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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


New Students

Welcome! This page is designed for our new postgraduate students who will be coming to study at the Graduate School of Social and Political Science from September 2019.

Choosing your courses (PGT students)

Online course selection will be open 9 - 13 September.  You will receive further information by email about how to choose your courses. Please note only those with an unconditional firm offer will be eligible to complete course selection.

Choosing your courses (PGR students)

You must choose your courses (for both semesters) no later than at the end of week 2 of semester 1 (27th September 2019) although we encourage students to make their choice during the Welcome Week or in Week 1. More information on PGR course selection can be found here.

Join our Facebook group

We will have a Facebook Group 'University of Edinburgh SPS Postgraduates 2019-20' which will launch the first week of August. Join the group and get to know your fellow students as well as ask any questions you may have!

Welcome Week

We strongly recommend all our students arrive to participate in  Welcome Week 2019 which runs from Monday 9th September  - Friday 13th September.  During this week formal induction and enrolment events for your programme take place. We'll send you further details about this during August.

Semester dates 2019-20

Semester 1 starts on Monday 16th September 2019 and runs until 20th December 2019. Semester dates for the year are available here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh in September!

Incoming Students