University of York

University of York

Environment and Politics

This doctoral programme involves interdisciplinary research that cuts across two disciplines. Students are jointly supervised by a member of the Department of Environment and the Department of Politics. Both Departments have strong research cultures.

Entry requirements

Admission to the PhD programme is normally based on good performance at the BA level (usually a 2.1 or a 1st) and a Masters degree, at least one of these in a social science related subject. In unusual cases where the student has a 1st in a social science subject in their BA, admission to the programme may be allowed on that basis. In exceptional cases the department may consider students from non-social science backgrounds, where the student can clearly demonstrate equivalent experience and knowledge and this is supported by academic references. Applicants whose 1st language is not English may need to satisfy language requirement.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,165 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 14,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 323542