Postgraduate study

Kick-start your future career 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.

The Faculty also supports advanced provision in research-led Masters programmes (MRes). These 1- or 2-year full-time or part-time degrees provide a frame for flexible advanced study, leading to the award Master of Research. Find out more about MRes programmes.

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Faith  Adesuwa Idialu
Faith Adesuwa Idialu
Nigeria
MSc Media Management
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.
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Arts and Humanities Postgraduate courses

MPP Public Policy

MPP | MPP full-time: 12 months, MPP part-time: 24 months | For students who require a visa: we are closed for September 2022 entry
Our Masters course gives you an advanced qualification in research and policy analysis, and is taught by world-leading experts in the field.

MSc Historical Research

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | For students who require a visa: we are closed for September 2022 entry
Become a research-oriented historian, equipped to undertake research at a Doctoral level. Our MSc teaches skills necessary to be a social and economic historian, and involves the completion of research projects.

MSc Heritage

Masters / MSc | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | For students who require a visa: we are closed for September 2022 entry
Our MSc Heritage provides you with a state-of-the-art, critically informed, interdisciplinary education in heritage and its place in society, including its conservation and management.

MSc Human Rights and Diplomacy

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months | For students who require a visa: we are closed for January 2023 entry (with effect from 24 August 2022)
Our Human Rights and Diplomacy programme is taught in partnership with the leading training body of the United Nations: the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

MRes Publishing Studies

Masters / MRes | MRes full-time: 12 months; MRes part-time: 24 months |
Our research-focused Master's course in Publishing Studies helps you to develop an analytical and research-driven approach towards publishing.

MLitt Philosophy

Masters / MLitt, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MLitt full-time: 12 months, MLitt part-time: 24 months | For students who require a visa: we are closed for September 2022 entry
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)

MSc Media Management

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | For students who require a visa: we are closed for September 2022 entry
Our MSc Media Management was the first of its kind in the UK, and will provide you with the expertise to develop your career as a communication specialist in leading global digital, creative and media organisations.

MSc Global Politics and Policies

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | 12 months full time; 24 months part time |
An exciting and specialised programme aimed at preparing you for doctoral study in a sub-field of political science.

MSc Public Relations and Strategic Communication

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | For students who require a visa: we are closed for September 2022 entry
Gain a thorough understanding of the role of public relations and strategic communication in contemporary societies while developing key critical, analytical, management and communication skills.

MRes Media Research

Masters / MRes, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MRes full-time: 12 months, MRes part-time: 24 months |
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.

MLitt, MSc Gender Studies (Applied)

Masters / MSc, Masters / MLitt, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MLitt / MSc full-time: 12 months, MLitt / MSc part-time: 27 months | For students who require a visa: we are closed for September 2022 entry
Gain the very best conceptual and practical skills in gender analysis and research, all underpinned by feminist and queer theory. Apply now for our Masters in Gender Studies (Applied).

MSc International Conflict and Cooperation

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | For students who require a visa: we are closed for September 2022 entry
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 Geneva.

MRes Humanities

Masters / MRes, Postgraduate Certificate | Full-time 12 months; part-time 24 months |
This MRes offers you the opportunity to pursue bespoke, research-oriented Masters study across a range of subjects in the Humanities.

MSc English Language and Linguistics

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | For students who require a visa: we are closed for September 2022 entry
Study the intricate workings of language, explore its central role in society and gain expert knowledge of contemporary linguistic theories.

MRes Historical Research

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

MSc Public Relations and Strategic Communication (Online)

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months (16 months if starting in January) MSc part-time: 32 months |
Combine study with work or other personal commitments with our flexible online Masters. Gain a thorough understanding of the role of public relations in modern society while developing key analytical, management and communication skills.

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

Masters / MSc | MSc full-time: 12 months | 24 June 2022 (for September 2022 entry) 23 June 2023 (for September 2023 entry)
Study at the University of Stirling and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, where you’ll gain an international perspective on strategic communication and public relations.

MLitt Creative Writing

Masters / MLitt, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MLitt full-time: 12 months, MLitt part-time: 24 months | For students who require a visa: we are closed for September 2022 entry
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.

MSc International Journalism

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | For students who require a visa: we are closed for September 2022 entry
Our MSc International Journalism stands enables you to tailor your studies by choosing a practice- or theory-led route depending on your career ambitions.

LLM International Energy and Environmental Law

Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate, LLM | LLM full-time: 12 months, LLM part-time: 24 months | For students who require a visa: we are closed for September 2022 entry
Our LLM International Energy and Environmental Law enables you to apply the law to the significant international energy and environmental challenges of the 21st Century.

MSc Digital Media and Communication

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time 12 months, MSc part-time 24 months | For students who require a visa: we are closed for September 2022 entry
Our MSc Digital Media and Communication will provide you with a pathway to a professional career in digital media management and production, delivered by one of the UKs leading schools for digital media, film, and communication studies.

Doctor of Diplomacy (DDipl)

DDipl | DDipl full-time: 24 to 48 months, DDipl part-time: 24 to 72 months |
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.

MLitt Publishing Studies

Masters / MLitt, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MLitt full-time: 12 months, MLitt part-time: 24 months | For students who require a visa: we are closed for September 2022 entry
Our MLitt Publishing Studies offers an immersive and exciting introduction to a dynamic industry, covering the whole process of commissioning, editing, production, marketing and publication management in both print and digital environments.

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