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Postgraduate taught courses

Complete one of our Masters science degrees and you’ll leave with more than just a certificate. You’ll redefine your future as you gain advanced knowledge to increase your career choices.

We base our postgraduate science at the University of Stirling on a collaborative, research-led approach which consistently earns us five stars for our teaching in the QS World University Rankings. But more importantly, our students love the way we teach. That’s why they named us 1st in Scotland for having good teachers, quality lecturers and performance feedback in the most recent International Student Barometer, and ranked us joint 8th in the UK for our high-quality staff and lecturers (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017).

You’ll belong to an open and friendly postgraduate natural sciences community that welcomes students from all over the world to our beautiful campus.

Our postgraduate courses in natural sciences

MSc Psychology (accredited conversion course)

Masters / MSc | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 27 months | September
An intensive Masters course covering the basics of psychology, designed for students who have a degree in another subject but want to convert to Psychology.

MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care

Masters / MSc | MSc full-time: 12 months | January
A professional training programme suitable for people who want to work in a modern and demanding NHS role as a Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology.

Professional Doctorate Big Data Science

PhD | Doctorate full-time: 36 months, Doctorate part-time: 72 months | September
The first industrial doctorate of its kind will equip you with interdisciplinary research and practical skills for a job in big data science or data analytics.

MSc Psychological Research Methods (Evolutionary Psychology)

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
Our course is the ideal preparation for a research career, helping you progress to a PhD in evolutionary psychology, comparative cognition or animal behaviour.

MSc Psychological Research Methods (Psychology of Faces)

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
Become part of a vibrant research community as you study the key methods for face research and put your learning into practice during a placement.

MSc Psychological Research Methods (Bilingualism Research)

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
Already have an Honours degree in psychology, linguistics or a closely related subject? This Masters course provides solid research training if you’re thinking about pursuing a PhD in cognitive neuroscience.

MSc Environmental Management (Energy)

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
Learn from our expertise and research strengths in environmental impact assessment, carbon trading, planning and impacts of wind, hydro and nuclear power.

MSc Mathematics and Data Science

Masters / MSc | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
The MSc combines Mathematics with technology from Big Data and analytics, giving you a practical application in financial, business and medical systems, as well as the tools for studying data networks.

MSc Big Data

Masters / MSc | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
Big Data skills are in high demand. Gain skills in big data technology, advanced analytics and industrial and scientific applications on our advanced Masters course.

MSc Psychological Research Methods (Perception and Action)

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
This Masters will equip you with an understanding of perceptual experience and the basic framework for measuring perceptually guided actions in a bias-free way.

MSc Sustainable Aquaculture

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months | September
Explore the principles of sustainable aquaculture and the key factors influencing the viability of aquatic animal farming and food production systems.

MSc Psychological Research Methods (Cognition and Neuropsychology)

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
Gain a broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science. Our Masters course combines psychological theory with the development of practical skills.

MSc Aquatic Pathobiology

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months | September
Study the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of aquatic animal diseases in cultured organisms.

MSc Psychological Research Methods (Child Development)

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
Taught by our expert team of psychologists specialising in early childhood development. Gain practical experience on a month-long placement and hands-on learning through our in-house playgroup.

MSc Environmental Management

BA (Hons) | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
Our MSc Environmental Management is recognised as internationally leading in training environmental managers for careers in the public and private sector.

MSc Aquatic Food Security

Masters / MSc | MSc full-time: 12 months | September
Study for our Masters and gain a greater knowledge of the global issues affecting seafood production and trading, as well as an understanding of the key factors affecting aquatic food production.

MSc Aquatic Veterinary Studies

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma | MSc full-time: 12 months | September
Our course is for students with a veterinary science qualification. Gain the skills you need for the investigation, prevention and control of aquatic animal diseases.

MSc Health Psychology

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months. Discontinuous - 60 months maximum. | September
Looking to become a Health Psychologist? Our Masters degree meets the British Psychological Society’s requirements for Stage 1 training in Health Psychology.

MSc Psychological Research Methods (General)

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
Our course provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science – the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour.

MSc/MA Human Animal Interaction

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate, MA | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 27 months | September
Learn from our noted experts in human-animal interaction across a wide range of contexts, from pet owning to animal-assisted interventions, zoos, farms and conservation.

MSc Psychological Research Methods (Autism Research)

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
A unique course giving you an in-depth understanding of the autism spectrum. It combines teaching in psychological research methods with hands-on experience.

MSc Financial Technology (FinTech)

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
Our new MSc Financial Technology (Fintech) provides a solid foundation in computing technology, financial theory, ethical and regulatory constraints, and business skills

MSc Environmental Management (Conservation)

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September
Seeking a career in conservation science? Our innovative Masters course provides the scientific knowledge and transferable skills for a career in conservation.

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