Based within our Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, our research programme in sociology is involved in a wider range of interests and specialisms ranging from empirically-oriented primary research to highly conceptual theoretical work. Particularly important themes include the tradition of cultural studies, the sociology of education, and community and DIY activism. The programme is committed to fostering an inclusive and interdisciplinary research culture that involves full-time, fractional and visiting lecturers. Members of the programme have published books with major scholarly publishers and in internationally recognised journals, and have been involved in the development and organisation of international conferences.
How to apply
If English is not your first language you must demonstrate English language skills to the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 at commencement. We will then expect you to undertake courses to develop your English language competence to the equivalent of IELTS 7.0 in your first year of study.
A minimum classification of 2.1 in their first degree or equivalent And preferably a Masters degree (or Masters degree pending) Applicants whose secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, normally defined as: English language test Minimum entry requirement IELTS 6.5 (overall band score with not less than 6.0 in any of the individual elements) TOEFL (Internet Based) No longer accepted. Certificates issued before 17 April 2014 with scores of 91 may be accepted, please check with your admissions office. TOEFL (Paper Based) No longer accepted. Certificates issued before 17 April 2014 with scores of 570 may be accepted, please check with your admissions office. Cambridge Proficiency Pass