Postgraduate courses

Applied Professional Studies

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

  • Child Welfare and Protection
  • Management and Leadership in Social Services
  • Adult Support and Protection
  • Advanced Practice Skills in Child Welfare and Protection
  • Social Work Practice Education
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Applied Social Research (Criminology)

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This MSc course prepares students for undertaking social research and evaluation in criminal justice and criminology, leading to careers in research, research management, and commissioning or using research.

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Applied Social Research (MRes)

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

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Applied Social Research (MSc)

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This course prepares students for undertaking social research and evaluation, leading to careers in research, research management and commissioning or using research.

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Applied Social Research (Social Statistics and Social Research)

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

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Applied Social Research Doctorate

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As a Doctor of Applied Social Research student in the Faculty of Social Sciences, you will follow a programme of study that will allow you to develop your skills as a researcher before working with experienced supervisors on the conduct of an original piece of research.

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Criminological Research

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This MRes course prepares students for undertaking social research and evaluation in criminal justice and criminology, leading to careers in research, research management, and commissioning or using research.

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Dementia Studies

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Applied Social Science is at the forefront of developing new e-learning opportunities. In 2003, we offered the first online MSc in Dementia Studies in the UK.

In joining our distance learning postgraduate course in Dementia Studies, you will become part of an international, multi-disciplinary community of students and academics, committed to creating change and improving dementia practice and the experiences of living with dementia.

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Doctorate in Education (EdD)

Educational doctorate (EdD)

A Professional Doctorate in Education is rewarding and challenging, and can even be a life-changing experience. At Stirling, you will join a multi-professional group of students and academics focussing on research that has a beneficial impact on professional practice and policy.

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Education Studies and TESOL

Education Studies and TESOL

Education Studies and TESOL is the ideal option for students with some teaching experience or education who wish to study a postgraduate degree with a strong education element as well as a focus on Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages (TESOL). The design of the course makes it particularly attractive to students who may wish to teach other subjects as well as English. Students also benefit from visits to local schools to learn about the pastoral role of teachers.

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Educational Leadership (with Specialist Qualification for Headship)

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The MSc in Educational Leadership is a practice-based Master’s programme for aspiring school leaders and managers which contributes to the development of their knowledge and understanding, enabling them to articulate informed strategic vision, values and aims in relation to professional practice. The full programme encompasses three stages: Middle Leadership, Into Headship and In Headship.

The programme has been designed and developed in partnership with SCEL and other stakeholders across the education community and is accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).

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Educational Research

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This innovative course prepares you for doctoral studies in Education through taught modules and a dissertation. You learn the skills of research, from conception, through to design, methodology and data collection, to analysis, interpretation and dissemination. Active researchers teach you in an Institute at the forefront of educational research. You will be closely involved with the Institute’s research activity and have expert guidance while writing your dissertation.

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Housing Studies

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Housing is fundamental to wellbeing, yet only a small proportion of staff have a professional qualification. Our housing courses contribute to improving housing services and systems. Our experienced team is committed to professional education in housing.

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Housing Studies (with Internship)

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The Masters or Diploma in Housing Studies offers a unique combination of academic study and professional work experience. The course combines strategy, policy and frontline services to people and brings together the study of buildings, people and money in the interests of better housing for all.

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Management and English Language Teaching

Management and English Language Teaching

‌This course is designed for those who see themselves not only as teachers but also, potentially, as managers of language teaching schools or departments. 

Students will learn the key knowledge and skills needed to be a professional teacher of English as a Foreign Language combined, through modules taught in the Stirling Management School, with the competencies to manage a multicultural working environment. 

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PhD TESOL Research

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This ground-breaking, unique, part-taught PhD in TESOL Research programme provides you with an ideal opportunity to develop your knowledge and research skills in TESOL in a multicultural environment. It will be of interest to those who have a background in Languages, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a related field as well as to language teaching practitioners who have a keen interest in research.

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Professional Education and Leadership

The Professional Education and Leadership programme, offers the opportunity for participants to further develop their professional learning and leadership practices in a supportive, flexible, creative and challenging learning environment.

The benefits of the programme will extend not only to participants but also to colleagues and the wider school community and will lead to the development of strong professional networks both within and beyond the course.

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Social Enterprise

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

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

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Social Work Studies

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

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

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (online)

This course offers a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at a level appropriate to graduates who already have a sound academic training. 

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Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) - In-service

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The Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) is the recognised teaching qualification for individuals who are currently employed as lecturers in Further Education or who wish to pursue a career in the sector. It gives you the recognised teaching qualification for the FE sector and provides opportunities to progress onto further qualifications.

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Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) - Pre-service

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The Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) is the recognised teaching qualification for individuals who wish to pursue a career in the sector. It gives you the recognised teaching qualification for the FE sector and provides opportunities to progress onto further qualifications.

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TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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

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