What Will You Study

We have about 100 research students, making this one of the largest and most successful centres for sociological PhDs in Europe.

We place great emphasis on the importance of the relationship between yourself and your supervisor and welcome applications that match any of our staff interests or those of our research centres.

We ensure that you are assigned a supervisor whose current active research interests and expertise match your chosen topic of research. Close working relations are enjoyed with cognate departments at Lancaster, and in many cases there is joint supervision.

A wide-ranging seminar programme is organised in the Department and includes departmental staff seminars with visiting speakers; weekly postgraduate seminars and research group meetings on science studies, gender, race and class, mobilities research environment and culture, children and young people, disability studies, and drugs and alcohol research, plus various reading groups. You are encouraged to attend relevant MA taught courses.