University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Socio-Cultural Studies

Socio-cultural studies attracts people with social science backgrounds who wish to work on interdisciplinary topics, and also those from an arts or humanities background who want to gain skills and experience in social research. Our PhD students can apply to the Arts & Humanities Research Council and some have already been successful in applications for doctoral research funding to the AHRC. The MSc by Research in Socio-Cultural Studies may be taken as a stand-alone, one-year course or as a stepping stone to the PhD. It offers training in a range of qualitative methods. Indicative courses include: - Documents of Life - Research Design - Data Analysis - Sources & Approaches for Historical Research - Research Methods in Literatures, Languages & Cultures - Research Design in Geography - Explanation & Understanding in Social & Political Research - Contemporary Social Theory - Ethical & Political Issues in Social & Political Research The dissertation element of the degree can take the form of either a small piece of independent research or a detailed proposal for a PhD.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 - 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 - 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Team (School of Social and Political Science)
Telephone number: 
01316513064