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Research Masters Programmes

Our MSc by Research degrees are flexible, one year full-time degrees which combine hands-on training in social research skills with the opportunity to start work on an individual project. In many cases this project will form the basis of a subsequent PhD. During your studies, you will be expected to submit a dissertation as well as a number of research-related training assignments.

The MSc by Research can also be taken on a part-time basis over a period of two years.

MSc by Research in Social & Political Science

MSc by Research in Science and Technology Studies

Research masters
Postgraduate Open Day

Help shape the future of postgraduate programmes at Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Futures Institute is seeking feedback to help develop its portfolio of highly flexible, interdisciplinary, data focused and project-led taught postgraduate programmes.

We invite you to share your thoughts on a set of proposed programmes to help make them as exciting and relevant as possible. Each survey takes around 10 minutes to complete and your responses will remain strictly confidential. Click here for more information.