University of Surrey

University of Surrey


Students are supported through a programme of regular postgraduate day schools and fortnightly postgraduate workshops, and are directed to take relevant modules from the MSc social research methods or, if appropriate, from the MSc criminology, criminal justice and social research during their 1st year of study; students have access to in-house day courses in social research (about 20 per year) and the extensive range of courses run by the computer assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDAS) networking project.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree in sociology or a related discipline; students are initially registered for a PhD with probationary status and, subject to satisfactory progress, subsequently confirmed as having PhD status; non-native speakers of English must have IELTS 7.0 or above (or equivalent).

Course modules

Key research areas include: Criminology and criminal justice; ethnicities; identities, diversity and lifecourse; childhood, youth and later life; education; health and wellbeing; media, culture and communication; sexuality; science, environment and technologies; developments in methodology.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 12,735 per Academic year (overseas fees) 33 months
PhD Part-time - 45 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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