Research course

Sociology: Bioscience and Society

University of York · Department of Sociology

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

Sociology at York is renowned for its research. In the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the 2021 REF results, we're ranked 4th overall and joint 1st for our real-world impact, we provide a world-class research environment. We encourage PhD and MPhil applicants from all over the world to join us in one of the best Departments for sociological research in the UK.

This degree enables you to study within the Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU) which is an internationally recognised social science research centre exploring the dynamics, practices, and possibilities of contemporary science and technology.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic 61, minimum 55 in each component
  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency 176, minimum 169 in each component
  • TOEFL 87, minimum of 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE III Merit in all requirements

Students who have successfully completed a recent undergraduate or taught masters degree at a UK University are exempt from the English Language requirement.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Support Administrator
+44(0)1904 322631