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Summer academic programme

The University of Stirling offers the opportunity for full and part-time undergraduate students to take additional credit through the Summer Academic Programme.

The maximum amount of credit a student may take as part of the Summer Academic Programme is 20 credits.

Please bear in mind that a maximum of 40 credits in Personal Development modules (module codes beginning with PDM or CST) can count towards a degree programme.

You can use the links below to navigate to the relevant sections within this page:

  • Fees

    The fees in summer 2018 are:

    £175 per 10 credit module. This is a flat rate for all students. Where students register for one 10 credit module the fees are due at the point of enrolment, where students register for both 10 credits modules, 50% is due on enrolment and 50% by 24 August 2018.

  • Deadline for Applications

    Registration will remain open until 9 am Monday 23 July 2018. The sooner you register - the more time you’ll have to complete

  • How to Apply

    To register for the Summer Academic Programme, please email Student Programmes to advise which module(s) you would like to take.

  • Enrolment

    On Friday 1st June, each registered student will be emailed a request to enrol on the Summer Academic Programme and to pay the appropriate tuition fees. Students registering after 1 June will be contacted shortly after they register.

    Where students register for one 10 credit module the fees are due at the point of enrolment, where students register for both 10 credits modules, 50% is due on enrolment and 50% on 24 August 2018.

    Please note that there is no opportunity to withdraw from a summer module after enrolment has been completed. No refunds will be issued.

  • Canvas

    Access to succeed will open on Thursday 7 June 2018 for those students who have completed enrolment by that date, and for those enrolling later, the day after enrolment is completed.

  • Assessment

    To be completed by 24 August 2018

    Resit: to be completed by 31 August 2018

  • Mark Availability

    All marks from the Summer Academic Programme will be available by the 29 August 2018 at the latest re-sit marks will be available by 5 September 2018.

  • Modules Offered

    Summer 2018  

    Module: Data Skills (PDMU9L4)

    Credits: 10 credits at SCQF Level 7

    Delivery: Online Only (via Canvas); no classroom teaching

    Materials and assessments available from 5th June to 25th August.

    Co-ordinator: Kate Howie c.a.howie@stir.ac.uk

    Description: The main aim of the Data Skills modules is to build confidence in handling numbers and formulae in either a statistical or mathematical context. The aim is to provide an encouraging and supportive environment in which to come to grips with key skills, important in a range of disciplines - for example, Accountancy, Applied Social Science, Biology, Business Studies, Economics, Finance, Management and Psychology. There will be two paths through the module offered online this summer; normally Path 1 is taken first as PDMU9L4 and Path 2 as PDMU9L5.

    Path 1- Basic Ideas in Statistics

    Three basic skills will be developed: presenting data visually, calculating numerical measures to characterise the distribution of data, and interpreting the visual plots and numerical measures.

    Path 2 - Using Statistics in Solving Practical Problems

    Taking someone else's data set and analysing it is a very different problem from organising your own data collection to answer the sort of questions you want to! This requires additional skills to cover the design of a survey or an experiment, and then use this data to test hypotheses and make predictions.

    Prohibited Combination: This module cannot be taken by students with an A grade in Higher or A Level Mathematics, or equivalent.

    Assessment: A ‘quiz’ taken online upon completion of each of three workbooks, i.e. total of three ‘quizzes’.


    Module: Further Data Skills (PDMU9L5)

    Credits: 10 credits at SCQF Level 7

    Delivery: Online Only (via Canvas); no classroom teaching

    Materials and assessments available from 5th June to 25th August.

    Co-ordinator: Kate Howie. c.a.howie@stir.ac.uk

    Description: The main aim of the Data Skills modules is to build confidence in handling numbers and formulae in either a statistical or mathematical context. The aim is to provide an encouraging and supportive environment in which to come to grips with key skills, important in a range of disciplines - for example, Accountancy, Applied Social Science, Biology, Business Studies, Economics, Finance, Management and Psychology. There will be two paths through the module offered online this summer; normally Path 1 is taken first as PDMU9L4 and Path 2 as PDMU9L5.

    Path 1- Basic Ideas in Statistics

    Three basic skills will be developed: presenting data visually, calculating numerical measures to characterise the distribution of data, and interpreting the visual plots and numerical measures.

    Path 2 - Using Statistics in Solving Practical Problems

    Taking someone else's data set and analysing it is a very different problem from organising your own data collection to answer the sort of questions you want to! This requires additional skills to cover the design of a survey or an experiment, and then use this data to test hypotheses and make predictions.

    Prohibited Combination: This module cannot be taken by students with an A grade in Higher or A Level Mathematics, or equivalent.

    Assessment: A ‘quiz’ taken online upon completion of each of three workbooks, i.e. total of three ‘quizzes’.

  • Further Information

    If you require further information, please contact the Student Programmes Team: 01786 (46)6685.

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