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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Falmer Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The University of Brighton fosters a range of research associated with Sociology and related social sciences and is also well-placed to develop cross-disciplinary projects with subjects that make use of sociological practices and methodologies.

Our Sociology PhD students are based within the School of Applied Social Science (SASS) at the University of Brighton’s Falmer campus. Sociology is a vibrant and stimulating programme of study, with lecturers engaged with diverse sociological issues such as health, mobilities, teenage pregnancy and parenthood, the life course, gender, migration, outer space, and classed identities.

Our expertise also covers areas of research into Social policy and Social work, both of which welcome approaches for supervision.

As a Sociology PhD student you will become a member of one or more of the university’s Centres of Research and Enterprise Excellence (COREs) or Research and Enterprise Groups (REGs), with opportunities for support and networking beyond your primary supervision.

Employment opportunities with a Sociology PhD include academic posts as lecturers and postdoctoral research assistants at the University of Brighton and elsewhere, as well as roles in central and local government, non-governmental organisations, social research, teaching, journalism and the media.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,126per 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 Brighton

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  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    98th out of 105 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    101 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    30.0 30%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%



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