Publications from the Sociology programme at University of York are rated as internationally world leading and the impact of our research has the highest possible rating. We encourage PhD and MPhil applicants from all over the world to join us in one of the best Departments for sociological research in the UK.
- We have an excellent record of doctoral research
- Research in the Department is focussed around four research clusters and research units
- We have an international reputation for research excellence and methodical and theoretical innovation
- There is a significant concentration of research expertise within the department, and a number of research fellows and graduate students working in related projects
- You can choose whether to work with a particular member of staff on independent research or you can conduct your research within one of the department's research units. (You would still have a specific supervisor allocated to you)
- We are successful at generating substantial research income from national and international funding agencies
- We have a dedicated postgraduate research centre which includes desk, social and kitchen space helping to foster our postgraduate community.
Programme StructureOur postgraduate research themes are richly varied, highlighting the department’s extensive research areas. Recent research areas have included:
- Feminism and agency
- LGBT Equality
- Digital communications and identities
- Sociology of health and illness
- Political Sociology
- Future studies
- Sociology of the paranormal
- Urban Sociology
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- StartingApply anytime.
In most cases, applications can be submitted year-round. However, we recommend that you apply as early as possible as some areas are particularly competitive.
DisciplinesSociology Counselling View 15 other PhDs in Counselling in United Kingdom
Typically you’ll need at least the equivalent to a UK upper second-class (2:1) honours degree and, in some cases, a Masters degree. Actual requirements vary by course.
International18900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18900 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4650 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK Part-time: £2,325
- International/EU Part-time: £9,450
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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