Research course

Sociology

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Social and Political Science
Qualifications
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, and a UK masters degree with an overall mark of 65% or its international equivalent.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Sociology at Edinburgh is one of the premier research units in the UK, as indicated by our excellent rating in the latest Research Assessment Exercise.

We have a long-standing commitment to original empirical and theoretical work on society, and to the production of cultural and scientific knowledge.

We work closely with other colleagues in the School and supervise many cross-disciplinary projects. Applications are particularly welcome from students wishing to specialise in:

  • refugee and migration studies
  • auto/biography and narrative studies
  • comparative sociology
  • South Asian studies
  • Southern Africa
  • family and intimate relations
  • innovation in genomics
  • medical sociology
  • political sociology
  • nationalism studies
  • constitutional change and governance
  • social studies of finance and markets
  • social, cultural and feminist theory
  • gender, inequality and social stratification
  • work, consumption and organisations
  • Scottish society and politics
  • science and technology studies
  • sociology of emotions

Department specialisms

Urban and Rural Sociology; Family and Intimate Relations; Youth; Gender; Inequality and Stratification; Work and Organisations; Scottish Society and Politics; Political Sociology; Race Relations

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • 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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
pgadmissions.sps@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 3917