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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Social Policy has been taught in Edinburgh since 1918. Today the University of Edinburgh is one of the UK’s leading centres of social policy research and postgraduate education and training in social policy.

Our highly regarded research draws on a variety of disciplinary perspectives and is methodologically diverse, spanning the full range of social science methods from action research to advanced quantitative approaches.

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.

We offer postgraduate supervision across the whole subject range, with particular expertise in: social security labour market policy; health policy; family policy; education policy

Who this programme is for

We welcome doctoral students wanting to undertake advanced research on social problems and policy and practice responses to them locally, nationally and globally.

Application deadline

05 July 2021, 06 July 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 21,150per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 42 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    187 97%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%

    29th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.61 72%

    40th

    12

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