City's Sociology research degree is intended to produce scholars who have the analytical and methodological skills to design independent research projects, generate publications that advance substantive and theoretical knowledge and understanding and who are able to teach at university level. The substantive and methodological nature of the PhD programme, the diverse research interests of staff members and our London location have resulted in the completion of a range of innovative disciplinary and inter-disciplinary doctoral dissertations.
The Department of Sociology has a vibrant research culture and welcomes suitably qualified applicants with original research topics for its PhD programme. We are one of the leading sociology departments in London and we have an impressive track record of seeing our students through to successful completion. Our PhD programme attracts students from a variety of geographical locations, meaning that you are part of a cosmopolitan research community.