University of Stirling

Introduction

The essence of the University of Stirling is its great people: our graduates, staff and students are helping to shape the world. Founded by Royal Charter in 1967, the University of Stirling was the first genuinely new university in Scotland for over 400 years. We retain our pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation and excellence in all we do.

We aim to be at the forefront of research and learning that helps to improve lives. Working with academic, commercial, public, private and voluntary sector partners, Stirling is one of the UK’s leading research universities in the fields of health and well-being, the environment and people, culture and society, enterprise and the economy, and sport.

Students are at the heart of what we do and we provide one of the best all round student experiences in the UK. In learning and teaching, we work with our student community to deliver high quality programmes that produce intellectually able graduates who are highly sought after by employers. We are ambitious for our students, and our flexible learning opportunities enable them to explore and discover new subjects and interests.

There is a vibrant and growing postgraduate community and we welcome students, researchers and staff from around the world. This gives our research and teaching a global outlook, while remaining relevant to our Scottish culture and economy.

Our vision

To be acknowledged worldwide as a distinguished University that addresses the social and environmental needs of society through innovative, interdisciplinary research and education.

Our mission

To be a University of distinction that is ambitious, accessible and self-reliant, and whose purpose is to develop these qualities in our students, staff and the communities we serve.

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BSc

BSc (Hons) in Nursing - Adult

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

Your Nursing degree course will provide you with opportunities to work with a range of professionals, groups and individuals. You will support people and their families during periods of ill health, promote health and wellbeing and care for those with enduring and/or life-limiting illness. [+]

Adult nurses have a significant role in caring for people and their family within a wide range of settings. There is a great variety of careers available within adult nursing and skills learned are valued around the world. Your Nursing degree course will provide you with opportunities to work with a range of professionals, groups and individuals. You will support people and their families during periods of ill health, promote health and wellbeing and care for those with enduring and/or life-limiting illness. Today’s nurses are required to assess patients’ needs, care for them and support both the patients and their families, while playing a full and crucial role in the wider healthcare team. Our nursing course is designed to give you the skills and confidence necessary to fulfil that role in the healthcare teams of tomorrow. Careers in nursing are dynamic as the healthcare sector responds to developments in health and emerging health priorities, rising expectations among users and carers and changing societal attitudes. Through the use of clinical scenarios and extensive skills training, we will prepare you for working in an ever-changing healthcare environment. You will achieve your Adult Nursing degree within our 330-acre, multi-award winning campus in Stirling. From 2017 entry onwards nurse education at the Highland Campus in Inverness and the Western Isles Campus in Stornoway is now conducted by the University of the Highlands and Islands. Top Reasons To Study With Us We have excellent relationships with each of the main partner NHS Boards associated with... [-]

BSc (Hons) in Nursing - Mental Health

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

Our mental health nursing students are provided with every opportunity to achieve the competencies required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. They are offered a vibrant, thought-provoking and challenging academic course coupled with a wide range of practice learning experiences. [+]

Mental health nursing is a challenging yet rewarding profession which allows its practitioners to establish strong therapeutic relationships with their clients. Our mental health nursing students are provided with every opportunity to achieve the competencies required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. They are offered a vibrant, thought-provoking and challenging academic course coupled with a wide range of practice learning experiences. The mental health degree course is derived from the firm belief that mental health and well-being services must provide excellent services which respect the intrinsic value of people and their individuality (Repper and Perkins, 2004). This philosophy is firmly held by all members of the programme team and underpins the whole mental health programme. You will achieve your Mental Health Nursing degree within our 330-acre, multi-award winning campus in Stirling. Nurse education at the Highland Campus in Inverness and the Western Isles Campus in Stornoway is now conducted by the University of the Highlands and Islands. Top Reasons To Study With Us We are the highest ranked provider of Mental Health Nursing in Scotland, (The Complete University Guide, 2016). As well as providing the foundation for a future career in mental health nursing it provides the basis for future academic development either through post-graduate study or research. A Mental Health Nursing degree from the University of Stirling will prepare you to meet the needs the modern profession and to provide the best possible patient care. You will leave us as a confident and capable practitioner, fully equipped to join... [-]

