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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 master's 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

3,836 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 62%
  • Part Time 38%

Domicile

  • UK 63%
  • EU 8%
  • Other 29%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Social Work 15 525 540
Education 50 450 505
Accounting & Finance 10 345 355
Nursing 75 235 310
Business & Management Studies 20 270 290
Psychology 35 245 280
Communication & Media Studies 20 215 235
Sports Science 40 160 200
Marketing 10 110 120
Geography & Environmental Science 40 75 115
Librarianship & Information Management 0 110 110
Agriculture & Forestry 40 65 100
Sociology 35 65 95
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 5 85 85
English 25 55 85
Law 10 55 65
Philosophy 55 0 55
History 15 40 50
Veterinary Medicine 5 30 40
Social Policy 20 15 35
Other 5 25 35
Computer Science 20 15 35
Politics 5 30 30
Economics 10 10 20
Biological Sciences 20 0 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 Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 4,700–7,900
Mixed 4,700–7,900
Laboratory 6,300
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.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Accommodation is available specifically for postgraduates, with family flats available.
  • New postgraduate students who live more than 20 miles from the university are guaranteed an offer of university-managed accommodation, on condition that they confirm their place, pay their tuition fee deposit, and complete an online accommodation application, all by the relevant deadlines.