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Environment and Society PhD

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Environmental Studies Sociology

Course type


Course Summary

In this course students may study for a PhD in Environment and Society within the Department of Sociology. You will be assigned PhD supervisors whose research interests match your chosen research topic. Students on this PhD enjoy close links with the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, Lancaster Environment Centre and the Centre for Science Studies.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£4,035 per year for 2018/19 entry. There is slight increase in fees for 2019/20 entry. If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject, including Sociology, Geography, Philosophy, Politics, Linguistics, Anthropology, Science or Engineering, and a viable research proposal.