Entry requirements

A Master's level degree in Sociology or a related subject (however, all serious applications from other disciplines will be considered)

Months of entry


Course content

The Sociology PhD spans a diverse range of areas reflecting the strengths of our staff, graduate students and courses. These include strong clusters in: gender, sexuality and women’s studies; health and illness; visual sociology; traditional media forms and new social media; the sociology of science; body and society; bioethics and bio-power; postcolonialism; politics and political cultures; mourning and the sociology of death and dying; racism and ethnicity; and social and political thought.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with no more than two components at 6.5 or 6.0, or other accepted language test.

Fees and funding

UK students
Estimated 2018/19 fee: £4,270
International students
Estimated 2018/19 fee: £17,050

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here:


Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
84 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Office
+44 (0)24 765 23600