Postgraduate Research

Change the World

At the University of Lincoln, we believe in research that makes a tangible difference to people’s lives. As a postgraduate researcher, you could be working alongside world-leading academics at the heart of ground-breaking projects which do just that.

Our reputation for research excellence helps to attract experts in their fields and our researchers are tackling some of the world’s most challenging problems, including drug-resistant bacteria, cancer diagnosis, treatment for Parkinson’s Disease and mitigating the impact of climate change. Postgraduate students are central to our dynamic research community which is dedicated to confronting these challenges.

Here you can find out more about being a postgraduate student at the University of Lincoln, our state-of-the-art facilities and the support available to help you on your journey. 

 

Find a Postgraduate Research Programme

By choosing the University of Lincoln, postgraduate students can have the opportunity to benefit from working with specialists in their respective fields who have national and international reputations and excellent commercial links. The aim is for students to acquire in-depth knowledge and experience in a particular subject through original investigation.

Postgraduate Research Programmes

PhD Studentships at Lincoln

At the University of Lincoln, our PhD students are committed to making research breakthroughs and inspiring those around them, and we’re committed to helping them achieve their goals. That’s why the University is making a significant investment to provide research opportunities for exceptional doctoral candidates through our annual half-million pound Research Investment Fund.

Find out more about PhD studentships

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Helping Elderly People Stay Independent for Longer

Postgraduate and PhD researchers at Lincoln are part of a major international robotics project – ENRICHME – which aims to help elderly people stay independent for longer. The team at Lincoln is part of a large European consortium developing humanoid service robots that could be deployed in care homes and ‘extra-care’ housing’ to support carers and residents by helping with tasks such as locating lost objects, facilitating video calls with family and friends, issuing medication reminders, encouraging activities such as physical exercises and mental puzzles.

Set Your Own Agenda

Undertaking a Postgraduate Research Programme offers an exciting opportunity to determine your own specialist field of study. These programmes are specially designed to support students who wish to gain in-depth knowledge and experience in a particular subject through their own original investigation.

By choosing the University of Lincoln, postgraduate students benefit from working with specialists in their respective fields who have national and international reputations and excellent commercial links.

Students undertaking research degrees normally register for an MPhil (Master of Philosophy) with registration transfered to a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) after a year if appropriate progress is being made. The MRes is a flexible programme of formal research training for recent graduates, lecturers or practitioners whose work requires application of specialist research skills. The MRes may also act as the preliminary stage for the completion of an MPhil or PhD.


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State-of-the-art Facilities

The University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its award-winning Brayford Pool Campus over the last two decades to create a student-centred and research-focused environment. This targeted investment in state-of-the-art research facilities has supported the University in attracting high-quality staff, creative and productive students, and successful business collaborations. Thanks to major investment in new buildings, advanced equipment, facilities and archives, the University offers a vibrant academic environment in which to pursue research and undertake research-informed study.

As well as providing the facilities to conduct highly-specialised, innovative research with leading academics in your field, the University of Lincoln is focused on supporting you as part of the wider research community.

Dr Jonathan Cooper, Director of the Doctoral School.

Here to Help

At the University of Lincoln, postgraduate students are an integral part of our research community. They work alongside talented academics and researchers from around the world, contributing to our growing reputation for internationally excellent research.

As a research student at Lincoln, we will help you develop the advanced analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills you will need for your study and future career.

The Doctoral School at the University of Lincoln provides a highly collegiate setting where our postgraduates can enjoy support for their research studies, as well as acclimatise and integrate into academic life. The Doctoral School offers education and training courses for both students and academic colleagues, monitors student satisfaction, hosts networking and social events, and organises an annual Postgraduate Student Conference. Our aim is to fully engage the postgraduate community and support and enhance the student journey.

Funding Your Research

In addition to our significant physical resources and facilities, the University delivers a range of annual investments in research at both College and University levels.

A University-wide Research Investment Fund assists with the development of strategic research opportunities, nurturing and promoting the creation of new knowledge that is of benefit to the wider community – regionally, nationally and internationally. Alongside this, College research funding supports smaller-scale activities that contribute to high-quality research outputs. These funds are available to encourage our academics and students to reach their full research potential, build research teams, explore new and innovative areas of inquiry, and raise the impact and profile of their outputs.

The University Research Office is available to provide expert guidance and information on funding opportunities, research bids and contractual advice. Find out more


A Strong Research Community

At the University of Lincoln, postgraduate students are an integral part of our research community. They can work alongside talented academics and researchers from around the world, contributing to our growing reputation for internationally excellent research The University’s Research Institutes, Centres and Groups form a rich, collegiate environment where research carried out by our students and partners is nurtured. We believe in research that makes a tangible difference to people’s lives. As a postgraduate research student, you may have the opportunity to contribute to innovative research projects and conduct your own studies. Students can be supported by academics and have access to the University of Lincoln’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Explore our Research Centres.