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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school



Students pursuing the MSc by Research in Science and Technology Studies receive funding from a wide variety of sources. Please, note that the information below may have changed and you should always refer to the external links. If you find any contradiction between the information below and the external websites, or any broken link or out-of date detail, please contact the Postgraduate Research Advisor. Potential applicants should contact the Postgraduate Research Advisor as soon as possible, given that internal deadlines at the University are considerably earlier than those stated by the funders:

  • ESRC Scottish Doctoral Training Centre Awards: The University of Edinburgh is a member institution of the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Scottish Doctoral Training Centre. Science, Technology and Innovation Studies is part of a research training pathway (area susceptible to receive funding). There are a number of funded places for students pursuing either a PhD (+3) or a MSC by Research and a PhD programme (1+3, totalling 4 years funding). UK students and those who have been resident in the UK for some years will receive both fees funding and a stipend, while candidates from the EU will only get their fees paid. These studentships are not suitable for overseas students. Full details, guidance notes and application forms can be found on the website of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science. Regardless of the scheme’s deadline, applicants need to contact the Pathway Convenor and register with the University of Edinburgh as soon as possible. 

  • University of Edinburgh graduates receive a 10% discount in postgraduate tuition fees. The Graduate Discount scheme applies to both home and overseas students.

Information about other alternative sources of funding can be found here:

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