Research course

Science Studies

Institution
Lancaster University · Sociology
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements
Bachelor's degree : 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant background including Sociology, Geography, Philosophy, Linguistics, Anthropology, Science or Engineering

Master's degree: a good Masters degree in the same disciplines.

Additional Requirements
As part of your application you will also need to provide a viable research proposal.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

Students doing a PhD in Science Studies join an international and interdisciplinary research community with 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 a number of areas including cultural imaginaries and material practices of science and technology, policy analysis, environment, health and medicine, and information and communications technologies.

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

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Sociology Admissions
Email
spgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 593148