Teaching at the University of Stirling is carried out through a series of lectures and smaller group seminars, with some subjects also incorporating practical lab sessions. Education in the UK has a strong focus on independent study, with the number of dedicated hours varying between subjects. Stirling's Student Learning Services department is always on hand to offer guidance on making the most of your academic studies.
One Stirling course module (what we call class) is equivalent to 20 Stirling SCQF credits, which is equivalent to 5 US credits. Three Stirling modules (60 SCQF credits) is a full semester load. There are half modules offered at 10 SCQF (3 HPU credits) and double modules at 40 SCQF (10 HPU credits) also available.
To view the full list of courses available, please visit Stirling’s course catalog. Undergraduate students should look for Levels 7, 8, and 9 modules. Level 10 modules are primarily reserved for students studying an honours degree at Stirling and require quite a bit of preparation work to be considered for enrollment. Students desiring to enroll in a Level 10 module will need to submit to Stirling faculty thorough proof of their completion of equivalent pre-requisite work at HPU.
Syllabi can be downloaded from Stirling's online catalog system. While students will be enrolling in 3 modules, they should choose at least 6 modules for approval; however, schedule changes can be made via email before arrival and during orientation after arrival. Courses can be from across disciplines.
Note: The International Business course is taught only during fall terms.
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.