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Postgrad (School of Social and Political Studies)

SCQF Level 11 (279 courses)

Code Availability Course Name Period Credits
PGSP11527 SV1 Political Contestation in the Middle East Semester 1 20
PGSP11371 Advanced Theory in Science and Technology Studies Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11151 Africa and International Politics Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11525 Africa in International Politics Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11049 SV1 An Introduction to Anthropological Theory Semester 1 20
PGSP11319 SS1 Analysing Development (Distance Learning) Semester 2 20
PGSP11412 SV1 Analysing European Governance and Public Policy Semester 1 20
PGSP11110 SV1 Analysing Qualitative Data Semester 2 20
PGSP11452 Analysing Social Networks with Statistics Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11425 Analysis and Shaping of the Bioeconomy Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11172 SV1 Anthropological Theory Semester 1 20
PGSP11416 SV1 Anthropology and Environment Semester 2 20
PGSP11548 Anthropology by Design Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11385 Anthropology of Christianity Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11457 Anthropology of Displacement and Migration Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11379 SV1 Anthropology of Global Health Semester 2 20
PGSP11423 SV1 Anthropology of Health and Illness Semester 1 20
PGSP11415 SV1 Anthropology of Sex and Reproduction Semester 2 20
PGSP11374 Anthropology of Violence Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11485 Applied Demography Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11245 SV1 Armed Force and Society Semester 2 20
PGSP11521 SV1 Asia Pacific in the World Semester 1 20
PGSP11553 SV1 Bayesian Statistics for Social Scientists Semester 2 20
PGSP11488 Behavioural Public Policy Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11331 SV1 Biobusiness Semester 2 20
PGSP11559 SS1 Brexit and the European Union Semester 2 20
PGSP11417 SV1 Building Blocks of African Studies Semester 1 20
PGSP11471 SV1 Business and International Development Semester 1 20
PGSP11104 SV1 Comparative Analysis of Social and Public Policy Semester 2 20
PGSP11145 Comparative Perspectives in Nationalism Studies Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11453 SV1 Conflict and Peace in Africa Semester 1 20
PGSP11536 Consumption in Africa: History, Personhood and Identity Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11176 SV1 Consumption, Exchange, Technology: The Anthropology of Economic Processes Semester 2 20
PGSP11421 SV1 Contagion Semester 2 20
PGSP11076 Contemporary African Issues and Debates Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11470 Contemporary Debates in Africa Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11482 Contemporary Issues in Latin America Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11448 Contemporary Political Theory: Engaging with Current Research Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11276 Contemporary Social Theory Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11118 Contemporary South Asian Issues and Debates Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11288 Contemporary War: Understanding Change and Continuity Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11068 Continuing Professional Development - Listening to Children: Research and Consultation Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11370 Controversies in Science and Technology Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11467 SV1 Controversies in the Data Society Semester 2 20
SCIL11009 SV1 Core quantitative data analysis 1 and 2 Semester 1 20
PGSP11078 Core quantitative data analysis for social research: part 1 Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11079 Core quantitative data analysis for social research: part 2 Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11562 SV1 Critical approaches to Global Mental Health and Social Change Semester 1 20
PGSP11550 SV1 Critical perspectives on mental health and well-being in the Global South Semester 2 20
PGSP11563 SV1 Culture and Mental Health in a Global Perspective Semester 2 20
PGSP11178 SV1 Culture and Power: The Anthropology of Political Processes Semester 1 20
PGSP11295 Cultures of Human Rights and Humanitarianism Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11330 Current Trends in Life Science Innovation I Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11332 Current Trends in Life Science Innovation II Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11533 SV1 Demystifying Money Semester 1 20
PGSP11465 SV1 Digital Markets and Society Semester 1 20
PGSP11495 Digital activism: Power and protest around the world Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11369 SV1 Displacement and Development Semester 2 20
