Research course

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

University of Lincoln · Eleanor Glanville Institute
MA by research

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field. Experience gained through professional practice will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Understanding the attitudes and behaviours that underpin our culture and define the environments within which we live and work, can help us reduce the inequalities that are so prevalent in societies and communities across the world.

At the Eleanor Glanville Institute, our research critically addresses issues of equality, diversity, and inclusion and advances new ideas unconstrained by disciplinary boundaries. By joining our research teams, students can engage in cutting-edge research with real-life impact, and contribute to our ambition to change culture and achieve inclusive excellence.

The Eleanor Glanville Institute offers the opportunity to work at doctoral level alongside academics whose research has been internationally recognised. Researchers in the Institute include Professor Belinda Colston, whose expertise lies in the development and evaluation of innovative strategies and mechanisms for building inclusive research environments, and their wider impact across the sector, and Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, Abigail Powell, who is an expert in the gender division of labour (in the home and workplace), with a particular focus on gender in male-dominated occupations; youth studies; financial wellbeing and complex evaluation and impact measurement.

Students can benefit from a supportive academic community, where ideas and experiences are shared with the aim of advancing knowledge, and informing strategy, policy and practice across the sector and the wider field.

Department specialisms

Potential areas of work are aligned with the Centre’s current research strengths and specialisms and include (but are not limited to): Perceptions and prejudice: challenging attitudes, behaviours, practices Structures and culture: challenging organisational and societal barriers Inclusive research environments (within HEI and beyond) Life course approach: examining EDI beyond a single life stage and life sphere Intersectionality: investigating how race, gender, disability, sexuality class and other characteristics intersect Interdisciplinarity: embedding EDI in other scientific research Social justice: migration, crime, precarious working, globalisation Find out more on the Centre’s research pages:

Information for international students

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element.

For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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