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Key information

Qualification type

SocSciD - Doctor of Social Science

Subject areas

Social Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

The DSocSci aims to produce a group of leading-edge practitioners who have mastered the full range of theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the conduct of their professional activities at the highest level. On this programme you will gain knowledge of research techniques available for enhancing professional knowledge and the training to help you use these to produce research of publishable quality.

On completion of the DSocSci you will: have the latest and most sophisticated theoretical knowledge for practitioners; be able to ensure that this knowledge can be used to inform practice and that you can critically engage with developments in your field; be equipped with the tools and techniques necessary to conduct and evaluate research pertinent to your professional interests; and be able to enhance the growing discipline areas of human resource development and labour market studies.

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Study mode

Distance without attendance


72 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must hold either a UK undergraduate (Bachelors) degree with at least first class or upper second class honours, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution. Students will require evidence of a relevant Master’s degree, preferably at distinction level, together with a detailed outline of your initial research proposal. The validity and quality of the proposal will be of crucial significance in determining eligibility for entry. The majority of our candidates are mature professionals who undertake the DSocSci programme to advance or change their career and be employed in a relevant context.

University information

As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren't afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow. At Leicester, students aren't...more

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