Some of our doctoral students tell us how they're enjoying research at the School of Social Sciences.
Jaime is a Spanish PhD student in Sociology, whose research is fully-funded by a School of Social Sciences studentship. His research focuses on men who have unsafe sex with men with the intent of contracting HIV.
Bolarinwa Adediran is gaining experience as a Teaching Assistant on the Introduction to International Politics unit while he gains a PhD focusing on humanitarian intervention.
Lydia Farina came to Manchester to study a master's in Philosophy and decided to stay for her PhD. Her research looks at natural kinds in the affective sciences.
Marion, from France, is pursuing a PhD in Politics at The University of Manchester and is the inaugural recipient of the Mick Moran Doctoral Studentship.
Konstantinos Achilles Kanellopoulos
Konstantinos has ambitions to take an active role in Greek and European affairs. Having studied at a number of universities internationally, he says Manchester is the most friendly, diverse and intellectually stimulating environment he has encountered.
Gudrun opted for a PhD in Anthropology on the basis of the department and her supervisor’s excellent reputations. She has valued the support that she has received with grant applications and the chance to travel with her studies.
Martin was drawn to a PhD in Anthropology because of the reputation of the department and he wasn’t disappointed. He has felt included in the research community and has thoroughly enjoyed his role as Teaching Assistant.
Finlay Malcolm gained experience as a Youth Worker before deciding to pursue a PhD looking at whether it's possible to have religious faith without any propositional belief.