Research course

Sociology and Social Policy

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Masters degree at merit level, in relevant subject or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University. A good bachelor honours degree may also be considered plus satisfactory performance at intervie.

Months of entry


Course content

We offer PhD programmes in many areas of sociology, social policy and criminology in a highly supportive and stimulating environment which has been awarded Doctoral Training Partnership status by the ESRC. You will be supervised by two academics with related research interests, and a wider supervisory team will oversee your progress. We are interested in applications from students who want to pursue research in areas of quantitative and qualitative sociology, social policy or criminology; or who are interested in interdisciplinary research within health and wellbeing, energy, environment and resilience, or the social/computational interface.

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Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
60-84 months

Course contact details

Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences
+44 (0)23 8059 7385