BSc in Nursing - Mental Health

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

Our mental health nursing students are provided with every opportunity to achieve the competencies required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. They are offered a vibrant, thought-provoking and challenging academic course coupled with a wide range of practice learning experiences. [+]

Mental health nursing is a challenging yet rewarding profession which allows its practitioners to establish strong therapeutic relationships with their clients. Our mental health nursing students are provided with every opportunity to achieve the competencies required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. They are offered a vibrant, thought-provoking and challenging academic course coupled with a wide range of practice learning experiences. The mental health degree course is derived from the firm belief that mental health and well-being services must provide excellent services which respect the intrinsic value of people and their individuality (Repper and Perkins, 2004). This philosophy is firmly held by all members of the programme team and underpins the whole mental health programme. You will achieve your Mental Health Nursing degree within our 330-acre, multi-award winning campus in Stirling. From 2017 entry onwards nurse education at the Highland Campus in Inverness and the Western Isles Campus in Stornoway is now conducted by the University of the Highlands and Islands. Top Reasons To Study With Us We are the highest ranked provider of Mental Health Nursing in Scotland, (The Complete University Guide, 2016). As well as providing the foundation for a future career in mental health nursing it provides the basis for future academic development either through post-graduate study or research. A Mental Health Nursing degree from the University of Stirling will prepare you to meet the needs the modern profession and to provide the best possible patient care. You will leave us as a confident and capable practitioner,... [-]

Bachelor

BSc in Nursing - Adult

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

Your Nursing degree course will provide you with opportunities to work with a range of professionals, groups and individuals. You will support people and their families during periods of ill health, promote health and wellbeing and care for those with enduring and/or life-limiting illness. [+]

Adult nurses have a significant role in caring for people and their family within a wide range of settings. There is a great variety of careers available within adult nursing and skills learned are valued around the world. Your Nursing degree course will provide you with opportunities to work with a range of professionals, groups and individuals. You will support people and their families during periods of ill health, promote health and wellbeing and care for those with enduring and/or life-limiting illness. Today’s nurses are required to assess patients’ needs, care for them and support both the patients and their families, while playing a full and crucial role in the wider healthcare team. Our nursing course is designed to give you the skills and confidence necessary to fulfil that role in the healthcare teams of tomorrow. Careers in nursing are dynamic as the healthcare sector responds to developments in health and emerging health priorities, rising expectations among users and carers and changing societal attitudes. Through the use of clinical scenarios and extensive skills training, we will prepare you for working in an ever-changing healthcare environment. You will achieve your Adult Nursing degree within our 330-acre, multi-award winning campus in Stirling. From 2017 entry onwards nurse education at the Highland Campus in Inverness and the Western Isles Campus in Stornoway is now conducted by the University of the Highlands and Islands. Top Reasons To Study With Us We have excellent relationships with each of the main partner NHS Boards associated with... [-]

MSc

MSc/MA in Human Animal Interaction

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This programme will introduce students to interdisciplinary approaches and a diverse range of methods used to research our relationships with other species. This course introduces a broad range of topics and considers human-animal interactions across a diverse range of contexts from pet owning to animal assisted interventions, zoos, farms and conservation. [+]

This programme will introduce students to interdisciplinary approaches and a diverse range of methods used to research our relationships with other species. This course introduces a broad range of topics and considers human-animal interactions across a diverse range of contexts from pet owning to animal assisted interventions, zoos, farms and conservation. Psychology at Stirling has a vibrant research culture and our taught postgraduate students are fully integrated in the research community, meeting up for weekly research seminars and informal specialist discussion groups. Psychology masters students have access to a dedicated suite of study and teaching rooms. What makes us different? ... [-]

MSc Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing

Online & Campus Combined Part time 3 years January 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This programme cuts across two key scientific areas. Firstly, studying the process of ageing challenges you to consider how this happens across an individual’s lifespan, not just in later years. Secondly, gerontology takes a multidisciplinary approach that brings in cultural, psycho-social, cognitive, and biomedical aspects to consider the impact of getting older. [+]

