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Sociology and Social Policy Mphil

Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Sociology Social Policy / Administration

Course type


Course Summary

We offer programmes in many areas of sociology, social policy and criminology in a highly supportive and stimulating environment which has been awarded Doctoral Training Partnership status by the ESRC. You will be supervised by two academics with related research interests, and a wider supervisory team will oversee your progress. We are interested in applications from students who want to pursue research in areas of quantitative and qualitative sociology, social policy or criminology; or who are interested in interdisciplinary research within health and wellbeing, energy, environment and resilience, or the social/computational interface.

Different course options

Full time | Highfield Campus | 3 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have Masters degree at merit level, in relevant subject or an equivalent standard  in other qualifications approved  by the University. A good bachelor  honours degree may also be considered plus satisfactory performance at interview

University information

The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton,...more

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