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Social and Policy Studies PhD

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Policy Studies Social Policy / Administration

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This PhD programme will give you the opportunity to develop new and highly sought after skills which can set you up for a range of careers. It is a chance to make a novel contribution to knowledge, to become a world expert in a particular field and it can open a range of doors with different employers. You will also enhance your interpersonal skills, such as networking and relationship building, which will be invaluable in your future career. In addition to the University’s extensive training provision, you will have access to courses in teaching and research skills and methods organised by the University and the School. The School of Social Sciences has long been recognised as an international centre of academic excellence and for our cutting-edge interdisciplinary work. The Social and Policy Studies area is home to world-leading, original and internationally excellent research in sociology, criminology and social policy. Our staff work with a wide range of public and third sector bodies (eg BBC Trust, Metropolitan Police, the Electoral Commission, the College of Mediators, UK Drug Policy Commission, and the Department of Health).

You will be assigned two supervisors who are international experts in their respective fields plus an internal reviewer and a Director of Doctoral Programmes. This team provides tailored academic and pastoral support throughout your studies. The School runs an extensive programme of research training and you will have the chance to participate in and run seminars and discussion groups. These will help you integrate into the School’s academic community and develop skills that will enable you to present your work at national and international conferences. You will be provided with access to a shared office with networked PC and specialist software, allowances for photocopying, conference attendance and interlibrary loans. Recent graduate destinations include: Rochester College, USA, Associate Professor and Department Chair; The University of Manchester, Lecturer; Bournemouth University, Senior Lecturer.

Different course options

Full time | Loughborough University | 3 years | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

OCT-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent. Applicants without a postgraduate qualification will be required to complete research training in tandem with their research.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more

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