Research course

Department of Sociology

University of Leicester · Department of Sociology

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a UK undergraduate (Bachelors) degree with at least first class or upper second class honours or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution.

See academic entry requirements and the English language entry requirements

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Department of Sociology is one of the most prominent and influential in the country. It was one of the first departments of sociology to be established in Britain, and has a long and well-respected tradition both in teaching and research.

We offer PhD and MPhil supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:

Department specialisms

Social Theory; Health; Migration/Ethnicity; Decision Making; Gender/Sexuality; Consumption; Sport; Conversation Analysis; Education; Political Movements.

Information for international students

Department, university and town have very international character.

Fees and funding

UK students
Tuition fees vary according to the applicant's fee status (UK, EU, or international) and the mode of study (full-time, part-time or distance learning). See current course fees

Recognised for ESRC 1+3 and +3. University funding also available.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
distance learning
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Nita Sudra (Graduate Administrator)