Normally a good honours degree (2:1 or equivalent). Candidates from a wide range of subject areas may be considered, including science, engineering, social sciences, humanities, management, but normally students with no background in STS would be expected to take one of the taught Masters programmes.
Months of entry
The MSc(R) Science and Technology Studies is aimed at students who intend to pursue a research career, within or outside academia, in this interdisciplinary field. Coursework combines a general training in social science research methods with a selection from the core and option courses available in the taught MSc STS or STPM. For students progressing to a PhD, the dissertation at the end of the MSc(R) normally takes the form of a full research proposal and/or pilot study in preparation for the empirical part of their doctoral research.
Information for international students
Various of funding opportunities for international students, including British Council, Chevening and several sources specifically for students from African countries: see http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/sts_mscr
Fees and funding
Various funding opportunities for UK, EU and international students: see http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/sts_mscr
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Graduate School Social and Political Science
- 0131 651 1778