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    Full time & Part time available

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    3-4 years full-time or 4-6 years part-time.

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  • Last Updated

    13 December 2017

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We're committed to developing our postgraduates into skilled researchers who can conduct rigorous research using a variety of methodologies and methods.

Goldsmiths’ research in sociology covers a range of areas, including:

  • art and literature
  • deviance
  • education
  • the sociology of governance and regulation
  • theories of industrial society
  • health, illness and psychiatry
  • interpersonal relations
  • knowledge
  • politics
  • ‘race’ and ethnicity
  • class
  • religion
  • values in society
  • childhood and youth culture
  • the body and society
  • social aspects of the life sciences and bio-medicine, science and technology
  • the expansion of capitalism on a world scale
  • urban studies
  • gender and the sexual division of labour
  • culture and communications

We emphasise the importance of the relationship between you and your supervisor: we ‘match’ you with a supervisor whose current active research interests and expertise are compatible with your chosen topic of research.

You will be assessed by a thesis and viva voce.

The Sociology MPhil/PhD programme is recognised by the ESRC for excellence in research training.

Find out more about research degrees at Goldsmiths


You'll develop advanced research training covering a wide range of qualitative and quantitative sociological methods, and an ability to develop advanced and extended forms of written argument and scholarly practice.


Possible careers cover:

  • Academia
  • Social research in applied areas like health or urban regeneration
  • Research consultancy
  • Practice-orientated work
  • Work in the arts and cultural industries
  • Publishing

Visit the Sociology - MPhil page on the Goldsmiths, University of London website for more details!






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