Sociology PhD studentship opportunities

We are currently looking to award two fully funded studentships to outstanding PGR candidates to join our Department of Sociology. 

Start date
1 January 2022
3 years
Application deadline
Funding source
University of Surrey
Funding information

Studentships will cover 3 years or pro-rata part-time: full fees (at home or international rate), an annual stipend pegged to the UKRI studentship rate. 

Awards can be made to UK or international candidates.


We are pleased to announce that we are currently looking to award two fully funded studentships to outstanding PGR candidates. We welcome applications from across our specialisms in criminology, media and communications, and sociology.

As a postgraduate researcher in sociology at Surrey, you will join a diverse community of full and part-time PhD students from the UK, the EU and around the world. Our PhD students play an important part in the life and culture of our vibrant and friendly department. 

About the Department of Sociology

We were ranked in the top 10 sociology departments in the UK for publications, in the latest 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise, with more than three quarters of our research publications rated as first-class or internationally excellent. This reflects our strong postgraduate community, diverse research centres, research training activities, and funding successes. We're home to research centres in criminology, social simulation and ageing and gender, and a number of academic journals are based in or edited from the Department. 

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Eligibility criteria

Applicants are expected to hold at least an upper second-class honours degree in sociology or a related discipline. Together with a masters in a relevant discipline. 

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6.5 in each component (or equivalent).

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via the Sociology programme page on the "Apply" tab. Please clearly state the studentship title and supervisor on your application. 

Application deadline

Contact details

Karen Bullock
34 AD 03
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 686979

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