The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study.
Sociology aims to analyze and understand the various components that make up a society or civilization. Students learn how these societies are organized, as well as how they are sustained. Issues related to other humanities may also be studied.
Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.
Top Doctoral Programs in Sociology in United Kingdom 2018
Social anthropology is widely regarded by employers as an excellent training, equipping holders of the degree with a range of employable skills. The value and relevance of the discipline are evidenced by the great variety and distinction of careers SOAS anthropology graduates have embarked upon with success. [+]
Duration: All SOAS PhD programmes are expected to take a maximum of 48 months fulltime (three years of full fees that includes one-year fieldwork, and one final year of continuation). The PhD programme may also be taken part-time. If taken part-time, it is normally expected that both the year-long fieldwork component and continuation year are taken full time.
Entry Requirements: a BA and/or MA degree in Anthropology, with a merit or equivalent in the Master's Degree and an MA dissertation grade of 65% (UK) or higher. Applicants must provide a clear and coherent research proposal of 2000 words.
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Committed to teaching and research excellence, the School of Sociology and Social Policy is a dynamic center for collaborative and interdisciplinary PhD study. [+]
Committed to teaching and research excellence, the School of Sociology and Social Policy is a dynamic center for collaborative and interdisciplinary PhD study.
A PhD is the most advanced form of postgraduate study. It is awarded on the successful completion of supervised research, verbal examination, and final thesis.
We offer PhDs in:Criminology Public policy Sociology Social policy and administration Social work Science, technology, and society
"This programme combines advanced research training with high-quality supervision and feedback. You will study within a vibrant and active research community, and will be supported by two academic supervisors."... [-]
As a Doctor of Applied Social Research student in the Faculty of Social Sciences, you will follow a programme of study that will allow you to develop your skills as a researcher before working with experienced supervisors on the conduct of an original piece of research. [+]
As a Doctor of Applied Social Research student in the Faculty of Social Sciences, you will follow a programme of study that will allow you to develop your skills as a researcher before working with experienced supervisors on the conduct of an original piece of research. Our Professional Doctorate programme is very flexible - you are able to take a tailored pathway through your studies. Currently, there are six professional pathways: Housing; Social Work; Dementia Studies; Drug and Alcohol Studies; Criminal Justice and Social Research. In the taught components of the programme, each route allows you to work together with other professionals to build key research skills while also deepening your professional development through a range of specialist options. You will then complete an assignment based on a professional project within the workplace. This will connect your research skills and real-world experience, encouraging you to engage reflexively at an advanced level over your professional role and practice. The thesis then provides an opportunity for advanced research on a topic of your choice. The Professional Doctorate programme is open to experienced executives or professionals.... [-]