We have particular strengths in the following areas. Most members of staff work between and across these areas, and in conjunction with colleagues across the discipline and beyond:
- Crime, Justice and Security: work on national and global aspects of crime, criminal justice and punishment
- Inequalities: work on racism and anti-racism, disabilities, health and illness, gender and sexualities, work and the interrelationships between these issues
- Consumption and Risk: work on various kinds of ‘risky’ behaviour, including gambling and drug use
Theoretical and Cultural Research: work aimed at the development of new theoretical insight, as well as historical and comparative cultural research, around questions of kinships, families and intimacy, and critical media research.
- PhD: 3 years full-time; 5 years part-time.
Final assessment involves the submission of a thesis of between 70,000 and 100,000 words and an oral examination (viva voce).
Our research degree applicants will usually possess a good Master’s degree (or overseas equivalent), with a significant component in sociology.
Your proposed research topic should be in an area in which supervision can be offered. You may find it helpful to search our staff research profiles.
Applicants should submit:
- Transcripts/degree certificate
- Two references
- A one-page research proposal
- Name of potential Supervisor
Candidates are required to provide a single page outline of the research subject proposed (approximately 1000 words). This need not be a final thesis proposal but should include:
- a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
- the question that your research will address
- an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
- an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
- a brief account of the methodology and approach you will take
- a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including printed books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums
- an indicative bibliography of secondary sources that you have already consulted and/or are planning to consult
English Language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English.
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