Realise your creative potential by producing an original and stimulating piece of short fiction. The module includes a live ‘reading’ at a leading local arts centre, where you’ll have the chance to share the stage with a prominent Scottish writer.
You’ll learn about the Scottish Education System and visit a local school to observe Scottish education in action.
Understand the importance of culture and heritage for marketing products or services. This module’s excursion includes a visit to a Scottish drinks manufacturer, food producer or Scotland’s national tourism agency.
An art history module, giving you the opportunity to develop skills in the following areas: fine art digital photography, principles of photo documentation, location photography, and image editing. You’ll need to bring a digital camera, but it doesn’t need to be of a high quality. Your phone camera would also be appropriate to complete the module.
Exploring the relationship between religion and conflict, this module gives a critical perspective on why some religions struggle more than others with the nature of conflict. This module includes a guided visit to Stirling Castle.
If you’re interested in journalism or the media, this will be a good module for you as we explore fundamental ethical principles and press freedom. Excursions to Balmoral Castle and a Scottish newsroom are included.
This module explores images of Scotland in film and television, in the context of Scottish history. The module covers topics such as: Scotland in Hollywood: Brigadoon to Braveheart (Scotland on the American screen); and Filmmaking in Scotland: the Importance of Shorts. You’ll have the opportunity to visit a celebrated screen location or meet a Scottish filmmaker.
Learn about some of the most iconic wars in Scottish history. You’ll also enjoy a field trip to the iconic Bannockburn Battlefield, with an opportunity to recreate the battle with the centre’s new interactive battle simulation technology.
A general introduction to the design of cities, and how they can be organised and improved. You’ll research and create your own urban plan and identify and evaluate real city examples, based on a class excursion, assignments and reading material. You’ll also have the opportunity to use critical thinking, photographic skills and social media.
Students can build on their critical thinking skills in relation to the concept of religion whilst exploring more recent trends within the
This module introduces students to the diverse literary traditions and political, national, and gender identities in Science Fiction texts.
An exciting opportunity, giving you the chance to undertake a four week internship within the Stirling area. You’ll be able to develop your business skills and workplace knowledge. Find out more about our internships at Summer School.
An introduction to criminology, with a visit to the Surgeon’s Hall in Edinburgh to discuss the criminal case of Burke and Hare, and the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.
Gain an understanding of global environmental issues and the key issues affecting climate change and consumer behaviour.
Explores contemporary issues and debates that shape the world politics. This module includes a day trip to St Andrews, where we’ll undertake a tour of Scotland's Secret Bunker - an underground compound built to safeguard Scotland during the Cold War.
Find out how gothic figures and texts have influenced contemporary culture. A visit to Edinburgh Dungeon and a gothic themed bar are included.
This module explores the nature of Jacobite support and its impact on wider British history. A field trip to Killiecrankie, a key site during the first Jacobite rebellion of 1689 is included.
This module examines a significant aspect of Scottish history, looking at the phenomenon of witchcraft as part of early-modern culture, as well as its prosecution.
An introduction to contemporary art history, with examples and inspiration drawn from the University of Stirling’s public art and sculpture collections. This module focuses on a practical approach and includes a one-day excursion to the Dean Art Gallery in Edinburgh. You'll be asked to bring a digital camera for some of the assignments, however a mobile phone camera is acceptable.
Interested in Scottish writing and culture? This module examines a range of cultural debates concerning language, class, and democracy in Scottish writing. There will be an excursion to Edinburgh, visiting the Scottish Parliament building and Scottish Writers Museum.
This module introduces students to Scottish literature through the lens of gender and sexuality. Examining contemporary Scottish