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.

What our students said

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

MLitt Creative Writing

Masters / MLitt, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MLitt full-time: 12 months, MLitt part-time: 27 months | February
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, MSc Gender Studies (Applied)

Masters / MSc, Masters / MLitt, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 27 months | February
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).

MLitt The Gothic Imagination

Masters / MLitt, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MLitt full-time: 12 months, MLitt part-time: 27 months | October
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.

MSc Media Management

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months | February
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.

MSc English Language and Linguistics

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 27 months | February
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 | October 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 | October
Gain a thorough understanding of the role of public relations (PR) in modern society while developing key analytical, management and communication skills.

MSc Factual Television

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months | February
A unique course in Scotland, this MSc focuses on factual content for broadcast television. Developed with industry and taught by experienced practitioners.

MSc Translation and Conference Interpreting

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | October
Our professionally oriented MSc opens the door to exciting career opportunities by providing extensive practice in two in-demand activities, translation and conference interpreting.

MSc Digital Media and Communication

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time 12 months, MSc part-time 27 months | February
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.

MSc International Conflict and Cooperation

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

MRes Historical Research

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

MSc Human Rights and Diplomacy

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months | February
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: 27 months | October
Our research-focused Masters 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 | October
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)

MLitt Scottish Literature

Masters / MLitt, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MLitt full-time: 12 months, MLitt part-time: 27 months | October
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.

LLM International Energy and Environmental Law

Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate, LLM | 12 months | October
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.

MRes Media Research

Masters / MRes, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MRes full-time: 12 months | October
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 | October
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 Heritage

Masters / MSc | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | February
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 Translation Studies with TESOL

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | October
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 | October
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 or February
Combine study with work or other personal commitments with our flexible online Masters in Strategic Public Relations.

MLitt Publishing Studies

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

MSc International Journalism

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 27 months | February
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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