Each research student has an approved programme of research, supported by a programme of research training. Research supervision is available across the range of the department's subjects, with examples of current students' interests being Sino-Soviet relations in the 1940s, the politics of direct action, war crimes, refugees and asylum seekers, Syrian politics, international relations in the Maghreb, the social exclusion of older people and the policing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gendered people. Staff have expertise for postgraduate supervision in Criminology including: crime control, policing, the penal system, comparative criminology, penology, philosophy of punishment, miscarriages of justice, sex work, domestic violence and sadomasochism.
Research areas include: crime control; policing; the penal system; comparative criminology; penology; philosophy of punishment; miscarriages of justice; sex work; domestic violence and sadomasochism.
A PhD is awarded based on the quality of your thesis and your ability in an oral examination (viva voce) to successfully defend that thesis to your examiners.
A Master’s degree with a research component.
Fees and funding
Additional fee information
All UK or EU students who already hold a University of Lincoln undergraduate degree or higher qualification will receive a 30% reduction in tuition fees when they enrol on a University of Lincoln Postgraduate research programme.