MPhil, PhD Sociology

Year of entry

The MPhil/PhD in Sociology is available in the University.

Enquiries should be directed to Peter Watts.

Available MPhil and PhD supervisors

Dr David Bates:

  • radical political thought (including marxism and anarchism/post-marxism and post-anarchism)
  • alter-globalisation
  • violence and political theory.

Professor Shane Blackman:

  • youth culture, drugs, deviance and alcohol
  • ethnography
  • feminism
  • social and cultural theory, popular music.

Professor Robin Bryant:

  • investigative reasoning and decision-making
  • digital crime
  • crime and intelligence analysis.

Dr Julia Carter:

  • Families and relationships
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Transformations in intimate lives

Dr Sarah Lieberman:

  • regulation of genetically modified foods and crops
  • global regulation of environmental issues
  • European governance and regulation.

Dr Steve Tong:

  • policing and the police
  • criminal investigation
  • police training and education.

Dr Peter Watts:

  • social exclusion and regeneration in East Kent
  • sociology of complementary and alternative medicine
  • Foucault and governmentality.

Dr Ian Wellard:

  • sociology of sport and the body
  • sociology of gender and sport
  • youth sport and physical activity.

Dr Dominic Wood:

  • political dimensions of policing (particularly with relevance to police ethics)
  • police governance
  • police education and training.

How to apply

Applicants are strongly advised to explore the research interests of available supervisors and to contact the appropriate staff member before making a formal application.

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Location Length Start  
MPhil/PhD Sociology apply
Canterbury 42 months full-time September 2020
MPhil/PhD Sociology apply
Canterbury 42 months full-time February 2021
MPhil/PhD Sociology apply
Canterbury 66 months part-time September 2020
MPhil/PhD Sociology apply
Canterbury 66 months part-time February 2021

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UCAS institution code

  • C10



  • Not applicable

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