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Taught Masters

We offer a broad range of taught masters programmes across areas including Global Health, International Development, International Relations, Politics, Policy Studies, Science & Technology, Social Anthropology, and Social Welfare.

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Research masters

The MSc by Research is a flexible one-year full-time degree which combines hands-on training in social research skills, with the opportunity to start work on an individual project. In many cases this project forms the basis of a subsequent PhD.

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PhD Programmes

With a stimulating and supportive intellectual environment, and academic supervisors at the forefront of internationally renowned research in their fields, we offer a world-class experience in focused and sustained research on our PhD programmes.

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Distance Learning

Our Online Learning programmes can be studied from anywhere in the world and offer an innovative learning environment where students develop critical understanding to engage with the political, economic, social, and cultural challenges facing society today.

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Studying at the Graduate School

Find out more about what you can expect from life as a postgraduate student in the Graduate School of Social & Political Science at The University of Edinburgh.

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Open Days, online information sessions, individual visits. Get details of where, when and how you can connect with us to find out more about postgraduate study in the School.

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How to Apply

Applications to postgraduate programmes in the School of Social & Political Science are made online via the University's EUCLID system.

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Fees and Funding

Here you will find information on, and links to, numerous funding opportunities available to candidates with an offer of admission to one of our many postgraduate degrees.

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