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Social Sciences postgraduate welcome

Welcome letters and emails will be sent to all postgraduate taught students within the Faculty of Social Sciences. You'll receive information on the first sessions for each of your modules. You can also access that information via the Canvas site for each of your modules. We advise you to check those sites as soon as you have access, and that you download a copy of your module outline. It will have all details relating to your module:

  • module information
  • learning outcomes
  • teaching schedule
  • assessment details, plus more

Preparing for study at University - Stirling Essentials

Stirling Essentials provides a summary of the key information you need to be a successful student and it links into more in-depth help and advice, as and when you need it. Before you arrive, please do take some time to familiarise yourself with this module and work through its sections. This module will remain available to you throughout your studies, through a link on each Canvas module. (Log on with your University username and password, if requested.)

January 2020 welcome

There are a number of welcome sessions for new students starting in January 2020.

MSc Social Work

There will be two orientation days that students are invited to attend:

  • Saturday 2 November 2019
  • Saturday 7 December 2019

There will also be a three-day welcome for new students on Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 January from 10am to 4pm each day.

MSc/PG Dip Dementia Studies

A face-to-face welcome session for new students will be held on Wednesday 22 January 2020. There is an online welcome session on Friday 24 January for those who cannot attend the face-to-face session.

Applied Social Research

A welcome meeting for new students is scheduled for Monday 13 January 2020.

Here to help

If you have any questions, your course administrator will be able to help or point you in the right direction. You can contact them using the details below:

Social work –



Applied Professional Studies –

Dementia Studies –

Housing Studies –

Professional Education –

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