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Sociology PhD project opportunities

Find out more about self-funded PhD projects in areas where we already have supervisors active and engaged in the research topic in our School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Project outline

This social science interdisciplinary research theme draws together supervisory expertise from Criminology, International Relations, and Sociology. We welcome postgraduate researchers interested in:

  • social and political marginalisation
  • migration and ethnic diversity
  • interpersonal violence
  • corruption
  • the role of morality and moral emotions in the above and in relation to suicide, punishment, and substance-misuse.

Where you'll study



This project is self-funded.

Details of studentships for which funding is available are selected by a competitive process and are advertised on our jobs website as they become available.

Next steps

If you have an enquiry about applying for a research degree, please email [email protected]

For administrative enquiries about our research courses please email [email protected]

Responsibility for the administration of research degrees is held by the Doctoral School.

If you have an idea for a project that does not align with one of the pre-defined projects above, please contact us at [email protected]