Research course

Social Policy

University of Lincoln · School of Social and Political Sciences

Entry requirements

Usually a good honours degree. For direct enrolment on to a PhD, students require a Masters degree with a research component.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is supported by an interdisciplinary team of experienced research suprivosrs who have long-standing links to industry, gvoernment, research organisations and the voluntary sector.

The active Social Policy research base in the School ensures that staff who teach on this programme are involved in current Social Policy debates and that students are made aware of new developments and issues in the area. Each research student has an approved programme of research, supported by appropriate original research training.

Staff have expertise for postgraduate supervision in the following:

  • community care
  • housing and urban regeneration
  • poverty and social exclusion
  • social divisions (especially gender, race, disability, sexuality and age)
  • the policy process
  • family policy
  • comparative politics.

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


full time
12-48 months


full time
12-48 months

Course contact details

Professor Peter Somerville
+44 (0)1522 886644