Research course

Social Sciences

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 industry, 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:

- the 1984/5 miners' strikes
- gender and violence
- preventive diplomacy
- educational inequality
- female labour migration
- the 21st Century free party scene

Department specialisms

Staff have expertise for postgraduate supervision a variety of research areas including: Gender and violence Fatherhood Family Terrorism Culture and inequality Sex work Rural community Homelessness Further information about staff specialisms can be found on the web pages of the School of Social and Political Sciences.

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
    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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