Two Full PhD Studentships

The Department of Sociology is pleased to offer two fully-funded studentships for January 2014 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. The studentships will pay UK/EU tuition fees for three years and include each year a stipend worth £13,726 and Research Training Support Grant of £750.

Research Areas and Supervision

The studentships are open to applicants wishing to pursue doctoral research in any area of sociology that can be supervised by the Department’s academic staff, which includes:

  • Political Sociology, Social Movements, and Civil Society
  • Wellbeing and Health
  • Social Theory
  • Language and Interaction
  • Migration and Ethnicity
  • Gender, Sexuality, Consumption, and the Body
  • Racism and Social Theory
  • Human-Non Human Relations
  • Figurational Sociology
  • Problematised Consumption
  • Advanced Research Methods (Including Conversation Analysis and Computer Simulation)

Full details of individual staff interests can be found at:

Before making an application, applicants are encouraged to contact their prospective supervisor(s) to discuss their research proposal.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a first-class or high upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in sociology or a relevant discipline and meet the University’s standard English language entry requirements.

It is expected that applicants will have a relevant Masters degree or be able to show evidence that they will achieve this before the start of the PhD programme.

Due to funding restrictions these studentships are only available to applicants who are eligible to pay the UK/EU tuition fee – i.e., those who are permanently resident in the UK or another EU country.

The studentships are for full-time study only and applicants must be able to commence their studies in January 2014.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to the Departmental Administrator, Ms. Denise Martin:

+44 (0)116 252 2738


To apply, simply follow our three-point checklist:

  1. Draft a research proposal that tells us what you want to research and how you intend to do it
  2. Prepare your supporting documents
  3. Submit your online application which can be accesed by clicking the Apply link below or apply by post

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 October 2013. Applications that do not include a full research proposal and the required supporting documents will not be considered.

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