How can over a billion people age well across the world? Globally, the number of older persons is growing faster than the number of people in any other age group, putting pressure on all sectors of society. The core theme of this online postgraduate programme is to bring together two perspectives on ageing: the positive view of healthy, successful and active ageing, and the negative view of illness, vulnerability, disability and frailty. The MSc Global Issues in Gerontology and Ageing considers experiences of both perspectives from around the world in a range of health, social care and policy contexts. Core modules have been developed for students who would like to specialise in this fast-growing sector. This enables critical awareness of strategies, supports and interventions that facilitate ageing with complex multi-morbidities, frailty and dementia. This programme cuts across two key scientific areas. Firstly, studying the process of ageing challenges you to consider how this happens across an individual’s lifespan, not just in later years. Secondly, gerontology takes a multidisciplinary approach that brings in cultural, psycho-social, cognitive, and biomedical aspects to consider the impact of getting older. Our mission is to strive for excellence in teaching and research that will equip the current and future generation of professionals with expertise in supporting ageing populations. As a student, you will bring your experience of working with older people at a local or national level. You will be supported to reflect on positive change in your area of expertise based on current research and... [-]

MSc in Advanced Practice

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The Masters in Advanced Practice programme aims to assist nurses, allied health professionals and social care practitioners to develop their professional role, leadership skills and contribution to their own area of practice, whether clinical practice, management or education or practice development. [+]

The Masters in Advanced Practice programme aims to assist nurses, allied health professionals and social care practitioners to develop their professional role, leadership skills and contribution to their own area of practice, whether clinical practice, management or education or practice development. All students are encouraged to work innovatively and collaboratively across disciplines, in keeping with the ethos of improving the experience of shared care delivery for patients, families and carers in the 21st century. All the modules support the student’s engagement with and achievement of advanced skills and knowledge. The MSc in Advanced Practice is a product of partnerships with university departments, research centres and external partners. This ensures a robust academic and practice based context is maintained throughout. Who is this course for? The MSc in Advanced Practice is open to trained nurses, social and allied health professionals from a range of backgrounds and interests. Our programme is designed for practitioners and managers who wish to demonstrate their knowledge of contemporary health care within a position they currently hold, or those who aspire to develop higher levels of professional knowledge and expertise in their area of practice. Students who complete 180 credits and gain a Masters, have, depending on their chosen module pathway, the option to graduate with a specialist named degree and demonstrate their level of knowledge in a specific area of practice. (The decision to follow a specific pathway in order to graduate with a named award is entirely the students’ decision but a minimum of two... [-]

MSc in Aquatic Veterinary Studies

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

Food from aquatic systems is essential for much of the world’s population – but wild catches are declining. Fortunately Aquaculture (farming of aquatic animals) is an alternative source of high quality nutrition and employment. Aquaculture has been very successful but diseases can be damaging. Aquaculture has over 40 years of experience in investigating and controlling fish and shrimp diseases worldwide, which it utilises to improve your problem-solving skills, equipping you to make a real contribution to the sustainability of aquaculture. [+]

Food from aquatic systems is essential for much of the world’s population – but wild catches are declining. Fortunately Aquaculture (farming of aquatic animals) is an alternative source of high quality nutrition and employment. Aquaculture has been very successful but diseases can be damaging. Aquaculture has over 40 years of experience in investigating and controlling fish and shrimp diseases worldwide, which it utilises to improve your problem-solving skills, equipping you to make a real contribution to the sustainability of aquaculture. Course objectives The course is specifically aimed at students with a veterinary science qualification with the object of giving training in the wide range of disciplines and skills necessary for the investigation, prevention and control of aquatic animal diseases. You will gain an understanding of the biology, husbandry and environment of farmed aquatic species, in addition to specialist expertise in aquatic animal diseases. It is also intended to prepare students who plan to pursue a PhD in the area of aquatic animal health or disease. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent in Veterinary Medicine. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade... [-]

