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.
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.
The programme will be delivered through:
- 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.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesAnthropology Sociology View 132 other Masters in Anthropology in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.
International25300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National16200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.