University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln


The School of English and Journalism offers research opportunities at the highest level of academic qualification: a PhD or a PhD by Practice.The PhD by Practice programme offers experienced journalists the opportunity to reflect on and critique their professional work in an academic setting. Students provide a substantial body of work accumulated over their career, and then produce an associated commentary to form the main body of a portfolio, which is submitted in place of a thesis.The School has a well-established and successful research environment, with ongoing grant-funded projects for UK research councils. PhD students can gain teaching experience and subject specialities include international (French, American, British and Commonwealth and Swedish) comparative, historical and literary perspectives, class and gender, media of diaspora documentary studies and freedom of expression.

Entry requirements

For PhD entry:a Master's degree. For PhD by Practice entry: a Master's degree and/or considerable professional experience.

Course modules

Example of research areas include media of diaspora; literary journalism; ethics and regulation of journalism; international human rights and journalism; media history.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time - 18 months
MPhil Part-time - 27 months
PhD Full-time - 27 months
PhD Part-time - 41 months

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