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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The Department of Sociology at York is ranked 1st in the UK for research quality by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). Our publications 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.

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 have a dedicated PhD Student village with office space and common room
  • We are successful at generating substantial research income from national and international funding agencies.

Careers

We 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.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,300per 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

    22nd

  • Campus address

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

First-rate teaching by leading academics, plus award-winning employability programmes, help to prepare students for the international labour market.
A home on campus in York’s college environment brings together a diverse community of students from over 150 countries, offering lifelong connections.
York offers a wide range of specialist support to international students, including orientation, a Writing and Language Skills Centre, and immigration advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 102 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    139 70%

    26th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    65th

    16

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