admissions
90, 93
Advanced Practice
52
Agents
90
Applied Professional Studies
44
Applied Social Research 44-46
Applied Social Research (Criminology) 45
Applied Social Research 46
(Social Statistics and Social Research)
Applied Social Science, School of 41-48
Applying
90
Aquaculture: Sustainable Aquaculture 66
Aquatic Food Security
66
Aquatic Pathobiology
66
Aquatic Veterinary Studies
67
Arts and Humanities, School of 19-32
Atlantic Studies
22
Autism Research: Psychology
71
Banking and Finance
56
Behavioural Science for Management 56
Big Data: Computing
67
Business
57, 59
Business and Management
57
Business and Management 57
Research Methods
Campus locations
94-95
Campus Map
96-97
Careers Development Centre
18
CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance)
90
Chaplaincy
86, 93
Childcare
86
Child Development: Psychology
72
Clubs and societies
87, 93
Coaching
78-79
Computing
67-69, 74
Computing for Business
67
Computing for Financial Markets
68
Computing: Big Data
67
Conservation: Environmental
68
Management
Contact information
93
Contents
1
Corporate Social Responsibility
22
Counselling and Psychotherapy
46
Counselling and wellbeing 86, 93
Creative Writing
22
Criminological Research
46
Criminology – Applied Social Research 45
Dementia Studies
47
Dental Practice
86
Disability Services
86, 93
Doctorate in Education
36
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Doctors
86
Early Years Practice (Health Visiting)
52
Education
33, 36-40
Education, School of
33-40
Education: Professional Education 36
and Leadership
Education: Professional Learning 37
and Leadership
Educational Leadership (leading to 37
Specialist Qualification for Headship)
Educational Research
38
Employability
18
Energy Management
57
Energy: Environmental Management 69
English Language and Linguistics
23
English language courses
88, 93
Environment, Heritage and Policy
23
Environmental Management
68-69
Environmental Policy and Governance 23
Evolutionary Psychology: Psychology 72
Facilities, accommodation
84
Facilities, sport
82
Fees
91
Film Studies: Theory and Practice
24
Finance
56, 58
Flying Start
62
Gender Studies (Applied)
24
Gothic Imagination, The
24
Gradaute Diploma (INTO)
88
Graduate Admissions
90, 93
Graduate School 5
Health and Wellbeing of the 52
Older Person
Health Psychology
69
Health Research​
52
Health Sciences, School of 49-52
Health Visiting – Early Years’ Practice 52
Highland Campus
94
Historical Research
25
Housing Studies
47
How to apply
90
Human Resource Management
59
Human-Animal Interaction: Psychology 72
Humanities
25
Immigration and visa
86, 93
Information Technology
69
Integrated Graduate Diploma (INTO) 88
International Accounting and Finance 58
International Business
59
International Conflict and Cooperation 25
International Energy Law and Policy 26
International Human Resource
59
Management
INTO
88, 93
Investment Analysis
60
Law 26
Location
94-95
Macrobert Arts Centre
12
Management
56-57, 78
Management School, 53-62
University of Stirling
Maps
96-97
Marine Biotechnology
70
Marketing
60
Master of Business Administration
61
(MBA)​
Master’s with Intergrated Internatonal
88
Diploma (INTO)
MBA
61
Media and Communications 27
Management (Vietnam)
Media Management
27
Media Research
28
Medical Practice
86
Modern Scottish Writing
32
Money advice
86, 93
Natural Sciences, School of
63-74
Nursing: Advance Practice
52
Nutrition: Sport
79
Perception and Action: Psychology
73
Performance Coaching: Sport
78
Philosophy
28
Pre-sessional English
88
Professional Education and Leadership 36
Professional Learning and Leadership 37
Psychological Research Methods
70
Psychological Therapy in Primary Care 71
Psychology
69-74, 78
Psychology Applied to Health
73
Psychology Conversion Course
73
Psychology of Faces
74
Psychology of Sport
78
Psychology: Autism Research
71
Psychology: Child Development
72
Psychology: Evolutionary Psychology 72
Psychology: Human-Animal Interaction 72
Psychology: Perception and Action
73
Public Policy
29
Public Relations
30-31
Publishing Studies
29
Religion
86, 93
Research
4
REF
4
Research Excellence Framework
4
Scholarships
88, 92
Social Enterprise
48
Social Research
44-46
Social Work Studies​
48
www.stir.ac.uk
Software Engineering​
74
Sport, facilities 82
Sport Management
78
Sport Nutrition
79
Sport, School of
75-79
Sport: Performance Coaching
78
Sport: Psychology of Sport
78
Sporting excellence
82
Sports Coaching​
79
Sports Union
87
Stirling Campus
94, 96-97
Stirling, City of
12
Strategic Communication and Public 30
Relations (Pompeu Fabra)
Strategic Public Relations (online)
30
Strategic Public Relations and 31
Commication Management
Student accommodation 84, 93
Student Support Services 86, 93
Students’ Union
87
Support
86, 93
Sustainable Aquaculture
66
Teaching English to Speakers of 38
Other Languages – TESOL
Teaching English to Speakers of Other 39
Languages – TESOL (online)
Teaching Qualification in Adult 39
Education (TQAE)
Teaching Qualification in Further 40
Education (TQFE)​
TESOL
32, 38-39
The Gothic Imagination
24
Translation Studies
31-32
Translation Studies with TESOL
32
Travel
12, 94-95
Tuition fees
91
Union
87
University of Stirling Management School 53,62
Useful contacts
93
Visa
88, 91, 93
Western Isles Campus
94
Writing
22, 32
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research the opportunities you can redefine your future.
A future filled with brighter prospects and better
earning potential that connects you with a broader
international network of colleagues, mentors and
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A future that will enable you to gain the skills and
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