Research course


University of Lincoln · School of Social and Political Sciences

Entry requirements

At least a good honours degree. For direct enrolment on to a PhD, students require a Master's degree with a research component.

Months of entry


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 has an approved programme of original research, supported by a programme of research training and by our experienced staff.

Research students normally have two internal supervisors with specialist knowledge of Politics and have regular meetings with them for advice, monitoring and other support. Where appropriate, additional advisors may also be utilised. Research students also contribute to the School’s internal seminar series and may also be able to contribute to teaching.

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
24-60 months
full time
12-36 months


part time
24-60 months
full time
12-36 months

Course contact details

Professor Peter Somerville
+44(0)1522 836355