University of Bristol

Sociology, Politics and International Studies

The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies is an interdisciplinary scholarly environment, producing leading research with an international focus that is relevant to the changing circumstances of an increasingly interconnected world. We offer the following programmes: + PhD in Politics + PhD in Sociology + PhD in East Asian Studies. We are committed to rigorous conceptual and empirical research that is politically and socially relevant and problem-orientated. We aim to advance theory, knowledge and methods at the interface between sociology, politics and international relations. The questions addressed recognise that political structures are related in complex ways to the social conditions that underlie them; likewise, social conditions are affected in complex ways by political structures. Our aim is not just to monitor the global condition but to contribute to ways that might improve it. Our research activity is guided by focusing on key themes: + Critical security + Ethnicity, migration and citizenship + Europe and Europeanisation + Gender + Political and social inequalities + Social, cultural and political theory + South and east Asia All researchers across the school identify with one or more of the themes. This enables collective identification over themes within the school and aims to generate further collaboration and interdisciplinarity in our research activities. In addition, the themes provide a basis for internal and external recognition of the main questions and topics that our research addresses.

Sponsorship information

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships. Applicants may also apply for funding from the University of Bristol scholarship fund or alumni PhD scholarship fund.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,235 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,300 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2018 GBP 4,235 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2018 GBP 2,118 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 7 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2019 GBP 9,235 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2019 GBP 16,300 per Year 1 (International) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2019 GBP 4,235 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2019 GBP 2,118 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 7 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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