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Postgraduate study

Redefine your future with postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Students from all over the world come to the Faculty to be part of our vibrant postgraduate community and expand their knowledge and career prospects through forward-thinking Masters courses and PhD projects. Join them and immerse yourself in an environment characterised by collaboration, innovation and first-rate teaching and research.

Faith Adesuwa Idialu postgraduate student
The Media Management course has set me up with confidence for my career. My favourite part was the series of guest lectures throughout the year.
Faith Adesuwa Idialu
Nigeria MSc, Media Management
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Arts and Humanities Postgraduate courses

MSc Environment, Heritage and Policy

Masters / MSc | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
Gain advanced skills for careers in the cultural and heritage sectors with our unique and interdisciplinary Masters course in Environment, Heritage and Policy.

MLitt Creative Writing

Masters / MLitt, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MLitt full-time: 12 months, MLitt part-time: 27 months | September
Develop your creative flair. Our MLitt Creative Writing offers you the opportunity to produce a body of work – poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction – over the course of an inspiring and stimulating year.

MLitt The Gothic Imagination

Masters / MLitt, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MLitt full-time: 12 months, MLitt part-time: 27 months | September
Immerse yourself in the scholarly appreciation of the Gothic on a Masters course devoted exclusively to the study of this dynamic and ever-expanding field.

MLitt, MSc Gender Studies (Applied)

Masters / MSc, Masters / MLitt | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 27 months | September
Gain the very best conceptual and practical skills in gender analysis and research, all underpinned by feminist theory. Apply now for our Masters in Gender Studies (Applied).

MSc Media Management

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma | MSc full-time: 12 months | September
Our Masters course in Media Management was the first of its kind in the UK, and offers excellent preparation for meeting the challenges posed by unprecedented changes and increased competition in the media industries.

MLitt English Language and Linguistics

Masters / MLitt, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MLitt full-time: 12 months, MLitt part-time: 27 months | September
Study the intricate workings of language, explore its central role in society and gain expert knowledge of contemporary linguistic theories.

Doctor of Diplomacy (DDipl)

DDipl | DDipl full-time: 24 to 48 months, DDipl part-time: 24 to 72 months | September or January
The DDipl degree is one of the highlights of our doctoral studies programme. It’s unique because it’s specially designed for working professionals, and is taught at a range of venues – often with direct input from senior practitioners.

MSc Strategic Public Relations and Communication Management

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
Gain a thorough understanding of the role of public relations in modern society while developing key analytical, management and communication skills.

MSc Television Content Development and Production

Masters / MSc | MSc full-time: 12 months | September
The first of its kind in Scotland, this MSc focusses on development and production of factual content for broadcast television. Developed with industry and taught by experienced practitioners.

LLM, MSc Environmental Policy and Governance

Masters / MSc, LLM | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
Enhance your employability and gain an expert knowledge of environmental issues with the University of Stirling’s Environmental Policy and Governance Masters.

MSc Translation Studies

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
Looking for a career as a translator? Equip yourself with professional level translation skills in international dialogues with our Masters in Translation Studies.

MSc Digital Media and Society

Masters / MSc | MSc full-time 12 months, MSc part-time 27 months | September
Our MSc Digital Media and Society will equip you with the skills and experience to become a digital media expert. Forge your path to a successful digital career.

MSc International Conflict and Cooperation

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 27 months | September
By taking our MSc, you’ll have the chance to address a variety of challenges facing states and international organisations today. Interact with policymakers and potential employers on the study trip to Brussels or Geneva.

MPP Public Policy

MPP | MPP full-time: 12 months, MPP part-time: 27 months | September
Our Masters course gives you an advanced qualification in research and policy analysis, and is taught by world-leading experts in the field.

MRes Publishing Studies

Masters / MRes | MRes full-time: 12 months, MRes part-time: 27 months | September
Our research-focused Masters course in Publishing Studies helps you to develop an analytical and research-driven approach towards publishing.

MRes Historical Research

Masters / MRes, Postgraduate Certificate | MRes full-time: 12 months, MRes part-time: 24 months | September
Our postgraduate degree in historical research enables you to become a research-oriented historian, equipped to undertake research at a Doctoral level.

MLitt Philosophy

Masters / MLitt | MLitt full-time: 12 months | September
This MLitt in philosophy is offered jointly by the philosophy departments at the Universities of St Andrews and Stirling. Together, they form a centre of excellence - The St Andrews and Stirling Philosophy Graduate Programme (SASP)

LLM International Energy Law and Policy

Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate, LLM | LLM full-time: 12 months, LLM part-time: 27 months | September
Our innovative and multi-disciplinary degree gives you specialist legal knowledge in the fast-growing sector of energy law and policy.

MLitt Scottish Literature

Masters / MLitt, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MLitt full-time: 12 months, MLitt part-time: 27 months | September
Examine the role of writing in shaping the image and reality of Scotland as a nation. Study across four centuries of Scottish literature on this Masters degree.

MRes Media Research

Masters / MRes | MRes full-time: 12 months | September
Our Masters in Media Research provides you with the skills needed to carry out advanced, interdisciplinary research in the broad field of media and communications studies.

MRes Humanities

Masters / MRes, Postgraduate Certificate | Full-time 12 months; part-time 27 months | September
The MRes offers you the opportunity to pursue research-oriented Masters study across a range of subjects in Humanities. Tailor the course to your own interests.

MSc Translation Studies with TESOL

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
Develop professional level translation skills in international dialogues combined with an entry level teaching qualification in English Language teaching.

MSc Strategic Communication and Public Relations (Joint Degree PFU Barcelona)

Masters / MSc | MSc full-time: 12 months | September
Study at the University of Stirling and Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, where you’ll gain an international perspective on strategic communication and public relations.

MSc Strategic Public Relations (Online)

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc part-time: 30 months | October
Combine study with work or other personal commitments with our flexible online Masters in Strategic Public Relations.

MLitt Publishing Studies

Masters / MLitt | MLitt full-time: 12 months, MLitt part-time: 27 months | September
Our MLitt Publishing Studies covers the whole process of planning, editing, production, marketing and publication management in print and digital environments.

MSc Media and Communications Management (Vietnam)

Masters / MSc | MSc full-time: 16 months, MSc part-time: 27 months | April/October
Our course gives you an exciting opportunity to study your Masters in Vietnam as a student at the University of Stirling.

MSc International Journalism

Masters / MSc | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 27 months | September
Our MSc International Journalism stands enables you to tailor your studies by choosing a practice- or theory-led route depending on your career ambitions.

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