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PhD in Social and Policy Sciences

PhD in Social and Policy Sciences

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Full time | University of Bath | 2 years | 02-OCT-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

02-OCT-23

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Global Warming Social Policy / Administration Social Sciences

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Deepen your knowledge and research skills for an academic or professional career that focuses on social and public policy. This course is delivered by the Department of Social & Policy Sciences. Our department is internationally recognised with a strong focus on policy and practice, and a commitment to contribute to social wellbeing and social justice. Our PhDs are not formally assigned a discipline and successful candidates can describe their PhD to reflect its main research area (e.g. PhD in Social Policy; PhD in International Development). The programme will enable you to contribute a significant piece of research to the academic community through a written thesis (typically up to 90,000 words). Most students complete this programme in 4 years. You cannot take less than 2 years to finish your research and the maximum time you are allowed is normally 4 years.

Assessment description

Most research students who ‘do a PhD’ register in the first instance as probationer for the programme of PhD. Confirmation of PhD registration is subject to your passing an assessment process, which normally involves submission of written work and an oral examination. Candidates are expected to carry out supervised research at the leading edge of their chosen subject, which must then be written up as a substantial thesis. The final stage of the PhD programme is the oral or viva voce examination, in which students are required to defend the thesis to a Board of Examiners.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,700

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

21,400

Entry requirements

First or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university. A Masters degree or appropriate research training is also normally required. We consider applicants without Masters or appropriate research training on a case by case basis. We might require applicants to satisfactorily complete one of our Masters programmes, or to attend some/all of the units of our MRes programmes while undertaking the MPhil or PhD programme.

University information

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s most prestigious institutions, ranking top 10 in the Complete University Guide 2023. The university is known for excellence in teaching and research, a welcoming community, and for providing students with outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath fosters an inclusive and supportive learning community, comprised of students from all over the world. There are more than 145 countries represented in...more