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Courses in the social sciences prepare students to engage within human society. Through courses such as economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, history, and psychology, students may gain a better understanding of how the world around them works.

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

Scotland is at the north of Great Britain and has over 790 islands. The capital is Edinburgh, one of the largest financial centers. Their educational system has always been distinct from the rest of UK. Scotland has 15 universities, some of which are oldest in the world.

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University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

This interdisciplinary programme builds on a number of fields of study, including ancient history, Middle Eastern studies and Islamic studies. It is distinctive in its br ... [+]

Programme description

This interdisciplinary programme builds on a number of fields of study, including ancient history, Middle Eastern studies and Islamic studies. It is distinctive in its breadth and diversity, drawing on the University’s extensive expertise in Iranian historical and cultural studies from the pre-Islamic Iran to the present day. You will also learn from scholars with complementary interests in the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

The programme provides a wide-ranging academic teaching and learning experience, one unique in the field of Persian studies, particularly for those who wish to combine research projects at postgraduate level with specialist methodological, theoretical, literary, and historiographical training.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Using Japanese source materials in tandem with the extensive English language literature on Japan, we will help you build upon and develop your own interests, focus on th ... [+]

Programme description

The last 20 years have been a period of transition for Japan.

The abrupt end in the early 1990s of Japan’s seemingly unstoppable economic growth plunged the nation into two decades of recession, which has in turn brought to the fore a range of social and political issues accumulated since the Second World War.

The end of Japanese economic superiority also coincided with the end of the Cold War, an event that brought about new regional and global dynamics, and with the new security challenges.

Meanwhile, Japanese culture has experienced a renaissance, with Japan recognised worldwide as a centre of global ‘cool’, and Japanese cultural products continuing to find new markets and influence new demographics worldwide.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

You will gain an advanced, interdisciplinary understanding of the history, modern politics and culture of the Islamic Middle East, and explore the paradigms behind the va ... [+]

Programme description

You will gain an advanced, interdisciplinary understanding of the history, modern politics and culture of the Islamic Middle East, and explore the paradigms behind the various disciplines within this field.

Recognised in the UK and internationally as a leading institution for research and undergraduate and postgraduate study, our department is well resourced. We are home to the Alwaleed Centre, part of an international network of centres devoted to the promotion of better mutual understanding between the World of Islam and the West. We boast an impressive library of current and archival material.

Programme structure

The programme will combine seminar work, oral presentations and essays. You will complete one compulsory course, two research courses and three option courses over two semesters, followed by an independently researched dissertation.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
The University of Edinburgh - The School of History, Classics & Archaeology

The taught MSc in American History offers you the chance to study American History in the hemispheric sense, taking ‘America’ to mean the whole hemisphere of the Americas ... [+]

The taught MSc in American History offers you the chance to study American History in the hemispheric sense, taking ‘America’ to mean the whole hemisphere of the Americas. You will study at an advanced level through taught courses and independent research.

You will have the opportunity to take a comparative or transnational approach to the history of the Americas, as well as to study some countries and regions in more depth. The programme provides advanced knowledge and understanding of selected topics in American history and will enhance your skills in independent research, critical analysis, and both oral and written presentation.

Breadth of expertise

The University has an exceptional range of historians of the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean, which allows us to provide courses and research supervision in a wide array of topics and time periods, ranging from the American Revolution to comparative slavery, from the Latin American dictatorships to the Cold War foreign policy of the United States.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 year
Campus
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

This 3-year part-time online MSc programme in Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors aims to support any graduate health care professionals (ranging from nurses to sur ... [+]

Programme description

This 3-year part-time online MSc programme in Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors aims to support any graduate health care professionals (ranging from nurses to surgeons and anaesthetists) in using evidence-based tools and techniques to improve the reliability and safety of everyday healthcare systems and processes.

Applicants for this degree will be looking to distinguish themselves as being experienced in patient safety and, in some may, looking to move towards specializing or taking a management lead in this field. The programme will draw on teaching materials from a global network of enthusiasts.

