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The School of Sociology and Social Policy has a strong and vibrant community of postgraduate research students. We are proud of being a site for creativity and innovation in and across our areas of research expertise and are dedicated to developing our students' research skills, expertise and careers, in a supportive and collegial environment.
We encourage all of our research students to get involved with the school's research centres. We are also home to ENQUIRE, a blog and conference run by our students, which provides an encouraging space for postgraduate research from the UK and worldwide.
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The PhD programme combines advanced research training, high-quality supervision and feedback, and a vibrant and active research community.
We offer PhDs in:
Our Doctor of Public Policy and Doctor of Public Management programmes combine doctoral level academic study with a focus on a specific professional context, with a flexible programme of study recognising your career commitments and the needs of your employer.
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The Graduate School supports postgraduates, offering a programme of services including training and development, events, small-scale research funding, and dedicated social and study spaces. Experience student life by exploring areas such as accommodation, student services, sport centres, libraries and more.
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