This degree provides an opportunity to develop your own research expertise in an interdisciplinary department. Our staff are involved with research centres and groups looking at everything from Social Futures and Inequalities to Disability, Mobilities and Migration, and the Political Economy. Our staff also have particular expertise in, for example, Actor Network Theory, Practice Theories, Cultural Studies and diverse methodologies.
You will study with some exciting sociological thinkers in a dynamic and supportive research environment. You will join an international and interdisciplinary community with students working on PhDs in Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies, Science Studies, Media and Cultural Studies, and Applied Social Science. You will be assigned PhD supervisors (usually two), and consideration will be taken to match you with supervisor(s) whose current active research interests and expertise are relevent to your chosen topic. Close working relations are enjoyed with other departments at Lancaster, and in some cases there is cross-departmental supervision.
A programme of skills and dissertation workshops designed specifically for postgraduate students within the Sociology Department runs throughout the year.
In addition, you are encouraged to attend any relevant MA taught modules, but are not required to take any for credit as part of your degree.