University of Stirling

University of Stirling

Applied Studies (Management and Leadership in Social Services)

The course allows social services managers to build on their professional experience by undertaking study in a range of management subjects. The University of Stirling offers flexible options for social services managers from across the public, voluntary and independent sectors to pursue their professional development and gain management qualifications directly relevant to their work.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd 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.

Course modules

Year 1: Managing in the context of a social services agency; managing and supervising staff; evidence informed practice and evaluation Year 2: Collaborative practice; research methods and application; managing change and innovation Year 3: From September to February students will complete the dissertation

Assessment methods

Academic and management practice assignments form the assessment for each module, the practice being drawn from employment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 30 months
MSc Part-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

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