This degree is taught by both the Department of Sociology and the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS).
With this programme you are able to explore critically the development of social and political theory and the key current debates. The sociological component of this degree is run by the Social Theory research cluster in the Department of Sociology, which has strengths in:
Critical theory Postmodernism Critical realism The philosophy of the social sciences Theories of modernity, social movements, and reflexivity
ESRC scholarships for PG Study and Doctoral Research
The University of Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre is one of 21 across the UK that has been accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It has been awarded 14 ESRC scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research starting in October 2012.Outstanding applicants will be considered for ESRC scholarships in the following pathways:Applied Linguistics Russian and East European Studies International Development (IDD) West African Studies German Studies Business and Management Finance Economic and Social History Economics and Econometrics Education Urban and Regional Studies Human Geography Political Science and International Studies European Studies Local Government Studies and Public Policy Psychology Sport and Exercise Science (Psy) Social Policy Social Work Socio-Legal Studies
Value of Scholarship(s)
Please note that to be eligible for an ESRC award at the University of Birmingham you must have also submitted an application to study at the University.