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Sociology and Communication PhD

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Communication Studies Sociology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

A research degree provides the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth, and contribute new knowledge to your discipline. A PhD involves demonstrating through original research or other advanced scholarship the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge at the forefront of an academic discipline or professional practice, the ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the general of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline.

The Sociology & Communications group is a dynamic, international and globally respected community of researchers. Members are at the forefront of study into subjects as diverse as: globalisation and social transformation, political communication, communication and social change; gender and sexuality, the body, human-animal studies, the senses and embodiment, race and ethnicity, the environment, urban space and cities, digital cultures, public communication, young people, rights and the global south; popular culture, comedy/humour studies, experimental multi-media, and sports studies. PhD Plus is a career development scheme designed to provide an opportunity for excellent PhD students to undertake work experience and mentoring, and to facilitate their transfer into a career area of their choice. The awards are targeted at exceptional PhD students who have submitted their thesis within the expected submission date and will provide up to three months’ funded support for the period after submissions of their thesis and before the confirmation of the award.

Different course options

Full time | Brunel University London | 3 years | OCT

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

OCT

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students will need to pay £4,260 for the entry 2018/19. There might be a slight increase in fees for the entry 2019/20.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree.