Applied Social Science PhD - 2018 Entry

Entry Year
2018

Duration
Full time 36 Month(s)

Course Overview

We believe that matching well qualified, able and enthusiastic PhD and MPhil students with supervisors who have relevant experience, expertise, and research interests, makes a healthy research environment. To this end we design our procedures to give candidates as much information as possible about our research and to allow us to judge a candidate’s ability to undertake research at this level. We offer a number of flexible full-time and part-time routes, and an innovative pathway for students wanting to focus on professional practice.

Our research record is well established in the fields of drugs, 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.

We are committed to a wide range of interdisciplinary projects, collaborative projects with practice agencies and policy focused studies.

Applications from international students are welcome.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    We believe that matching well qualified, able and enthusiastic PhD and MPhil students with supervisors who have relevant experience, expertise, and research interests, makes a healthy research environment. To this end we design our procedures to give candidates as much information as possible about our research and to allow us to judge a candidate’s ability to undertake research at this level. We offer a number of flexible full-time and part-time routes, and an innovative pathway for students wanting to focus on professional practice.

    Our research record is well established in the fields of drugs, 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.

    We are committed to a wide range of interdisciplinary projects, collaborative projects with practice agencies and policy focused studies.

    Applications from international students are welcome.

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Duration: 3 years, full-time (part-time options also available)

    Entry requirements: A Masters degree and an upper second class honours degree, with a viable research proposal. Equivalents are accepted and support is given in completing research proposals

    IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent

    Assessment: Original research and thesis

    Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.

    Further information: www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/sociology

  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

    Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
    UK/EU £4,260 £2,130
    Overseas £14,275 £7,138

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.