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Bachelor's degree: 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in in a relevant subject, including Sociology, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Geography, Philosophy, Politics, Linguistics and Anthropology.
Master's degree: a good Master's degree in the same subjects
As part of your application you will also need to provide a viable research proposal. Guidance for writing a research proposal can be found here.
As part of your application you also need to provide an example of your written work (eg MA Coursework, article or research paper)
Months of entry
The Media and Cultural Studies PhD programme at Lancaster offers a chance to develop your own knowledge and research in the ever changing world of media. Our staff have studied how things such as television, YouTube, gaming, journalism and fan communities intersect with key themes of power, class, skill, inequality, and visions of the future.
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.
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
Course contact details
- Sociology Postgraduate Admissions
- +44 (0)1524 593148