The Applied Sociology Research Group brings together researchers and scholars unified by a common concern with social justice. We take a critical and applied sociological approach to addressing and understanding the everyday lived social realities of diverse marginalised groups in societies at local, national, international and transnational levels. We aim to produce original, cutting edge and 'real world' research that will enable a deeper understanding of the social world we live in, and inform policy, practice and the wider public.
We are especially committed to multi-disciplinary research bringing together, and showcasing the research of other academic staff across the University with related interests in areas of applied sociology, social and public policy research, in order to provide a forum for collaboration, knowledge transfer and exchange of ideas.
We deliver high-quality research across the following thematic areas:
- Children, Young People and Families
- Education and Pedagogy
- Emotions and Identities
- Inequalities and social exclusion
- Mobilities and Migration
- Social care for vulnerable adults
- Social justice
The Applied Sociology Research Group welcomes enquiries and
applications from those interested in full- or part-time study for MPhil or PhD
research-based degrees in the above areas: