Computing Science Conservation Biology and Management
Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education
Environmental Science and Outdoor Education
Arts & Humanities
Film & Media
Heritage and Tourism History
International Management Studies with European Languages and Society
Law: Accelerated Graduate LLB
Law: BA Programmes
Politics, Philosophy and Economics Religion
Spanish and Latin American Studies
Postgraduate Course Portfolio
Health Sciences and Sport
Early Years Practice
Psychology of Sport
Applied Social Research
Doctorate in Education
Education Studies and TESOL
Management and English Language Teaching
Social Work Studies
Stirling Management School
Banking and Finance
Behavioural Decision Making for Finance
Behavioural Science for Management
Business and Management (MBM)
Data Science for Business
Economics for Business and Policy
International Accounting and Finance
Strategic Sustainable Business
Aquatic Food Security
Aquatic Veterinary Studies
Environmental Management (Conservation, Energy)
Environmental Policy and Governance
Financial Technology (FinTech)
Mathematics and Data Science Psychology
Psychological Research Methods (Autism, Bilingualism, Child Development, Cognition and Neuropsychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Perception and Action, Psychology of Faces)
Arts & Humanities
Digital Media and Society Environment, Heritage and Policy
International Conflict and Cooperation
International Energy Law and Policy
Strategic Public Relations and Communication Management
Television Content Development and Production
The Gothic Imagination
Translation and Conference Interpreting
Translation Studies with TESOL
Entry Requirements for Taiwan
Minimum 75% in Senior High School Diploma
IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each skill)
Minimum 65% in a four year Bachelor’s degree
IELTS 6.0 for most of our Master’s courses
Pre-sessional available (12, 6 or 3 weeks). 99%+ pass rate over the last 2 years.
Many postgraduate taught (Master’s) courses are conversion degrees – no prior study or work experience required
Graduate Diploma/Pre-Master’s study at INTO Stirling for students that do not meet direct entry criteria
Master Programme Introductions
Business and Management
MSc Business and Management (MBM)
Our MBM course allows you to gain the knowledge and skills students need to be an inspiring, effective and resilient manager.
We combine management theory with developing practical management skills, and our course is taught by internationally recognised subject experts.
MSc Human Resource Management
Builds on mainstream HR management to incorporate specialist topics with an international perspective
Strong links with industry - guest lectures, seminars, dissertation linked to career goals
Responsible management focus - integrated considerations of social responsibility and sustainability issues through the core curriculum. Committed to the principles of PRIME.
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) accreditation
Student Consultancy Projects
Students seeking to enhance their employability and add value to a business client have the opportunity to undertake a three-month consultancy project over the summer, as an alternative to a traditional dissertation.
Consultancy projects allow students to work with an organisation to investigate a ‘real-world’ issue, enhancing their business skills and making professional connections that may lead to a job offer in the future.
Current clients range from start-up business to international organisations in public, private and not- for-profit sectors.
Accounting, Finance, Banking and Economics
MSc Investment Analysis
The UK’s first PG programme in the field, one of a few programmes in the world to have CFA Institute University Affiliation Program (UAP) status.
70% of learning outcomes of CFA Charter Programme are covered, making course ideally suited to students who wish to qualify as CFA Charter holders.
Course includes award-winning week-long Amplify Trading masterclass, giving students practical experience of financial markets.
MSc International Accounting and Finance
Accredited by ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), graduates are eligible for exemption from ACCA papers F1, F2, F3, F4, F9 and depending on Spring semester module choices, F7.
Triple award-winning Amplify Trading course.
The MSc in Finance gives a thorough grounding in the theory and analytical techniques used by finance professionals.
The course also gives students the opportunity to study much of the CFA course syllabus.
The course includes access to financial databases such as DataStream, providing real life, real-time information and insights into current research and analysis within the UK and international financial environment.
MSc Banking and Finance
Provides deep understanding of the role of banks, central banks and other financial institutions and their place in the economy
Offers flexible design: core curriculum on banking combined with a wide selection of options on finance and investments.
The Chartered Banker Institute offers graduates credit against its professional qualification. Once students have graduated they are eligible to apply for the status of Associated Chartered Banker.
Santander Universities provides students with the opportunity to participate in their Work Skills Programme.
MSc Economics for Business and Policy
Global reputation – The Division of Economics is ranked 3rd in Scotland (2017 Guardian League Table).
Develops knowledge and analytical skills for careers as business & policy analysts in range of sectors.
Opportunities for consultancy project-based dissertation and placements
MSc Behavioural Decision Making for Finance
This course has been designed by the Behavioural Science Centre at Stirling, a leading research centre.
Teaches students how behavioural tendencies impact financial outcomes.
Our students have established a Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), with support of our academics.
This allows students to gain practical experience of managing investments with real money.
