Research course

International Relations

University of Lincoln · School of Social and Political Sciences

Entry requirements

MPhil: First or upper second class honours degree or Masters degree.

PhD: Masters degree with a research component.

Months of entry


Course content

Postgraduate research in the School of Social and Political Sciences is informed by the expertise of its team of academics, who have long-standing links to government, research organisations, and the voluntary sector.

Opportunities for research are available across a range of topics in social and political sciences. Current students' research projects include:

-Oil and gas infrastructure security problems in the Niger Delta area
-Understanding China's aid and investment in Zambia
-The politics of nuclear energy in the European Union.

Each research student is supported by a programme of research training and will be expected to identify an original area of academically relevant research and agree an approved programme of research with the tutor.

Current students' areas of research include Sino-Zambian relations, preventive diplomacy and peacekeeping.

Department specialisms

Research supervision is available across the range of the department's subjects. Staff have expertise for postgraduate supervision in the following areas: international relations minority rights human rights women in politics policy making nationalism political economy post-colonial studies construction of sexual identities global citizenship conflict resolution the United Nations

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. Loans are 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

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    18+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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