Research course

Science Studies

Lancaster University · Sociology

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject, including Sociology, Geography, Philosophy, Linguistics, Anthropology, Science or Engineering, and a viable research proposal.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Students doing a PhD in Science Studies join the Department of Sociology’s international, interdisciplinary community of over 80 research students working on PhDs in Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies, Science Studies, Media and Cultural Studies and Applied Social Science. We offer supervision for PhDs in all of our areas of expertise regarding cultural imaginaries and material practices of science and technology, including policy analysis, new genetic technologies, environment, health and medicine, and information and communications technologies. You will be assigned PhD supervisors (normally two) whose current active research interests and expertise matches your chosen topic. Close working relations are enjoyed with other departments at Lancaster, and in many cases there is cross-departmental supervision.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Sociology Admissions
+44 (0)1524 593148