PhD in Sociology and Social Research

Academic Year 2015-2016
Subject area Legal, Politological, Economic and Statistical Sciences
Cycle XXXI
Coordinator Prof. Ivo Colozzi. Starting from 17/09/2015 Prof. Riccardo Prandini. Starting from 29/01/2018 Prof. Antonio Francesco Maturo.
Language Italian
Duration 3 years
Positions and scholarships 7 positions, of which 6 with scholarship
Application deadline May 29, 2015 at 01:00 PM (Expired)
Final ranking list Final ranking list available on Studenti Online
Enrollment period From Jul 28, 2015 to Aug 07, 2015
Doctoral programme start date Oct 01, 2015
Main Department
Department of Sociology and Business Law - SDE
Curricula and Research topics

General sociology, sociological theory and research methodology Urban sociology, tourism and migratory processes Sociology of cultural and communicative processes Sociology of normative processes and law Sociology of family and generations Sociology of education and socialization processes Sociology of deviance, criminology and victimology Sociology of Health Sociology of well-being Sociology of social change and social morphogenesis Sociology of Social Policy Sociology of economic processes, organization and work Sociology of Consumption Social communication and participatory processes Sociology of web society Sociology of Social Innovation.

Job opportunities and potential areas of employment
The Ph.D students find their optimal position as reseacher at universities, in public and private research institutions. The Ph.D grants them high skills level in the field of sociology, both theoretical and applied. The Ph.D students are able to compete for the position of directors and coordinators of research programmes in public, private and third sector organizations.
Admission Board

Appointed by RD n. 447/2015 Prot. n. 38592 on May 11, 2015

Members
Maurizio Bergamaschi Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Sociologia e Diritto dell' Economia maurizio.bergamaschi@unibo.it
Costantino Cipolla Docente di I fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Sociologia e Diritto dell' Economia costantino.cipolla@unibo.it
Riccardo Prandini Docente di I fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Sociologia e Diritto dell' Economia riccardo.prandini@unibo.it
Raffaella Sette Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Sociologia e Diritto dell' Economia raffaella.sette@unibo.it
Paolo Zurla Docente di I fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Sociologia e Diritto dell' Economia paolo.zurla@unibo.it
Substitutes
Ivo Colozzi Docente di I fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Sociologia e Diritto dell' Economia ivo.colozzi@unibo.it
Alessandro Martelli Ricercatore universitario Università di Bologna Dip. Sociologia e Diritto dell' Economia a.martelli@unibo.it
Asterio Savelli Docente di II fascia Università di Bologna Dip. Sociologia e Diritto dell' Economia asterio.savelli@unibo.it
Learning outcomes
The fundamental aims of the Phd in Sociology and social research, the only one with this specific title and qualification in the University of Bologna, are the formation and improvement of highly qualified professionals with a strong and well educated attitude for the elaboration, organization and direction of empirical and theoretical research in the field of sociology. In particular the Phd is organized to educate professionals able to sintethyse: 1) their theoretical and sociological reflections with the most important and innovative emerging social issues; 2) their work field with qualitative and quantitative methodologies; 3) the fundamental research with the empirical and applied one. To achieve those goals the students are invited, in the first year, to participate to a methodological seminar, designed to improve their quantitative and qualitative techniques of sociological research. Along the whole period of study the students are invited to participate to regular methodological laboratories, organized to make them able to utilize statistical programms for the social sciences, as SPSS and Stata.
Activities to be carried out by Doctoral candidates
During the Ph.d program the students must acquire both the theoretical and empirical competences necessary for the development of their personal and empirical research. Particular relevance is given to their methodological and technical skills, with a strong programme of laboratories' work. Those skills include bibliographical research, field research, laboratory work, attendance of seminars, lectures and lessons, elaboration and presentation of papers. Every year the students must report to the teaching staff on the progress of their research.
Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes
The Ph.D students are required to attend a methodological course of 90 hours, including specific units dedicated to quantitative and qualitative methodologies; research tecniques; utilization of data base; elaboration of a research design; evaluation of research's results. They have to attend specialized seminars organized by the teaching staff and they are also invited to select national and international seminars, summers school and conferences, related with their Ph.D thesis. They have at disposal a specialized library with all the main sociological journals and reviews: a laboratory where they can actually improve their methodological competencies, an several dedicated pc stations. Each student is attributed to a internal tutor which sustains and leads the personal research of the student.
Internationalization features
Informations about the Phd are disclosed by means of institutional e.mai sended to a network of foreign institutions with whom we collaborate. Our Ph.D students with scholarsip are requested to spend six months of their research period abroad, in institutions which already have signed an agreement with the Department of Sociology. They are invited to partecipate to international conferences, summer schools, as listeners or tutors. The teaching staff organises every year at least one international lecture with some of the most relevant sociologist. The partecipation of foreign graduate students is promoted too. Beginning in 2012 we applicate for the international Program Erasmus Mundus ARTESS (Argentina) and we are ready to accept other forms of international collaboration.
Expected research results and products
The students have to focus on the main sociological paradigms and to connect it with the methodological outomes, in order to elaborate a personal and possibly original research style. To achieve this goal they are encouraged to present the results of their activities at conferences and scientific journals, preferably with peer reviews. In particular, in the first year students have to present a documented bibliography for the thesis and a detailed project of research. For the second year they have to present to the teaching staff the results of the first year of research and to discuss it by a paper that will be possibly published on peer reviewed scientific journals. In the third year they are tell and helped to partecipate to a national or international event in which to discuss their thesis, and to publish a paper in national or international reviews.
Doctoral programme Academic Board
Surname Name University/Institution Qualification
ALTIERI LEONARDO Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
BERGAMASCHI MAURIZIO Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
BERTIN GIOVANNI Università "Cà   Foscari" Venezia PA - Professore   Associato
BISI ROBERTA Università di Bologna PO - Professore   Ordinario
BORGHI VANDO Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
CASTRIGNANO' MARCO Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
COLOZZI IVO Università di Bologna PO - Professore   Ordinario
DE LUIGI NICOLA Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
DEGLI ESPOSTI PIERGIORGIO Università di Bologna RU - Ricercatore   Universitario
MARTELLI ALESSANDRO Università di Bologna RU - Ricercatore   Universitario
MARTELLI ALESSANDRO Università di Bologna RU - Ricercatore   Universitario
MARTIGNANI LUCA Università di Bologna RU - Ricercatore   Universitario
MATURO ANTONIO FRANCESCO Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
PALTRINIERI ROBERTA Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
PARMIGGIANI PAOLA Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
PIERETTI GIOVANNI Università di Bologna PO - Professore   Ordinario
PRANDINI RICCARDO Università di Bologna PO - Professore   Ordinario
RIZZA ROBERTO Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
SAVELLI ASTERIO Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
SETTE RAFFAELLA Università di Bologna PA - Professore   Associato
VEZZADINI SUSANNA Università di Bologna RU - Ricercatore   Universitario
ZURLA PAOLO Università di Bologna PO - Professore   Ordinario