- 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 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
- 48 months
- 96 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.
DisciplinesBiomedicine Sociology Biology View 38 other PhDs in Biomedicine in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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.
International18900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18900 GBP per year during 48 months.
National4650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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