Social Sciences research

Postgraduate research programmes available for online application in the School of Social Sciences are listed together with possible start dates.

The titles of research programmes are generic to encompass the wide range of research opportunities available. The research areas for MPhil and PhD specified below reflect the areas of expertise within this School. You will be given an opportunity to specify your proposed project/topic later in the application.

Research areas for MPhil and PhD include:

Crime and Justice, Culture and Identities, Globalisation, Work and Labour, Education and the Knowledge Economy, Health and Social Welfare, Knowledge, Science and Technology, Innovations in Social Research.

Professional Doctorate in: Education, Social Work, Health Studies.

To proceed with your application:

  • identify the programme you want to apply for
  • decide whether you would like to study on a full time or part time basis
  • select your preferred start date.
  • Programme nameMode of attendanceStarting date
    Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (April Start) Full-time 01-Apr-2017
    Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (April Start) Full-time 01-Apr-2018
    Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (January Start) Full-time 03-Jan-2017
    Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (January Start) Full-time 03-Jan-2018
    Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (July Start) Full-time 01-Jul-2017
    Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (October Start) Full-time 01-Oct-2016
    Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (October Start) Full-time 01-Oct-2017
    Master of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (April Start) Full-time 01-Apr-2017
    Master of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (April Start) Full-time 01-Apr-2018
    Master of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (January Start) Full-time 03-Jan-2017
    Master of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (January Start) Full-time 03-Jan-2018
    Master of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (July Start) Full-time 01-Jul-2017
    Master of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (October Start) Full-time 01-Oct-2016
    Master of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (October Start) Full-time 01-Oct-2017
    Doctor of Education (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2016
    Doctor of Education (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
    Doctor of Health Studies (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2016
    Doctor of Health Studies (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
    Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (April Start) Part-time 01-Apr-2017
    Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (April Start) Part-time 01-Apr-2018
    Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (January Start) Part-time 03-Jan-2017
    Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (January Start) Part-time 03-Jan-2018
    Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (July Start) Part-time 01-Jul-2017
    Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2016
    Doctor of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
    Doctor of Social Work (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2016
    Doctor of Social Work (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
    Master of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (April Start) Part-time 01-Apr-2017
    Master of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (April Start) Part-time 01-Apr-2018
    Master of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (January Start) Part-time 03-Jan-2017
    Master of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (January Start) Part-time 03-Jan-2018
    Master of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (July Start) Part-time 01-Jul-2017
    Master of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2016
    Master of Philosophy (Social Sciences) (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
    PhD by Published Work (Social Sciences) Part-time 01-Oct-2016
    PhD by Published Work (Social Sciences) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
    Professional Doctorate Social & Public Policy (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2016
    Professional Doctorate Social & Public Policy (October Start) Part-time 01-Oct-2017
    Doctor of Economic & Social Studies (Social Sciences) (October Start) FALSE 01-Oct-2016
    Doctor of Economic & Social Studies (Social Sciences) (October Start) FALSE 01-Oct-2017

If you have difficulty locating the programme you want to apply for please check the name of the programme in postgraduate course finder using the postgraduate prospectus.

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