18 months
16100 GBP/year
4495 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The School of English and Journalism offers research opportunities at the highest level of academic qualification: a PhD or a PhD by Practice Journalism programme at University of Lincoln.


The PhD by Practice programme entails a practitioner producing a body of work accompanied by a written thesis. Appropriate records (aural, visual etc.) of the practice, together with commentaries, will then comprise the main body of the portfolio submitted in place of the thesis for examination. The thesis must establish, in a way that can be assessed by oral examination, that the portfolio constitutes a coherent body of original work that can stand alongside a more traditional PhD. Candidates for this award would normally be expected to complete the body of work during their period of registration.

Lincoln’s School of English and Journalism has a well-established research environment and students are provided with academic guidance and support by experienced supervisory teams. Students follow a supporting programme of training to develop the research skills necessary for their study and may be able to gain teaching experience following further training.

Career and Personal Development

A doctoral qualification from the Journalism programme at University of Lincoln may be regarded as the capstone of academic achievement and may be the starting point for a career in academia or research.

Programme Structure

Example Research Areas:

  • Media of Diaspora
  • Literary Journalism
  • Ethics and Regulation of Journalism
  • International Human Rights and Journalism
  • Media History
  • Documentary Studies
  • Class and Gender

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We would advise you to apply as soon as possible.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Master’s degree for PhD and Master’s degree and/or equivalent professional experience for PhD by practice.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16100 GBP per year during 18 months.
  • National

    4495 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4495 GBP per year during 18 months.


  • Home: £2,248/year
  • International: £8,050/year

Living costs for Lincoln

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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