Postgraduate Research Programmes

Applied Mathematics - MPhil/PhD

Applied Mathematics is concerned with mathematical methods used in industry, science, business and engineering. Studying this subject at doctoral level is an opportunity to become an specialist in the mathematics that powers business and society.


Applied Mathematics - MSc by Research

An MSc by Research in Applied Mathematics gives students the opportunity to conduct research into areas of mathematics with practical applications in business and industry.


Architecture- Research Opportunities - MPhil/PhD

Researchers in the Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment contribute to an interdisciplinary community working to advance architectural knowledge and to address the emerging issues facing professionals in the sector.


Art - MA by Research

Studying for an MA Art by Research is designed to allow independent research in an area of your choice, supervised and supported by a team of academics. You will have access to a range of training opportunities provided by the University with the aim of developing your research skills.


Art - MPhil/PhD

The University of Lincoln offers research programmes at MPhil and PhD level across a wide range of art and design disciplines. Research students can benefit from a range of training opportunities to develop their research skills.


Business School - Research Opportunities - MPhil/PhD

As a doctoral student, you can join an international research environment in the Lincoln International Business School, working alongside researchers on collaborative projects that aim to make a tangible difference to business and society.


Chemistry - MSc by Research /MPhil/PhD

Chemistry is a fundamental science that underpins a vast array of topics. At Lincoln, the School of Chemistry is focused on advancing the chemical sciences to address real-world problems in society and industry.


Computational Physics - MPhil/PhD

Doctorate study in Computational Physics is an opportunity to engage in rigorous scholarly pursuit, and to contribute original research to a body of academia.


Computational Physics - MSc by Research

At the School of Mathematics and Physics, you will have the opportunity to advance your knowledge of computational physics, while developing your research skills and working alongside specialists.


Computer Science - MPhil/PhD

The School of Computer Science offers the opportunity to work alongside academics whose research has been internationally recognised. You will have the chance to work within a supportive community, sharing ideas and experiences with the aim of advancing knowledge.


Computer Science By Research - MSc

This programme gives you the opportunity to develop your expertise in a particular area of computer science and to consolidate your skills in preparation for positions in research development or technology management.


Conservation - MA by Research

This MA by Research is designed for students who have a clearly-defined research project and wish to develop advanced knowledge in a particular field, without studying for the more extended degree of MPhil/PhD. The MA by Research in Conservation takes the form of supervised individual research, providing the chance to complete a dissertation.


Conservation of Cultural Heritage - MPhil/PhD

These programmes of study are designed for students who have a passion to pursue a conservation or heritage based research project defined by themselves, but with the support of an academic environment and supervisors.


Creative Writing - MPhil/PhD

The School of English and Journalism offers advanced research opportunities within the subject of Creative Writing.


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.


Design - MPhil/PhD

Researchers in the Lincoln School of Design contribute to an interdisciplinary community working to advance architectural knowledge and to address the emerging issues facing professionals in the sector.


Design for Exhibition and Museums - MA

This programme is designed to help you to develop as an interdisciplinary, creative designer in a direction that aligns with your interests and career aspirations.


Drama - MPhil/PhD

While studying for an MPhil or PhD, you can undertake independent research in an area of your choice, supervised and supported by a team of academics. You have access to a range of training opportunities to enable you to develop your research skills.


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.


Engineering - MPhil/PhD

As a researcher in the School of Engineering, you can benefit from the expertise of our academics and award-winning industry links. Research opportunities are available in a variety of areas relevant to today’s engineering industry.


Engineering - MSc by Research

As a researcher in the School of Engineering, you can benefit from the expertise of our academics and award-winning industry links. Research opportunities are available in a variety of areas relevant to today’s engineering industry.


English - MA by Research

The MA by Research in English is designed for students who have a passion to pursue a research project defined by themselves, but with the support of an academic environment and supervisors.


English - MPhil/PhD

The School of English and Journalism offers advanced research opportunities within the subjects of English and Creative Writing.


Food Manufacturing and Technology - MPhil/PhD

The University of Lincoln’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing is an internationally recognised provider of education and research in the food manufacturing and technology sector.


