Within our Department of Sociology, you will be allocated a supervisor whose role it is to guide you through the different stages of your research degree. In some cases, you may have joint supervision by two members of our staff.The support provided by your supervisor is a key feature of your research student experience and you will have regular one-to-one meetings to discuss progress on your research. Initially, your supervisor will help you develop your research topic and plan.
You can apply until:
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We offer two routes to a PhD. If you have a strong background in sociology, and a well-formulated research proposal, you may be admitted directly to do supervised research and complete your PhD. Alternatively, we offer an Integrated PhD, where you follow one of our pathways in your first year, which provides you with Masters-level training, then undertake three years of PhD research.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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For research study within our Department of Sociology, we normally require a good Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. A well developed research proposal is also essential.
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