Research course


University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Journalism

Entry requirements

Master’s degree for PhD and Master’s degree and/or equivalent professional experience for PhD by practice.

Months of entry

February, May, October

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.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
18-36 months


full time
24-48 months
part time
36-72 months

Course contact details

Professor Jane Chapman
+44 (0)1522 886327