University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Socio-Cultural Studies

This research training degree is for postgraduate students who wish to work in an interdisciplinary way, combining theory and methodology from social sciences, arts and humanities in exploring socio-cultural topics; it will appeal to people from social sciences, arts or humanities backgrounds who want to think and research across the traditional disciplinary divisions.

Entry requirements

Applicants require an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject or relevant qualifications and experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Documents of life; research design; data analysis; sources and approaches for historical research; research methods in literatures, languages and cultures; research design in geography; explanation and understanding in social and political research; contemporary social theory; ethical and political issues in social and political research.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,550 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,600 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,300 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0131 651 3064