PhD Sociology and Anthropology (international program)

2023/2024 application

  1. complete program's application form
  2. submit following supporting documents (to be attached along with the online application form):
    • degree certificate
    • transcript
    • English proficiency result
    • two recommendation letters
    • research proposal (5-7 pages)
      • The proposal must include the applicants' proposed PhD research title, topic, and research methodology. The applicants must also demonstrate how our program will enhance their academic ability and expertise.
    • additional documents (if any)
  3. application fee (non-refundable):
    • 350 Baht / 12 USD
    • payment process: read more

important dates



Our PhD program aims to produce graduates with strong theoretical and methodological competency for critical social analysis. The program provides candidates with a comprehensive research training, with an option to focus on sociology, anthropology, or museum and cultural heritage studies. Candidates will develop their PhD research that integrates their disciplinary expertises and area specialization with extensive field research in local, regional, and transnational contexts. Graduates of this program will be equipped to pursue a career in higher education and academia, government and private sectors, as well as international organizations. The advantage of international research experience will also enhance their candidacy as lecturers, researchers, policy makers, consultants, curators, creators, and many others in the field of research and development.

essential information

    • study mode: on campus
    • course intensity: full-time (daytime)
    • program duration: 3 years
    • starting month: August

program outline

foundational courses (only for those required)

    • SAM601 Theory and Method in Sociology and Anthropology
    • SAM602 Research Design and Proposal Development


    • SAM901 Dissertation (48 credits)

admission requirements


  • Master's degree in sociology, anthropology or other equivalent fields from an accredited institution.

English proficiency

    • TOEFL-ITP 550+ / TOEFL-IBT 79+
    • IELTS 6.5+
    • TU-GET PBT 550+ / TU-GET CBT 79+

* The results shall not exceed 2 years at the date of the admission examination.
** Applications with following results will be considered on the condition that the successful candidates must meet the compulsory requirements within the first academic year.

    • TOEFL-ITP 500+ / TOEFL-IBT 71+
    • IELTS 6.0+
    • TU-GET PBT 500+ / TU-GET CBT 71+

academic achievement

The applicant must have high-quality academic achievements (such as research, published academic papers, academic papers presented at seminars at the level of university or above, etc.) within the past five years.

tuition feesĀ 

Estimated fees to complete the degree are as follows:-

Thai nationals

    • 84,000 Baht or
    • 97,800 Baht for those required to enrol in foundational courses

international students

    • 151,000 Baht or
    • 178,000 Baht for those required to enrol in foundational courses


All successful candidates are eligible to apply for tuition fee waiver (excl. personal accident insurance and student status maintenance fee)