We have reached the UK final in ten out of twelve years
We won the UK final in 2010 and 2016
We were runners up to Oxford in 2015 and beat them in 2016
We were runners up to Cranfield School of Management in 2017
We competed in the global finals in Chicago in 2016
CFA Competitors 2016
University of Oxford
London Business School
Cass Business School, City University London
University of Warwick
University of Edinburgh
University of Manchester
University of Stirling
University of Leicester
University of Newcastle
Computing and Data Science
MSc Data Science for Business
Develops graduates with detailed knowledge on the use of data for driving business value
Developed in consultation with key industry partners DataLab and SAS in response to growing influence and relevance of big data analytics in business decision making.
Opportunity to work on consultancy projects with external clients (up to 80 credits out of 180)
Extensive networking opportunities with leading organisations throughout the year – conferences, career fairs, hackathons, student competitions, etc.
Brings together two areas of expertise in the University: Big Data Analytics, Management and Leadership
MSc Big Data
This course covers Big Data technology, advanced analytics and industrial and scientific applications.
Learn cutting-edge technologies, including Python, R, Hadoop, NoSQL and Machine Learning
Graduates in Big Data work in a wide range of sectors such as digital technologies, energy and utilities, financial services, public sector and healthcare.
MSc Financial Technology (Fintech)
Provides a solid foundation in computing technology, financial theory, ethical and regulatory constraints, and business skills, for students looking to enter a career in the Fintech industry.
Education, Literature and Languages
Suitable for both experienced and new teachers.
Delivered by lecturers who have taught around the world.
Balance between theory and practice using arrange of cutting-edge, innovative teaching methods. Optional modules include: Teaching English to Young Learners, Introduction to CALL Microteaching.
MLitt Publishing Studies
Strong industry links with students attending multiple industry events and interacting regularly with professionals.
Guest lectures by professionals every week from different areas of both digital and traditional publishing.
London Book Fair – Many students finding internships or even jobs.
Highly ranked course – Stirling is 1st in Scotland and top 5 in the UK for Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations (The Guardian University Guide 2019)
Communication, Media and Culture
MSc Digital Media and Society
The MSc in Digital Media and Society at the University of Stirling is an interdisciplinary course which will engage, challenge and reward.
Students will gain new knowledge, while exploring their own ideas of what digital media are, and their place in shaping a digital future. We offer a blend of media and digital culture focus within social contexts – a course designed for contemporary practitioners, managers and thinkers to excel.
MSc Media Management
The University of Stirling has delivered a qualification in Media Management since 1993 and was the first in the UK – probably in Europe and even globally – to do so.
Benefit from being taught by high quality, international– standard researchers. Their own study of the media is translated into the modules.
The University has strong industry links and you will have the chance to mix with people within the media and gain first-hand experience of the industry.
The course will equip you with the practical skills and attributes highly sought after by prospective employers in a variety of careers
MSc International Journalism
This course is internationally focused and deals with the practice of journalism across different media, cultural and regulatory environments.
A combination of practice and theory, this course involves optional modules for students to tailor their direction of study.
MSc Strategic Public Relations and Communication Management (IELTS 6.5)
Students gain a thorough understanding of the role of public relations in modern society while developing key analytical, management and communication skills.
This course gives students the chance to design, implement and evaluate public relations campaigns – helping them to develop practical and analytical skills.
By the end of the degree, students have the necessary skills to work at managerial level in public relations.
They’ll be able to analyse environments, issues, organisational cultures and relationships – as well as set objectives, and design and implement public relations strategies.
Field trips and guest lectures give networking opportunities
The course is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Psychology and Criminology
MSc Psychology (conversion course)
This course is an accredited conversion course, a previous degree in Psychology is not required.
This is an intensive Masters Psychology conversion course. It’s aimed at students who have a degree in another subject and want to 'convert' to Psychology. The course provides in-depth and accelerated training in the basics of psychology.
The course includes a one month placement for practical experience in psychology.
Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this course gives students BPS Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, useful for students wanting to practise as a psychologist or health professional.
Aquaculture and the Environment
MSc Environmental Management
Established 30 years ago, this course provides solid grounding in scientific principles that underpin environmental management.
The course includes a residential field skills course and the chance to carry out a work-related dissertation.
MSc Sustainable Aquaculture
The Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling is recognised internationally for research and teaching.
Students will gain background knowledge in the principles of aquaculture and key factors influencing the viability of aquatic animal production systems, including an understanding of aquatic animal biology, environmental issues, nutrition, reproduction and genetics, disease and health management.
MSc Sport Management (6.5 IELTS)
This course was ranked 3rd in Europe in 2017 by Sport Business International
Internship of 40-60 hours for every student (takes place during the course)
Students can progress to a range of careers within the sports industry and inside sports clubs and businesses
The course is taught by leading experts in the subject, whose research helps to ensure students are being taught about the most up-to-date industry trends
Students have opportunities to take modules in finance, event management and marketing
PGT Taiwan Scholarship: £2,000
International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarships: £5,000
International Undergraduate Scholarships: £2,000 per year of study
Stirling Management School Masters Scholarships: Up to £10,000
Karen Napier Scholarship: Two full scholarships (tuition fees + living expenses stipend) per year for MSc Investment Analysis
International Sports Scholarships: Students receive tuition fee support, academic flexibility, national standard coaching, essential equipment
External Scholarships supported by Saltire Foundation and Aviva