University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Sociology

We have a range of interests that cut across themes in the philosophy of science and social science; culture, science and technology; anthropology; and cultural sociology. Each of these intellectual domains has flexible and porous boundaries, with ideas and activities originating primarily from one flowing into the others. All our staff routinely operate in interdisciplinary ways, from how their teaching is structured and presented, through to which topics, methods and conceptualizations are deployed in their research. At the core of all activities is a unifying commitment to using and extending advanced social theory. This commitment in turn animates all the forms of empirical inquiry undertaken in our research. The theoretical, methodological and empirical aspects of social science are thoroughly intertwined in all we do. Our environment is unique in that the fusion of subjects allows for both highly philosophically-literate social analysis on the one hand, and methodologically rigorous applied and empirical social philosophy on the other. Our sociologists draw upon sophisticated philosophical paradigms, while our philosophers operate in a sociological register. Likewise, there is a productive fusion of anthropology with both sociology and philosophy, leading to the construction of cross-over research domains such as the field of music, aesthetics and cognition, which researchers with diverse disciplinary trainings pursue together. The three main research clusters are: Science and Technology Studies (STS); Cultural Sociology and Social Philosophy

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter offers over a hundred PhD studentships annually. The majority are advertised in the Winter/Spring for entry the following September. For information on how to fund your research degree, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,450 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 15,450 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 15,450 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,450 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 15,450 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 15,450 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time April 2017 GBP 4,250 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time April 2017 GBP 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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