MPhil/PhD On Campus


The University of Exeter

48 months
19000 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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In the Sociology programme from The University of Exeter, you have the opportunity to undertake advanced postgraduate research in a friendly, interdisciplinary, collaborative, and highly productive community. 


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.  

Research culture

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. 

Programme Structure


  • Science and Technology Studies (STS)
  • Sociology of Health and Illness
  • Social Theory
  • Social Inequalities in Education
  • Cultural Sociology
  • Political Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Terrorism
  • Ethnography
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most subject areas do no have specific deadlines for applications, though the majority of students start in September.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You should have a good first degree either in Philosophy or another subject that could prepare you for a research project within the Department.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19000 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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