Research course


The University of Manchester · Sociology

Entry requirements

Applicants for the PhD are expected to have a UK Masters degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant Social Science subject with a minimum overall average of 60%.

PhD in Sociology; MPhil in Sociology; MSc in Sociological Research

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

PhD students will be supervised by a panel of supervisors who are experts in their area of research. Some students may take some additional research training methods taught modules if necessary during their first year of PhD study. A period of fieldwork is usually taken in the second year of full-time study.

Department specialisms

Gender; Family Processes; Sociology of Consumption; Modern Britain; Third World; Culture & Media; Race & Identity; Natural and Social Sciences; Conversation Analysis; Ethnomethodology and Methodology; Philosophy and the Social and Political Theory; Social Movements; Class Analysis and Social Stratification.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require TOEFL of 623 (263 CBT) with minimum TWE score of 5.0 . Internet based score of 100 with 25 in each element. IELTS of 7.0 with minimum writing of 7.

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

School of Social Sciences
+44 (0)161 275 4743
+44 (0)161 275 2450