PGSP11499 SS1 Dissertation (DSTI - SSPS) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11361 SV1 Dissertation (MSc Global Environment, Politics and Society) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11516 SS1 Dissertation (MSc Global Health Policy - Online Learning) Full Year 60
PGSP11567 SV1 Dissertation (MSc Global Mental Health and Society) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11291 SS1 Dissertation (MSc International Development) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11317 SV1 Dissertation (MSc International Relations of the Middle East with Arabic) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11292 SV1 Dissertation (MSc International Relations of the Middle East) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11354 SS1 Dissertation (MSc Science and Technology in Society Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11216 Dissertation (MSc by Research Social Policy) Not delivered this year 60
PGSP11472 SV1 Dissertation (MSc in Digital Society) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11338 Dissertation (MSc in Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance) Not delivered this year 60
PGSP11398 SS1 Dissertation (MSc in Sociology and Global Change) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11059 Dissertation (MSc/Dip African Studies) Not delivered this year 60
PGSP11053 SV1 Dissertation (MSc/Dip Childhood Studies) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11052 SV1 Dissertation (MSc/Dip International & European Politics) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11054 Dissertation (MSc/Dip Nationalism Studies) Not delivered this year 60
PGSP11055 SV1 Dissertation (MSc/Dip Policy Studies) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11524 SV1 Dissertation (MSc/Dip Public Policy) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11060 SV1 Dissertation (MSc/Dip Social Anthropology) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11057 SV1 Dissertation (MSc/Dip Social Research) Semester 2 60
PGSP11463 SV1 Dissertation - Health Policy Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11568 Dissertation - MSc in Applied Social Science Not delivered this year 60
PGSP11248 SV1 Dissertation MSc Comparative Public Policy Flexible 60
PGSP11349 SS1 Dissertation MSc Medical Anthropology Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11122 Dissertation MSc by Research (South Asian Studies) Not delivered this year 60
PGSP11124 Dissertation MSc by Research (South Asian Studies) 100 credit Not delivered this year 100
PGSP11090 Dissertation MSc by Research - Social Work (60 Credits) Not delivered this year 60
PGSP11355 Dissertation MSc by Research Medical Anthropology Not delivered this year 60
PGSP11097 SV1 Dissertation MSc by Research Science & Technology Studies (60 credit) Full Year 60
PGSP11099 SV1 Dissertation MSc by Research Science and Technology Studies (100 credit) Full Year 100
PGSP11098 Dissertation MSc by Research Science and Technology Studies (80 credit) Not delivered this year 80
PGSP11502 SS1 Dissertation MSc by Research Social and Political Science (CAS) Full Year 120
PGSP11565 SV1 Dissertation MSc by Research Social and Political Science (International Development) Full Year 120
PGSP11507 SS1 Dissertation MSc by Research Social and Political Science (PIR) Full Year 120
PGSP11503 SS1 Dissertation MSc by Research Social and Political Science (Social Anthropology) Full Year 120
PGSP11505 SS1 Dissertation MSc by Research Social and Political Science (Social Policy) Full Year 120
PGSP11506 SS1 Dissertation MSc by Research Social and Political Science (Social Work) Full Year 120
PGSP11504 SS1 Dissertation MSc by Research Social and Political Science (Sociology) Full Year 120
PGSP11092 Dissertation MSc by Research Socio-Cultural Studies (60 credit) Not delivered this year 60
PGSP11093 Dissertation MSc by Research Socio-Cultural Studies (80 credit) Not delivered this year 80
PGSP11251 SV1 Dissertation MSc in Africa and International Development Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11384 SV1 Dissertation by Placement (MSc Childhood Studies) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11103 Dissertation by Placement MSc Social Research Not delivered this year 60
PGSP11451 Economic Development and Change in Africa Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11246 SV1 Economic Issues in Public Policy Semester 1 20
PGSP11439 SV1 Education Policy Semester 1 20
PGSP11387 Egyptian Politics and International Relations Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11133 SV1 Energy Policy and Politics (10 credit version) Semester 2 10
PGSP11132 SV1 Energy Policy and Politics (20 credits) Semester 2 20
PGSP11422 SV1 Energy in the Global South Semester 1 20
PGSP11401 SV1 Engaging with Digital Research Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 10
