Multicultural life, citizenship, difference, political conflict and social divisions

Qualifications Duration Start dates Application period
(MPhil also available)
Full time: 3–4 years
Part time: 6–8 years
February and October January to April
PhD (MPhil also available)
Full time: 3–4 years
Part time: 6–8 years
Start dates
February and October
Application period
January to April

Work in this area examines identities of racialisation, racisms, religion, ethnicity; migration and mobilities; sexual identities, gendered identities and practices and class and culture. Recent research includes work on:

  • diaspora and cultural production
  • media, diaspora and transnationalism
  • migration, citizenship and families
  • theorising migration and racism
  • religion and gender
  • faith in the city

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent). If you are not a UK citizen, you may need to prove your knowledge of English

Potential supervisors

  • Dr Umut Erel – gender, migration, families, citizenship, skilled migration, migration and racialisation
  • Professor Marie Gillespie – diaspora and media, transnationalism, gender and migration
  • Professor Sophie Watson – gender, religion, migration, race, conviviality, public space and diversity

Fees and funding

UK fee International fee
Full time: £4,786 per year Full time: £12,146 per year
Part time: £2,393 per year Part time: £6,073 per year

Some of our research students are funded via The Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership; others are self-funded.

For detailed information about fees and funding, visit Fees and studentships.

To see current funded studentship vacancies across all research areas, see Current studentships.


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How to apply

Get in touch

If you have an enquiry specific to this research topic, please contact:

Professor Marie Gillespie
Phone: +44 (0)1908 653947

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If you’re interested in applying for this research topic, please take a look at the application process.