Research course

Sociology and Social Policy

University of Liverpool · School of Sociology and Social Policy

Entry requirements

For full entry requirement details, please see the course page on the University website.

Months of entry


Course content

Sociology and Social Policy has a thriving, expanding postgraduate research culture, with activities in three broad areas: Urban space, culture and regeneration:- The social, cultural and economic impact of Liverpool’s designation as European Capital of Culture 2008 is of particular interest, as is the impact of culture-led regeneration on aspects of social inclusion.

Staff have particular strengths in Critical social policy:- This addresses particular questions of welfare, health, state social work, poverty, inequality and social justice. Age, generation and life course analysis, childhood, youth and older age, are other strengths.

Research themes

Our department's Research Clusters cover areas such as social justice, crime, health, welfare, housing, inequality and the operation of political power at local, national and global levels.

Research groups

  • Charity Law and Policy Unit
  • Critical Approaches International Criminal Law
  • EU Law@Liverpool
  • European Children’s Rights Unit
  • Health Law and Regulation Unit
  • International Criminological Research Unit
  • International Law and Human Rights Unit
  • Liverpool Economic Governance Unit
  • Publics & Practices

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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