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Bachelor's degree: an upper second class honours degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant social science background
Master's degree: a good masters degree in a relevant subject.
As part of your application you will also need to provide a viable research proposal.
Months of entry
We have an active research community within the fields of youth offending, disability studies, theories of welfare, gender and sexuality, child protection, family support and family justice, law and social work, community care, and health and social care. Recent work has been informed by a growing emphasis on issues of equal opportunities, social justice, poverty and social exclusion.
You will join an international and interdisciplinary community with students working on PhDs in Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies, Science Studies, Media and Cultural Studies, and Applied Social Science. You will be assigned PhD supervisors (usually two), and consideration will be taken to match you with supervisor(s) whose current active research interests and expertise are relevent to your chosen topic. Close working relations are enjoyed with other departments at Lancaster, and in some cases there is cross-departmental supervision.
A programme of skills and dissertation workshops designed specifically for postgraduate students within the Sociology Department runs throughout the year.
In addition, you are encouraged to attend any relevant MA taught modules, but are not required to take any for credit as part of your degree.
Information for international students
We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 7.0, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test.
Fees and funding
Learn more at the fees and funding page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time36 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Further details of qualification
(part-time options are also available)
Course contact details
- Sociology Admissions
- +44 (0)1524 593148