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Full time | University of Worcester | 3 years | 02-OCT-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

02-OCT-22

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Sociology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

We welcome applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Sociology.

Research at Worcester has grown significantly in recent years. We aim to produce research that is distinctive, socially and culturally relevant, and that influences national agendas. We continually strive to develop new areas of research excellence while, in certain areas, our work has already been acknowledged as world-leading.

School of Humanities

The School of Humanities has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme. Our staff have expertise in the sociology of race and gender, intimacies, and globalisation.

Where could it take you?

All research students must engage with the Researcher Development Programme (RDP), a core curriculum of training and development which provides them with the general and subject-specific knowledge, skills and behaviours to support them in the completion of their research degree. At the beginning of an MPhil/PhD degree, you will be allocated to one of two pathways depending on your experience and knowledge as a researcher. This will determine which elements of the programme are core and which are optional. At the beginning of the programme you will be required to complete a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) in conjunction with your Director of Studies. This identifies the training that you will need to undertake, in addition to the mandatory elements of RDP, in order to complete the programme and to become an effective researcher. This TNA is revisited at the beginning of each subsequent academic year. All students are offered a wide range of optional training workshops throughout the programme focused around the following themes:

  • Developing and Managing Your Research
  • Dissemination, Impact, Engagement
  • Completing Your Research Degree
  • Research Methodology Master classes
  • Data Analysis
  • Research Funding
  • Wellbeing and Personal Effectiveness
  • Careers and Employability
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Modules

RSDP4004: Planning Your Research Project
RSDP4003: Approaches to Research 2

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£4,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£7,200

Entry requirements

Students need Postgraduate Masters Degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed programme of study; or First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline; or Research or professional experience at postgraduate level which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of achievement.