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The Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey invites applications from excellent candidates for PhD studentships covering fees and maintenance for October 2016 entry.
Types of studentship
We offer two types of studentships for a PhD in Sociology.
• ESRC South East Doctoral Training Centre studentships: The South East DTC offers ESRC- funded PhD studentships to top-quality Home (UK) or EU students. These can take the form of ‘+3' studentships (PhD only) or ‘1+3' (MSc plus PhD) and cover tuition fees and maintenance.
• Internal studentships: these university-funded studentships are available for top-quality Home or International students, covering tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and maintenance at current research-council rates for a full-time or part-time PhD. Unsuccessful ESRC DTC candidates can be considered for the internal studentship competition without a separate application.
Areas of Study
We welcome applications from prospective doctoral students in a wide range of subject areas within sociology and related areas such as criminology and media. We cover a range of substantive areas and research methods, including qualitative research approaches, mixed methods, statistical analysis of large and complex datasets and social simulation. Key research areas include:
• Criminology and Criminal Justice;
• Developments in Methodology;
• Identities, Diversities, and the Life Course;
• Media, Culture and Communication;
• Science, Environment and Technologies
Doctoral students are extensively supported through regular supervision, a programme of regular postgraduate workshops, seminars and day schools and a variety of other training opportunities. For more details of our programme please see http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/sociology-phd
Applicants should normally hold at least an upper second-class honours degree in sociology or a related discipline. Candidates applying for a +3 studentship (PhD only) are also expected to have or be currently completing a relevant Masters degree. Students are initially registered for a PhD with probationary status and, subject to satisfactory progress, are subsequently confirmed as having PhD status. Non-native speakers of English are required to have IELTS 7.0 or above.
Further Information and How to Apply
ESRC South East DTC studentships: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/fass/research/studentships/esrc/index.htm
Internal university-funded studentships:
Please note that, in addition to their studentship application, all candidates must have separately applied for a PhD in Sociology at Surrey. Please see:
Deadline for all studentship applications: 4pm on 12 January 2016
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.