Hear about what it's like to study with us, and about life in Edinburgh from those who know it best: our students and graduates.
MSc Africa and International Development
Read written testimonials from Suzie and Hammed - Hammed is graduating in 2021, and speak about his experience as a Mastercard Scholar, and Suzie shares more about winning the Best Overall Performance in MSc Africa and International Development in 2020.
MSc African Studies
Marianne shares her highlights of the programme, her favourite courses - Gender and Development; Digital Activism; and Policing and Punishment - and how she enjoyed studying in a small, international cohort.
MSc Global Challenges (Online)
Read four written testimonials from students who graduated in 2020 - they discuss why they chose online learning, how it worked for them, and their highlights from the programme.
MSc Global Environment, Politics and Society
Sandra shares how she chose the MSc Global Environment, Politics and Society because of its focus on environmental politics at a global scale and her experience of studying in Edinburgh.
MSc Health Policy
Mariah writes about her time on the MSc Health Policy, and how it prepared her for her current role as Policy Officer for a third-sector organisation. She's got loads of tips for things to do and see in Edinburgh, too!
MSc International Development (Online)
Hear from two MSc International Development students - Venetia and Carolyne - about why they chose to study online, their favourite courses on the programme, and what a typical week in the life of an online student looks like.
MSc International Political Theory
Sarah shares her experience of moving to Edinburgh from Australia, her favourite courses on the programme and tips for settling in to life at the University and Edinburgh.
MSc International Relations
Ellen gives an international student perspective on studying at Edinburgh. She writes about her favourite courses on the programme and gives lots of insight into life on campus and the facilities that are available.
MSc Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance
Watch a video testimonial from Carolyn, on why chose the programme and her favourite aspects of it, and how she enjoyed studying in a small cohort from a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds.
MSc Medical Anthropology
Iona graduated from the MSc Medical Anthropology in 2018 and is now studying a PhD in Social Anthropology here at SPS - she shares how the MSc prepared her for this next step.
MSc Public Policy
Nathan and Daniel share their highlights from studying the MSc Public Policy and how it’s shaped the next steps in their careers.
PhD Social Policy
Ashlee was the winner of the Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award in 2020. In her testimonial, she gives more insight into her thesis (titled, The politics of intersectional practice: Representation, coalition and solidarity), why she chose the topic, and gives advice for those starting their own thesis.
MSc Social Research
Guangying shares some of the reasons she chose Edinburgh, her favourite spots on campus and her highlights from her time with us at the School of Social and Political Science.
MSc Sociology and Global Change
Selinde chose the MSc Sociology and Global Change because of her desire to make a social impact in her future career - she shares more about her experience of the programme, and living in Edinburgh.