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Sociology MPhil/PhD

The School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy supports research projects in sociology. Sociologically oriented research takes place within and across a number of the School’s six departments, particularly, but not exclusively, Psychosocial Studies and Geography. Sociological research takes a wide variety of forms depending on the topic, and is frequently interdisciplinary in focus, but the common thread is a distinctively sociological perspective. Research students benefit, not only from the advisory insight of leading academics but also from a wider culture of support and advice from staff and other students undertaking social research.

Birkbeck Institute for Social Research

The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research (BISR) is a considerable resource and provides a focus for social research, not only within the School but across Birkbeck as a whole. It is a hub for the dissemination and discussion of critical and socially-engaged social science in London and beyond. The Birkbeck Graduate Seminar, run by BISR, brings together PhD students working on empirical social research theses and aims to support and enhance the supervision students receive.

Potential supervisors for sociology MPhil/PhD