Research course

Sociology and Social Policy Research Opportunities

University of Leeds · School of Sociology and Social Policy
PhDMPhilMA by research

Entry requirements

A good upper 2nd or first class degree. For MPhil (prov) above plus MA usually.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Sociology and Social Policy at Leeds offers an array of opportunities for graduate research work.

Throughout its existence, the School has been a major centre of research and graduate training, and PhDs from Leeds can now be found at senior academic levels throughout Britain and the world.

Britain's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognises our programme of social research training.

We offer three kinds of research degree for postgraduate students.

■MA by research

Department specialisms

Disability; Ethnicity and Racism; Family, Life Course and Generations; Inter-generation Relationships; Care, Labour and Equalities; Social-inclusion; inequalities; diversity; Gender Studies; Bauman Institute; Sociology; Social Policy; Consumerism; Globalisation; Ethics; Modernity

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to relevant course website.

Fees and funding

University scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more at

Qualification and course duration


full time
36+ months


full time
24 months

MA by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 113 343 8056