An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject and a viable research proposal.
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
Lancaster’s Sociology Department is known for nurturing successive generations of outstanding sociologists. You will study with some of the most exciting sociological thinkers in the UK in a dynamic and supportive research environment. You will join an international and 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. 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.
A programme of skills and dissertation workshops designed specifically for all MA and PhD students within the Sociology Department runs throughout the year.
In addition, you are encouraged to attend any relevant MA taught courses, please see our website for further information.
Lancaster’s Sociology Department is well known for its leading role in developing social theory by applying it to substantive research topics such as gender, media, cultural studies, science and technology studies, environmental change, political economy, mobilities, social work, disability studies and social welfare policy and doing so in a way which is open to other disciplines.
Information for international students
IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Coordinator
- +44 (0)1524 593148
- +44 (0)1524 592475