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About us

The Graduate School of Social and Political Science is an interdisciplinary hub providing advanced postgraduate education and training in the social sciences. It forms the postgraduate division of the School of Social and Political Science. The Graduate School is led by a Director (Dr Daniel Clegg) and two Deputy Directors who are responsible for Taught Masters programmes (Dr Carmen Gebhard) and Research degrees (Dr Elke Heins) and supported by an office manager (Toni Dismore)

Location

The Graduate School Office is located on the 1st floor of the Chrystal Macmillan Building (room 1.20) and is normally open from 9:30-12:30 and 13:30-16:00 Monday to Friday. It provides an accessible point of personal contact for new enquiries and for existing students.

Contact Details

For general enquiries please email: Gradschool.sps@ed.ac.uk

phone: +44 (0)131 651 5122

For taught student queries please email: PGTaught.sps@ed.ac.uk

For reseeach student queries please email: PGResearch.sps@ed.ac.uk

For admissions enquires, including how to apply:

email: PGAdmissions.sps@ed.ac.uk

phone: +44 (0)131 651 3064

MSc on Programme Enquiries:

MSc (Taught) and MSc (by Research) students can also contact their Programme Secretary:

Gillian MacDonald is team leader of the PGT Programme Support Team(taught programmes) and the secretary for the following programmes:
•    MSc Global Environment, Politics, and Society
•    MSc International and European Politics
•    MSc International Political Theory
•    MSc International Relations
•    MSc International Relations of the Middle East
•    MSc International Relations of the Middle East with Arabic

Gillian is situated in room 1.19 and can be contacted on 0131 651 3244.

Nicole Develing-Bogdan is the secretary for the following programmes:

•   MSc Global Health and Public Policy
•   MSc Health System and Public Policy
•   MSc Health Inequalities and Public Policy
•   MSc Policy Studies
•   MSc Comparative Public Policy
•   MSc Social Research
•   MSc Childhood Studies
•   MSc Sociology and Global Change
•   MSc Nationalism Studies
•   MSc Digital Society

Nicole is situated in room 1.19 and can be contacted on 0131 651 5067.

Morag Wilson is the secretary for the following programmes:

•   MSc Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance
•   MSc Science and Technology in Society
•   MSc Africa and International Development
•   MSc African Studies
•   MSc International Development
•   MSc Medical Anthropology
•   MSc Social Anthropology
•   PG Advanced Professional Studies (MHO)
Morag is situated in room 1.19 and can be contacted on 0131 651 5066.

Kate Ferguson is the secretary for the following programmes:
Kate is situated in room 1.19 and can be contacted on 0131 651 1659.

Jason Andreas is the secretary for the following programmes:

•    PGCert Africa and International Development, ODL
•    PGCert Global Development, ODL
•    MSc Global Challenges, ODL
•    Making Use of Digital Research, ODL
•    PGCert Global Health Policy

Jason is situated in room 1.19 and can be contacted on 0131 650 3937.

Lee Corcoran is the secretary for the following programme:
•    Master in Public Policy

Lee is situated in room 1.19 and can be contacted on 0131 650 3914.

Agata Paluba is the secretary for the following programme:
•    MSc by Research programmes 

Agata is situated in room 1.19 and can be contacted on 0131 651 5070.

PhD student queries:

Please email pgresearch.sps@ed.ac.uk  or call  0131 651 1587.

Admissions:

For general questions about admissions, including how to apply:

email: pgadmissions.sps@ed.ac.uk

phone: +44 (0)131 651 3064

The Admissions Team are located in room 2.14.

Anna Drever is the Team Leader for postgraduate admissions at SPS. Anna can be reached on 0131 651 5074.

Elaine Khennouf is a secretary for postgraduate admissions at SPS. Elaine can be reached on 0131 650 8428.

Kasia Mazurkiewicz is a secretary for postgraduate admissions at SPS. Kasia can be reached on 0131 651 3064.

Student Development Office:

The Student Development Office delivers skills training, career development, placement opportunities and knowledge exchange for students on both taught and research programmes.

The Student Development team are located in room 1.14 in the Chrystal Macmillan Building.

Shian Holt Student Development Manager. Shian can be reached on 0131 650 4254

Amelia Hodgson Student Development Officer. Amelia coordinates the placement opportunities within the School, and can be reached on 0131 651 5677 or Amelia.Hodgson@ed.ac.uk.

Kirsty Brown Student Development Administrative Secretary. Kirsty coordinates the Edinburgh Awards and Student Development events, and can be reached on 0131 650 3929 or Kirsty.Brown@ed.ac.uk.

To find out more about the workshops and placement-based dissertations, or if you are looking for support for student initiatives,  visit the Student Development Office website.

Graduate School Manager:

If you would like to speak to the manager of the Graduate School please feel free to contact Toni Dismore or call 0131 651 1777.

Academic Queries about our Postgraduate Degrees

Taught Postgraduate Degrees

For further information about our taught Masters degrees, please see the taught Masters degree webpages. If you have further academic questions, please contact the Programme Director named on the degree webpage.

Research Postgraduate Degrees

For further information about our Research Masters degrees, please see the MSc by Research degree webpages. For further information about our PhD and MPhil degrees, please see the PhD degree webpages. If you have further academic queries - for example, to discuss your research interests - please contact the Postgraduate Advisor named on the degree webpage.

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