Health and Allied Subjects

Health and Allied Health subjects cover a broad range of areas which all share the common aim of improving the health and well-being of society. As the world is continually evolving, so do healthcare and social needs. Studying health or an allied health subject allows you to make a difference in the lives of individuals, patients, carers and communities.

Health and Allied Subjects offered at Stirling include:

  • Paramedic science
  • Public health
  • Dementia and ageing
  • Nursing
  • Health Visiting
  • Health Research

At Stirling, our Health and Allied Subjects courses integrate academic learning, research and professional practice. You learn the most up-to-date advances in healthcare through our innovative, research-led courses. We partner with healthcare professionals and providers to ensure our courses give you the practical and modern skills needed to excel in your career.

Health and Allied Subjects courses

Courses labelled are available for online study only.

Undergraduate courses
CourseStart date
BSc Professional PracticeJanuary 2024, September 2023
BSc Paramedic ScienceSeptember 2024
Postgraduate courses
CourseStart date
Clinical DoctoratesSeptember 2023, September 2024
MPH Public Health (Online)January 2024, May 2023, September 2023, September 2024
MRes Health Research (Online)September 2023, September 2024
MSc Advancing PracticeJanuary 2024, September 2023, September 2024
MSc Dementia Studies (Online)January 2024, September 2023, September 2024
MSc Early Years Practice Health VisitingSeptember 2023, September 2024
MSc Gerontology and Global Ageing (Online)September 2023, September 2024
CPD and short courses
CourseStart date
Advanced Clinical Assessment and Examination (Advancing Practice)May 2023
Advanced Practice
An Integrated Approach to Frailty
Assessing and Managing Symptoms in Palliative Care
Contemporary Leadership in Early Years PracticeMay 2023
Diagnosis and Decision Making in Primary Care
Essentials of Mental Health Assessment – a multi-professional approach
Evidence Based Practice
Exploring the Theory and Practice of Psychological Trauma
Gateway to Further Study
GIRFEC: A Multi-Agency Approach to PracticeSeptember 2024
Health and Wellbeing of People with Dementia
Health Behaviours and Behaviour Change
Health Visiting in Practice ConversionMay 2023
Huntington’s disease: an enabling approach to supporting families
Improving quality through work-based learning
Introduction to Epidemiology
Introduction to Public Health
Living with Long Term Conditions: Care and Management
Mental Health, Everyone’s Business
Prescribing for Healthcare Professionals
Prescribing for Healthcare Professionals (Advancing Practice)
Public Health PolicyMay 2023
Public Health ResearchMay 2023
Qualitative Research and Analysis
Quantitative Research and Analysis
Research Ethics and Governance
Skills for Knowledge Enquiry
Society and Health
Study Design for Health Research
The Principles and Practice of Child and Family Health and Wellbeing
Understanding and Assessing Pain

Our CPD and short course portfolio includes modules from our BSc Professional Practice and MSc Advancing Practice courses, which can be studied as stand-alone modules for the continuing professional development of qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

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We offer a variety of scholarship and funding options to help you finance your studies at the University of Stirling.

Undergraduate scholarships

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Postgraduate scholarships

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Graduate careers in Health and Allied Subjects

Studying Health and Allied Health Subjects can lead to a rewarding career in healthcare and social sectors. Many of our courses provide a professional pathway to your chosen career. With a Health or Allied Health Subject degree you could go into the following areas:

  • public health
  • substance use
  • nursing
  • ambulance service
  • social care
  • health visitor
  • health promotion
  • academic research
  • social care roles

Partnerships and industry

We work with many different partners and collaborate with them on course content and delivery:

Health and Allied Subjects research

One of the University’s key research themes is Living Well which looks at improving global well-being by helping people maintain, achieve or regain good health. In REF 2021, 100% of our research environment, 80% of our research impact and 83% of our overall research in Allied Health Professions and Nursing was classed as world leading or internationally excellent.

We have number of health research programmes including:

Postgraduate research opportunities

Study for a Health Sciences PhD or MPhil at the University of Stirling and you’ll join a friendly postgraduate health science community. Our PhD students are supervised and supported by leading academics who have outstanding multidisciplinary research records. Our Clinical Doctorate is the only one of its kind in Scotland, tailored to the needs of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

See all our PhD and MPhil opportunities in Health Sciences.