The Faculty of Social Sciences is a large interdisciplinary unit, combining teaching and research interests in: Dementia; Education; Housing Studies; Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology; and Social Work.
We offer an established, research-led suite of taught postgraduate courses, including our world renowned Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) courses, ESRC-recognised courses in Social Research and diverse Doctoral opportunities.
Our externally accredited professional courses, such as Educational Leadership, Housing Studies and Social Work Studies, are designed to best equip our students with practical and transferable knowledge for the complex demands of professional practice.
The Faculty is home to a vibrant and diverse community of academics and postgraduate students, where creative thinking and independent spirit is promoted and celebrated.
Other admission 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 6.0 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 56 in each component. -IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20.
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. Students must be working in or have experience of working in a relevant profession. Please note: If you are a student from overseas and applying with a Tier 4 student visa, we unfortunately cannot accept your application for this course as it falls into the category of being part-time, delivered online or a distance learning course. See course description for further admission requirements.
Recipient: University of Stirling
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