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School of Sociology and Social Policy - Research Degrees
Studying for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or an MA by Research 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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Researching with us
Find out how we support you to be the best researcher you can be.
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Discover our current postgraduate research
Your development is important to us. Whether you have your sights set on an academic career, or want to apply your knowledge to a specific area within an organisation, the skills developed throughout your studies will be highly sought after. Find out where a research degree can lead you.
White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership
The School of Sociology and Social Policy is part of the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership which offers funding and training opportunities, events and the opportunity to collaborate with researchers from other White Rose universities.
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