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Sociology and Social Policy PhD

University of Nottingham

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22, DEC-22, FEB-23, APR-23, JUL-23

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Research overview

Committed to teaching and research excellence, the School of Sociology and Social Policy is a dynamic centre for collaborative and interdisciplinary PhD study.

Our PhDs enable you to explore the sociological landscape by conducting original research on a variety of significant social, policy, and political issues affecting local, national, and global communities.

Each programme combines advanced research training with high-quality supervision and feedback and you can choose from full-time and part-time study options.

You will study within a vibrant and active research community, and will be supported by two academic supervisors.

We offer PhDs in:

  • criminology
  • public policy
  • sociology
  • social policy and administration
  • social work
  • science, technology and society

Graduate destinations

Recent graduates have pursued careers in a diverse range of fields across the public and private sector, including housing, research, marketing, support work, human resources and journalism.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,000per 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 Nottingham

  • University League Table

    24th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 45 2

    19th out of 105 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    125 65%

    18th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    6th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    34th

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    132 68%

    32nd

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    9th

    26
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    82nd

    37

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