Welcome to MPhil/PhD Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Understanding the attitudes and behaviours that underpin our culture and define the environments within which we live and work, can help us reduce the inequalities that are so prevalent in societies and communities across the world.
At the Eleanor Glanville Institute, our research critically addresses issues of equality, diversity, and inclusion and advances new ideas unconstrained by disciplinary boundaries. By joining our research teams, students can engage in cutting-edge research with real-life impact, and contribute to our ambition to change culture and achieve inclusive excellence.
The Eleanor Glanville Institute offers the opportunity to work at doctoral level alongside academics whose research has been internationally recognised. Researchers in the Centre include Professor Belinda Colston, whose expertise lies in the development and evaluation of innovative strategies and mechanisms for building inclusive research environments, and their wider impact across the sector, and Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, Abigail Powell, who is an expert in the gender division of labour (in the home and workplace), with a particular focus on gender in male-dominated occupations; youth studies; financial wellbeing and complex evaluation and impact measurement.
Students can benefit from a supportive academic community, where ideas and experiences are shared with the aim of advancing knowledge, and informing strategy, policy and practice across the sector and the wider field.
How You Study
To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February, or May.
In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.
Research Areas and Topics
Potential areas of work are aligned with the Centre’s current research strengths and specialisms and include (but are not limited to):
- Perceptions and prejudice: challenging attitudes, behaviours, practices
- Structures and culture: challenging organisational and societal barriers
- Inclusive research environments (within HEI and beyond)
- Life course approach: examining EDI beyond a single life stage and life sphere
- Intersectionality: investigating how race, gender, disability, sexuality class and other characteristics intersect
- Interdisciplinarity: embedding EDI in other scientific research
- Social justice: migration, crime, precarious working, globalisation
Find out more on the Centre’s research pages:
How you are assessed
Students will be required to demonstrate adequate and appropriate progress on an annual basis. Final assessment is by an oral examination (viva voce) of a research thesis. Students are also expected to demonstrate how their research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.
Fees and Funding
For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, UK students can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
A Master's degree in a related field. An undergraduate qualification (a good honours degree) and/or experience through professional practice may also be considered.
Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element.
For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.
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Research at Lincoln
Our research themes cover a unique set of areas, reflecting our role as a civic university and our aspirations to become thought leaders.
There are opportunities to get involved in exciting research projects by applying for a studentship.
Supporting your Research
Support is available across the University, offering a friendly, creative, and academically challenging research environment.