Research course

Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology (PhD)

University of Southampton · Sociology and Social Policy

Entry requirements

Masters degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent (a good honours degree will be considered)

Months of entry


Course content

Would you like to make an independent and transforming contribution to your chosen field? Are you highly motivated and able to study independently? From previous research or professional experience, do you have a particular question or topic already in mind? If so, then our PhD programme may be suitable for you.

Successful applicants to the PhD will be able to demonstrate via the application process that they have the capacity to embark directly on a substantial research project in Education. The quality of the PhD research proposal is a key part of assessing this capability. You should be able to demonstrate that you have previous experience of conducting research, usually via a substantial research study undertaken as part of postgraduate masters level study.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    36-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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