University of Edinburgh
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.
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.
See our website for detailed programme information.
|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 name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Central area campus||EH8 9JZ||Scotland|
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