Taught course

Social Research

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Social and Political Science
Qualifications
MScPGCert

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is designed to provide a firm grounding in the theory, philosophy and methods of social research, as well as opportunities to develop other areas of interest within the field of social sciences.

This programme combines compulsory training in a combination of quantitative and qualitative social research skills with the essentials of research design; and you’ll graduate with an in-depth understanding of the key issues, approaches and techniques of research in the social sciences, and the ability to conduct quality social research of value to the public,policymakers, professionals, and the academic community.

Practical application of your skills is also a priority, and you will have the option to base your dissertation on work-based experience.

Recognised as research training by the Economic and Social Research Council, the programme is also eligible for the Open Societies Foundation grant scheme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
pgadmissions.sps@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 1560