Lancaster's Sociology department is a research-intensive department that foregrounds critical and active engagement with contemporary real-world problems.
We seek to develop and sustain research that is original, significant and rigorous, while also fostering interdisciplinary, supportive research communities from which this work can grow. This includes our diverse group of research centres, which bring together staff and students from across the University and the world through their research and events.
We also offer a research student training programme at MA and PhD level, which is supported by seminars, workshops, writing retreats, reading groups and social events. Our students are funded from a variety of sources including the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and government scholarships worldwide.
The Department plays a key role in research collaborations at Lancaster with particular concentrations in science and technology studies, gender and women's studies, mobilities, media and cultural studies, political sociology, children and young people, and disability. We place a high priority on good relationships between students and their lecturers/supervisors, and we welcome any applications that match our teaching and research portfolio.