The University of Sheffield
Department of Sociological Studies
Department of Sociological StudiesDepartment of Sociological Studies

What's it like to study for a PhD here?

If you are thinking about postgraduate research study with us, take a look at this virtual tour and listen to our staff and PhD students as they tell you more about life as a PhD student in the Department of Sociological Studies.

Study with us

Students love our world-class teaching and research and broadly based, practical approach. Then there's the beautiful environment and strong pastoral support.

Undergraduate studies
Masters degrees

Research student in a University library


Our research is some of the most meaningful and widely respected in the field. Discover how you could join the team and play a part.

About our research
MPhil and PhD opportunities
PhD studentship available

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Your career

Our students develop transferable skills which open up a whole range of futures – both in social policy and beyond. Find out more about job options here.

What our graduates do
Career opportunities

Member of staff

More information about us

Learn more about our awards, activities, facilities and the way the department is run. Or get in touch to ask us a question.

Our programme - your degree
About the department
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