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 Paramedic ScienceSeptember 2024
BSc Professional PracticeSeptember 2024, January 2025
Postgraduate courses
CourseStart date
Clinical DoctoratesSeptember 2024
MPH Master of Public Health (Online)September 2024, January 2025, May 2025
MRes Health Research (Online)September 2024
MSc Advancing PracticeSeptember 2024, January 2025
MSc Dementia Studies (Online)September 2024, January 2025
MSc Gerontology and Global Ageing (Online)September 2024
MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting)September 2024
PGCert Design for Dementia and AgeingSeptember 2024
CPD and short courses
CourseStart date
Advanced Clinical Assessment and Examination (Advancing Practice)September 2024, June 2025
Advanced PracticeSeptember 2024
An Integrated Approach to FrailtyJanuary 2025
Assessing and Managing Symptoms in Palliative CareSeptember 2024
Child Health and Wellbeing in a Global SocietySeptember 2024
Compassionate Leadership, Research and InnovationJanuary 2025
Diagnosis and Decision Making in Advanced PracticeSeptember 2024
Essentials of Mental Health Assessment – a multi-professional approach
Evidence Based PracticeJanuary 2025
Gateway to Further Study
Global Public HealthSeptember 2024
Health and Wellbeing of People with DementiaSeptember 2024
Health Behaviours and Behaviour ChangeJanuary 2025
Huntington’s disease: an enabling approach to supporting families
Improving quality through work-based learningSeptember 2024
Introduction to EpidemiologyJanuary 2025
Living with Long Term Conditions: Care and ManagementJanuary 2025
Mental Health, Everyone’s BusinessJanuary 2025
Prescribing for Healthcare Professionals (Advancing Practice)October 2024, February 2025
Principles of Public Health NursingSeptember 2024
Professional LeadershipJanuary 2025
Public Health PolicyJune 2025
Public Health PracticeSeptember 2024
Public Health ResearchJune 2025
Qualitative Research and AnalysisJanuary 2025
Quantitative Research and AnalysisSeptember 2024
Research Ethics and GovernanceJanuary 2025
Research in PracticeJanuary 2025
Skills for Knowledge EnquirySeptember 2024
Study Design for Health ResearchSeptember 2024
Supporting Families with Complex Health and Enhanced Support NeedsJanuary 2025
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.