PGSP11446 Engaging with Digital Research Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11552 SV1 Environmental Risk: Politics, Ethics, and Communication Semester 2 20
PGSP11523 Equality and Its Critics Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11203 SV1 European Social Policy Semester 1 20
PGSP11373 Evaluation Research Methods Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11017 Explanation and Understanding in Social and Political Research Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11300 SV1 Foreign Policy Analysis Semester 2 20
PGSP11534 SV1 Foundations in Responsible Research and Innovation Semester 1 10
PGSP11333 Foundations of the Bioeconomy Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11225 SV1 Gender and Development Semester 2 20
PGSP11440 Gender and Sexuality in Global Politics Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11542 SV1 Gender, Politics and Representation Semester 2 20
PGSP11217 Gender, Science and Technology Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11526 Gender, War and Peacebuilding Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11366 Genocide and Ethnic Conflict Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11326 SS1 Global Development Challenges (Distance Learning) Semester 1 20
PGSP11359 SV1 Global Environment and Society Semester 2 20
PGSP11358 SV1 Global Environment: Key Issues Semester 1 20
PGSP11299 SV1 Global Environmental Politics Semester 2 20
PGSP11497 Global Food Security Governance Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11328 SV1 Global Health Governance (DIstance Learning) Semester 2 20
IPHP11003 SV1 Global Politics of Public Health Semester 2 20
IPHP11009 Globalisation and public health Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11327 SV1 Governance, Development and Poverty in Africa Semester 2 20
PGSP11281 Governing Mineral Extraction in Africa Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11365 SV1 Governing the Social: International Perspectives Semester 2 20
PGSP11063 SV1 Happiness: Cross-Cultural Perspectives Semester 2 20
PGSP11363 SV1 Health Systems Analysis Semester 1 20
PGSP11431 SV1 Health Systems Analysis Semester 1 20
PGSP11364 SV1 Health Systems: Strengthening and Reform Semester 2 20
PGSP11501 Health and Migration Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11329 SV1 Health inequities and the social determinants of health (Distance learning) Semester 2 20
PGSP11428 SV1 Human Rights, Global Politics and International Law Semester 1 20
PGSP11468 SV1 Humanitarianism and the Media Semester 1 20
PGSP11520 Humanity, Law and Violence Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11376 Humans and Other Species Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11493 Infrastructure and Development Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11426 Innovation Systems Theory and Practice Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11558 SV1 Innovation Systems and Risk Management Semester 1 20
PGSP11334 Innovation Systems: Theory and Practice I Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11335 Innovation Systems: Theory and Practice II Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11400 SV1 Innovation in Sustainable Food Systems Semester 2 20
PGSP11170 SV1 Institutions and Policies of the European Union Semester 1 20
PGSP11321 Intermediate inferential statistics: testing and modelling Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11530 International Organisations and Institutions Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11171 SV1 International Political Economy Semester 2 20
PGSP11156 SV1 International Relations Theory Semester 1 20
PGSP11490 SV1 International Relations and Contemporary Conflict Semester 2 20
PGSP11162 SV1 International Security Semester 2 20
PGSP11420 SS1 International development: research design and practice Full Year 0
PGSP11116 SV1 Internet, Society and Economy Semester 2 20
PGSP11296 SV1 Interpreting Development: Institutions and Practices Semester 2 20
PGSP11229 SV1 Intimate Relationships Semester 2 20
PGSP11427 Introduction to Energy Policy and Politics Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11394 Introduction to Industrial Biotechnology and its Governance Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11395 Introduction to Risk, Regulation and Governance Not delivered this year 10
IPHP11022 Introduction to epidemiology for public policy Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11564 SV1 Investigating Criminal Activity and Illicit Markets Semester 2 20
PGSP11466 SV1 Issues and Concepts in Digital Society Semester 1 20
PGSP11348 SV1 Key Skills in Development Practice Semester 2 20
PGSP11290 Keywords in South Asian Public Culture Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11184 SV1 Kinship: Structure and Process Semester 2 20