MSc in Autism Research

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This MSc in Autism Research is a unique course designed to provide students with an in depth understanding of the autism spectrum. While studying on the course, students will learn about key areas of theory and research in autism, from classification and diagnosis, to socio-cognitive and developmental theories of autism, and interventions. [+]

Autism is a developmental disorder diagnosed on the basis of social-communication impairments, and fixated interests and repetitive behaviours. Recent studies estimate that around 1 in every 100 individuals in the UK have autism. Research in autism spectrum disorders is important, not just to understand the causes and symptoms of autism, but to make sure that individuals with autism receive the best possible support. This MSc in Autism Research is a unique course designed to provide students with an in depth understanding of the autism spectrum. While studying on the course, students will learn about key areas of theory and research in autism, from classification and diagnosis, to socio-cognitive and developmental theories of autism, and interventions. The course’s innovative approach combines training and teaching in psychological research methods with hands-on experience during a practical placement in an autism-relevant context, and the opportunity to engage in an autism-based research project. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL:... [-]

MSc in Dementia Studies

Online Part time 3 years January 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

The University of Stirling is committed to world class education and research, with a pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation and excellence. Applied Social Science is at the forefront of developing new e-learning opportunities. In 2003, we offered the first online MSc in Dementia Studies in the UK. In following person-centred care principles, this course places the person with dementia at the very centre of our understanding... [+]

The University of Stirling is committed to world class education and research, with a pioneering spirit and a passion for innovation and excellence. Applied Social Science is at the forefront of developing new e-learning opportunities. In 2003, we offered the first online MSc in Dementia Studies in the UK. In following person-centred care principles, this course places the person with dementia at the very centre of our understanding. In joining our distance learning postgraduate course in Dementia Studies, you will become part of an international, multi-disciplinary community of students and academics, committed to creating change and improving dementia practice and the experiences of living with dementia. Our course takes a theory-based and practice-oriented approach to consider the diversity of living and dying with dementia. It encourages collaborative, inter-disciplinary, critical and reflexive learning and it seeks to produce leaders of change in the dementia field. Course objectives The objectives of the MSc are to: develop an advanced understanding of multidisciplinary perspectives about dementia and approaches to dementia care address critical issues in dementia care and service delivery foster improved multidisciplinary and collaborative practice compare and contrast national and international research identify and debate current practice developments develop critical thinking to promote reflective practice develop knowledge and skills of social research processes The course has been developed to provide students with an in-depth, research-based knowledge of dementia, including theory, innovative and best practice, policy drivers and initiatives studies and a grounding in academic and research skills. What makes us different? Entry requirements... [-]

MSc in Early Years Practice Health Visiting

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This programme aims to equip nurses and midwives to develop an enhanced and applied knowledge base in Health Visiting Practice allowing you to exit with the required Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) recordable qualification as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN)-Health Visiting (NMC 2004). [+]

This programme aims to equip nurses and midwives to develop an enhanced and applied knowledge base in Health Visiting Practice allowing you to exit with the required Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) recordable qualification as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN)-Health Visiting (NMC 2004). The programme is delivered in collaboration with NHS Health Board and local authority partners in Western Isles, Highland, Tayside and Forth Valley, combining academic teaching and practice learning throughout the programme. On successful completion of the programme you will be able to respond to the demands of contemporary public health practice in the community and to work to influence and improve the standard of care for children, young people and their families. Accreditation Early Years Practice is an 'Approved programme' of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Top Reasons To Study With Us You will gain a Masters degree or Postgraduate Diploma from a multi-award winning Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, led by a group of world-leading academics, with strong and established research records, real nursing experience and a wealth of world-class publications who will support you both personally and academically. This programme has been developed in close partnership with our practice partners, NHS Forth Valley, Highland and the Western Isles. User and carer, student and alumni representation have ensured the process of bringing together a curriculum that is fit for purpose and one that addresses the needs of both service providers and users. The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport has considerable experience... [-]

MSc in Health Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

Although people live longer and are currently ‘healthier’ in many ways than before, this has not led to a sense of improved health or wellbeing for all members of society. Health Psychology improves wellbeing by applying psychological theories, methods and research to the promotion of health, prevention and treatment of illness and disability, analysis and improvement of the health care system and health policy formation. A small number of NHS-funded bursaries are available to cover tuition fees and other expenses. [+]

