The MSc Research Methods at the University of Stirling has been one of my most rewarding experiences to date. It has given me an excellent platform from which to launch my academic career. The course covers a wide range of relevant topic areas through prescribed courses, while being flexible enough to offer creativity through the dissertation. The course offered me opportunities which would have been difficult to achieve otherwise; including arranging a month-long placement, attending a European conference and the opportunity to conduct further research. By the end of this MSc, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills set required to succeed in your future aspirations. Quite simply it is an excellent opportunity which I would recommend to anyone.