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Postgraduate Research Opportunities in Sociology and Social Policy


  Faculty of Social Sciences


About the Programme

In the School of Sociology and Social Policy we are passionate about research that makes a difference in society on a local, national and global level. Building on our research strengths and a commitment to inclusive interdisciplinary approaches, we are working together to address some of the most significant challenges of the day. This ethos is embedded into all that we do.

Britain's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognises our programme of social research training, and we are ranked top 10 in the UK for social policy (The Complete University Guide, 2022).

Our vibrant research centres include:

  • Centre for Disability Studies (CDS)
  • Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS)
  • Centre for Research on Family, Life Course and Generations (FLAG)
  • Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (CIGS)
  • The Bauman Institute

We offer two kinds of research degree for postgraduate researchers:

  • PhD
  • MA by research

As a postgraduate researcher in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, you will become a key member of our academic research community — experiencing a supportive, stimulating and challenging research environment which will enable you to pursue your interests and achieve your potential. 

Find out more about postgraduate research in the School of Sociology and Social Policy by visiting our website.

Funding opportunities

The School of Sociology and Social Policy and the University of Leeds offer a number of funding opportunities for candidates wishing to pursue postgraduate research opportunities. You can find these by visiting our postgraduate research opportunities database.

Current funding opportunities include:

For full details, eligibility criteria and application deadlines visit our postgraduate funding opportunities database.


Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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