This degree provides an opportunity to develop your own research expertise by studying a sociological issue in an interdisciplinary school. You will study with internationally renowned sociologists in a dynamic and supportive research environment. They are involved in funded research, research centres and groups looking at everything from digital economies and futures, food security, and integration, to music festivals, migration, modern slavery and social inequalities. Our staff also have particular expertise across a range of cultural and social theory and champion diverse research methodologies. You will join an international community of students working in a range of sociological areas. You will be assigned two PhD supervisors whose current active research interests and expertise are relevant to your chosen research area. We are committed to rigorous conceptual and empirical research that is politically and socially relevant and problem-orientated. We aim to advance theory, knowledge and methods at the cutting edge of sociology. Our aim is not just to monitor the social world but to contribute to a better understanding and to ways that might improve it. Most students will start in September 2023 or January 2024, however other dates can be considered. Please contact the postgraduate student administrator to discuss the options available.
How to apply
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries
An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) and a master's qualification (or equivalent). See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4665||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£4665||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Postgraduate Senior Admissions Administrator
0117 331 7577