Year One will give a broad introduction into the current state of safety in healthcare, how harm comes to patients and a detailed understanding of clinical human factors, ergonomics.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Online
University of Edinburgh - School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

This exciting new MSc programme will teach you how to think as a social psychologist, and how to answer questions about social phenomena. ... [+]

Programme overview

This exciting new MSc programme will teach you how to think as a social psychologist, and how to answer questions about social phenomena

The programme will advance your knowledge of the theories, concepts, and research that make up social psychology’s distinctive perspective. You will receive rigorous training in social psychological methods, and in qualitative and quantitative analyses. You will be provided with training and practice in how to seek and implement research-based answers to questions generated in the field or through the literature. You will have the opportunity to take part in departmental seminars, reading groups and a discursive data analysis group. You will study an exciting, unique problem-based approach to providing empirical answers to social psychological questions You will take part in departmental seminars, reading groups, and a discursive data analysis group. You will be part of a growing group of friendly, cohesive and enthusiastic social psychologists working within a vibrant department, in a lovely city. Why study Social Psychology at Edinburgh? Our research environment is rated as 100% conducive to producing world-leading research, and 81.5% of our research is rated as outstanding in terms of its reach and significance (REF 2014). Experience advanced, practical training in a range of quantitative and qualitative research skills, while gaining access to excellent research facilities. Benefit from diverse research expertise, which includes the experience of working in the field, in different cultures, and with mixed methods. Programme structure and assessment ... [-]
United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Edinburgh - School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

This flexible taught MSc programme provides comprehensive training in psychological research across a whole range of psychology sub-disciplines. You will learn core resea ... [+]

Programme overview

This flexible taught MSc programme provides comprehensive training in psychological research across a whole range of psychology sub-disciplines.

You will learn core research methods and specialist techniques, and choose optional courses which you can tailor to your interests.

The University attracts a high calibre of visiting speakers. These talks are an excellent way to explore new topics and to learn about other leading researchers and research laboratories.

Why study Psychological Research at Edinburgh? Our research environment is rated as 100% conducive to producing world-leading research, and 81.5% of our research is rated as outstanding in terms of its reach and significance (REF 2014). Highly flexible masters programme which will provide you with comprehensive training in psychological research across the whole range of psychology sub-disciplines An opportunity to attend talks delivered by a high calibre of visiting speakers from across the World Programme structure and assessment ... [-]
United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Edinburgh - School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

This MSc programme aims to provide an advanced understanding of current research in psycholinguistics and is aimed primarily at students who are considering advanced rese ... [+]

Programme overview

Psycholinguistics is a specialised area of psychology focusing on the mental representations and processes that underlie human language use

This MSc programme aims to provide an advanced understanding of current research in psycholinguistics and is aimed primarily at students who are considering advanced research in the area. You will develop an up-to-date knowledge of a broad range of areas of the psychology of language and acquire the statistical and methodological skills that allow you to conduct novel research in the field.

We study how people are able to produce or comprehend language, and how groups of people are able to interact in dialogue. This study ranges from single words to entire texts and deals with written and spoken language.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Edinburgh - School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

The MSc Psychology of Individual Differences is an exciting opportunity to gain skills in the two key subdivisions in the study of human individual differences: personali ... [+]

Programme overview

The MSc Psychology of Individual Differences is an exciting opportunity to gain skills in the two key subdivisions in the study of human individual differences: personality and mental abilities

This includes factors related to life-course attainment, health, and positive psychology. We focus on leading-edge research in these fields, as well as modern methods of study including multivariate statistics, psychometrics, and behaviour genetics.

