Welcoming Postgraduate Students

You are about to join a vibrant and diverse postgraduate community at the University of Stirling Faculty of Health Sciences & Sport. Postgraduates are a vital part of our community, and we extend a warm welcome to you.

What to Expect from Postgraduate Study

When you begin postgraduate study, you will find a much stronger emphasis on self-directed learning, and an expectation that your own intellectual curiosity will drive your studies to a far greater extent. You will need to be able to deal with a greater level of theoretical complexity. You will be supported to engage with the most up-to-date research, and develop your own innovative ways of thinking about topics. During your chosen programme of study you will develop your critical research and enquiry skills, as well as relevant technical and practical skills. You will become a much more autonomous learner, developing the skills of self-organisation and self-motivation. Lastly, you will learn about appropriate professional attitudes, behaviour and values in your discipline, including learning ethical behaviours, developing academic integrity, recognising the need to reflect on methodology, and becoming part of a postgraduate community.

Faculty Postgraduate Induction Day 12 September 2017

We're busy putting plans in place for an Induction day at Stirling on 12 September to welcome all of our new postgraduate students.  If you are on online student you are not expected to attend in person but will be send details of how to join online on the day, or sessions will be recorded so you can watch them later. This will give you the opportunity to find out more about the Faculty, your chosen programme, meet some of the staff and get to know some of your fellow students. You will also become familiar with University and the services available to support you whether you are studying on campus or online from a distance – you are all now part of our postgraduate community!

We'll be making updates to the programme for this day throughout Summer 2017, so please keep checking our here for more information.

Online Students – Computer Requirements

As an online student please ensure that your computing equipment, operating system, software and hardware are all up to standard before commencing the programme.

The University are introducing a new Virtual Learning Environment for September 2017 – Canvas. Please check that your equipment meets the specifications for Canvas, found below:

Basic Computer Requirements

Browser Requirements


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