Research course


University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Humanities

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess a good Master's degree. If you are applying for an MPhil/PhD programme, you will need to submit a research proposal along with your application form. See our website for guidance on writing your research proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Humanities offers supervision for research at MPhil/PhD level in a variety of different areas of English literature. Humanities boasts a lively and engaging research environment with fortnightly Humanities Research Seminars, two established research groups (21st Century Research Group and Nineteenth Century Research Group) and an emerging research group in life writing/testimony/memory studies.

PhD students take part in teaching activities, research seminars and contribute to the organisation of research events, symposia and conferences. Current students are researching a range of areas, such as 21st century fiction, women’s writing, trauma theory, ecocriticism, animal studies and life writing.

Members of staff in the School are established or emerging as internationally recognised research leaders in their respective fields.

Research areas covered within the School include:

  • 21st-century literature and drama
  • 19th-century literature
  • Life writing/testimony/memory studies
  • Women’s writing 18-21st centuries
  • American literature 19-21st centuries
  • Renaissance literature
  • Utopian studies
  • Ecocriticism
  • Gothic literature 19-21st centuries
  • Postcolonial literature
  • Trauma studies

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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
36-72 months


full time
36-72 months

Course contact details

Sian Adiseshiah
+44 (0)1522 886840