CoSS (College of Social Sciences) Research Training Programme


In line with current Scottish Government Covid-19 prevention measures, the University is adopting a blended learning approach for session 2021-22. To help explain what this means in practice and what you can expect when you join, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions. This will be updated as the situation relating to Covid-19 evolves so please continue to check back. Please also continue to check the University undergraduate and postgraduate Covid-19 information pages.

21-22 Student FAQs


General Information

General enquiries

Please contact the Research Training Programme Administrator

Specific course enquiries

Please contact the respective course convenor - details available via Core Course Summary

Guides & Links

Guide to Self Enrol on MyCampus - PGR students

Researcher Development Programme

Induction Event

The Postgraduate Research Induction for new Postgraduate Researchers including PhD, LLM and MPhil will take place in October 2021 and repeated in January 2022.

All of the week’s activities will be delivered online and include live information sessions, live daily ‘chat cafes’ to enable you to ask questions and interact with the experts who will support your journey, and interactive and engaging online courses.

Agenda to follow.

CoSS RTP Handbook and Course Information

The documents listed below provide more information on the Research Training Programme (RTP) as well as the courses taught as part of the programme:

CoSS RTP Handbook (2021-22)

CoSS RTP Overview

CoSS RTP Core Course Summary

Any initial queries regarding the programme can be directed to

Assignment Submission Dates

Assignment submission dates for session 2021-2022 to be confirmed.

Extension applications should be submitted to the Research Training Programme Administrator as soon as possible in advance of the submission deadline.

Only applications submitted before the assignment deadline will be considered. If you are unable to submit your assignment before the submission date you must complete an Application for Extension to assignment submission deadlines form.