College of Social Science Postgraduate Courses

Advanced Clinical Practice - MSc

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice offers registered practitioners a flexible, bespoke and student-centred programme of study that aims to meet their personal and professional development needs as they progress within their role towards advanced expert practice.

The Master of Science Award at the University of Lincoln is underpinned by the four framework pillars of advanced clinical practice as outlined by Health Education East Midlands (HEEM); Clinical Skills, Management and Leadership, Education and Research.


Advanced Clinical Practice (Primary Care) - MSc

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Primary Care) offers registered practitioners working within urgent care services a flexible and student-centred programme of study that aims to meet their personal and professional development needs as they progress within their role towards advanced expert practice.


Advanced Clinical Practice (Urgent Care) - MSc

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (Urgent Care) offers registered practitioners working within urgent care services a flexible and student-centred programme of study that aims to meet their personal and professional development needs as they progress within their role towards advanced expert practice.


Clinical Teaching and Practice Education - PG Cert

This programme has been designed to meet the needs of those working in academic and practice settings to teach and support the learning of health care professional students. The programme has an applied focus, seeking to equip educators with both the knowledge and skills they need to perform their roles successfully.


Criminology - MPhil/PhD

The School of Social and Political Sciences benefits from an active research base ensuring that staff are involved in current debates and that you are made aware of relevant developments and issues. Each research student is supported by a programme of research training.


Criminology and Criminal Justice - MA

The MA Criminology and Criminal Justice challenges students to engage with contemporary issues faced by the criminal justice system from both a criminological and legal perspective.


Developmental Psychology - MSc

The MSc Developmental Psychology focuses on the social, emotional and cognitive development of children and is designed for graduates and practising psychologists who wish to acquire a specialism in child development.


Education - MA

The MA Education offers practising and aspiring educators opportunities to learn, apply and produce critical knowledge in the interdisciplinary field of Education, with the aim of enabling them to use this to inform and transform future educational practice, theory, policy and institutions.


Education - PhD (Professional)

The PhD (Professional) Education is a doctoral research programme of equivalent standing to the traditional Doctor of Philosophy, with a focus on research and professional practice which aims to aid the dissemination, development and management of a range of professional practice and policy development. It provides an integrated and structured programme of study aimed at current and future educators who wish to conduct original research relating to their professional context or area of educational practice.


Educational Research and Development - MPhil/PhD

This MPhil/PhD is a research qualification aimed at those who are, or aspire to be, senior academic or administrative leaders of primary, secondary or tertiary educational institutions, or university lecturers or researchers.


Forensic Psychology - MSc

This MSc focuses on case formulation and the applied aspects of forensic psychology. There is an emphasis on working with different groups, including children/adolescents, violent or sexual offenders and those with forensic mental health concerns.


Gender Studies - MA

The MA Gender Studies offers the opportunity to explore ideas of gender and gain knowledge of contemporary gender issues in a global context, at an advanced level.


Health and Social Care Integration and Innovation - MSc

This Master’s programme in Health and Social Care Integration and Innovation provides students with an exciting opportunity to collaborate and discuss and develop techniques to support the integration and innovation challenges and opportunities facing health and social care.


Health and Social Care Research Opportunities - MPhil/PhD

Researchers and Academics in the School of Health and Social Care have extensive practical experience and professional links across the health and social care sectors. The School maintains close industry links to ensure that teaching is informed by the latest developments in practice and policy.


Healthcare in Secure Environments - MSc

This MSc aims to offer a clear focus on the clinical and applied aspects of working within secure environments. The programme is practice-based and covers a range of areas and topics applicable to working within secure environments. The programme is tailored to address the training and support needs of medical and nursing staff, as well as allied health professionals, including psychologists and social workers, providing primary care input in secure settings.


International Business Law - LLM

The LLM International Business Law is designed for law graduates and professionals who wish to develop the specialist legal expertise required in today’s global economy.


International Law - LLM

The LLM International Law programme is designed for those who wish to develop specialist expertise in international law.


International Relations - MA

International Relations provides a critically important platform for understanding many of the key contemporary issues and debates of our times.


International Relations - MPhil/PhD

The School of Social and Political Sciences benefits from an active research base ensuring that staff are involved in current debates and that you are made aware of relevant developments and issues. Each research student is supported by a programme of research training. You will be expected to identify an original area of academically relevant research and agree an approved programme of research with a tutor.


Interprofessional Practice (Approved Mental Health Professional) - PG Dip

This programme aims to provide the opportunity to develop the knowledge, competences and values needed to carry out the specific duties of an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) under current mental health legislation.


Law - MPhil/PhD

Research students are welcomed into a cross-disciplinary, collaborative academic community where they are encouraged to conduct research with the support of a dedicated supervisory team.


