About the Summer School
This course is designed to introduce you to some of the key ideas of the discipline of sociology by examining the relationship between the individual and society.
It will look at the many social influences on our identity and question taken for granted explanations of inequality, the family and the society. Case studies and examples from across the world will be used to demonstrate this. Finally, in this course we will introduce the various ways that sociologists do the research that lies behind most sociological ideas.
Teaching will take place Monday to Friday
Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, questions and answers sessions as guided by tutor.
By the end of this course, students should be able to
- understand certain key sociological concepts, particularly those which link 'individuals' to 'society
- developed an introductory understanding of the relationship between sociological argument and evidence.
- Understand the purpose and value of sociological research in relation to both academic knowledge and public issues and policies
- Understand key debates in sociological research about design, method and ethics
- Know the range of research approaches and methods that can be applied to an issue or problem, and their strengths and weaknesses
Scholarship - Scottish Summer Endeavour
Scottish Summer Endeavour Scholarships are offered to students from all countries who can display evidence of outstanding academic merit.
The scholarship equates to a 20% tuition fee waiver for any course listed on www.summerschool.ed.ac.uk.
The scholarships are competitive and awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. A minimum of 3.3 GPA or equivalent is required and evidence of this must be provided along with your application.
In order to apply, you should be a full-time university/college student who can demonstrate that you meet the academic and language requirements of your preferred course.
1. Choose the course you are interested in.
2. Go to your preferred programme page and select ‘click here to apply now’, located towards the top right of your screen. This will enable you to request an application form and further guidance regarding the application process.
2. Fill out the application form and attach the documents required in order to support your application. This will include the following:
- one letter of recommendation provided by your academic referee (no longer than 500 words)
- (interim) degree transcripts
- Evidence of an internationally recognised English language qualification (if appropriate).
4. Send back the application form stating in your email that you would like to apply for the Scottish Summer Endeavour Scholarship.
5. Remember to enclose any other documents that will support your application.
1. Do I have to provide pre-payment in support of my application?
Yes. Please see the following page from more information:http://www.summerschool.ed.ac.uk/courses-and-fees/fees
2. Will the scholarship award be applied to my accommodation fees?
No. The scholarship fee waiver will be applied to your tuition fees only.
3. How do I know if I am eligible to receive a University of Edinburgh Scholarship?
The scholarship is available to all students from around the world and it is awarded on the basis of academic merit. A minimum of 3.3 GPA or equivalent is required.
4. My University does not issue GPA but I have my transcript with my module grades – can I send these instead?
Yes. Institutions globally use a variety of assessment and grading systems and you can provide your most recent degree transcript with your application. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance about what documentation or grades to provide us with, should you have any questions about the equivalent grading of a GPA.
5. How do I apply for a scholarship?
Please fill in the application form, enclose any other documents of your achievements and references from your home University and email this to summerschool(at)ed.ac.uk
When will I receive written confirmation if I have been successful in my application to the Scottish Summer Endeavour Scholarship?