Research course


Lancaster University · Sociology

Entry requirements

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

Course content

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.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 (with no individual element below 6.0) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-36 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1524 593148