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5 PhD Positions in Sociology and Social Research

The doctoral programme in Sociology and Social Research (SRS) was established in 1981 with the aim of providing state-of-art research training  and advanced professional skills in sociology and social research. It joined  the Doctoral School of Social Sciences in 2011.

The PhD programme provides a solid basis in the discipline, including a  broad range of quantitative and qualitative methods, in an interdisciplinary  research environment. Since its foundation the programme has placed  special emphasis on theoretically driven empirical sociology. In particular  the PhD programme educates professionals that are able to apply their  knowledge in an interdisciplinary fashion.

The programme is open to all topics of interest for Sociological research,  but particular attention is paid to proposals fitting in the following research  areas: the study of social and demographic change; comparative sociology;  welfare and social policies; social inequality studies and stratification  research (class, cohort, gender, sociology of education); economic  sociology, labour market and organizational studies; migration studies;  political sociology (social movement, public opinion); communication and  culture.

The goal of the doctoral programme is to qualify its alumni for high level  positions in academia, as well as in the public and private sector.

The PhD programme offers students a stimulation international research  environment and important opportunities, not least through an international  network of high quality. Beyond a wider range of teaching and research opportunities, PhD-SRS  offers and intensive calendar of seminars and conferences including distinguished scholars from an international context. Amost all our doctoral student spent a longer research period abroad. 

Since 2018/19 (34th cycle) we offer fully funded PhD grants of 4 years. The grant amounts to about 1350 euro net a month, with the possibility of a 50% increase for periods spent abroad. 

The official languages of the doctoral programme are English and Italian. The language of instruction is English.

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University of Trento