Entry requirements

Applicants require a UK 2:1 or international equivalent in the relevant subject. Normally, you will have a good undergraduate degree in a social science discipline, or in a discipline related to the research area in which you intend to work. If you are applying for a research degree, you are asked on the application form to provide a brief outline of your proposed research area. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

Research in the Department is focussed around four substantive research clusters and research units:

  • Gender Sexuality and Inequalities;
  • Language and Social Interaction;
  • Science Health and Technology;
  • Culture Values and Practices.

You can choose whether to work with a particular member of staff on independent research or you can conduct your research within one of the department's research units.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 324743