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Sociology and Social Policy PhD

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Full time | University Park Campus | 3 years | FEB-23

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Full time


3 years

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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Sociology Social Policy / Administration

Course type


Course Summary

Research overview

Committed to teaching and research excellence, the School of Sociology and Social Policy is a dynamic centre for collaborative and interdisciplinary PhD study.

Our PhDs enable you to explore the sociological landscape by conducting original research on a variety of significant social, policy, and political issues affecting local, national, and global communities.

Each programme combines advanced research training with high-quality supervision and feedback and you can choose from full-time and part-time study options.

You will study within a vibrant and active research community, and will be supported by two academic supervisors.

We offer PhDs in:

  • criminology
  • public policy
  • sociology
  • social policy and administration
  • social work
  • science, technology and society

Graduate destinations

Recent graduates have pursued careers in a diverse range of fields across the public and private sector, including housing, research, marketing, support work, human resources and journalism.

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Entry requirements

Masters with 'Merit' (average of 60% or above or international equivalent), plus 2:1 at undergraduate level (or international equivalent) in any discipline.

University information

The University of Nottingham is a pioneering institution with a long and distinguished heritage in education. It is a research-intensive university, and a superb place to study for a postgraduate qualification. It offers excellent teaching and learning facilities and a wide network of professional partnership organisations offering plenty of career opportunities. Taught and research courses are available in a wide range of subject areas and...more

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