Welcome to MPhil/PhD Social Policy
Research Areas, Projects and Topics
Staff have expertise for postgraduate supervision in the following research areas:
- Housing and urban regeneration
- Poverty and social exclusion
- Social divisions (especially gender, race, disability, sexuality and age)
- The policy process
- Family policy
- Comparative politics
- Homelessness policy
- Climate change policy
- Education policy
How You Study
Your Future Career
Social Policy is a diverse subject and the skills acquired through its study and research can equip graduates with a unique set of skills and knowledge for a varied career in academia or social research in a range of sectors. A range of private, public, and third sector organisations are involved in social policy and there are opportunities to work at local, national, and international levels.
This includes central government, local authorities, and supra-national bodies, but also think tanks, charities, NGOs, and social enterprises. Alternatively, graduates may pursue positions as researchers or academics in institutes of higher education.
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2022-23
How to Apply
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 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.