Research course

Sociology

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

MPhil: Candidates must hold a BA or equivalent in a related subject area. PhD: Candidates should normally hold an MA or equivalent in a related subject area.

Months of entry

January, September, June, April

Course content

Our PhD research programmes will allow you to explore your own interests in sociology, supported by the expertise of our staff.

You’ll be allocated two supervisors, with additional staff members available if necessary. Our supervisors are experienced in most areas of sociology, with particular strengths in social theory, gender studies, social studies of science and technology and diaspora and migration.

We’ll provide you with a rich and stimulating research environment with strong links to research networks in Anglia Ruskin and the wider community, including the Citizens Advice Bureau and the University of Cambridge's Centre for Research into Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH). We host the Justice and Communities Research Unit (JACRU), and contribute to many of our Faculty’s other research groups, including the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE).

We also host and take part in many research events, including regular Faculty and departmental research seminars, which will allow you to present your research in a safe and supportive setting. These events, along with our online environment, will help you connect with other research students from a range of disciplines.

All your subject-specific studies will be enhanced and supported by our University-wide training sessions, where you’ll gain important research expertise in areas like ethics, presentations, intellectual property and digital scholarship.

Department specialisms

Sociology of Science and Technology; Sociology of Gender; Sociology of Consumption; Sociology of Belief Systems; Political Economy of Contemporary Britain; Sociology of Education.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
Email
answers@anglia.ac.uk
Phone
01245 493131 (UK enquirers), +44 1245 493131 (Overseas enquirers)