Bangor University

Bangor University

Social Policy and Sociology

The emphasis is on small groups, close working relationships between students and supervisors, and development towards full professional participation in the subject area. Research in criminology and criminal justice is focussed on comparative study at a number of cross cultural levels: national, international and rural-urban comparisons are 3 of the most important ways in which comparative criminological work is undertaken. For research students we are able to provide both a full research training programme and high quality expert supervision across a broad spectrum of subjects.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in a related discipline is required. Applicants without a Master's degree in a relevant discipline will be required to undertake a taught research training programme in their 1st year. Applicants should submit a research outline which must be approved by the course director. For those whose 1st language is not English or Welsh, the minimum English language requirements is IELTS 6.5 (with no individual score lower than 6.0), Pearson PTE 62 (with no individual score lower than 58) or Cambridge English Test (advanced) 176 (with no individual score lower than 169).

Sponsorship information

ESRC +3 Research Training Recognition (Social Policy); the school offers occasional bursaries.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 5 years
MPhil Full-time - 1 years
MPhil Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bangor Campus Bangor (Wales) LL57 2DG Wales

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Key information

Telephone number: 
01248 382806