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What will I learn?

Course Overview

We have an active research community within the fields of youth offending, disability studies, theories of welfare, gender and sexuality, child protection, family support and family justice, law and social work, community care, and health and social care. Recent work has been informed by a growing emphasis on issues of equal opportunities, social justice, poverty and social exclusion.

You will join an international and interdisciplinary community with 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 (usually two), and consideration will be taken to match you with supervisor(s) whose current active research interests and expertise are relevant 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.

Which department am I in?

Sociology

Study options

Full Time (36 months)

Tuition fees
£18,590.00 (US$ 20,144) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 October 2022

Venue

Lancaster University

Bailrigg,

Lancaster,

Lancashire,

LA1 4YW, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need to have: Bachelor's degree: an upper second class honours degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant social science background; Master's degree: a good masters degree in a relevant subject. Students need to have 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; IELTS Academic test (Other Centres) with an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or Pearson PTE Academic with a score of at least 65 and a minimum of 50 in each component of the test; or ToEFL IBT with an overall score of at least 94, with a minimum of 19 in reading, 19 in listening, 19 in speaking and 22 in writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Lancaster University

Lancaster University is highly ranked in both UK and international league tables and is home to students from over 120 countries.

  • Global teaching and research links
  • Top 15 university in UK league tables, top 125 in the world
  • World-class, modern campus and facilities
  • Excellent student support and services

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