The emphasis is on small groups, close working relationships between students and supervisors, and development towards full professional participation in the subject area. For research students we are able to provide both a full ESRC recognised research training programme and high quality expert supervision across a broad spectrum of subjects.
PhD: 3 years full-time, 5 years part-time; MPhil: 1 to 2 years full-time, 2 to 3 years part-time
You can apply until:
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Social Policy and Sociology with specialisations in:
Communities and Social Networks with specialisations in:
Minority Languages and Cultures with specialisations in:
Current graduate students are conducting research on:
You need the following IELTS score:
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A good honours degree in a related discipline is required. Students without a Masters degree in a relevant discipline will be required to undertake a taught research training programme in their first year. Students should submit a research outline which must be approved by the Course Director.
Students from United States of America need a visa in order to study in the United Kingdom.
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ESRC 1+3 Research Training Recognition (Social Policy)
The School offers occasional scholarships and bursaries.
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