Department of Sociology Doctoral studentships 2023

Two funded studentships for outstanding postgraduate researchers in the Department of Sociology.

Start date

1 October 2023


3 years (or pro-rata part-time)

Application deadline

Funding information

Studentships will cover, for three years or pro-rata part-time: full fees (at home or international rate), an annual stipend (c.£16,000), and a training grant of £500 per year. 


The Department of Sociology is pleased to announce two Doctoral studentships for postgraduate research starting in October 2023. Two awards will be made to outstanding postgraduate researchers whose work aligns with research themes of the Department of Sociology.  Find out more about our research themes. Whilst we will consider proposals in any of these areas, this year we are prioritising projects in the fields of work, religion, sustainability, gender, and popular culture.

Awards can be made to UK or international candidates.

Applications will be assessed on:

  • Personal statement
  • Educational and professional achievements
  • Feasibility and quality of the research proposal
  • Fit to the Department of Sociology themes
  • Fit to the proposed supervisory team.

Eligibility criteria

You will need to meet the minimum entry requirements for our PhD programme. Candidates will need to apply to the University of Surrey.

Offers will be subject to satisfactory references.

This studentship is open to any UK or international candidates.

How to apply

Funding application forms (docx) should be completed electronically and returned to Louise Jones at The deadline for applications is 9 December 2022. Late applications will not be accepted. Please note that applications will go through a number of stages. We will assess the application forms on the above criteria and invite a shortlist to interview. Applicants will also need to apply to the University of Surrey through the Sociology PhD programme page, clearly stating that you are applying for the Sociology Doctoral Studentships 2023.

Application form

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Application deadline

Contact details

Louise Jones (


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