12 months
23325 GBP/year
9850 GBP/year
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Autism Research is a unique course at University of Stirling, giving you an in-depth understanding of autism research. It combines teaching in psychological research methods with hands-on experience.

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Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental condition, whereby autistic people experience and perceive the world differently to non-autistic people. 

Autistic individuals experience a constellation of different strengths and challenges, and autism is typically characterised by differences within social communication and social interaction, sensory sensitivities, focused interests and repetitive behaviours. 

Autism research has the potential to help us better understand and support autistic people and their families.

The MSc Autism Research  at University of Stirling  is a unique course designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of both psychological research methods and current topics in autism research. You'll learn about key areas of theory, current debates and ethical practices within autism research. The course aims to give you the skills and knowledge needed to conduct high quality research, focused on the priorities of the autistic community.

Masters students have their own dedicated MSc office and are integrated into the thriving research culture of the Psychology department.


The Autism Research MSc is designed for those going on to do further research about autism, or as the foundation for a career working with autistic people. The structure of the course includes both a practical placement and a research project, allowing you to develop relevant skills for both research and applied careers.

Students who complete this MSc may also be eligible to apply for an ESRC 1+3 PhD studentship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Analysis Methods in Psychological Research
  • Key Skills for Psychology Researchers
  • Autism Research
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Placement (4 weeks)
  • Qualitative Analysis Methods in Psychological Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants requiring a student visa are advised to apply at least eight weeks in advance of the start date.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23325 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23325 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Stirling

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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