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Social and Political Science MScR

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Politics Social Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

Research profile

For students looking to undertake doctoral-level research in Social and Political Science subject area, this Masters by Research degree will give you the necessary skills through a structured programme of research training.

The MSc by Research (MScR) is different from our other programmes in that, typically, taught masters have more focus on subject-relevant substantive topics rather than acquiring the skills to undertake advanced research, which is the focus of this degree. You will have the opportunity to undertake research training alongside an independent research project, supported by a supervisor.

Our expertise and interests range across the following subject areas:

  • African Studies
  • Global Health Policy
  • International Development
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Social and Public Policy
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Socio-cultural Studies
  • South Asian Studies

Your application must clearly state the subject area you are interested in and/or the potential supervisor you have contacted.

Different course options

Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 1 year | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Research Design - Core
Research Skills in the Social Sciences: Data Collection - Core
Core quantitative data analysis 1 and 2 - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent.

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