Occupational Therapy - MSc

MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration) is a science-based programme that is designed to prepare graduates to work in a variety of settings including health organisations, social care services, housing, education, voluntary organisations or as independent practitioners.


Physiotherapy (pre-registration) - MSc

Physiotherapy is a science-based health profession that takes a ‘whole person’ approach to promoting, improving, and maintaining wellbeing. Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability throughout the life span by using a range of interventions such as movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.


Politics - MA

The MA Politics offers you the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of politics and policymaking across national and international settings. You can explore critical issues that drive the political process and examine the role of the state in the governance of society. You can consider contemporary challenges, such as policy formulation and implementation in areas such as counter-terrorism, gender equality and health. Together with tutors and peers, you have the opportunity to engage in important discussions about the future of representative democracy in Britain and globally.


Politics - MPhil/PhD

The active research base in the School ensures that Politics staff are involved in current debates and that students are made aware of new developments and issues in this exciting area. Each research student is supported by a programme of research training and by our staff.


Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Primary) - PGCE

This course has been carefully developed in collaboration with our partner schools to ensure a curriculum and mode of teaching that is as far as possible in line with employer expectations.


Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary) - PGCE

This course has been carefully developed in collaboration with our partner schools, to ensure a curriculum and mode of teaching that is as far as possible in line with employer expectations.

The academic content of this programme is integrated with Initial Teacher Training at one of our partner institutions’ School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) Centres, with the aim that you emerge from the course with an understanding of how academic knowledge and research can be integral to your own careers and to the development of education.


Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing/Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing (Level 7, Level M) - PG Cert

The Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing/Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing is validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).


Psychological Research Methods - MSc

This programme is designed to prepare students for a career which requires a solid understanding of research methods in specific areas of Psychology.


Psychology - DClinPsy

The Trent (Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham) Programme is a multi-agency collaboration between Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust, Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and the Universities of Lincoln and Nottingham.


Psychology - Research Opportunities - MSc by Research /MPhil/PhD

As an MSc by Research, MPhil or PhD student, you will have the opportunity to conduct independent research into an area of psychology of your choice and produce an extended thesis with guidance from two academic supervisors.


Social Policy - MPhil/PhD

The active Social Policy research base in the School of Social and Political Sciences ensures that staff who teach on this programme are involved in current Social Policy debates and that students are made aware of new developments and issues in the area. Each research student is supported by research training.


Social Sciences - MPhil/PhD

Postgraduate research in the School of Social and Political Sciences is informed by the expertise of our team of academics, who have long-standing links to industry, government, research organisations and the voluntary sector.


Social Work - MSc

Our MSc Social Work aims to provide high-quality Social Work education with an international perspective. It aims to develop reflective and competent social work practitioners who can practise safely, effectively and confidently in complex environments. The School of Health and Social Care has been validated by The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) to deliver the MSc Social Work as a postgraduate professional award in Social Care.


Social Work Advanced Professional Practice - MSc

This advanced programme aims to support social workers in their professional development and upon completion provides a Master’s-level qualification, as recommended by the Social Work Reform Board.


Specialist Practice Frail Older Adults for Health and Social Care - MSc

This Master's is designed to meet the growing need to train more specialists in the demanding and rewarding field of elderly care. It is aimed at graduates and current practitioners looking to further develop relevant skills.


Sport and Exercise Science/Sports Studies - MPhil/PhD

The School of Sport and Exercise Science offers a wide range of research degree opportunities across various disciplines within sport and exercise science and sports studies, drawing on the specialist research interests of members of our staff. Registration for the MPhil/PhD or PhD allows you to devise and pursue a chosen topic of enquiry under the supervision of staff with expertise in that area.


Sport and Exercise Science/Sports Studies - MSc by Research

This MSc is designed to meet the career needs and personal aspirations of students with a particular interest in sport and exercise science. The advantage of this research degree is that you can build a specialism in sport and exercise science, whilst having the opportunity to develop your own ideas. The programme is designed to prepare you for a career in research or academia. We currently offer the MSc by Research in a range of different subject areas, depending upon the specialist research interests of members of our staff.


Sport Science - MSc

With an emphasis on applied theory, practical work and community engagement, this programme aims to provide students with a multidisciplinary understanding of sport science with an option to specialise in a particular area.


Sports Therapy - MSc

Our MSc Sports Therapy aims to prepare students to apply sports science knowledge and principles to the assessment and treatment of injuries within a sporting context. The course is designed to develop skills in pitch side first aid and trauma management, clinical injury assessment and competency in planning and implementing appropriate treatment and rehabilitation programmes for a range of sports injuries.


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