Current Postgraduate Research Students

Current postgraduate research students

A variety of doctoral-level research options are available within the School of Applied Social Studies for students, each of which offers a unique experience for research students.  The more traditional MPhil/PhD route allows students to pursue a significant piece of research over a period of three years full-time, or six years part-time, which culminates in the production of a thesis of a maximum of 80,000 words.

The Doctor of Social Science (D.Soc.Sc.) is a four-year advanced programme which provides the opportunity for experienced social professionals based in public sector agencies, voluntary/community organisations and international non-governmental organisations to work on complex issues that are of direct relevance to their professional practice and organisational contexts.  As an alternative to the traditional research-based PhD, the DSocSc provides a more structured learning environment that combines both teaching and research.

The PhD (Social Science) is also a four year (full time) taught structured postgraduate academic degree aimed at graduates of sociology, social policy, applied social studies, government, politics, anthropology and cognate disciplines who wish to pursue research in the general areas of globalisation, policy analysis, civil society, the state, active citizenship and culture.

Students pursue a broad range of research interests in writing their research theses, further details of which can be found below.

  • Silvia Brandi
  • Derek Chambers
  • Elizabeth Folan-O'Connor
  • Lynda Garrett
  • Tom Hartnett
  • Grace Kelly
  • Jackie Mullins
  • Dave Walker

School of Applied Social Studies

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