Although people live longer and are currently ‘healthier’ in many ways than before, this has not led to a sense of improved health or wellbeing for all members of society. Health Psychology improves wellbeing by applying psychological theories, methods and research to the promotion of health, prevention and treatment of illness and disability, analysis and improvement of the health care system and health policy formation. A small number of NHS-funded bursaries are available to cover tuition fees and other expenses. Accreditation ‌British Psychological Society From the September 2003 intake, successful completion of this course fulfils stage one of the requirements towards Chartered Membership of the Society and full membership of the Division of Health Psychology. Course objectives Students on this course will understand and critically evaluate the theoretical basis of health psychology and apply this knowledge to understanding health, health behaviours and health care issues. The course has a strong experiential focus – it includes contributions from health care practitioners and allows you to carry out a brief placement in a health care setting normally arranged by the student with help/support from the course team. You are encouraged to carry out research in health care settings where possible. This MSc is designed to meet the British Psychological Society’s requirements for Stage One training towards professional Health Psychologist status. Via formal teaching and practical experience, you will acquire relevant skills and core competencies as a basis for professional training in health psychology (Stage Two), or other applications of psychology to health... [-]

MSc in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care

Online Full time 1 year January 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This Master’s course, delivered jointly by the Universities of Stirling and Dundee, was designed by National Health Service (NHS) professionals and clinical academics to train people to deliver evidence-based psychological therapies to adults in Primary Care. [+]

This Master’s course, delivered jointly by the Universities of Stirling and Dundee, was designed by National Health Service (NHS) professionals and clinical academics to train people to deliver evidence-based psychological therapies to adults in Primary Care. Mental Health Services across the UK are facing a growing demand for therapeutic services for common mental health disorders. The NHS commitment to delivering evidence-based treatments means that the theoretical focus of this training is cognitive behavioural therapy. Students of this MSc will study a curriculum jointly devised by NHS clinicians and clinical academics at the University of Dundee Medical School and the University of Stirling's Division of Psychology, whilst undergoing training and clinical supervision within the NHS. The course will develop your knowledge of the prevalence, diagnostic criteria, presentation and treatment of common mental health disorders within a Cognitive Behavioural Framework. Course objectives This National Health Service Education for Scotland (NES) funded MSc is designed to extend the knowledge of the theoretical foundations of human behaviour and psychological disorders, and to develop the necessary competences to deliver evidence-based psychological therapies to treat common mental health disorders in adults in a primary care setting. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements Applicants should hold an Honours degree in Psychology (at upper second class or above) conferring the Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society. Applicants for this course should be aware that they are also applying for employment with the NHS and therefore must be eligible for, and have appropriate personal... [-]

MSc in Sport Nutrition

Campus Full time Part time 6 - 12 months March 2018 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This upgrade to MSc course has been established specifically for students who already hold an International Olympic Committee (IOC) postgraduate diploma in Sports Nutrition. [+]

This upgrade to MSc course has been established specifically for students who already hold an International Olympic Committee (IOC) postgraduate diploma in Sports Nutrition. Course objectives The course provides high quality research training through planning, conducting and writing up a research project enabling those working in the field of Sport Nutrition to undertake, understand and inform others about research in their chosen area of study. What makes us different? Entry requirements Academic requirements Applicants must have met the entrance requirements for, and must have successfully completed, the IOC postgraduate diploma in Sports Nutrition. For information on how to enrol for the IOC diploma in Sports Nutrition please visit the following website: www.sportsoracle.com/Nutrition/Home/ English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.5 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 17 If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. Structure and content Students are required to conduct a novel research project and write up a research report (dissertation) of 3,000-5,000 words in the form... [-]

Master

Master of Public Health

Online Part time 3 years January 2018 United Kingdom Stirling

This new, multidisciplinary online Master of Public Health (MPH) course has been specifically designed for students from various backgrounds who have an interest in public health research, policy and practice, but will be particularly relevant to those considering a future public health career, either in the UK or abroad. [+]

