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Sociology

The University of Manchester

Ph.D. On Campus
36 months
Duration
19500 GBP/year
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About

Sociology students from The University of Manchester are supervised by a member of staff who is an expert in their area of research or co-supervised with another supervisor if other areas of expertise are required.

Overview

Our staff are experts, often internationally renowned, in a wide range of key areas of sociology, and centres such as the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST) and Methods@Manchester, provide a wealth of opportunities for postgraduate researchers.

Some of our main research themes include: sociological theory, research methods, cultural and media studies, Sociology of gender, feminist movements, sociology of consumption, sociology of language and discourse, sociology of economic life, labour markets and educational attainment.

Recent PhDs have included topics as diverse as internet use in Iran, branding in AIDs awareness advertising, and how class differences affect access to higher education.

Career opportunities

MPhil candidates often progress to PhD. Typical first destinations at the end of the programme include lectureships, research posts, senior administrative positions in local government, NHS and educational institutions, homeworking and trade union and union linked positions. 

There is increasing need for well trained social scientists who are able to apply advanced methods of analysis to complex data.

These skills are in short supply and graduates of the Social Research Methods and Statistics programme, in particular, leave in a good position to obtain jobs in the academic sector, in central government, including the Office for National Statistics, in local government and within the commercial research sector. 

Many of our PhDs continue their research at post-doctoral level and in recent years several have become academics at The University of Manchester and in other universities around the world.

Teaching and learning

Students are guided and supported by at least one supervisor who is expert in their area. Research students registered in the Faculty of Humanities participate in the Faculty's skills training audit, skills training and personal development planning.

There is a fortnightly research seminar for all students, which includes help with personal and development planning (PDP) as well as research issues, and is an opportunity to meet with other PhD students.

Programme Structure

Coursework and assessment

  • Student progression is monitored through 6-monthly and annual review boards. The former involve the supervisory team, including co-supervisors and the objective is to ensure that work is proceeding satisfactorily and to set deadlines. 
  • The annual review board also involves an `external' academic not otherwise involved in the project. Review boards approve students' work and establish agreed parameters for the progression of each project.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UK Master degree (or overseas equivalent) with a coursework/examination average of 60% or more AND a dissertation mark of 60% or more in a relevant subject with no mark below 50%
  • Tier 4 Student Visa - International applicants who will require a visa to study in the UK can obtain up-to-date information on the student visa advice and guidance.
  • Having an expert supervisor is extremely important for success in Research degree programmes and it is part of the application process that we seek suitable supervision for candidates. 
  • English language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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