Research course

Scottish Ethnology

University of Edinburgh · School of Social and Political Science
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.

We may also consider your application if you have other qualifications or experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Research and field collection in Scottish Ethnology encompass the following main areas:

  • oral narrative
  • song and instrumental music
  • material culture
  • social organisation
  • custom and belief
  • place-names.

Both oral and written sources are stressed and Scotland offers excellent opportunities for fieldwork in Scots and Gaelic.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

All students also have access to the University's Postgraduate Skills Training courses.

Course contact details

Graduate School Administrator
+44 (0)131 650 4114