Research course


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

September, May, February

Course content

The active research base in the School ensures that Politics staff are involved in current debates and that students are made aware of new developments and issues in this exciting area. Each research student is supported by a programme of research training and by our staff.

Department specialisms

Politics, Minority Rights, Local Government, Human Rights, Women in Politics, Policy Making, Political Economy, Voting Systems, Petitions and Regulations, Regulation of Welfare and Intelligence.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £4,600
International students
Full time: EU £4,600 Non EU £13,300

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
48 months
full time
24 months


part time
72-96 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Professor Peter Somerville
+44(0)1522 836355