Research course


University of Warwick · Department of Sociology

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

Warwick Sociology has 30 members of academic staff with wide-ranging theoretical, methodological and substantive research interests. Experts in their field, our academics welcome enquiries from potential PhD students with an idea for a research project.

We offer two research degrees at PhD Level: the PhD in Sociology and the PhD in Women and Gender Studies.

The PhD in Sociology reflects the multi-disciplinary strengths of our staff including social and cultural research, from traditional sociology and social theory to contemporary cultural and media studies.

The PhD in Women and Gender Studies, meanwhile, is primarily concerned with analysing how different bases of inequality and identity, such as race, gender and class, intersect with each other.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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 Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585