Forensic Science - MSc by Research /MPhil/PhD

Research students in Forensic Science have the opportunity to work alongside a multidisciplinary team in the School of Life Sciences, and can benefit from strong links with industry practitioners.


Geography - MA by Research

The Geography MA by Research programme provides you with the opportunity to extend your undergraduate degree and develop your expertise in a particular area of Geography.


Geography - MSc by Research

The Geography MSc by Research programme provides you with the opportunity to extend your undergraduate degree and develop your expertise in a particular area of Geography.


Health and Social Care - MSc by Research

This MSc by Research degree provides an opportunity to develop advanced and specific knowledge in a particular field of study. You will have the freedom and flexibility to choose and develop your own subject area and the opportunity to enhance your highly transferable research and project management skills.


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.


History - MA by Research

This programme aims to allow students who have a clearly-defined research project and good research skills to develop advanced knowledge in a particular field, without studying for the more extended degree of MPhil/PhD. The MA by Research in History takes the form of supervised individual research, providing the chance to complete a dissertation.


History - MPhil/PhD

The School of History and Heritage offers advanced research opportunities in the subject of History.


Human Geography - MPhil/PhD

The School of Geography offers the opportunity to work at doctoral level alongside academics whose research has been internationally recognised.


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.


Journalism - MA by Research

The MA by Research in Journalism is a programme of individual project research aimed at providing an introduction to a variety of research skills and competencies.


Journalism - MPhil/PhD

The School of English and Journalism offers research opportunities at the highest level of academic qualification: a PhD or a PhD by Practice.


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.


Life Sciences - MPhil/PhD

Our MPhil/PhD in Life Sciences is a cross-disciplinary research programme designed to enable you to develop your research skills by focusing on a specialist set of research questions. Research expertise within the School encompasses a wide range of areas including animal behaviour, cognition and welfare, biomedical science, biochemistry, evolution and ecology.


Life Sciences - MSc by Research

Our MSc by Research in Life Sciences is a dedicated programme which is designed to enable students to further develop their research skills by focusing on a specialist project.


Media & Cultural Studies - MA by Research

The Lincoln School of Film and Media offers supervision for advanced-level research in the subject areas of media, film and cultural studies.


Media (including by practice) - MPhil/PhD

The Lincoln School of Film and Media offers a collaborative environment in which to undertake research at doctoral level, whether by thesis, practice portfolio plus commentary or by publication.


Media and Cultural Studies (Research) - MPhil/PhD

The Lincoln School of Film and Media offers a collaborative environment in which to undertake research at doctoral level.


Nanomaterials Science - MPhil/PhD

Doctorate study in Nanomaterials Science provides an opportunity to engage in rigorous scholarly pursuit, and to contribute original research to a body of academia.


Nanomaterials Science - MSc by Research

Postgraduate research in Nanomaterials Science provides an opportunity to engage in rigorous scholarly pursuit, and to contribute original research to a body of academia.


Performing Arts Research Opportunities - MPhil/PhD

While studying for an MPhil or PhD, you are expected to undertake independent research in an area of your choice, supervised and supported by a team of academics. You will have access to a range of training opportunities provided by the University that aim to develop your research skills.


Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - MPhil/PhD

As a researcher in the School of Pharmacy, you have the opportunity to liaise with leaders in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and to develop strong national and international collaborations.


Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - MSc by Research

As a researcher in the School of Pharmacy, you have the opportunity to liaise with leaders in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and to develop strong national and international collaborations.


Philosophy - MPhil/PhD

The School of History and Heritage offers advanced research opportunities in the subject of Philosophy.


Physical Geography - MPhil/PhD

The School of Geography offers the opportunity to work at doctoral level alongside academics whose research has been internationally recognised.


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.


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.


Pure Mathematics - MPhil/PhD

Pure Mathematics at Doctoral level offers the opportunity investigate the purely abstract, theoretical areas of mathematical discovery at the highest level.


Pure Mathematics - MSc by Research

The School of Mathematics and Physics offers the opportunity to work alongside academics in a vibrant community, sharing ideas and experiences.


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.


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.


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