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Social Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Our programmes provide training in digital culture, media, communications, sociological and anthropological theory, as well as quantitative and qualitative methods.

We offer a rich variety of taught postgraduate master’s programmes relating to media, communication and culture. The courses are delivered by an internationally-renowned interdisciplinary team, through the use of contemporary case studies and research-informed applied teaching and learning. These courses provide training in media, communications, digital culture, sociological, anthropological, theory, as well as quantitative and qualitative methods.

We have a lively community of postgraduate students, taught by an internationally renowned interdisciplinary team, through the use of contemporary case studies and research-informed applied teaching and learning.

We have a variety of clubs and societies for you to get involved with outside of your studies. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people who share similar interests to you! If you enjoy engaging in stimulating conversation about topical and social issues that affect students and young people then our Think Tank Society could be for you. Our TEDx Society is also popular if you are interested in a platform for discussing powerful debates that provide diverse food for thought.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
       Full-time  3 years (PhD), 2 years (MPhil)
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Duration description
       Part-time  6 years (PhD), 4 years (MPhil)
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Our research groups
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Criminology and Social Policy
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Centre for Child and Family Research
  • Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP)
  • Centre for Research in Communication and Culture
  • Crime Science Research Group (CSRG)

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

    Studyportals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Our entry requirements are usually based on a 2:1 undergraduate degree (or the overseas equivalent) in a related subject area.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Loughborough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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