A research degree is essentially a period of intensive, supervised, research work in your chosen area. It builds on your previous academic or professional experience.
We support and value our PhD students, who make a vital contribution to the intellectual life of the University.
We award research degrees in several disciplines. Social policy and town planning are recognised for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding.
All students on this research degree take modules from the MA Social Science Research Methods (SSRM). The MA SSRM is seen as part of the PhD training.
You can take advantage of a wide range of training opportunities to improve your employability and personal skills. This includes developing your knowledge and understanding of research methods and methodology.
Our staff members take part in a range of research-related activities, including
writing books and articles for journals
delivering papers at national and international conferences
involvement in practical research projects, collaborative research and consultancy
We carry out various research projects in areas such as * law * social policy * sociology * health promotion * psychology.
Our teaching and research is supported by leading facilities such as the Law Clinic and Community Justice Portal.
We also have the following research centres
Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
Centre for Education and Inclusion
The MPhil/PhD Social Sciences is hosted by the Faculty of Development and Society Graduate School. The Graduate School website provides a communication hub for students and staff engaged in research, information about our research work, and useful contact information.