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Social Research

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
Duration
25300 GBP/year
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About

This Social Research programme at The University of Edinburgh can be taken either as a free-standing degree, or during the first year of doctoral study. Compulsory training in both quantitative and qualitative social research skills is combined with the essentials of research design.

Overview

After the Social Research programme at The University of Edinburgh, you’ll graduate with an in-depth understanding of the key issues, approaches and techniques of research in the social sciences, and the ability to conduct quality social research of value to the public, policymakers, professionals and the academic community.

Practical application of your skills is also a priority, and you will have the option to base your dissertation on work-based experience.

Recognised as research training by the Economic and Social Research Council, the programme is also eligible for the Open Societies Foundation grant scheme.

Career opportunities

This programme will equip you with research skills that can be used as the basis of doctoral research, potentially leading to an academic career.

Past students have also found research positions in both the public and private sectors.

You will develop a range of highly transferable skills, such as communication and project management, which can be applied to roles in any field.

Programme Structure

The programme will be delivered through:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • group work
  • guided independent study

You will complete three compulsory courses for the PgCert and an additional three option courses for the MSc.

MSc students will also produce an independently researched dissertation, which may be based on a placement you undertake at a workplace of your choosing.

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees per year

  • Home: £8,100
  • International/EU: £12,650

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

 

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