Research culture

As a postgraduate student in Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, you will be able to pursue your work within a friendly and informal atmosphere.

We pride ourselves on providing an environment for students that will expose you to a wide range of intellectual influences and exciting ideas. 

PhD students are also part of the wider College of Social Sciences and International Studies Graduate Research School and have opportunity to meet with students and staff from other disciplines.

Our research culture is characterised by our commitment to foster thinking and analysis that crosses over traditional academic boundaries (such as between philosophy-sociology-anthropology as well as social sciences-life sciences).  The research culture for postgraduate students reflects this spirit. 

Postgraduates in the department actively contribute to its research culture by:

  • participating in research-related seminars, including departmental seminars, Egenis seminars, Science and Technology Studies briefings, technical briefings on developments in contemporary biology and the annual College of Social Sciences and International Studies' postgraduate conference.
  • organising workshops and symposiums 
  • producing their own on-line Music and Arts in Action journal
  • running intermittent student-only reading groups on the philosophy of science
  • taking part in the History and Philosophy of Biology Journal Club
  • participating in the Sociology of the Arts Group

Further information

You are very welcome to visit the department and talk to potential research supervisors and meet one of our current students. If you would like to do this please contact the Graduate Research Team with a selection of possible dates, your research interests, and any members of staff you would particularly like to meet.

Phone: +44(0) 1392 724490
Web: Enquire online