The School of Chemistry enjoys a central position within the interdisciplinary facilities of the Joseph Banks Laboratories, shared with the Schools of Pharmacy and Life Sciences.
Major instrumentation includes: modern NMR (including multinuclear and solid state probes), single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, thermal analysis (including evolved gas analysis with MS and FT-IR), NIR/MIR/FIR spectroscopy, FT- and micro-Raman, LC-Orbitrap, LC-triplequad and GC-triplequad mass spectrometry, and SEM-EDX.
Specialist instrument scientists are available to assist researchers with advanced method development with this equipment. Smaller scale analytical instrumentation includes atomic emission spectroscopy; gas, liquid, and ion chromatography; electrochemistry; DLS nanoparticle and zeta-potential measurement; UV-vis and CD spectroscopy; and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. Dedicated resources for sample preparation includes high-throughput robot systems; spray- and freeze-driers; constant temperature/humidity ovens; and advanced microwave and extraction facilities for acid digestion.
Small-scale lab equipment to support synthetic chemistry includes hydrogenation, photochemical, ozonolysis and microwave synthesis systems, peptide synthesis and preparative chromatography, and glove box, Schlenk and solvent purification apparatus.
The key to a successful research programme is to find a research subject that you are passionate about, and a supervisory team that have the expertise in this area. The first thing that all students should do is contact a member of staff who works in an area that you are interested in.
Please visit the School of Chemistry staff pages to identify potential academic supervisors:
You are invited to contact the supervisors that you feel are best suited to your research area to discuss the process further.
To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February, or May. However, applications are welcome at any point throughout the year, and enrolment can also take place at any relevant point.
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.
For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.
Students have the opportunity to develop the in-depth knowledge and expertise necessary for careers in and across the broad spectrum of chemistry-related industries. This programme aims to provide foundation for further research or a career in teaching or academia.
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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 opportunites to get involved in exciting research projects by applying for a studentship.
Support is available across the University, offering a friendly, creative, and academically challenging research environment.
At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.