Our Department is one of the most outstanding places for social research in the world. More than 80 PhD students from over twenty countries create an exceptional community in which to work.

We specialise in sociology, science and technology studies, gender and women's studies, media & cultural studies, social anthropology, social work, and disability studies as a part of the Northwest Doctoral Training Partnership (Economic and Social Research Council) and the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (Arts and Humanities Research Council).

Why a PhD at Lancaster?

There are many great reasons to join us for your PhD

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Fees and Funding

Learn more about the range of funding options for PhD study

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How to Apply

Learn more about applying for a PhD in our Department.

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Research Culture

Learn more about our vibrant, interdisciplinary research culture.

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Research Centres

As a student, you can collaborate with one or more of our vibrant research centres.

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Learn more about the four different PhD degrees we offer.

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