Postgraduate taught courses

Complete one of our Masters science degrees and you’ll leave with more than just a certificate. You’ll 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.

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

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What our students said

Fraser Bell
MSc Environmental Management
The knowledge gained from the Environmental Law and Environmental Policy subjects as well as the practical fieldwork aspect of the course were useful with regards to my job role today. After graduating with an MSc, I was offered a job as a planner for a small wind farm developer.
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Beth Watson
Beth Watson
MSc Big Data
The Big Data course was very well designed. The range of topics and technologies covered meant that students gained a basic knowledge in a variety of areas which can be further expanded in a future career.
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Julie Reekie
MSc Psychology (Conversion Course)
I made the choice to pursue the challenge of a Masters in Psychology, but in the end the University of Stirling high standards gifted me with a quality education and an experience that developed skills in me beyond what I could have hoped for.
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Our postgraduate courses in natural sciences

MSc Earth and Planetary Observation

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September 2021
This course provides a thorough scientific grounding in remote sensing and professional training in geospatial technology and programming, with a unique focus on environmental applications and space exploration.

MSc Aquatic Pathobiology

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months | September 2021
Study the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of aquatic animal diseases in cultured organisms.

MSc Big Data

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | February 2021, September 2021
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 Environmental Management (Conservation)

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | February 2021, September 2021, January 2022
Seeking a career in conservation science? Our innovative Masters course provides the scientific knowledge and transferable skills for a career in conservation.

Professional Doctorate Health Psychology

Doctorate | Full-time: 36 months; part-time: 72 months | February 2021, September 2021, January 2022
Our experienced health psychologists and placement learning will prepare you to become an independent scientist-practitioner in Health Psychology.

MSc Environmental Management

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | February 2021, September 2021, January 2022
Our MSc Environmental Management is recognised as internationally leading in training environmental managers for careers in the public and private sector.

MSc Psychology (accredited conversion course)

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 27 months | September 2021
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 Mathematics and Data Science

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | February 2021, September 2021
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 Aquatic Veterinary Studies

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma | MSc full-time: 12 months | September 2021
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 Autism Research

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September 2021
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 | February 2021, September 2021
Our MSc Financial Technology (Fintech) provides a solid foundation in computing, financial theory, ethical and regulatory constraints, and business skills

MSc Health Psychology

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months. Discontinuous - 60 months maximum. | September 2021
Looking to become a Health Psychologist? Our Masters degree is the course for you and meets the British Psychological Society’s requirements for Stage 1 training in Health Psychology.

MSc Sustainable Aquaculture

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months | September 2021
Explore the principles of sustainable aquaculture and the key factors influencing the viability of aquatic animal farming and food production systems.

MSc Environmental Management (Energy)

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | February 2021, September 2021, January 2022
Learn from our expertise and research strengths in environmental impact assessment, carbon trading, planning and impacts of wind, hydro and nuclear power.

MSc / MA Human Animal Interaction

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate, MA | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 27 months | September 2021
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 Therapy in Primary Care

Masters / MSc | MSc full-time: 12 months | February 2021, January 2022
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 Data Science

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

MSc Artificial Intelligence

Masters / MSc | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 21 months | February 2021, September 2021, January 2022
Our MSc Artificial Intelligence will give you the skills, knowledge and insights to join the global community of AI workers working in research, business or public life.

MSc Psychological Research Methods

Masters / MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate | MSc full-time: 12 months, MSc part-time: 24 months | September 2021
Our course provides broad training in the fundamentals of psychological science – the modern approach to studying mind and behaviour.

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