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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school

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The Student Development Office (SDO) offers skills and employability training through a range of workshops, interactive seminars and placement-based dissertation opportunities.

Read more about: About the Student Development Office

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The peer support scheme for postgraduate taught (PGT) MSc students in the School of Social and Political Science facilitates peer-led guidance and support throughout the duration of study at the University of Edinburgh.

Read more about: MSc Peer Support Mentoring


Our range of workshops offer study skills and professional development advice. Many of our sessions are delivered by specialist external practitioners.

Read more about: Events, Workshops and Training


Students on selected MSc programmes may undertake placement-based dissertations with local, national and internationally based organisations.

Read more about: MSc Placement-Based Dissertations

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The Edinburgh Award is a series of events and activities designed to strengthen your CV and help you stand out in the job market.

Read more about: Professional Development Awards


We offer a range of support for PG students who are looking to develop their learning and academic skills.

Read more about: MSc Skills Handbook


Contact us for further information about placements, events and development opportunities.

Read more about: Contact Student Development Office


We provide financial support to a range of student-led initiatives and work closely with colleagues in the Careers Service to provide tailored employability advice.

Read more about: Funding and Careers