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Sociology, Politics and International Studies PhD University of Bristol




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Programme overview

The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies is an interdisciplinary scholarly environment. We produce leading research with an international focus that is relevant to the changing circumstances of an increasingly interconnected world. We offer the following programmes:

PhD in Politics
PhD in Sociology
PhD in East Asian Studies.

We are committed to rigorous conceptual and empirical research that is politically and socially relevant and problem-orientated. We aim to advance theory, knowledge and methods at the interface between sociology, politics and international relations. The questions addressed recognise that political structures are related in complex ways to the social conditions that underlie them; likewise, social conditions are affected in complex ways by political structures. Our aim is not just to monitor the global condition but to contribute to ways that might improve it.

Our research activity is guided by focusing on key themes:

critical security
ethnicity, migration and citizenship
Europe and Europeanisation
political and social inequalities
social, cultural and political theory
south and east Asia

All researchers across the school identify with one or more of the themes. This enables collective identification over themes within the school and aims to generate further collaboration and interdisciplinarity in our research activities. In addition, the themes provide a basis for internal and external recognition of the main questions and topics that our research addresses.


Bristol graduates are in high demand and have an excellent record of employment following graduation.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Sociology, Politics and International Studies PhD.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

£18,300.00 (17,06,821) per year

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year.

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


Sep-20, Jan-21


Clifton Campus

Tyndall Park Road to Park Row,



BS8 1TH, England

Entry requirement for international students

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) and a master's qualification (or equivalent). IELTS: 7.0 overall with 6.5 in all skills; TOEFL iBT: 95 overall with R22, L21, S23, W22; Pearson PTE: 67 overall with 64 in all skills; Cambridge CAE: Grade C, or Level B2 with 184 in writing and 176 in all other skills; Cambridge CPE: Grade C, or Level C1 with 184 in writing and 176 in all other skills; Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level IV: pass in all skills; Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III: merit in writing and pass in all other skills.

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