University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Sociology

We offer research supervision in areas including citizenship and migration, criminology, health, medicine, science, social theory, political sociology, childhood, gender, inequality and work. There are 2modes of entry for research students. First is traditional entry to a PhD; second is the MSc plus PhD pathway, which is the 1+3 route required by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for their studentship support. All new research students are required to participate in a programme of research training modules and to take other modules that may be recommended by the supervisor of their research. (Exemption from research training modules can be granted to those who have already taken such modules at postgraduate level.) Applicants who do not have a Masters degree may be expected to satisfactorily complete a piece of coursework, taken from the ESRC-recognised MSc in social research methods, before proceeding to research. The MA in social and political thought provides an excellent introduction to research for candidates with appropriate interests. Further training in research skills is provided as required.

Entry requirements

A Master's degree in sociology or a related discipline, but applicants from other backgrounds may be considered.

Course modules

Recent and current thesis topics include: adults who seek a diagnosis of autism or Asperger's syndrome; mindfulness as an innovative therapy; public sociology, the role of the university and intellectuals; societal perceptions of social responsibility and consumer credit.

Sponsorship information

Sociology has full 1+3 and +3 recognition from the ESRC; this includes access to three interdisciplinary Quota awards; there are financial opportunities for research students to contribute towards undergraduate teaching.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,052 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 - 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,300 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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