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Department of Sociology

 

The Department of Sociology offers two postgraduate courses, the MPhil in Sociology and the PhD in Sociology.

We host a lively community of approximately 30 MPhil and 85 PhD students. Our postgraduates receive world-class tuition to develop and refine their research skills, as well as opportunities to form connections and establish a unique network of academic colleagues. Students are supported throughout their degree by their supervisor, leading academics in the field, and the Graduate Administration team.

In addition our teaching, the Department offers lecture series, seminars and events with invited speakers, and participation in research clusters in a wide range of sociological subjects. The specialised SPS Library (Sociology, Land Economy) is housed nearby at the New Museums site.

The MPhil

The MPhil in Sociology is a world class part-taught, part-research degree that culminates in a Master's dissertation. Students apply to one of four different pathways and develop expertise in a particular area of sociology.

Study duration: 9 months full-time

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The PhD

The PhD in Sociology offers a world class programme of doctoral study supervised by leading experts in their fields. PhD candidates typically spend nine terms (three years) on research and one year on writing up their thesis.

Study duration: 3-4 years full-time or 5 years part-time

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Ask A Student

If you are thinking about studying Sociology at Cambridge and have questions about student life, contact askastudent@sociology.cam.ac.uk