Taught course

Social Policy, Sociology

Bangor University · School of Social Sciences
PhD by taughtMPhil

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a related discipline is required. Students without a Masters degree in a relevant discipline will be required to undertake a taught research training programme in their first year. Students should submit a research outline which must be approved by the Course Director.

Months of entry


Course content

For research students we are able to provide both a full ESRC recognised research training programme and high quality expert supervision across a broad spectrum of subjects. The research interests of current staff include:
Social Policy - Comparative social policy, The historical sociology of health, Health policies and devolution, Mental illness and learning disabilities, Ageing and social change, Housing policy. Sociology - Ethnographic and ethnomethodological studies of work, Conversation analysis , Membership categorisation analysis, Schooling and social interaction, Culture and media, Popular culture, Language and social interaction,Identity and diversity, Childhood and family

Fees and funding

ESRC 1+3 Research Training Recognition (Social Policy)
The School offers occasional scholarships and bursaries.

Qualification and course duration

PhD by taught

full time
36 months
part time
60 months


part time
24-36 months
full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Professor Ian Rees Jones
01248 382222