University of Milan PhD Scholarships for Sociology and methodology of social research

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The SOMET (Sociology and Methodology of Social Research) PhD, jointly 
run by the University of Milan and the University of Turin, is now 
accepting applications for the 36th cycle of studies, starting in the 
fall of 2020.

Applicants will be admitted ONLY with a scholarship. There are 6 
scholarships available for the upcoming cycle.

SOMET is one of the leading sociological PhD Programmes in Italy.

Entirely held in English, its courses, seminars and research activities 
are organised jointly by the University of Milan and the University of 
Turin. Its Faculty also includes sociologists from other Italian and 
international universities.

The Ph.D. programme in Sociology has a longstanding tradition of 
excellence in Italy. It was one of the first to be established after the

1980 university reform and has provided a large number of outstanding 
academic sociologists who have gone on to make significant contributions 
to teaching and research in Italy and abroad.

The aim of the programme is to provide structured and advanced training 
in theoretically-guided empirical research across a wide range of 
sociological fields and to introduce students to current international 
issues in both qualitative and quantitative social research.

The course consists of a three-year programme made of 60 credits per 
year. The first year is devoted to basic training, in conjunction with 
the activities of the Faculty’s interdisciplinary Graduate School in 
Social and Political Sciences. The second year is partly spent in a 
relevant university department abroad and is devoted to the initial 
drafting of the thesis. The third year is entirely spent completing the 
thesis.

Since 2014-2015, the PhD programme in Sociology and Methodology of 
Social Research (SOMET) has being offering PhD positions for joint 
degrees with two LERU partner universities – *University of Amsterdam* 
and *Lund University*. From 2019-2020 a new partnership will be 
activated with *Vrije Universiteit Brussel*. Several joint-degrees are 
currently active also with several French Universities, among which the 
*Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales* (EHESS) in 
Paris.Graduates will be able to compete successfully for positions as 
researchers (in public and private universities and research centers), 
skilled professionals and consultants in sociology to public agencies 
and international organizations and institutions in Italy and elsewhere 
in Europe.

The research areas covered by the PhD Programme in Sociology and 
Methodology of Social Research (Universities of Milan and Turin) comprise:

**Culture and consumption

**Digital society and the media

**Gender and sexuality

**Migration studies, multicultural societies and citizenship

**Science, technology, environment and urban studies

**Social inequalities and socio-economic stratification

**Social movements, collective action and civil society

**Sociology of family

**Sociology of health

**Sociology of politics, public opinion and voting

**Work and organizations*

The Call for Applications is available here: 
https://www.unimi.it/en/education/postgraduate-programmes/doctoral-programmes-phd/ay-2020/2021-sociology-and-methodology-social-research

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