Science Studies PhD - 2018 Entry

Entry Year
2018

Duration
Full time 36/24 Month(s)

Course Overview

Students doing a PhD in Science Studies join the Department of Sociology’s international, 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. We offer supervision for PhDs in all of our areas of expertise regarding cultural imaginaries and material practices of science and technology, including policy analysis, new genetic technologies, environment, health and medicine, and information and communications technologies. 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.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    Students doing a PhD in Science Studies join the Department of Sociology’s international, 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. We offer supervision for PhDs in all of our areas of expertise regarding cultural imaginaries and material practices of science and technology, including policy analysis, new genetic technologies, environment, health and medicine, and information and communications technologies. 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.

  • 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

    Entry requirements: An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject, including Sociology, Geography, Philosophy, Linguistics, Anthropology, Science or Engineering, and a viable research proposal

    Assessment: Original research and thesis

    IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent.

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

     

  • 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.