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Department of Sociology

 

Rijak Grover 200

"The department is a really vibrant learning environment where every student is encouraged to push themselves beyond their academic comfort zone."

Why I decided to do a PhD at Cambridge

As an MPhil student, I decided to continue on to my PhD in Sociology because I felt really at home in the department.  When I arrived at the Sociology department in Cambridge I found world-class researchers, curious classmates, and stimulating discussions during seminars. I also was so happy to find a close-knit community in the department; everyone is really friendly and helpful.  I feel that I can approach faculty for advice or guidance, even if their expertise is on a topic wildly different from my own research interests.  Conversations with professors have included topics ranging from funding opportunities to fieldwork preparation.  

The department is a really vibrant learning environment where every student is encouraged to push themselves beyond their academic comfort zone.  During my first year of my PhD, I was lucky enough to supervise undergraduates and really loved this experience.  The students I supervised were extremely bright and eager to learn.  Together we explored current theoretical debates which highlighted the diversity of ideas in the department and the intellectual rigour of the training we receive here. Studying at Cambridge has been incredible, and I would encourage anyone who is considering it to please reach out to current students and faculty to find out more - please feel free to email me with any questions you might have: (askastudent@sociology.cam.ac.uk - and ask for Rijak!)

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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.