Research course


University of Lincoln · School of Social and Political Sciences

Entry requirements

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

PhD: A Masters 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 is supported by a programme of research training and by our staff.

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

- young people and politics
- EU nuclear energy policy
- the politics of food
- the 1984/85 miners' strikes
- fossil fuel infrastructure security in the Niger Delta
- Labour Party leadership

Department specialisms

Staff have expertise for postgraduate supervision in the following areas: Politics Minority Rights Local Government Human Rights Women in Politics Policy Making Political Economy Voting Systems Petitions and Regulations Regulation of Welfare and Intelligence Citizenship Comparative politics Immigration politics Security politics Russian politics Politics and economic policy Climate change policy

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. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also 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
    part time
    36+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

PG Enquiries