Edinburgh Summer School 2024

Introduction to Sociology and Social Research

This course will provide an overview of sociology and social research.

Where does our sense of self and identity come from and how are differences between people in society produced and reproduced? How are they shaped by the society we live in?


Key information


Subject Sociology
Course teachers Dr Gisli Vogler and Dr Vangelis Chiotis 
Credit level SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
Credits 20 SCQF (Find out more about studying for credit here)

Our credit-bearing courses are only available to applicants aged 18 years or over. Applicants should have at least 1 year of undergraduate study experience.

Language requirements

Applicants should meet the minimum English language requirements in order to fully benefit from, and engage with, Summer School courses. Your English language ability must be equivalent to, or above, 6.5 IELTS overall with 5.5 in each component.

Device requirements Course materials will be delivered via the University of Edinburgh's Virtual Learning Environment. To access these materials, you will require a suitable device, such as a laptop or tablet. 
Teaching location Holyrood Campus
Dates 01 July - 25 July 2024
Length 4 weeks
Contact hours 57
Course fee £3795
Application deadline 20 May 2024 (17:00 - BST)





Introduction to Sociology and Social Research

Subject area: Social sciences