Research course


University of Lincoln · School of Social and Political Sciences

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree or Master’s degree

Months of entry


Course content

Students are encouraged to contribute to the department's research seminar series, are able to apply for funding to attend conferences, and are encouraged to publish their work, including in the department's Social Research Paper series and in journals.

The School of Social Sciences benefits from an active research base ensuring that staff are involved in current debates and that students are made aware of relevant developments and issues. Each research student has an approved programme of research, supported by a programme of research training.

Staff have expertise for postgraduate supervision in Criminology including: crime control, policing, the penal system, comparative criminology, penology, philosophy of punishment, miscarriages of justice, sex work, domestic violence and sadomasochism.

Information for international students

The International Office will help you with all aspects of your time with us, from making an application and ensuring that your needs are met during your study, through to graduation at the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral.

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
12-36 months
part time
24-72 months


part time
24-72 months
full time
12-36 months

Course contact details

Prof Peter Somerville
+44 (0)1522 886267