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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    36 months

Course summary

Our research expertise centres around three themes: Identities, the Sociology of Health and Life Sciences and Social Transformations. Our research tradition covers sociology, social policy and social anthropology. We have strengths in the fields of family studies, health studies, political economy, sexuality, citizenship, and youth and student lives.

Our PhD projects cover a wide spectrum of contemporary sociology including:

bodies, identities and experiences
culture and material life
'development' and the global south
emotions and intimacy
environment and society
imagining pasts and futures
sexualities and gender
sociology of ethics
sociologies of health and life sciences
sociology of law
visual and aesthetic cultures

Each of these themes represents the expertise of a member of staff actively engaged in sociological research.

Most of our research students are based in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, with some based in the Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences (PEALS) Research Centre.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,000per year

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University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    37th

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    138 71%

    26th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    9th

    21
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    78th

    21

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