Social Studies courses
We offer a variety of scholarship and funding options to help you finance your studies at the University of Stirling.
Graduate careers in Social Studies
Social studies graduates work in the private, public and voluntary sectors. Successful completion of our BA (Hons) Social Work degree or the MSc Social Work Studies allows you to register as a qualified social worker across the UK.
Common areas that social studies graduates enter include:
- civil servant and government employment
- police or prison service
- social work
- voluntary sector
- human resources
- intelligence analysis
- policy advocacy
Social Studies research
Underlining the expertise of our staff, we scored highly in the recent Research Excellence Framework 2021 – a UK-wide assessment of universities’ research output. In the Social Work and Social Policy unit of assessment, we ranked 3rd in Scotland and top 25 in the UK – with 100% of our research environment and 88% of our research deemed world leading or internationally excellent.
Our academic researchers in Social Studies engage with communications around the globe and their research makes a positive difference to society. Theoretical and applied research is carried out in many different areas including:
- child welfare and protection
- housing studies
- social survey and social statistics
- public services and governance