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As a postgraduate researcher, you can contribute to building knowledge that can make a difference.

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Sociology and Social Policy research degrees

Research degrees

Studying for an MA by Research or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) within 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. 

Research that makes a difference

Our academic team come from a range of professional, academic and cultural backgrounds, bringing a wealth of knowledge and insight that enriches our research community. Social justice and user engagement are key themes that cut across our research.

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In the UK for the Impact of Research

REF 2014

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Emily Maddox
Student | PHD candidate
“I believe in the importance of academic work to comment on and change existing social structures. I hope that social research enables change to be implemented. I choose to research here because of it’s reputation for academic excellence”

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01 May

Research Culture Seminar: Practicalities of Researching Inequality

12.21/25 Social Sciences Building | 12:00 - 13:30

01 May
08 May

Disability Policy in the UK

12.21/25 Social Sciences Building | 12:00 - 13:30