At the University of Stirling, being the difference is in our DNA, that's why we're regularly recognised across the globe for excellence and world-class student experience. We’ve been awarded 5 Stars in the QS World University Rankings 2018 for our teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and inclusiveness.  Our dynamic community of staff and students from more than 120 countries and small class sizes help to ensure you benefit from world-class teaching from our leading academics.

GREAT Scholarships 2021

The University of Stirling has three GREAT Scholarships available for the 2021-22 academic year for students from China (one), Indonesia (one) and Thailand (one).

For eligible subjects, please visit the university website.

Key subject information

MSc Data Science for Business

This exciting MSc Data Science for Business is the first in Scotland to be developed with inputs from SAS, a global leader in business analytics solutions; leading financial services organisation HSBC and The Data Lab to ensure it meets industry needs.

This course provides you with a deep understanding of the industrial and scientific relevance of advanced analytics and their application in strategic and operational decision-making. The course addresses the acknowledged shortage of business leaders and managers with a detailed working knowledge of data analytics. 

You’ll work on real life consultancy-style projects alongside industry leaders in data analytics

MSc Marketing

The MSc Marketing course was one of the first in the country to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). CIM accreditation means that when you successfully complete the course, it's easier to gain a Professional Diploma in Marketing. Two of the Diploma modules will be waived and to gain the CIM Professional Diploma you will only need to undertake two CIM modules rather than the usual four, giving you a competitive edge in your career.

Our research-led teaching combined with a focus on practical applications is a key strength of this course. In addition to consistently engaging in academic literature through weekly readings and module assessments, the course gives you a number of opportunities to apply concepts, theories and frameworks to practical aspects. You will collaborate during your studies with a wide variety of organisations including not-for-profit, third sector and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

MSc Big Data

Big data is increasingly important in today’s commercial landscape. As a data scientist specialising in big data, you’ll help companies make sense of large amounts of structured and unstructured data, providing rapid insights that enable them to make better, quicker decisions.

The course will teach you how to collect, manage and analyse big, fast moving data for science or commerce. You’ll learn skills in cutting-edge technology such as Python, R, Hadoop, NoSQL and Machine Learning. 

Our MSc has been developed in partnership with global and local companies who employ data scientists. Since the course was launched we have developed a great relationship with employers who are looking for the skills that we teach.

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