Stirling, Scotland

Course Information

Stirling, Scotland | 2017 Spring

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.

Areas of Study at the University of Stirling

Through our agreement with the University of Stirling, an array courses will be made available for you to take. Areas of study are included below. Courses are subject availability and approval of prerequisites by the host university.

  • Courses, called “modules” at University of Stirling, are taught by lecture with syllabi tutorial sessions or seminars (depending on the level of study), and support.
  • You will enroll in up to three Stirling modules per semester, which is the equivalent of approximately 15 US credits.

Keep in mind that you must enroll in the equivalency of at least 12 US credits per semester (even if host university requirements are lower). Be sure to have plenty of primary and alternate course options in mind as schedules are subject to change and registration in your preferred courses is not guaranteed.

Grades may not be ready until one or two months after exams are completed; in some cases it may take longer. Check your Credits, Courses, and Transcripts document in Gateway for details specific to your host university. The transcript evaluation and grade reporting process at your home university will also take time after your overseas transcripts arrives. If you plan to study here during your senior year, review your home university requirements carefully to allow enough time for grades to be posted for graduation. Plan to work ahead with your academic advisor if you will be using your study abroad coursework to meet prerequisites back at home.

Accountancy and Finance

Recent courses have included:

  • Auditing
  • International Finance
  • Securities and Investment


Recent courses have included:

  • Aquaculture
  • Aquatic Environment
  • Our Blue Planet

Biological Sciences

Recent courses have included:

  • Biodiversity
  • Marine Biology
  • Microbiology

Business and Management

Recent courses have included:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Responsible Business

Computer Science

Recent courses have included:

  • Communications and Networking
  • Computer Game Technologies
  • Information Systems


Recent courses have included:

  • Economic Policy
  • Energy Economics
  • Environmental Economics


Recent courses have included:

  • Education: Learning and Teaching
  • Education: Purposes, Principles, Practice

English Studies

Recent courses have included:

  • Creative Writing
  • Language and the Brain
  • Shakespeare's Theatre
  • Writing and History: Scotland and Empire

Environmental Sciences

Recent courses have included:

  • Building Planet Earth
  • Global Environmental Issues
  • The Biosphere

Film and Media Studies

Recent courses have included:

  • Scriptwriting
  • Small Nations on Screen
  • Sport, the Media, and Popular Culture

Global Cinema and Culture

Recent courses have included:

  • Classic European Cinema
  • Post-war European Cinema


Recent courses have included:

  • From World War to Cold War
  • Gender in Britain, 1750-1930
  • History of Political Thought
  • Kingship and Nationhood: Scotland, c.1000-1513

Journalism Studies

Recent courses have included:

  • Ethical Issues in Journalism
  • Print and Photo Journalism
  • Writing News and Features


Recent courses have included:

  • Criminal Law
  • Energy Law
  • International Law and Institutions
  • Sports Law


Recent courses have included:

  • International and Export Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Understanding Consumers


Recent courses have included:

  • Linear Algebra
  • Modelling with Differential Equations
  • Statistical Inference


Recent courses have included:

  • Logic
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Plato to Existentialism


Recent courses have included:

  • Environmental Politics in an International Context
  • Freedom, Violence, and Repression: the People in Revolution
  • Human Rights in International Politics


Recent courses have included:

  • Animal Behavior
  • Cognition
  • Developmental Psychology

Religious Studies

Recent courses have included:

  • Religion and Gender
  • Religion, Colonialism, and Nationalism
  • Religion, Ethics and Society

Sociology and Social Policy and Criminology

Recent courses have included:

  • Scottish Society
  • Understanding Social Policy
  • Women, Crime, and Justice

Sports Studies

Recent courses have included:

  • Psychology of Sport
  • Sport, Culture, and Nationhood
  • The Historical Development of Sport

Course Descriptions

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