Research course


Canterbury Christ Church University · Applied Social Sciences

Entry requirements

The minimal qualification for PhD applicants is: a good bachelor's degree in a relevant subject, an excellent research proposal. However, a Master's degree is often preferred as evidence of some experience in research. Holders of other qualifications are welcome to apply.


Months of entry

January, October

Course content

For more information please visit our website.

Department specialisms

The MPhil/PhD in Sociology is available in the Department of Applied Social Sciences, the Department of Law and Criminal Justice Studies and the Department of Sport Science, Tourism and Leisure. Staff have successfully examined and supervised MPhil and PhD candidates for a number of years. Staff have been successful in attracting external research project funding, e.g. ESRC, Home Office, DoH, DCMS, European Commission (e.g. Agis funding) and local Health Authorities and other social agencies. Academic staff and professionals from many areas of practice have experience and expertise across the social sciences and are active in a number of applied fields e.g. popular culture, youth, gender, the body, health, politics, policing, criminology, legal studies and education. Enquiries should be directed to Dr Cant

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from international Students. Find out more information here.

Fees and funding

Canterbury Christ Church University Graduate School holds an annual scholarship competition. Details can be found here.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
24 months
distance learning
24 months


part time
60 months
full time
36 months
distance learning
60 months

Course contact details

Graduate School/Dr S Cant
+44 (0)1227 2701