Research course


University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Journalism

Entry requirements

For PhD entry: a Master’s degree.

For PhD by Practice entry: a Master's degree and/or considerable professional experience.

Months of entry

October, May, February

Course content

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

The PhD by Practice programme offers experienced journalists the opportunity to reflect on and critique their professional work in an academic setting. Students are expected to provide a substantial body of work accumulated over their career, and then have the opportunity to produce an associated commentary to form the main body of a portfolio, which is submitted in place of a thesis.

The School has a well-established research environment. PhD students can gain teaching experience and subject specialities include international (French, American, British and Commonwealth and Swedish) comparative, historical and literary perspectives, class and gender, media of diaspora documentary studies and freedom of expression.

Department specialisms

Example Research Areas: Media of Diaspora, Literary Journalism, Ethics and Regulation of Journalism, International Human Rights and Journalism, Media History, Freedom of Expression, Documentary Studies, Class and Gender.

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


part time
48 months
full time
24 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Professor Jane Chapman
+44 (0)1522 886327