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PhD in Sociology - Culture, Values and Practices

University of York

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    Variable - to suit the learner

Course summary

Our research is concerned with the representation, interpretation and evaluation of culture.

We consider how specific cultural forms and values are made and lived in practice. Our research spans a range of topics from popular culture and everyday life to cultural institutions and industries.

We challenge and assess ongoing social and cultural changes; critically analysing transformations of media and citizenship, social inequalities and trends. Our work evaluates cultural participation, engagement and disengagement on an international scale.

Project spotlights

  • Archiving the city
  • Curating profusion: caring for the future and assembling value in homes and smaller museums
  • Marching bands and majorettes in post-industrial areas of Northern England and France
  • Non-religious childhood: growing up unbelieving in contemporary Britain
  • Religious urbanisation and infrastructural lives in African mega-cities
  • The Global Smile Project
  • Unsettling scientific stories: expertise, narrative and future histories

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 105 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    137 71%

    29th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    9th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    78th

    13

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