Why are some people more productive than others? Or have closer relationships? Does mindset determine cognitive development? Are we at the mercy of situations or do we bring positive resources to them? What is motivation, or willpower, or grit? How do children learn best when confronting new or difficult material? Is personality affected by genes? Does personality influence psychopathology? How do genes and environments interact in our lives?... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Edinburgh - School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

The MSc Human Cognitive Neuropsychology offers you the opportunity to receive intensive training and specialist knowledge through taught courses and independent research. ... [+]

Programme overview

The MSc Human Cognitive Neuropsychology offers you the opportunity to receive intensive training and specialist knowledge through taught courses and independent research.

Established by Professor Sharon Abrahams in 2006, this programme provides intensive training and specialist knowledge within human cognitive neuropsychology and related fields of study.

The teaching is closely integrated with the Human Cognitive Neuroscience research unit, a group of internationally recognized cognitive psychologists and neuropsychologists.

Why study Human Cognitive Neuropsychology at Edinburgh? The University of Edinburgh is firmly established as a world-leading centre of research. Our research environment is rated as 100% conducive to producing world-leading research, and 81.5% of our research is rated as outstanding in terms of its reach and significance (REF 2014). Students on the MSc Human Cognitive Neuropsychology have access to a wide range of research facilities, such as the Cognitive Neuroscience suite. The University attracts a high calibre of visiting speakers. These talks are an excellent way to explore new topics and to get to know other postgraduate students. Programme structure and assessment ... [-]
United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Edinburgh - School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

The Evolution of Language and Cognition programme is a unique and fascinating interdisciplinary programme which focuses on the treatment of language as a dynamic evolving ... [+]

Programme overview

You will be taught by academics currently carrying out highly regarded research in this field

What is it that makes us human? How did our brains evolve? What are the origins of human language? Why do we think the way we do? What are the mechanisms of biological, cultural and linguistic evolution?

These questions, which are at the heart of the recent renaissance in the scientific study of the origins and evolution of human language, will be tackled on this interdisciplinary postgraduate programme.

The Evolution of Language and Cognition programme is a unique and fascinating interdisciplinary programme which focuses on the treatment of language as a dynamic evolving system, bringing together origins, acquisition and change.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Edinburgh - School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences

This programme examines the wide landscape of issues that arise where the philosophy of mind meets the study of psychology, linguistics, and cognitive science. In particu ... [+]

Programme overview

This programme examines the wide landscape of issues that arise where the philosophy of mind meets the study of psychology, linguistics, and cognitive science. In particular, the programme links these issues with the growing body of work in embodied cognition, one of the most exciting areas of contemporary research in the philosophy of mind.

The University is at the cutting edge of research in philosophy and has particular strength in areas that require collaboration between philosophy, psychology, and linguistics.

In December 2014, the Research Excellence Framework highlighted our work in philosophy of mind and cognition as deserving of special mention.

Why study Mind, Language & Embodied Cognition at Edinburgh? Philosophy research at Edinburgh ranks 2nd in Scotland and 7th in the UK in the THE ranking by the subject of the REF 2014. An opportunity to hear from a wide range of high-profile academics from across the world, with figures such as Daniel Dennett, Steven Pinker, and Simon Blackburn having visited the University to speak to staff and students Our own Professor Andy Clark is one of the leading contemporary thinkers in the philosophy of mind and is known in particular for his exploration of the Extended Mind Hypothesis. Programme structure and assessment ... [-]
United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Edinburgh Law School - The University of Edinburgh

This programme provides a platform to learn about and engage with the latest criminological research and apply this to current theory, practice and debate in this interdi ... [+]

Programme description

This programme provides a platform to learn about and engage with the latest criminological research and apply this to current theory, practice and debate in this interdisciplinary field. This MSc is suitable both for those who have studied criminology at an undergraduate level and for those who are new to the subject.

As a student on this programme, you will be part of our vibrant community of active researchers, international scholars and local practitioners in criminology and criminal justice. You will have ample opportunity to draw from our academics’ research, which is both theoretical and empirical and makes a difference to the world both locally and globally.... [-]

United Kingdom Edinburgh
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus