The Faculty of Social Science Graduate School offers MPhil and PhD study opportunities across all its Schools. Both awards are assessed through presentation of a thesis and an accompanying oral examination (or viva) and can be studied either full-time (FT) or part-time (PT). An MPhil requires two years of FT study or four years PT, whilst a PhD requires three years of FT study and six years PT. The Law School additionally offers an LLM by Research (one year FT, two years PT) and the School of Education a Doctorate in Education (four years PT). Further information for both courses can be accessed by clicking their respective links.
In order to be considered for an MPhil or PhD, you would typically be expected to possess a good Master's degree in a relevant subject, although relevant professional qualifications and/or experience may also be considered as an alternative. International students must also have English Language IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.5 per component) or an equivalent qualification.
If you are interested in applying, you may find it useful to contact the relevant School for advice in the first instance. Each School has their own Admissions Tutors and their contact details are as follows:
- Economics: Dr Corrado di Maria (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Education: Professor Anna Robinson-Pant (email@example.com)
- International Development: Dr Maren Duvendack (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Law: Professor David Mead (email@example.com)
- Norwich Business School: Dr Nishikant Mishra (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Psychology: Dr Martin Doherty (email@example.com)
- Social Work: Professor Jonathan Dickens (firstname.lastname@example.org)
How to apply
Formal applications must be made using the University of East Anglia's online application form which can be found by clicking on the links below:
Potential applicants with limited research experience and/or without the necessary Master's qualification might also like to consider our MRes Social Science Research Methods. This is an advanced, taught programme offering research method and research skills training at Master's level which provides an ideal preparatory platform for graduates considering a career in research or intending to undertake a PhD. The MRes in Social Science Research Methods takes one year of FT study to complete (two years PT) and applicants need to have successfully gained an undergraduate degree, in a relevant subject, at Upper Second (2:1) level or above. Equivalent qualifications will also be considered. Further information about the course can be accessed by clicking the above link.
There are two main deadlines for applications to the Faculty of Social Sciences for October 2016. The first is 12 February 2016, for those applicants who wish to be considered for studentships. For those wishing to self-fund their studies or who are bringing external funding to support their studies, the deadline for UK and EU applicants is 31 July 2016. For international applicants, the deadline is 31 May 2016.