Undergraduate degree programmes
Our undergraduate programmes explore the social and political challenges that face society today.
Studying with us as an undergraduate, you have the option to take a range of single and joint degree programmes, with choice and flexibility to help you achieve your ambitions.
Learn more about the undergraduate programmes we offer across the social sciences here.
International Relations and International Law
On this combined degree programme, you will look at the origins and evolution of the state system and the changing nature of state power.
Social Anthropology and Politics
This popular joint degree programme provides a grounding in both social anthropology and politics.
Government, Policy and Society
If you often wonder why governments take particular decisions and how those decisions affect the lives of people, then Government, Policy and Society (GPS) is the perfect degree for you.
Government, Policy and Society with Quantitative Methods
This programme is designed for those interested in the content of social policy, the process by which policy is made and its impact on society.
The MA International Relations gives an in-depth understanding of the changing nature of state power, the role of non-state actors, the spread of new norms and the driving forces behind international […]
International Relations with Quantitative Methods
In this programme you will learn how to research international relations issues by using data in a practical setting.
Politics is about power, people, institutions and the nature of the just society. The MA in Politics studies this dynamic subject area that is rapidly and constantly evolving, affecting the lives of […]
Politics with Quantitative Methods
Quantitative skills underpin effective evidence-based planning in government, the private sector and international non-governmental organisations.
Politics, Philosophy and Economics
Politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) examines different interdisciplinary perspectives on many of the pressing issues of the modern world.
The MA Social Anthropology studies human conduct and thought, exploring the variations and the common humanity of people across the globe.
Social Anthropology and Social Policy
Our programme will equip you with the knowledge to understand how policies affect society and the economy.
Social Anthropology with Development
This programme aims to give you a broad knowledge of a range of social and cultural contexts, institutions, processes and ideas.
Social Policy and Economics
This popular joint degree programme provides a grounding in both social policy and economics.
Social Policy and Law
This joint programme aims to promote advanced knowledge and understanding of the theory, concepts and rules of law.
Social Policy and Politics
In this programme you will critically assess how policies are made and what actors and processes influence the policy making process.
Social Policy and Sociology
Study Social Policy and Sociology and you will be challenged to re-evaluate how you look at politics, society and the economy.
Social Policy with Quantitative Methods
In this programme you will discuss how policies affect our civic culture, through studying political engagement and citizen participation.
The main aims of Social Work at the University of Edinburgh are: to prepare social workers for professional practice and, in doing so, to improve the lives of those who use social work services.
Sociology examines how individual choices are affected by wider social forces and how they can be understood by placing them in their social context.
Sociology and Politics
Sociology and Politics offers an overview of key issues, debates and areas of sociology and political science, exploring the different social norms, interactions, conflicts and networks that […]
Sociology and Psychology
The MA Sociology and Psychology offers thorough training in the major areas of sociology and psychology. Those aiming to understand identity, violence, crime or intimacy tend to draw on both […]
Sociology and Social Anthropology
This popular joint degree programme offers you a grounding in sociology and social anthropology. The two subjects complement and enrich each other, offering insights into culture, identity, social […]
Sociology with Quantitative Methods
This programme combines the study of sociology with courses that introduce you to using statistics and mathematics in social science. You will study how we interact and relate to one another, in […]
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