We are committed to scholarly advancement but also to the dissemination of our work beyond the academy to generate non-academic impact and effect social change.
Training and support of the Social Policy at The University of Edinburgh
We offer a lively intellectual environment in which to undertake postgraduate research in social policy, with a range of thematic research groups and an active seminar programme.
You will benefit from our excellent links to other social policy scholars, policymakers and practitioners across the world.
The subject area hosts some of the leading academic journals in the field.
Postgraduate research students in the Graduate School of Social and Political Science can access core, intermediate and advanced research training courses tailored to the needs of their project.
The programme has been designed to train students in research skills to the level prescribed by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)'s generic and subject-specific research training guidelines
We offer postgraduate supervision across the whole subject range, with particular expertise in:
- social security
- labour market policy
- health policy
- family policy
- education policy
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesSociology Public Policy View 64 other PhDs in Sociology in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, and a UK masters degree with an overall mark of 65% or its international equivalent.
International21150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21150 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.
PhD part-time fees
- Overseas: £10,575
- Home: £2,250
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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