Social Sciences – PhD

  • The School of Social Sciences supports a growing and vibrant community of PhD students. The PhD is an advanced postgraduate qualification, involving three or more years in which you work through the issues associated with solving a particular problem. Each research student is supported by a team of supervisors appointed for a particular study. 

    The School welcomes enquiries relating to the fields of psychology, criminology and sociology.

    What’s covered in the course?

    In the School of Social Sciences, staff have recognised standing, nationally and internationally, in the following broad areas:

    • understanding crime and punishment;
    • the study of all aspects of psychology;
    • the exploration of social structures and change.

    Our PhD students benefit from regular supervision meetings with academics who are experts in their field. They have the opportunity to become members of our proactive research community made up of academics, postgraduate researchers and external partners.

    For more information please visit https://www.bcu.ac.uk/courses/social-sciences-research-degrees-2019-20

  • Duration: 36 Months