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Stirling Courses – 2023-24 Yearlong

If you have questions about the academics or courses available on this program, locate the Program Advisor to 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.


USAC’s partnership with the University of Stirling provides you with a wide array of academic options. You may choose from courses offered in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, and Stirling Management School. Students take three courses each semester. You will not be allowed to take more or less than this. Each module is 20 Scottish credits and is equivalent to 5 U.S. semester credits. Courses are subject to change and approval of prerequisites which are determined by the University of Stirling.

Fields of Study at the University of Stirling:

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

  • Communications, Media, and Culture
  • History and Politics
  • Law and Philosophy
  • Literature and Languages

Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport

  • Heath Sciences
  • Sport

Faculty of Natural Sciences

  • Aquaculture
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • Computing Science and Mathematics
  • Psychology

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Dementia Studies
  • Education Studies
  • Social Work Studies
  • Sociology, Social Policy, and Criminology

Stirling Management School

    • Accounting and Finance
    • Economics
    • Management, Work, and Organization
    • Marketing and Retail

    Courses of Interest to Study Abroad Students

    • British Literature 1700-1830 (fall)
    • Business in Europe and the Emerging Economies (spring)
    • Contemporary Issues in Scots Private Law (spring)
    • The European Union in International Politics (spring)
    • For the Lion: Scotland in the British Isles and Europe 1100-1542 (fall)
    • The Making of Modern Britain 1707 to 2000: An Introduction (fall)
    • Nations and Traditions 2: Scotland's Lost Renaissance (spring)
    • Nineteenth Century Scotland c.1800-1914 (fall)
    • People and Power: Politics of the British Isles (fall)
    • Policy and Policymaking in the UK (fall)
    • Rebellion and Enlightenment: Scotland 1713 to 1815 (spring)
    • Religion, Denomination and Prejudice in Britain 1780-1914 (spring)
    • Safer Spaces: Environment in 20th Century Britain (spring)
    • Writing and History: Scotland and Empire (spring)

    Course Descriptions

    To obtain course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. You will need to select a faculty (department) from the left-hand navigation menu to get started. Please contact the USAC Advising department if you have difficulty finding the information.

    Quick Details

    2023-24 Application Cycle

    • Summer: Deadline has passed
    • Fall/Yearlong: Open
      • Deadline: April 15
    • Spring: Open
      • Deadline: October 1



    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

    Fall/Spring: 20 students



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