Study with us - Postgraduate Research Degrees

Are you interested in how science and technology shapes the world we live in? 

Do you want to know more about cultural and political values and interests that drive transformations in science and technology?  Do you want to contribute to making a more equitable world that enhances diverse voices in science and technology? Are you interested in creative approaches to bringing about more just scientific, technological and social futures? 

We are an open and welcoming centre that offers opportunities for doctoral supervision, with expertise in a range of areas. Funding for PhD research is supported by the White Rose Doctoral Training Programme as well as other funding sources. 

Entry requirements

PhD or MPhil

The University requirement for PhD or MPhil programmes is usually 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant subject. Other relevant experience and circumstances can also be taken into account, and we are happy to consider applications from those who have taken alternative routes but have the required knowledge and experience. However, please note that funded positions are extremely competitive and only those with a 2:1 equivalent or higher are likely to be considered for financial support.

MA by research

You can also opt for a MA in Sociology by Research is 2:2

English language requirement

For those whose first language is not English, you will be required to meet the English Language requirements of both the University and the UKBA.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching

Members of SATSU also contribute to teaching in areas related to STS