Research course

Health and Social Care

University of Lincoln · School of Health and Social Care
MA by research

Entry requirements

A minimum upper second class honours degree in a related subject. .

Months of entry


Course content

This MA by Research degree provides an opportunity to develop advanced and specific knowledge in a particular field of study. Students have the freedom and flexibility to choose and develop their own subject area and the opportunity to enhance research and project management skills.

The postgraduate research team within the School of Health and Social Care is committed to providing the best possible experience. Students can work alongside experienced academics who will guide them through the research process, offering support on personal and professional development in order to maximise career opportunities on graduation.

Regular research seminars are hosted across the School and the wider College, and there are opportunities for students to meet with and discuss their project with other research students at the University. The School has close ties with the University's central Doctoral School who provide a wealth of training opportunities for all research students and the chance to present their work at the annual research showcase.

Department specialisms

Health and Social Care leadership and management Organisational development Health in the criminal justice system Safeguarding children and adults Learning disabilities Human rights Migrant children and their families Patient dignity Diversity and cultural issues Youth, social inclusion and marginalisation Social work and social care services for children and families.

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.

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Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page. Find out more:

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study. Find out more:

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

  • MA by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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