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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The PhD in Sociology offers a world-class programme of a research study in sociology supervised by world-renowned experts in their fields.

The course aims to provide all students with the skills they need to be professional researchers and academics. There is an organised programme of courses for first-year PhD students, which has three major components: Basic academic and research skills, designed to provide the essential tools of academic work. The core training programme, which covers issues of social science research in general; Issues of research specific to particular disciplines or areas of interest, and research design, including the integration of methodological, theoretical and substantive issues.

You will be expected to participate fully in the core training programme, and in the departmental seminar series. At the beginning of your third term, your progress is examined on the basis of a 10,000-word piece of written work to determine whether you can proceed to a full programme of PhD research.

Part-time PhD studies are possible for home/EU students only. Part-time applicants must contact a potential supervisor before applying.

Tuition fees

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£ 25,758per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 105 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    191 99%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85.0 85%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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