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Online Masters degree courses

Online postgraduate courses

Study one of our online postgraduate degrees to take your career to the next level, or in a new direction. Our online distance learning courses offer a great level of teaching and support, and are perfect to fit in around a busy lifestyle.

Learn through online lectures, seminars, and guided independent study delivered via the University’s virtual learning platform. You'll also have access to all the University's services including the library, student support services and IT. Some courses are delivered entirely online, while others feature a combination of virtual learning and on-campus classes.

Become part of an international online community of fellow students and academics.

What courses can I study online?

Find out what courses you can study online, and when you can begin your studies.

MPH Public Health (Online)

Start in May 2021, September 2021, January 2022

Earn a Masters in Public Health from Scotland’s top-rated University for Health Sciences research.

MRes Health Research (Online)

Start in September 2021

Study online and boost your health research career with a Masters degree in Health Research from the University of Stirling.

MSc Big Data (Online)

Start in June 2021, September 2021

This is a two year online course designed to equip you with skills in big data technology, advanced analytics and industrial and scientific applications that will lead to a job in in the growing data science or analytics fields.

MSc Business Analytics (Online)

Start in June 2021, September 2021, January 2022, June 2022

Our flexible online Business Analytics MSc provides you with the skills and technologies to improve decision-making, deal with uncertainty and increase sustainability for organisations.

MSc Data Science for Business (Online)

Start in June 2021, September 2021, January 2022, June 2022

Study online and gain the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in roles requiring data driven decision making and analytical acumen.

MSc Dementia Studies (Online)

Start in September 2021, January 2022

Draw from our unrivalled expertise in dementia and expand your knowledge with our flexible online Masters degree in Dementia Studies.

MSc Global Ageing (Online)

Start in September 2021, September 2022

Taught by internationally renowned leaders in ageing, our online MSc Global Ageing will give you a world-class education in social gerontology and ageing studies.

MSc Sport Performance Coaching (Online)

Start in September 2021

Earn a Masters in Sport Performance Coaching by studying online at Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence and find the winning formula for your career advancement.

MSc Strategic Public Relations (Online)

Start in September 2021

Combine study with work or other personal commitments with our flexible online Masters. Gain a thorough understanding of the role of public relations in modern society while developing key analytical, critical and management skills.

MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Online)

Start in June 2021, September 2021, January 2022, June 2022

Our online TESOL course is ideal for those who want to study while continuing to teach.

Online and classroom based courses

We have a number of courses which are mostly delivered online but require you to attend classes on campus a couple of times throughout your studies.

Applied Social Research Doctorate

Start in September 2021, January 2022

Become a leader in your field with a Professional Doctorate in Applied Social Research. Continue working while you study and graduate with invaluable expertise.

Doctorate in Education (EdD)

Start in September 2021, January 2022

Grow your expertise and put your research skills to work with a professional Doctorate in Education from University of Stirling.

MRes Educational Research

Start in September 2021

Build towards a future in educational research with our Masters course. Study full-time or part-time and broaden your career opportunities.

MSc Advancing Practice

Start in September 2021, January 2022

Enhance your career opportunities with our Masters in Advancing Practice – a flexible course for nurses, allied health professionals and social care practitioners.

MSc Applied Professional Studies

Start in September 2021, January 2022

Boost your career with our flexible Masters degree in Applied Professional Studies. Take an individual course of study or follow one of the specialist pathways.

MSc Educational Leadership (Specialist Qualification for Headship)

Start in August 2021

Develop your professional learning and practice in educational leadership with our accredited part-time Masters course.

MSc / PG Dip Housing Studies (part-time)

Start in September 2021

Already working in the housing sector? Our accredited Housing Studies Masters course covers all aspects of housing services and will help you develop your career further.

MSc / PG Dip Housing Studies (with internship)

Start in September 2021

Thinking about a career in housing? Our PgDip and MSc Housing Studies (with Internship) offers a unique combination of academic study and professional work experience.

MSc Professional Education and Leadership

Start in August 2021

Further develop your professional learning and leadership practices at all levels in a supportive, flexible, creative and challenging learning environment.

MSc Substance Use

Start in September 2021

Specialise in Substance Use and its impact on people who use substances, family members, communities and contemporary societies.

What our students said

Grace  Messenger
Grace Messenger
MRes Health Research (Online)
I live out in Kuwait and work as a podiatrist, so when I decided to take on a Masters I knew I needed a distance learning degree that was fully online. The course at Stirling has been fantastic for me.
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