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Postgraduate Course Catalogue 2017 - 2018

illustrative of current session; indicative, but not definitive for future sessions

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Postgraduate Regulations



SectionProgramme Requirements 
School of Art History

Art History - MLitt

History of Photography - MLitt

Museum and Gallery Studies - MLitt (full time)

Museum and Gallery Studies MLitt (part time)

National Trust for Scotland Studies (See Museum and Gallery Studies above)

School of Biology

Ecosystem-Based Management of Marine Systems - MSc

Marine Mammal Science - MSc

Sustainable Aquaculture - MSc

Sustainable Aquaculture - Postgraduate Diploma (Invertebrates) 

Sustainable Aquaculture - Postgraduate Diploma (Vertebrates)

School of Chemistry

Catalysis - MSc

Chemical Science - MSc 

Chemistry - MPhil

School of Classics - including Ancient History, Classical Studies, Greek and Latin Classics  - MLitt (also Postgraduate Diploma)
School of Computer Science

Advanced Computer Science - MSc


Advanced Computer Science with English Language - MSc

Artificial Intelligence - MSc

Artificial Intelligence with English Language - MSc

Computer Communication Systems - MSc

Computer Communication Systems with English Language - MSc

Computer Science - DEng

Computing and Information Technology - MSc


Computing and Information Technology with English Language - MSc

Data-Intensive Analysis - MSc

European Masters Dependable Software Systems - MSc

Human Computer Interaction - MSc


Human Computer Interaction with English Language - MSc

Information Technology - MSc


Information Technology with English Language - MSc

Management and Information Technology - MSc

Software Engineering - MSc

Software Engineering with English Language - MSc

School of Divinity

Analytical and Exegetical Theology - MLitt

Bible and the Contemporary World - MLitt (also Postgraduate Diploma)

Biblical Languages and Literature - MLitt (also Postgraduate Diploma)

Systematic and Historical Theology - MLitt (also Postgraduate Diploma)

Theology, Imagination and the Arts - MLitt (also Postgraduate Diploma) 

School of Environmental & Earth Sciences

Geochemistry - MSc

Mineral Resources - MSc

Oil and Gas Innovation - MSc 

School of Economics & Finance

Economics - MSc

Finance - MSc

Finance and Economics - MSc

Money, Banking and Finance - MSc 

School of English

Creative Writing - MLitt (also MFA)

Medieval English - MLitt

Mediaeval Studies - MLitt

Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture - MLitt

Postcolonial and World Literatures - MLitt

Romantic / Victorian Studies - MLitt

Shakespeare and Renaissance Literary Culture - MLitt

Women, Writing and Gender - MLitt 

English Language Teaching  English Language Teaching - MLitt
Department of Film Studies  Film Studies - MLitt
School of Geography & Sustainable Development

Human Geography / Sustainable Development - MRes

Sustainable Development - MSc (also Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma)

Sustainable Development and Energy - MSc

Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics - MSc 

School of History - including Mediaeval, Modern and Scottish History and Middle Eastern Studies

The Book. History and Techniques of Analysis - MLitt

Central and East European Studies - MLitt

Early Modern History - MLitt

Environmental History - MLitt

Intellectual History - MLitt

Iranian Studies - MLitt

Legal and Constitutional Studies - MLitt

Mediaeval History - MLitt

Mediaeval Studies - MLitt

Middle Eastern History - MLitt

Modern History - MLitt

Reformation Studies - MLitt

Scottish Historical Studies - MLitt

Transnational, Global and Spatial History - MLitt

Interdisciplinary Degrees

Management and Information Technology - MLitt

Mediaeval Studies - MLitt 

School of International Relations

International Relations - MRes

International Political Theory - MLitt

International Security Studies - MLitt

Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies - MLitt

Peace and Conflict Studies - MLitt

Strategic Studies - MLitt

Terrorism and Political Violence (residential – full time) - MLitt (also Postgraduate Diploma)

Terrorism Studies E-learning (Distance Learning – part time) - MLitt 

School of Management

Banking and Finance - MSc

Finance and Management - MSc

Human Resource Management - MLitt

International Business - MLitt

International Business and Strategy (joint with Moscow State University) - MLitt

Management - MLitt

Management and Information Technology - MSc

Management Studies - MRes

Marketing - MLitt 

School of Mathematics & Statistics

Applied Statistics and Datamining - MSc (also Postgraduate Diploma)

Mathematics - MSc

Statistics - MSc

School of Medicine

Global Health Implementation - MSc

Health Psychology - MSc
School of Modern Languages - including Arabic & Persian, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish

Comparative Literature - MLitt

Crossways in Cultural Narratives - MLitt (International)

Cultural Identity Studies - MLitt

French Studies - MLitt

German and Comparative Literature - MLitt

German Studies - MLitt

Italian Studies - MLitt

Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Studies - MLitt

Russian Studies - MLitt

Spanish and Latin American Studies - MLitt 

Department of Philosophy

Epistemology, Mind and Language - MLitt

History of Philosophy - MLitt

Logic and Metaphysics - MLitt

Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy - MLitt

Philosophy - MLitt

Philosophy - Graduate Diploma (Conversion) 

School of Physics & Astronomy

Applied Photonics  - DEng 

Astrophysics - MSc

Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices - MSc 

School of Psychology & Neuroscience

Adults with Learning Disabilities who have Significant and Complex Needs - MSc (also Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma)

The Psychology of Dementia Care - Postgraduate Certificate

Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology: The Origins of Mind - MSc

Neuroscience - MRes

Research Methods in Psychology - MSc

Psychology (Conversion) - MSc 

Department of Social Anthropology

Anthropology, Art and Perception - MRes

Social Anthropology - MRes

Social Anthropology and Amerindian Studies - MRes

Social Anthropology with Pacific Studies - MRes 

Social Sciences modules (available to many programmes)  
Index of Postgraduate Modules 2017 - 2018  


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