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Course summary

UK's top ranked sociology department Our sociology department is the UK’s top-ranked department for sociological research. What will I learn? This programme will provide you with a rigorous introduction to sociological research in the digital age. The programme combines training in “traditional approaches” to sociology with new theory and methods for understanding the digital world. We will study, for example, foundational questions in inequality, demography, and labour research with an emphasis on how the digital transformation has shifted our understandings. On this programme, you may take up the following specialised topics, including (but not limited to):

  • work and labour
  • inequality
  • mobility
  • relationships
  • government and law
  • technology
We will be launching in the 2024/25 academic year a dedicated cluster of courses in Social Data Science for the MSc in Digital Sociology. Students taking these courses will be able to undergo specialised training in core analytical skills within the field of social data science (including natural language processing, and network analysis). In combination with other core courses in Digital Sociology, this will equip students with the core analytical and programming skills required for evaluating and conducting data science for the social sciences. How will I learn? The degree combines lectures and seminar teaching on specific topics with individual research supervision by leading researchers in the emerging field of digital sociology. Who is this programme for? While this programme will be primarily suitable for those with a background in the social sciences, the MSc is intended for anyone who wants to undertake specialised training in sociological approaches for understanding the digital world.


Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent


English language requirements


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Digital Sociology at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS