What can I study?

Here at the University of Stirling, we employ expert teaching staff who are dedicated to your success. That's why our programme modules (classes) have been tailored especially for the ISS to help you get the most out of your studies in Scotland. A key component of your ISS modules will be Module Excursions that complement classroom learning.


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For instance, a visit to one of Scotland's main sporting venues helps contextualise your studies in Sports Management, and your Scottish history module comes alive with a trip to infamous battlefields across Scotland.

Other trips have included tours of Stirling Castle, the Edinburgh Dungeons and even a trip to Northern Ireland's capital city, Belfast.

Each module (class) you successfully complete will earn you 10 SCQF credits, which are the equivalent of 3 US semesters or 5 ECTS credits. For the 2018 International Summer School, you will have the following course module options:

Block 1

Teaching dates - 9 June - 7 July

Modules available:

Brief Encounters: An Introduction to Writing Short Stories (ISSU9BE)
Education and Learning: A Scottish Perspective (ISSU9EL)
Marketing and Branding Scotland (ISSU9BS)
Photographing the Urban (ISSU9PU)
The Psychology of Art with a Tartan Twist (ISSU9AR)
Religion and Conflict (ISSU9RC)
Rethinking the City
Royals and Rascals: Contemporary Studies in British Journalism (ISSU9JO)
Scotland the What? Contemporary Scottish Literature & Identity (ISSU9SC)
Scotland on the Screen (ISSU9SS)
Scottish Wars of Independence c.1286-1371 (ISSU9TW)

Block 2

Teaching dates - 7 July - 4 August

Modules available:

Celtic Religion

(This is a new module to the ISS, which is currently under development)

Crime and Justice in Scotland: The Criminal in Scottish Society (ISSU9CJ)
Green Politics: Theory & Practice (ISSU9GP)
International Relations (ISSU9IR)
Internship for International Summer School (ISSU9IN)
Monsters and Vampires: The Impact of British Gothic on Contemporary Popular Culture (ISSU9MV)
Scottish History: The Jacobites (ISSU9TJ)

Sculpting Art

Witchcraft in Early Modern Scotland (ISSU9WS)

Module offerings are subject to change.

Updated draft syllabi for these modules are available should you need one to seek pre-approval at your home institution. Please email iss@stir.ac.uk with the module name(s) and we will be glad to provide you with the most current syllabi.

All summer school modules are approved at level 8 of the Scottish Credits and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), which generally corresponds to modules taken during the first year of a four year university degree programme.

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