PhD in Sociology

Start Date : August

Research Facilities

A University such as UBD is in an excellent position to attract and support research in the region.

Degree Requirements

Research proposal and dissertation of 100,000 words

Entry Requirements

Master’s degree in appropriate discipline

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Aims and Scope

The degree is meant to equip students with the skills necessary to conduct professional social research both for applied purposes (such as survey and census administration and other policy-related issues) and for academic purposes (by providing them with the means to contribute a local perspective to the global production of sociological knowledge on Bruneian and Bornean society).

Areas of Research / Specialization

Any area within sociology subject to relevant expertise available in the academic group

Period of Candidature

Full-time: 36 months


Internal and external examiner


Nationally, any country needs to train a pool of social scientists not only for applied tasks, such as to conduct censuses and collect other kinds of data necessary for policy-makers, but also to have social scientists who are able to participate effectively in global academic discourse concerning their own country, culture and society.


Programme Leader, Sociology and Anthropology