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Full time & Part time September PGCert, MSc MSc: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time; PgCert: 1-2 years part-time

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Programme description

This programme will provide you with an understanding of the key issues in approaches to, and techniques of, research in the social sciences. It can be taken either as a free-standing degree, or preparatory to doctoral study.

Whatever your subject or methodological background, the MSc in Social Research is a flexible and comprehensive qualification. You will graduate as a sought-after researcher combining strong quantitative, qualitative and computational social research skills with the theoretical training to identify and address problems in social research.

This programme is for you if want to:

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.


Tuition fees vary between degree programmes. Find the specific fees for your chosen programme on our website.

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Where is University of Edinburgh
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