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University of Stirling

The University of Stirling is an international university with a global reputation for high-quality teaching and research. It has a passion for breaking new ground and creating impact in everything it does. The university's masters courses are designed to develop forward-thinking graduates and help students from around the globe to redefine their potential in an inspiring and international academic setting.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

3,480 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 61%
  • Part Time 39%

Domicile

  • UK 59%
  • EU 9%
  • Other 32%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Social Work 15 510 525
Education 50 420 470
Accounting & Finance 10 360 370
Business & Management Studies 15 275 285
Psychology 25 210 235
Nursing 70 165 235
Communication & Media Studies 25 195 220
Sports Science 45 105 150
Marketing 10 105 115
Agriculture & Forestry 40 55 95
Geography & Environmental Science 30 65 95
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 0 95 95
Sociology 30 45 80
Librarianship & Information Management 0 75 75
English 20 45 65
Philosophy 60 0 60
Law 10 45 55
History 15 25 40
Veterinary Medicine 10 30 40
Computer Science 20 15 35
Economics 10 15 25
Biological Sciences 20 0 20
Politics 5 15 20
Social Policy 15 5 20
Linguistics 0 10 10
Anthropology 0 5 5
French 5 0 5
Mathematics 5 0 5
Iberian Languages 5 0 5
Theology & Religious Studies 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 4,600–6,200
Mixed 4,600–6,200
Laboratory 6,200
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The university awards student scholarships and bursaries every year, please refer to the university website for details.
  • Scholarships for international postgraduates, as well as those from England, Wales and Northern Ireland are available.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Accommodation is available specifically for postgraduates, with family flats available.
  • New postgraduate students, who live more than 30 miles from the university, are guaranteed an offer of university-managed accommodation on condition that they confirm their place and complete an online accommodation application by the relevant deadlines.