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Stirling Courses – 2022 Summer Session II

If you have questions about the academics or courses available on this program, locate the Program Advisor to schedule an advising appointment or email them your questions directly.

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.

Choose one or two of the following courses per session offered through the University of Stirling (all courses and the internship are 3 U.S. semester credits):

Stirling Summer I

  • Education and Learning: A Scottish Perspective
  • Data, Tools, and Methods: Making Sense of our Society
  • Issues in Moral Philosophy
  • Lochs and Glens: Landscape Photography in Magical Scotland
  • Religion and Conflict
  • Royals and Rascals: Contemporary Studies in British Journalism
  • Scotland on the Screen
  • Scottish Wars of Independence
  • Celtic Religion
  • Aliens and Earthlings: Science Fiction Literature
  • Sport Management and Culture: A European Perspective

Stirling Summer II

  • Internship
  • Crime and Justice in Scotland: The Criminal in Scottish Society
  • International Relations
  • Monsters and Vampires: The Impact of British Gothic on Contemporary Popular Culture
  • Scottish History: The Jacobites
  • Witchcraft in Early Modern Scotland
  • Brief Encounters: An Introduction to Writing Short Stories
  • Scotland the What? Contemporary Scottish Literature and Identity
  • Junkies and Jezebels: Scotland and Gender
  • Green Politics: Theory and Practice

Click here for a link to course descriptions.

Internship Details

You have to take a course in the first summer session in order to do an internship in the second summer session. You cannot do the internship by itself.

The University of Stirling's Careers Team will work with students individually on internship opportunities that match their interests. Past internships placements have been at the following organizations:

  • Basketball Scotland
  • Creative Stirling
  • Scottish Children's Reporter Administration
  • Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders' Museum
  • Forth Valley Disability Sport
  • The Conservation Colunteers
  • Marketing at the University of Stirling Management School

Internship applicants are required to submit an internship application form and resume. Students should be as detailed as possible to give a well-rounded sense of the individual’s skills, interests, and expectations. There is not an interview process and placements are found based on all information provided at the application stage. On successful placement of the student, the Careers Team would be in touch to share the full job description and employer information.

Internships applications are accepted on a rolling basis and intake is capped at 10 students, so we recommend students apply as soon as possible. Placement is not guarenteed.

Course Descriptions

To obtain course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. Please contact the USAC Advising department if you have difficulty finding the information.

Quick Details

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer: Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open



Minimum GPA: 3.0


Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minimum class standing: Junior (strong Sophomore applications may be considered)

Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application

Program Type




Program Capacity

Summer: 20 students (limited Internship placements)

Fall/Spring: 20 students



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