University of Edinburgh : The Graduate School of Social and Political Studies
Website Address: http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/
The Graduate School of Social and Political Studies is a friendly, cosmopolitan and intellectually vibrant home to around 350 Masters and PhD students across a range of social science disciplines. It is the postgraduate division of the School of Social and Political Studies, a centre of research and teaching excellence which comprises the former Departments of Social Anthropology, Sociology, Politics, Social Policy, and Social Work, the Science Studies Unit, the Research Centre in Social Sciences, the Institute of Governance, the ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (INNOGEN), and the Centres for African Studies, Canadian Studies, and South Asian Studies.
The Graduate School is administratively responsible for all postgraduates in the School, both students registered for research degrees and students on the School's various taught MSc programme, except the Masters in Social Work (MSW) and the MSc in Social Work and Criminal Justice, which are run from the Social Work subject area. We are based in the Adam Ferguson Building in George Square and provide teaching rooms, a computer microlab, study space and common room facilities for postgraduate students.
In addition, the Graduate School provides a suite of ESRC-recognized research training courses for social science students across the University. With support from the Principal's E-learning Fund 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.
The Graduate School of Social and Political Studies is the postgraduate division of the School of Social and Political Studies which is recognised as a centre of excellence in research and teaching. Its postgraduate programme offers opportunities for students to develop their interests in core academic disciplines as well as to pursue interdisciplinary studies in a large and intellectually stimulating community.
The Graduate School offers a range of research degrees (MSc by Research, MPhil, PhD) as well as a large MSc/Diploma programme (the following degrees are offered: African Studies, Childhood Studies, Economic and Social History, European and Comparative Public Policy, International and European Politics, Nationalism Studies, Policy Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Scotland: Society and Politics, Social Anthropology, Social and Political Theory, Social Research.