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MA (Hons) Interdisciplinary Futures

Interdisciplinary learning

Our interdisciplinary undergraduate programme is designed to help students develop knowledge and skills from across different disciplines in order to address complex social and global challenges. Here you will gain key employability skills through collaborative experiences with different communities and partners – preparing you for a career of your choice.

Our students receive a high level of support and make tailored choices to enable creative and ethical study, working with all kinds of data and people, to address some big challenges. Your studies will enable you to grow confidence, knowledge, and skills to work, live, and make a difference in a rapidly changing world.

Our interdisciplinary programme means you will have access to leading expertise and award-winning teaching from across the University of Edinburgh and in a wide range of disciplines and subject areas. You will be based in the newly renovated, Category-A Listed, Edinburgh Futures Institute in the heart of Edinburgh and the central campus. And you will study alongside our community of students, researchers, partner organisations and businesses.

Experience student life in the beautiful, vibrant capital city of Edinburgh and join a diverse and international academic community in one of the top-ranked universities in the world.

“Students as Change Agents [an interdisciplinary elective from the Futures Institute core] has allowed me to be challenged academically but in an exciting and captivating way, it really felt as though I was helping and contributing to the lives of people, my community, and the world.”

Daniel Hooper-Jones, Politics student, elective undergraduate pilot course, Edinburgh Futures Institute, 2021-22.


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