Social Sciences postgraduate welcome

Welcome letters and emails will be sent to all postgraduate taught students within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Watch an introduction to Postrgraduate Social Sciences on Panopto (external)

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/February 2021 welcome

There are a number of welcome sessions for new students starting in January and February 2021.

MSc Social Work

A three-day welcome for new students on Monday 18 January to Wednesday 20 January 2021 from 10:00 to 16:00 each day. Course overview, role of the tutors, expectations, assessment, meet the team, IT/Library, Canvas, Regisgration with SSSC, UNITY, meet the undergraduate cohort.

MSc Applied Professional Studies (Management and Leadership pathway)

Welcome session scheduled for the morning of Tuesday 12 January 2021.

Applied Professional Studies (Management and Leadership pathway)

Welcome session scheduled for Tuesday 19 January 2021 from 10:00 – 13:00

Applied Professional Studies (Adult Services, Support and Protection pathway)

Welcome Session scheduled for Wednesday 20 January 2021 from 10:00 - 11:00

MSc/PgDip Dementia Studies

Welcome session scheduled for Friday 29 January 2021 from 10:00 – 12:00

MSc/PgDip Housing studies

There will be three introductory days delivered face-to-face.

MSc Applied Social Research

A virtual 'Welcome meeting' via Canvas for new students is scheduled for Wednesday 3 February 2021 from 14:00 - 16:30.

MSc Social Enterprise

Introductory online meeting for new students on Friday 29 January 2021 10:00 – 12:00

MSc Substance Use

'Welcome meeting' video via Canvas (search for module SUBP002)  for new students is scheduled for Monday 1 February 2021.


Virtual 'Welcome meeting' via Canvas for new students is scheduled for Monday 25 January 2021 from 10.00 - 13:00

Postgraduate Research Students

Induction taking place on Monday 1 February 2021 from 10.00 - 12:00

Applied Social Research Doctorate

Virtual 'Welcome meeting' via Canvas for new students is scheduled for Wednesday 3 February 2021 from 14.00 - 16:30 

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:

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Applied Professional Studies –

Dementia Studies –

Housing Studies –

Professional Education –