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The University of Edinburgh: Socio-cultural Studies

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Social and Political Science
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Study type Research

Summary

Socio-cultural studies attracts people with social science backgrounds who wish to work on interdisciplinary topics, and also those from an arts or humanities background who want to gain skills and experience in social research.

Our PhD students can apply to the Arts & Humanities Research Council, and some have already been successful in applications for doctoral research funding to the AHRC.

The MSc by Research in Socio-Cultural Studies may be taken as a stand-alone, one-year course or as a stepping stone to the PhD. It offers training in a range of qualitative methods.

Courses

Indicative courses include:

  • Documents of Life

  • Research Design

  • Data Analysis

  • Sources & Approaches for Historical Research

  • Research Methods in Literatures, Languages & Cultures

  • Research Design in Geography

  • Explanation & Understanding in Social & Political Research

  • Contemporary Social Theory

  • Ethical & Political Issues in Social & Political Research

Dissertation

The dissertation element of the degree can take the form of either a small piece of independent research or a detailed proposal for a PhD.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

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