Research course

International Relations

University of Lincoln · School of Social and Political Sciences

Entry requirements

MPhil: A 2:1 honours degree or Master’s degree PhD: A Master’s degree with a research component

Months of entry


Course content

The active International Relations research base in the School ensures that staff are involved in current debates and that students are made aware of new developments and issues. Students identify an original area of academically relevant research and agree an approved programme of research with their tutor. This is supported by a programme of research training.

Research supervision is available across the range of the Department's subjects, with examples of current students' interests being Sino-Soviet relations in the 1940s, the politics of direct action, war crimes, refugees and asylum seekers, Syrian politics, international relations in the Maghreb, the social exclusion of older people and the policing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gendered people.

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


part time
60 months
full time
36 months


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Prof Peter Somerville
+44 (0)1522 886267