PGSP11304 Labour Market Policy: International and Comparative Perspectives Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11419 Latin American Anthropology Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11487 SV1 Longitudinal Data Analysis Semester 2 20
PGSP11316 MPP Capstone Project Not delivered this year 60
PGSP11185 Magic, Science and Healing Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11391 SV1 Managing Digital Influence Block 1 (Sem 1) 10
PGSP11441 Managing Digital Influence Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11341 Modern Africa Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11424 SV1 Multi-Level Modelling in Social Science Semester 2 20
PGSP11146 SV1 Nations and Nationalism Semester 1 20
PGSP11500 Pictures: The Anthropology of Images and Mediation Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11540 SS1 Placement-Based Dissertation (MSc Africa and International Development) Block 5 (sem 2) 60
PGSP11541 SS1 Placement-Based Dissertation (MSc African Studies) Block 5 (sem 2) 60
PGSP11543 SV1 Placement-Based Dissertation (MSc Global Environment, Politics and Society) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11549 SS1 Placement-Based Dissertation (MSc Global Public Health Unit) Block 5 (sem 2) 60
PGSP11556 SS1 Placement-Based Dissertation (MSc International Development OL) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11539 SS1 Placement-Based Dissertation (MSc International Development) Block 5 (sem 2) 60
PGSP11538 SS1 Placement-Based Dissertation (MSc Medical Anthropology) Block 5 (sem 2) 60
PGSP11547 SS1 Placement-Based Dissertation (MSc Science and Technology in Society) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11537 SS1 Placement-Based Dissertation (MSc Social Research) Block 5 (sem 2) 60
PGSP11545 SV1 Placement-Based Dissertation (MSc Sociology and Global Change) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11546 SV1 Placement-Based Dissertation (MSc in International and European Politics) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11544 SV1 Placement-Based Dissertation (MSc in Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11557 SS1 Placement-Based Dissertation (MSc in Nationalism Studies) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11551 SS1 Placement-based Dissertation (MSc Comparative Public Policy) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11566 SV1 Placement-based Dissertation (MSc Global Mental Health and Society) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11519 SV1 Placement-based Dissertation (MSc Public Policy) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11522 SV1 Policy in Action Semester 2 20
PGSP11298 Political Islam in the Middle East Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11247 SV1 Political Issues in Public Policy Semester 1 20
PGSP11111 Political Theory and International Affairs Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11240 SV1 Politics and Theories of International Development Semester 1 20
PGSP11318 SS1 Politics and Theories of International Development (Distance Learning) Semester 1 20
PGSP11261 Popular Music Technology and Society Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11478 Product Development Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11450 SV1 Public Engagement in Policymaking and Governance Semester 2 20
PGSP11339 SV1 Public Health and Health Policy (Distance Learning) Semester 1 20
PGSP11188 SV1 Qualitative Methods and Ethnographic Fieldwork Semester 2 20
PGSP11357 Race and Ethnicity Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11393 SV1 Regulation and Governance of New Therapies Semester 2 20
PGSP11396 Regulation and Governance of the Life Sciences Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11347 Religion and Development Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11208 SV1 Research Design Semester 2 20
PGSP11016 SV1 Research Skills in the Social Sciences: Data Collection Semester 1 20
PGSP11340 SV1 Research in Africa Semester 2 20
PGSP11489 Research problems in drugs and crime online Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11469 SV1 Researching Digital Life Semester 2 20
PGSP11492 SV1 Researching Health & Policy: Qualitative Approaches Block 1 (Sem 1) 10
PGSP11518 SV1 Researching Health & Policy: Qualitative Approaches (Online Learning) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 10
PGSP11529 SV1 Researching Health & Policy: Quantitative Approaches Block 2 (Sem 1) 10
PGSP11517 SV1 Researching Health & Policy: Quantitative Approaches (Online Learning) Block 2 (Sem 1) 10
PGSP11480 SS1 Researching International Development (Distance Learning) Semester 2 20
PGSP11418 Resource Politics and Development Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11532 SS2 Responsible Research and Innovation Living Laboratory Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 10
