Research course

Sociology

Institution
University of Sussex · Sociology
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A Masters degree in sociology or a related discipline, but applicants from other backgrounds may be considered

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

  • PhD in Sociology
  • We offer research supervision in areas including citizenship and migration, criminology, health and medicine, care, identity, terrorism, human rights, violence, criminal justice, social theory, political sociology, childhood, gender, inequality and work.

    There are two modes of entry for research students. First is traditional entry to a PhD. Second is the MSc plus PhD pathway, which is the 1+3 route required by the ESRC for their studentship support. All new research students are required to participate in a programme of research training modules and take other modules that may be recommended by their supervisor. (Exemption from research training modules can be granted if you have already taken such modules at postgraduate level.)

    Applicants who do not have a Masters degree may be expected to undertake research training, taken from the ESRC-recognised MSc in Social Research Methods, before proceeding to research. The MA in Criminology and MA in Gender Studies provide an excellent introduction to research for candidates with appropriate interests. Further training in research skills is provided as required.

    Research training

    The University’s Doctoral School runs a wide range of training courses covering the needs of students throughout all phases of their studies. You can also view information on our current PhD students’profile and research.

Department specialisms

For further information, visit the webpage below.

Information for international students

Please see link for information on international students' entry requirements: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/research/1675#qualifications

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/research/1675#fees
International students
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/research/1675#fees

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit: www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
36-72 months
full time
24-48 months

MPhil

full time
12-36 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Services
Email
l.morosanu@sussex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1273 678547