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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Postgraduate Community

We are deeply committed to our students at all levels. Our cosmopolitan community of graduate students, from the UK, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australasia, make a critical contribution to the thriving research environment in Edinburgh. In a typical year we have around thirty PhD and MSc(R) students registered in core Social Anthropology, with others working in specialist research centres like African Studies and the ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (INNOGEN).


Our PhD degree has ESRC funding for home/EU students. In 2007 we launched the STAR (Scottish Training in Anthropological Research) Programme, bringing together PhD students and early career researchers from Edinburgh, Aberdeen, St Andrews and Glasgow. Each year we jointly run two intensive workshops, combining training in anthropological skills with distinguished international guests providing master classes.

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