Discover a wide range of opportunities to expand your research knowledge in the Faculty of Social Sciences. 80% of our research was assessed as internationally excellent or world leading by the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), with the top 23% of our work judged as world leading.
We currently offer PhD supervision across a range of disciplines, including Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology, Social Work, Housing, Dementia Studies, Education and other related disciplines.
We are able to support both on campus and off-campus study. While many students are based on campus, a number of students study here by distance learning, taking advantage of Skype supervision, online library and learning resources and occasional postgraduate training days. Please contact the Faculty or a supervisor to find out what's possible.
If you're interested in applying for a traditional PhD by research or by publication, please click ‘Apply for a PhD’ below. For other taught and research-based Doctorates, such as TESOL, Education and Applied Social Research, follow the course specific links below.