Research course

Health and Social Care

University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

For enrolment to the MPhil/PhD programme: 2:1 honours degree in a related subject.

For direct enrolment onto a PhD: a Master’s degree with a substantial research component.

In some circumstances, professionally relevant experience may be considered.

Months of entry

October, May, February

Course content

Researchers and Academics in the School of Health and Social Care have extensive practical experience and professional links across the health and social care sectors. The School maintains close industry links to ensure that teaching is informed by the latest developments in practice and policy.

This specialist programme is informed by our longstanding partnerships with professionals, research organisations, the Social Care sector, the National Health Service and through the research projects within the School’s research centre and research groups.

As a researcher in the School, you have the opportunity to take part in a structured programme of training designed to develop the research and critical-thinking skills that can benefit you in your future career. You will be supported by an interdisciplinary team of supervisors made up of experienced academics and practitioners from across the College of Social Science.

For those interested in completing a PhD by Publication, please note the following regulations.

Department specialisms

Examples of recent research projects include: Prevalence of mental health disorder in a probation population. Self-management in people living with and beyond cancer in a rural and urban setting. An evaluation of performance improvements in a rural accident and emergency department. Transfer of learning from classroom to practice. Improving pain management in pre-hospital care. Supporting asylum seekers through effective social work practice. A case study in Sao Paulo.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £4,600
International students
Full time: EU £4,600 Non EU £15,600

As a University of Lincoln postgraduate student, you may be eligible to apply for one of our generous scholarship packages. For more information about postgraduate funding and scholarships, please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
18-32 months


full time
27-48 months

Course contact details

Dr Kelly Sisson, School of Heath and Social Care PGR Lead
+44(0)1522 837128