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Social Sciences - MPhil/PhD

University of Lincoln
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Full time/part time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
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About this program

Sociology - MPhil/PhD

Sociology provides a framework for the study of human behaviour, examining how societies are organised, how social identities are constructed, and the issues facing some of society's most marginalised people.

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 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 in the field of sociology include:

The Socio-erotic Capital of HIV

Demographics of the 21st Century Free Party Scene

Female Labour Migration and Domestic Work in Lincolnshire

Admission requirements

MPhil: First or upper second class honours degree or Master's Degree.

PhD: Master's Degree with a research component.

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Program content

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

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery


Dependent on pathway


Dependent on pathway



  • Full-time: £4,688
  • Part-time: £2,344


  • Full-time: £15,000
  • Part-time: £7,500

Career paths

This Program can help students develop the high-level research skills and knowledge required to establish a career in fields related to their research. Some graduates may pursue roles in research, government, the criminal justice system, local authorities, and other public services, as well as academia.

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University of Lincoln

Brayford Pool
LN6 7TS Lincoln

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