Faculty of Humanities
The PhD programme in sociology combines individual work, supervision and structured training. During their first six months of the programme, students are expected to complete a research proposal. A series of workshops, mandatory for all entering students, serves to guide them through that stage, by providing a forum for discussion, exchange of ideas and experiences, and joint progress towards completion of the task. This stage culminates with a seminar in which all candidates present their proposals, before formal submission to the Faculty of the Humanities.
This proposal workshops are complemented by monthly seminars, open to all students in the programme, aiming to address issues of theoretical concern across individual topics and fields. Students are encouraged to take part in other departmental seminars and activities. We aim to provide opportunities for tutoring, marking, and teaching, as part of the overall training towards an academic career.
Individual work with supervisors can be supplemented with consultation with staff members across the sociology department and the school of social sciences, to encourage broad intra- and inter-disciplinary interests and expertise.
The Sociology staff are experts in a wide range of fields, and the areas of possible PhD supervision include, but are not restricted to:
If you are interested in PhD studies, the first step is to contact the postgraduate coordinator, outlining your academic background and area of interest. PhD admissions take place four times a year.
More information about postgraduate studies at the University can be downloaded in two parts in PDF format: part 1 and part 2.
Full Faculty schedule for higher degrees here in PDF format.