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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Sociology

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MRes, Research Only

  • Course Fees

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

  • Last Updated

    26 November 2018

Course content

Research profile

Sociology at Edinburgh is one of the premier research units in the UK, as indicated by our excellent rating in the latest Research Assessment Exercise.

We have a long-standing commitment to original empirical and theoretical work on society, and to the production of cultural and scientific knowledge.

We work closely with other colleagues in the School and supervise many cross-disciplinary projects. Applications are particularly welcome from students wishing to specialise in:

  • refugee and migration studies
  • auto/biography and narrative studies
  • comparative sociology
  • South Asian studies
  • Southern Africa
  • family and intimate relations
  • innovation in genomics
  • medical sociology
  • political sociology
  • nationalism studies
  • constitutional change and governance
  • social studies of finance and markets
  • social, cultural and feminist theory
  • gender, inequality and social stratification
  • work, consumption and organisations
  • Scottish society and politics
  • science and technology studies
  • sociology of emotions

Training and support

You will work with a supervisor on an original research dissertation and participate in advanced sociology research-training workshops, work-in-progress seminars and a writing workshop.

The Graduate School provides a suite of ESRC-recognised research training courses for social science students across the University. We are developing an exciting package of flexible, web-based training courses in line with the increased emphasis on ongoing training throughout your doctoral studies.

Scholarships and funding

Find out more about scholarships and funding opportunities:


Visit the Sociology (MScR) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

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