Ph. D. On Campus

Social Sciences

University of Lincoln

14400 GBP/year
4495 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Postgraduate research in Social Sciences at University of Lincoln is informed by the expertise of its team of academics, who have long-standing links to industry, government, research organisations, and the voluntary sector.


How You Study

Social Sciences students at University of Lincoln can enrol for MPhil or PhD awards. These degrees are normally undertaken wholly by thesis and can be carried out either on a full-time or a part-time basis.

The School aims to provide appropriate support to enable students to become independent researchers. Students are required to follow a structured pattern of activity during which their progress can be monitored and encouraged. Students are allocated two supervisors and the emphasis is on providing whatever training is required, as well as the development of knowledge.

Students are asked to contribute to the School's research seminar series, are able to apply for funding to attend conferences, and are encouraged to publish their work and to develop links with appropriate external networks.

Research students normally have two internal supervisors with specialist knowledge relevant to the student’s subject area and research methods, and have regular meetings with them for advice, monitoring, and other support. Students can engage with external experts and advisors as necessary.

Students may also have the opportunity to contribute to teaching, subject to the necessary training.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, a significant portion of time will be spent in independent study and research. Students will meet with their academic supervisors at least once a month for full-time students, and every two months for part-time students.

Programme Structure

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

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We would advise you to apply as soon as possible.




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MPhil: First or upper second class honours degree or Master’s degree.
  • PhD: Master’s degree with a research component.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14400 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14400 GBP per year
  • National

    4495 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4495 GBP per year


  • Home: £2,248 per year
  • International:  £7,200 per 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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