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Sociology MPhil/PhD

The University of Worcester welcomes applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Sociology.

Research at Worcester has grown significantly in recent years. We aim to produce research that is distinctive, socially and culturally relevant, and that influences national agendas. We continually strive to develop new areas of research excellence while, in certain areas, our work has already been acknowledged as world-leading.

As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment. You will have the opportunity to be supervised by leading researchers in your field and to take advantage of our rich Researcher Development programme. This will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to complete your research degree while enhancing the skills you will need in any future career.


Factfile

Our MPhil/PhD research degree programme offers you:

Wide variety of research interests

The Institute of Humanities has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme. Our staff have expertise in the sociology of race and gender, intimacies, and globalisation.

Excellent supervision

Benefit from a professional and challenging relationship with your supervisory team, drawn from experienced academics working at the forefront of their disciplines.

Resources

With study space and IT provision in the Research Office, and access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and state of the art library facilities, the Sociology team at Worcester have an excellent range of resources to support your learning and research project.

Topics of ongoing Sociology research projects include Foucault's Dispositif with regards to Britain's Muslims in the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes.


How to apply

How to apply

Please make your application via our online application form. If you have any questions, please contact the Research School on 01905 542182 or research@worc.ac.uk


Supervisors

Supervisors

Dr Mehreen Mirza
Expertise: sociology of ‘race’; ethnicity; gender.

Dr Daniel Nehring
Expertise: globalisation; migration; intimacies; qualitative research.


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