PGSP11386 Rethinking Development Economics Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11191 SV1 Ritual and Religion Semester 1 20
PGSP11320 SS1 Roots of African Poverty and Development (Distance Learning) Semester 1 20
PGSP11513 SV1 SPSS Masters Dissertation (PIR) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11514 SV1 SPSS Masters Dissertation [Social Policy] Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11512 SSPS Masters Dissertation (CAS) Not delivered this year 60
PGSP11509 SV1 SSPS Masters Dissertation (STIS) Semester 2 60
PGSP11515 SV1 SSPS Masters Dissertation (Social Anthropology) Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 60
PGSP11511 SSPS Masters Dissertation (Social Work) Not delivered this year 60
PGSP11510 SV1 SSPS Masters Dissertation (Sociology) Semester 2 60
PGSP11352 SV1 Science, Knowledge and Expertise Semester 1 20
PGSP11257 Scotland: Social Structure and Social Change Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11040 Social & Political Movements: Theory and Practice Not delivered this year 20
IPHP11002 SV1 Social Determinants of Health and Public Policy Semester 2 20
PGSP11476 SV1 Social Dimensions of Systems and Synthetic Biology Semester 2 20
PGSP11305 Social Interventions in HIV and AIDS Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11372 Social Network Analysis: Mapping and Exploring the Network Society Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11389 Social Shaping of Digital Research Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11445 Social Shaping of Digital Research Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11399 Social and Political Science Research Training Workshops Not delivered this year 5
PGSP11258 Social inequality and social protection Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11554 SS1 Sociology Postgraduate Research Seminar Full Year 0
PGSP11367 Sociology of Emotions Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11555 South Asia: Culture, Politics & Economy Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11119 South Asian studies: conceptual and theoretical underpinnings Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11486 SV1 Statistical Modelling in the Social Sciences Semester 1 20
PGSP11390 SV1 Technologies of Civic Participation Block 2 (Sem 1) 10
PGSP11444 Technologies of Civic Participation Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11414 The Anthropology of Africa Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11047 The Anthropology of Death Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11455 SV1 The Anthropology of Games and Play Semester 2 20
PGSP11454 SS1 The Anthropology of Language Semester 2 20
PGSP11460 The Anthropology of Monsters: Demons, witches, cyborgs and other fabulous creatures Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11302 SV1 The Documents of Life Semester 2 20
PGSP11042 SV1 The Ethnography Seminar Semester 2 20
PGSP11061 SV1 The European Union in International Affairs Semester 2 20
PGSP11343 SV1 The International Politics of Money Semester 2 20
PGSP11275 SV1 The Middle East in International Relations Semester 2 20
PGSP11149 The Politics of Post-Soviet Russia Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11443 The Use and Evolution of Digital Data Analysis and Collection Tools Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11388 SV1 The use and evolution of digital data analysis and collection tools Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond 10
PGSP11144 Theories and Theorists in Nationalism Studies Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11383 Transitional Justice in Context Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11484 SV1 Understanding Data Visualisation Semester 2 20
PGSP11483 Understanding Data Visualisation (on-campus) Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11491 Understanding Infectious Disease Not delivered this year 10
PGSP11353 SV1 Understanding Technology Semester 1 20
PGSP11458 Urban Anthropology Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11368 Urban Development Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11260 Visual Anthropology Not delivered this year 20
PGSP11464 Work-based Dissertation (MSc Childhood Studies) Not delivered this year 60
PGSP11406 SV1 Work-based dissertation (MSc Global Environment,Politics and Society) Block 5 (sem 2) 60
PGSP11429 Working with Self and Others in Qualitative Research: Theory and Practice Not delivered this year 20
PGHC11419 Society and Culture in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Space (online) Not delivered this year 20

SCQF Level 12 (1 courses)

Code Availability Course Name Period Credits
PGSP12001 SS1 Principles and Practices of Higher Education Full Year 40
Key
Available to all students - SV
Not available to visiting students - SS
Part-year visiting students only - VV
 
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