Social Anthropology at Edinburgh is an international centre of excellence for postgraduate training, recognised as one of the premier research departments in the UK.
The degree is based on three to four years of full-time research. In the first year, students acquire a wide range of research skills and formulate their research question and related design, under the guidance of their supervisors. At the end of their course of study students submit a thesis of no more than 100,000 words and are examined in an oral examination (viva voce) by two examiners.
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The Graduate School provides a suite of ESRC recognised research training courses for social-science students across the University. We have begun to develop an exciting package of flexible web-based training courses in line with the increased emphasis on ongoing advanced training throughout the course of doctoral studies.
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