Sociology at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

A PhD is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered. This programme allows you to explore and pursue a research project built around a substantial piece of work, which has to show evidence of original contribution to knowledge. Completing a PhD can give you a great sense of personal achievement and help you develop a high level of transferable skills which will be useful in your subsequent career, as well as contributing to the development of knowledge in your chosen field. Our research degrees are available as full-time, part-time and some are offered distance learning. You are expected to work to an approved programme of work including appropriate programmes of postgraduate study (which may be drawn from parts of existing postgraduate courses, final year degree programmes, conferences, seminars, masterclasses, guided reading or a combination of study methods). This programme of research culminates in the production of a large-scale piece of written work in the form of a research thesis that should not normally exceed 80,000 words. You will be appointed a main supervisor who will normally be part of a supervisory team, comprising of up to three members to advise and support you on your project.

Modules

Applications are welcome for a diverse range of specialist topics and areas of expertise. We would, especially welcome applications for topics in which the proposed research is in line with the research priorities of the School of Human and Health Sciences. There are different ways to find the right research topic for you:

  • Find a supervisor and design your own research project – explore the Huddersfield Research Portal (https://pure.hud.ac.uk/) to find research and researcher expertise to find the area you’re interested in.
  • Browse our listed funded opportunities (https://www.hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/research-scholarships/).
* To find out more about the research we conduct, take a look at our Research, Innovation and Skills webpages (https://research.hud.ac.uk/), where you will find information on each research area (https://research.hud.ac.uk/research-subjects/).


Entry requirements

The normal level of attainment required for consideration for entry is: * a Master's degree from a UK University or equivalent, normally with a classification of merit or distinction, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed, or * an upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed, or * appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2450 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2450 Year 1
Scotland £2450 Year 1
Wales £2450 Year 1
Channel Islands £2450 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £2450 Year 1
EU £8000 Year 1
International £8000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Tuition fees for UK students will cover the cost of your study at the University. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see our Fees and Finance - https://www.hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-finance/ Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

For further information please visit https://www.hud.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding-studies/

Sociology at University of Huddersfield - UCAS