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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 2018.

Choosing your courses

Online course selection will be open 1st August - 31st August.  You will receive further information by email at the start of August about how to choose your courses. Please note only those with an unconditional firm offer will be eligible to complete course selection during August.

Join our Facebook group

We will have a Facebook Group 'University of Edinburgh SPS Postgraduates 2018-19' 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 2018 which runs from Monday 10 September  - Friday 14 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 2018-19

Semester 1 starts on Monday 17th September 2018 and runs until 21st December 2018. Semester dates for the year are available here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh in September!