The Sociology programme from The University of Exeter have a range of interests that cut across themes in sociology (including criminology), philosophy, anthropology and anthrozoology. We support postgraduate students working across a diverse range of topics in these disciplines and at their boundaries. Our department includes Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences, an internationally recognised research centre for philosophical and social studies of the life sciences.
As a postgraduate student in the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, (SPA) you will be able to pursue your work within a friendly and informal atmosphere.
We pride ourselves on providing an environment for students that will expose you to a wide range of intellectual influences and exciting ideas.
PhD students are also part of the wider College of Social Sciences and International Studies research community and have opportunity to meet with students and staff from other disciplines.
Our research culture is characterised by our commitment to foster thinking and analysis that crosses over traditional academic boundaries (such as between philosophy-sociology-anthropology as well as social sciences-life sciences). The research culture for postgraduate students reflects this spirit.
- Science and Technology Studies (STS)
- Sociology of Health and Illness
- Social Theory
- Social Inequalities in Education
- Cultural Sociology
- Political Sociology
- Advanced Quantitative Methods
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
DisciplinesSocial Work Sociology Liberal Arts View 34 other PhDs in Social Work in United Kingdom
You should have a good first degree either in Philosophy or another subject that could prepare you for a research project within the Department.
International18100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18100 GBP per year during 48 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Exeter
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