Ph.D. On Campus

Sociology - Bioscience and Society

University of York

48 months
18900 GBP/year
4650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Department of Sociology at York is ranked 1st in the UK for research quality by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). The Sociology - Bioscience and Society programme is offered by University of York.


Why York?

  • 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.


The Sociology - Bioscience and Society programme from University of York have an excellent employment record for our postgraduates who are highly prized by top level employers, both in the UK and internationally. A combination of outstanding teaching and a supportive collegiate environment enable our students to develop their creativity and full intellectual potential.  The opportunities offered in the Department of Sociology develop important transferable skills which will well valued in the jobs market.

Many of our PhD Graduates go onto have successful careers in academia and research. The latest information on the destinations of our graduates is available on the Sociology alumni webpage.

We have, in addition, a designated Careers Officer, Vicky Barton, whose role is to provide Sociology students with careers-related support and advice. The University's Careers Service, to which Vicky belongs, offers a range of resources, events and support services to help develop students’ skills and experience while they are at York.

Programme Structure

Our 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Normally, you will have a good undergraduate degree in a social science discipline, or in a discipline related to the research area in which you intend to work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18900 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4650 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • UK Part-time: £2,325
  • International/EU Part-time: £9,450

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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