The projects of the Sociology programme from Newcastle University cover a wide spectrum of contemporary sociology including:
- bodies, identities and experiences
- culture and material life
- 'development' and the global south
- emotions and intimacy
- environment and society
- imagining pasts and futures
- sexualities and gender
- sociology of ethics
- sociologies of health and life sciences
- sociology of law
- visual and aesthetic cultures
Each of these themes represents the expertise of a member of staff actively engaged in sociological research.
Read more about staff specialisms and research themes.
Most of our research students are based in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, with some based in the Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences (PEALS) Research Centre.
Four research clusters act as the intellectual focus for the development and exchange of ideas. You will join one or more of these research groups:
- Identities, embodiments and selves
- Imagining pasts and futures
- Power, inequalities and citizenship
- Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences (PEALS) Research Centre
You can view some of our postgraduate research projects online. Our sociology seminar series means that you will be able to listen to experts on a regular basis - live or from a podcast.
We have numerous international links and there will be opportunities for some PhD students to conduct research abroad. We currently have postgraduate researchers in Taiwan, Korea, Germany and India.
The School provides a dedicated postgraduate common room and postgraduate study rooms. You will have access to postgraduate IT clusters in the Daysh, Claremont Bridge and Great North Road buildings.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- You will receive a tailored package of support from the University to ensure you maximise your research and future career. There are also opportunities to undertake your research at Newcastle within a Doctoral Training Centre, Centre for Doctoral Training or Doctoral Training Partnership.
- Our Faculty Research Training Programme is a community made up of postgraduates from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
- It is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as a sound foundation for doctoral studies.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
DisciplinesSociology View 413 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
- A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree, or international equivalent, in a related subject.
International17340 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17340 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA4407 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Uk/EU Part time: £2,203.50
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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