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PhD Applied Social Research

Address social, economic and political questions under expert research supervision.

PhD Applied Social Research / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration
3 years full-time; 6 years part-time
Entry requirements
  • A First or Upper Second Class Bachelor's degree (or international equivalent); and
  • A relevant Master's degree, with a minimum average grade of 65% in course units and your dissertation, and no mark lower than 55% (or international equivalent).

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Programme overview

The PhD in Applied Social Research examines important issues based on large-scale and complex social surveys using advanced statistical methods.

We have a strong connection with the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI), an interdisciplinary research centre within the School of Social Sciences at The University of Manchester, providing a focal point for the application of quantitative methods in social science research to generate a world class research environment.

The Institute builds on our existing strong reputation for quantitative social science and the development and application of advanced quantitative methods to address social, economic and political questions.

Open days

The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and courses.

On this day, you will find out more about the School of Social Sciences and our resources, and meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.

For more information, see open days and visits .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): £9,250

Scholarships/sponsorships

We receive money from a range of sources to help you fund your research and have a range of awards on offer, covering tuition fees and a generous stipend.

Application deadlines for internal funding opportunities are often at the beginning of February for programmes starting the following September. If you're planning to apply for a scholarship or award that is not attached to a particular project, you'll normally need to hold an offer of a place from the University before applying.

Search for current funding opportunities by country and research programme using our database search tool .

The UK government has confirmed that doctoral loans will be available for those studying PhDs and equivalent doctoral programmes including professional doctorates from 2018/19. The loan will be for a maximum of £25,000 over the duration of the course.

UK nationals who are ordinarily resident in England, aged 59 or under, who are not already receiving funding via a UK Research Council, are eligible.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Vicky Barnes
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 275 4743
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/sociology
Academic department overview

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