University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Sociology and Social Policy

Research is available in three broad areas: Urban space, culture and regeneration: The social, cultural and economic impact of Liverpool's designation as European Capital of Culture 2008 is of particular interest, as is the impact of culture-led regeneration on aspects of social inclusion. Crime, regulation and social control including topics such as Crime; Communities and cities; The State and social order; risk, regulation and surveillance; The criminalisation of urban spaces; youth crime, penal policy and social control. Critical social policy: this addresses particular questions of welfare, health, state social work, poverty, inequality and social justice, age, generation and life course analysis, childhood, youth and older age.

Assessment methods

Sponsorship information

University Studentships, ESRC Research Studentships.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

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