All our departments have an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Visit department webpages for more information about studying for a PhD.
Study for a PhD in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster is a leading centre for arts, humanities and social science research of both disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature, with a thriving graduate community and an extensive postgraduate research training programme.
Lancaster University is home to a dynamic postgraduate community. You can keep up to date with news and events on the Faculty of Arts and Social Science website for doctoral students.
The Research Training Programme (RTP) consists of modules and short courses on research methods, theories and philosophies of the social sciences and humanities, thesis writing and other generic skills relevant to PhD study. The RTP is designed to complement more specialised subject or discipline-based training modules offered by departments.Research Training Programme (RTP)