Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Applied Social Science

We believe that matching well qualified, able and enthusiastic PhD and MPhil students with supervisors who have relevant experience, expertise, and research interests, makes a healthy research environment. To this end we design our procedures to give candidates as much information as possible about our research and to allow us to judge a candidate's ability to undertake research at this level. We offer a number of flexible full-time and part-time routes, and an innovative pathway for students wanting to focus on professional practice. Our research record is well established in the fields of drugs, youth offending, disability studies, theories of welfare, gender and sexuality, child protection, family support and family justice, law and social work, community care, and health and social care. Recent work has been informed by a growing emphasis on issues of equal opportunities, social justice, poverty and social exclusion. We are committed to a wide range of interdisciplinary projects, collaborative projects with practice agencies and policy focused studies. Applications from international students are welcome.

Entry requirements

A Master's degree and an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject, with a viable research proposal and a recent example of academic writing (such as a dissertation or Master's essay). Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on original research and thesis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 3 years

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Coordinator
Telephone number: 
01524 593148