The Graduate School of Social and Political Science is an interdisciplinary hub providing advanced postgraduate education and training in the social sciences.
It forms the postgraduate division of the School of Social and Political Science. The Graduate School has two Deputy Directors who are responsible for:
- Taught Masters programmes: Dr Stefan Ecks
- Research degrees: Dr Steve Kirkwood
The Graduate School Office is located on the 1st floor of the Chrystal Macmillan Building (room 1.20) and is normally open from 09:30-16:30 Monday to Friday.
It provides an accessible point of personal contact for new enquiries and for existing students.
Phone: +44 (0)131 651 5122
Taught student enquiries
Research student enquiries
Including how to apply.
Student Support Team
Our student support officers are responsible for:
- special circumstances
- programme handbooks
- DPT updates
- Leaves of Absence, concessions and withdrawals
- Engagement and attendance monitoring support
- Progression and Awarding Boards of Examiners
|PIR programmes / Social Policy programmes / MSc in Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance / MSc in Science and Technology in Society||Kasia Mazurkiewicz|
CAS and International Development programmes / Social and Medical Anthropology / Social Work and Sociology programmes
MSc (Taught and Research) on-campus students
MSc (Taught) and MSc (by Research) students can also contact their Course Administrator.
|Team leader - PGT Programme Support Team (taught courses/programmes) / Administrator of MSc Digital Society||Gillian MacDonald|
MSc Global Environment, Politics, and Society / MSc International and European Politics / MSc International Political Theory / MSc International Relations / MSc International Relations of the Middle East with Arabic/Advanced Arabic / MSc International Relations of the Middle East / PG Advanced Professional Studies (MHO)
|MSc Africa and International Development / MSc African Studies / MSc International Development / MSc Medical Anthropology / MSc Social Anthropology||Lauren Henderson|
|Master of Social Work / MSc Nationalism Studies / MSc Sociology and Global Change / MSc Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance / MSc Science and Technology in Society||Dave Nicol|
MSc Comparative Public Policy / MSc Global Health Policy / MSc Health Policy / MSc Public Policy / MSc Social Research
|MSc by Research programmes||Anne Brechin|
Online Learning Students
MSc Global Challenges / MSc Global Health Policy / MSc International Development / PG Certificate in Africa and International Development / PG Certificate in Global Development Challenges / PG Certificate in Making Use of Digital Research
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +44(0)131 651 5070
Toni Jenkins is the Postgraduate Research Support Officer .
Postgraduate admissions in SPS
For general questions about postgraduate admissions, including how to apply:
Phone: +44 (0)131 651 5074
SPS admissions staff
- Elaine Khennouf - Postgraduate Admissions Officer
- Tania Babakina - Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
- Michael Salisbury - Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Student Development Office
The SPS Student Development Office delivers:
- skills training
- career development
- placement opportunities
- knowledge exchange
These opportunities are open to students on both taught and research programmes. The Student Development team are located in room 1.14 in the Chrystal Macmillan Building.
To find out more about the workshops and placement-based dissertations you can either drop by their office or visit our Student Development Hub.