This new, multidisciplinary online Master of Public Health (MPH) course has been specifically designed for students from various backgrounds who have an interest in public health research, policy and practice, but will be particularly relevant to those considering a future public health career, either in the UK or abroad. The online nature of the course is ideal for students who want to gain a Masters level qualification concurrently with full-time employment. A varied choice of core and elective modules allow students to tailor their learning and development according to their needs and interests. Modules available help students to develop a critical understanding of public health approaches and their relevance to research, policy and practice at the local, national and global level. The course has been designed to be suitable for both novice and experienced public health practitioners, making this an ideal option for those currently working in public health and related fields, as well as those with aspirations to do so. Regardless of expertise, students will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and abilities essential to influence the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups, communities and populations. What is the MPH about? This course is designed for students who want to explore the current and emerging key issues in the field while reflecting on their own practice, experiences and interests. We are keen for students to collaborate with us in better understanding how public health works across the three key areas of research, policy and practice, and how knowledge and... [-]

MRes in Health Research (Online)

Online Full time Part time 12 - 48 months September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The course has been designed to suit students from a range of backgrounds. Most students (and graduates) have a health professional qualification e.g. nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, occupational therapy. Other students are from the social care or research sectors. Our students are from across the UK and overseas as online study offers flexibility around their work and family commitments. [+]

There is an increasing need for health professionals to be directly or indirectly involved with a range of research, evaluation, clinical audit and quality improvement activities as part of their practice. Current policy and practice developments are also placing greater emphasis on the Clinical Academic Career pathway and there are now many health professionals with a clinical/practice and research focus on their roles. These developments point to the need for rigorous, high-quality interdisciplinary and flexible research programmes to prepare health professionals for these challenging and rewarding roles. The MRes Health Research provides this. There is a strong emphasis placed on the application of knowledge and skills. The course can be taken as an advanced qualification in its own right or as excellent preparation for doctoral level study. Students can choose to study for a postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Master's degree. Stand-alone modules are also available for those interested in Continuing Professional Development. The course has been designed to suit students from a range of backgrounds. Most students (and graduates) have a health professional qualification e.g. nursing, midwifery, pharmacy, occupational therapy. Other students are from the social care or research sectors. Our students are from across the UK and overseas as online study offers flexibility around their work and family commitments. 1st for Research In the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport came top for health research in Scotland and was ranked 12th in the UK overall, showcasing our commitment to producing world-leading research which improves... [-]

PhD

Clinical Doctorates

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

The ‘Clinical Doctorate’ programme is designed for experienced clinicians who wish to attain the highest goal of becoming ‘clinical academic’. This is the ideal qualification for those who retain a clinical focus with commitment to the improvement of patient care. [+]

Our Clinical Doctorate is the only one of its kind in Scotland, tailored to the needs of Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals, of all varieties. The programme is practice-focused and has been designed to prepare future leaders of practice, education and leadership. Students will join other professionals from a range of disciplines for on-campus and online study, to benefit not only from the extensive knowledge delivered by the Clinical Doctorate team, but from each others experiences and expertise. The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport is well placed to deliver a clinically focused programme such as this. We are a multi-award winning institution, led by a group of world-leading academics, with strong and established research records, real nursing experience and a wealth of world-class publications. Who is the Doctorate for? The ‘Clinical Doctorate’ programme is designed for experienced clinicians who wish to attain the highest goal of becoming ‘clinical academic’. This is the ideal qualification for those who retain a clinical focus with commitment to the improvement of patient care. Health care professionals on the Programme may include: nurses; midwives; dieticians; genetic counsellors; occupational therapists; paramedicine; physiotherapists; speech and language therapists; sport and exercise psychologists and podiatrists. 1st for Research In the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) the Faculty of Health Sciences came top for health research in Scotland and was ranked 12th in the UK overall, showcasing our commitment to producing world-leading research which improves the health of people in Scotland and reduces health inequalities through impact on policy... [-]

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University of Stirling,
Stirling, Scotland, FK9 4LA GB