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
Social Policy has been taught in Edinburgh since 1918 and is well established within the School of Social & Political Science. Edinburgh is the leading centre for social policy research in Scotland and one of the leading centres of postgraduate education and training in social policy in the UK.
Our Social Policy group is one of the most respected in the UK and among the best for the quality of its teaching and research.
We offer postgraduate supervision across the whole subject range, with particular expertise in comparative social policy, welfare reform, labour market policy, health policy, childhood studies, family policy and education policy.
Comparative social policy work, economy and welfare; state, governance and welfare; childhood and family studies; socio-legal studies
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit our website
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Team
- +44 (0)131 651 3064/5074