Research course

Sociology

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Social Sciences
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Our research degree applicants will usually possess a good Master’s degree (or overseas equivalent), with a significant component in sociology.

Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

Sociology at Glasgow is defined by our shared commitment to rigorous, innovative and useful research.

We have particular strengths in the following areas. Most members of staff work between and across these areas, and in conjunction with colleagues across the discipline and beyond:

  • work on national and global aspects of crime, criminal justice and punishment
  • work on racism and anti-racism, disabilities, health and illness, gender and sexualities, work and the interrelationships between these issues
  • work on various kinds of ‘risky’ behaviour, including gambling and drug use

Theoretical and Cultural Research: work aimed at the development of new theoretical insight, as well as historical and comparative cultural research, around questions of kinships, families and intimacy, and critical media research.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

7.0 with no sub-test under 6.5.

Tests must have been taken within 4 years 5 months of start date. Combined scores from two tests taken within 6 months of each other can be considered.

Fees and funding

Please see the postgraduate research scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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