Welcome to MPhil/PhD Forensic Science
How You Study
Research Areas and Topics
Our main research areas include:
- Drug analysis
- Explosives analysis
- Fingerprinting science
- Dye and pigment analysis
- Forensic anthropology
- Spectroscopic techniques (including Raman) and separation science
- Surface analysis.
Recent research projects include:
- Chemical analysis of fingerprints
- Analysis of legal highs
- Development of sensors for forensic applications
- Development of colloids and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS).
How you are assessed
Application and Enrolment Information
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.
Entry Requirements 2022-23
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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Research at Lincoln
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 opportunities to get involved in exciting research projects by applying for a studentship.
Supporting your Research
Support is available across the University, offering a friendly, creative, and academically challenging research environment.