The Lincoln School of Film and Media offers a collaborative environment in which to undertake research at doctoral level.
As a researcher in the School, you can engage in a structured programme of training which provides the opportunity to develop the practical and critical skills necessary for your study.
You can work with an experienced supervisory team who can offer support and guidance on your research, funding opportunities, attending conferences and publishing your work in recognised journals.
You can benefit from the School’s research expertise in a variety of media and culture-related topics, including digital culture, media ethics, Latin American cinemas, technological change and screenwriting practice.
You will join a vibrant research community where regular research seminars, such as the media research and the 21st Century Research Group seminars, provide the chance to advance your understanding and skills.
Specialist areas include:
Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. You will have meetings with your academic supervisor, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.
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.
Regional and national film, newspaper and digital archives are held at the University for use by research students. The School also hosts research seminars at which students are encouraged to present their original work.
(including Alumni Scholarship** 25% reduction)
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship £2,000 reduction)***
|Thesis Pending Home/EU (MPhil/PhD only)||£682||£682|
|Thesis Pending International (MPhil/PhD only)||£2,219||£2,219|
* Academic year August - July
** UoL Alumni students only enrolling on to a Postgraduate Research programme. 25% Offset against the tuition fee payable for each year of study.
*** All International students holding a UoL degree when enrolling on a PG programme. First year’s fees only.
Research students may be required to pay additional fees in addition to cover the cost of specialist resources, equipment and access to any specialist collections that may be required to support their research project. These will be informed by the research proposal submitted and will be calculated on an individual basis. Any additional fees will be outlined in your offer letter, prior to accepting your place at the University of Lincoln.
Full time and part time postgraduate research students will be invoiced the published set fee each academic year enrolled, up to the point of thesis submission.
Upon first enrolment, the full set fee is payable.
All continuing students are required to re-enrol on their anniversary of their first enrolment. The relevant set full time or part time fee is payable by all continuing students on re-enrolment.
A reduced ‘writing-up’ fee in the 12 month period prior to thesis submission may be applicable subject to your progress. After your Viva Voce examination, additional fees will be payable if a second Viva Voce examination is required.
For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].
International students will require English Language minimum IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6.0 in each element.
Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.
Graduates may progress their careers in roles in the media and creative industries. A postgraduate research degree can be an important foundation for a career in academia or research.
At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our students. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure you have access to the specialist equipment and resources you need to develop the skills you may need in their future career.
There is a full range of portable equipment for filming and recording on location, as well as access to some media software for home use. All Media Production students can have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software via our media and design labs.
Students can study and research in the University's Great Central Warehouse Library, which provides more than 250,000 printed books and approximately 400,000 electronic books and journals, as well as databases and specialist collections. The Library has a range of different spaces for shared and individual learning.