The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree and additionally, for a PhD, a Master’s degree or equivalent. All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study. This applies even if English is the native language of your home country. An appropriate level of English language competence is also expected as listed below. Applicants may also be required to attend compulsory in-sessional English language support. The Senate reserves the right to assess the eligibility of applicants on an individual basis.
Sociology & Communications.
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
Sociology and Communications at Brunel teaches a wide variety of areas in social sciences and media studies. Our academic staff are all research active and we bring our research interests and passions to the modules we teach to help create a friendly and vibrant environment. Areas of research strength include:
- Social, psychological and cultural aspects of health and illness;
- Social and cultural research methods;
- Social theory;
- National and international media: their social role, and production and consumption processes;
- Construction of scientific and medical knowledge;
- Social context and analysis of language and communication.
The College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences includes a number of disciplines and research students are entitled to attend staff seminars, where presentations are made both by Brunel staff and prestigious external speakers.
The Graduate School supports all Brunel Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers though the provision of a comprehensive skills development programme, workshops and networking events, research prizes and 24/7 study and social facilities.
Areas of research strength include: Social, psychological and cultural aspects of health and illness Social and cultural research methods Social theory National and international media: their social role, and production and consumption processes Construction of scientific and medical knowledge Social context and analysis of language and communication
Information for international students
English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas).
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course enquiries
- +44 (0)1895 265599