Research course


University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Film, Media and Journalism

Entry requirements

Applicants should achieve a Master’s degree for PhD and Master’s degree and/or equivalent professional experience for PhD by practice.

Applicants with appropriate projects will be offered an interview with the programme leader and one or more subject specialists where they can discuss the details of their research proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

The Lincoln School of Film, Media and Journalism offers research opportunities at the highest level of academic qualification: a PhD or a PhD by Practice.

Students are provided with academic guidance, expertise, and support from experienced supervisory teams. There is also a doctoral training programme to help students develop the research skills necessary for their study. 

The School has strong links with professional industry bodies and benefits from regular guest speakers.

Department specialisms

Example research areas in the School include: Literary Journalism Media of diaspora Journalism and human rights Reporting peace and conflict Journalism culture and trauma Digital journalism Community radio

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page

For further advice on IELTS and the support available, please contact the International College by email at

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

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    36+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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