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Prospective Graduates


"The best thing about my PhD is that I am doing research on a topic 
I chose myself, surrounded by an incredible group of researchers, with a fantastic supervisor. I enjoy reading around my topic and pulling ideas and arguments on it together."

 Amarpreet    Amarpreet Kaur (PhD candidate).

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

It has a lively community of about 85 PhD and up to 30 MPhil students. Graduate students have access to in-house computing facilities and a spacious social area with kitchens. PhD students can work in a dedicated spacious study area adjacent to the social area. The specialised SPS Library is housed close by.

The Department offers lectures, seminars (with invited speakers) and participation in research clusters in a wide range of sociological subjects.

A World Leader

The Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge is a world-leading centre for teaching and research in Sociology, consistently ranked first in UK league tables by The Guardian, The Times, and the Independent.

Excellence in Teaching

Dr Mónica Moreno-Figueroa, Pilkington Teaching Prize Winner and Senior Lecturer in Sociology, explains why it is important to study Sociology and how she helps her students to engage with the course at Cambridge.

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