University of York

University of York

Sociology (Bioscience and Society)

This degree enables students to study within the science and technology studies unit (SATSU) which is an internationally recognised social science research centre exploring the dynamics, practices, and possibilities of contemporary science and technology.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a UK 2.1 or international equivalent in the relevant subject; a good undergraduate degree in a social science discipline, or in a discipline related to the research area in which the applicant intends to work. For applicants whose 1st language is not English, the Department sets an English language proficiency level of 7.0 in the British Council's IELTS test with at least IELTS 6.0 in writing.

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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 4 years
PhD Part-time - 8 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 433044