College of Science Postgraduate Courses

Agri-Food Technology - MSc by Research

The globally important agri-food sector is intrinsically linked to challenges around land and water use, climate change, health, and wellbeing. This flexible research programme provides the opportunity to develop expertise in a particular area of agri-food science and to consolidate skills in preparation for positions in research development or technology management.


Agri-food Technology - MSc

The globally important agri-food sector is intrinsically linked to challenges around land and water use, climate change, health, and wellbeing. This industry-guided programme aims to equip students with the advanced skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to undertake technical and production management roles within this growing industry.


Agri-food Technology with Professional Practice - MSc

The globally important agri-food sector is intrinsically linked to challenges around land and water use, climate change, health, and wellbeing. This industry-guided programme aims to equip students with the advanced skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to undertake technical and production management roles within this growing industry.


Analytical Sciences - MSc

The MSc in Analytical Sciences is designed to provide graduates in science and related subjects with systematic training in the application of modern analytical methods. It aims to develop the necessary practical, interpretative analytical skills to apply a wide range of analytical techniques to key areas of application.


Animal Behaviour and Welfare - MPhil/PhD

The scientific study of animal behaviour and welfare furthers our understanding of why animals behave in the way that they do, and helps us learn how best to respond to the challenges that animals face when living in captive and wild environments. At Lincoln, this is informed by academics who are considered to be at the forefront of their respective fields in welfare assessment, animal management, evolutionary biology, and animal cognition, and the range of specialist facilities available includes aquatic and reptile facilities, an insectary, and a bioacoustics laboratory.


Animal Behaviour and Welfare - MSc by Research

The scientific study of animal behaviour and welfare furthers our understanding of why animals behave in the way that they do, and helps us learn how best to respond to the challenges that animals face when living in captive and wild environments. At Lincoln, this is informed by academics who are considered to be at the forefront of their respective fields in welfare assessment, animal management, evolutionary biology, and animal cognition, and the range of specialist facilities available includes aquatic and reptile facilities, an insectary, and a bioacoustics laboratory.


Applied Mathematics - MPhil/PhD

As a researcher in the School of Mathematics and Physics, students can benefit from specialist computational facilities, training programmes to enhance research skills, and support from dedicated academic supervisors.


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - MPhil/PhD

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offer an understanding of the biological and chemical processes that allow life to thrive, giving us the tools we need to solve key challenges in cell biology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, and genetics. Advances in these fields have revolutionised our knowledge of how biological systems work at the molecular level and the mechanisms that underpin a wide range of cellular processes. This enables us to respond to a range of human health problems and diseases through interventions at the molecular and biochemical level. Our MPhil/PhD is designed to enable students to develop their research skills by focusing on a specialist set of research questions.


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - MSc by Research

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offer an understanding of the biological and chemical processes that allow life to thrive, giving us the tools we need to solve key challenges in cell biology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, and genetics.


Biology - MPhil/PhD

Biology is the science of life itself, exploring the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution of living organisms. Biology covers a diverse range of subject areas and our MPhil/PhD is designed to allow students to commence research in their own specialisms.


Biology - MSc by Research

Biology is the science of life itself, exploring the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution of living organisms.


Biotechnology - MSc

The MSc Biotechnology programme provides students with the opportunity to develop an advanced theoretical knowledge, understanding, and practical experience of modern molecular and systems biology approaches to emerging biotechnologies.


Bioveterinary Science - MPhil/PhD

Bioveterinary Science at Lincoln provides students with the opportunity to research the science that underlies animal health and disease. This could include the processes surrounding animal health; life histories of pathogens and parasites; infection and immunity; preventative measures, or diagnosis and treatments.


Bioveterinary Science - MSc by Research

This MSc by Research in Bioveterinary Science at Lincoln provides students with the opportunity to research the science that underlies animal health and disease. This could include the processes surrounding animal health; life histories of pathogens and parasites; infection and immunity; preventative measures or diagnosis and treatments.


Chemistry - 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.


Chemistry - MSc by Research

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.


Clinical Animal Behaviour - MSc

Clinical Animal Behaviourists work on veterinary referral, helping the owners of companion animals resolve behavioural problems through diagnosis of the problem behaviour and application of individual behaviour modification programmes.


Computational Physics - MPhil/PhD

Computational physics is a fundamental area of study that underpins a vast array of topics. This research programme offers the opportunity to work with specialists in the field and the chance to develop strong national and international collaborations.


Computer Science - MPhil/PhD

This programme offers the opportunity to work alongside academic staff whose research has been internationally recognised. Researchers in the School include Distinguished Professor of Image Engineering, Professor Nigel Allinson MBE, and Professor of Intelligent Robotics and Interactive Systems, Professor Marc Hanheide. Academics staff at all levels of seniority and research students can benefit from a supportive community and environment in which to share ideas and experiences with the aim of advancing knowledge.


Computer Science - MSc

Developments in artificial intelligence, computer vision, robotics, mobile technology, machine learning, and cyber security have all become a normal part of society’s interaction with computing devices.


Computer Science By Research - MSc

This research programme offers 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.


Energy Materials and Battery Science - MSc

The MSc in Energy Materials and Battery Science is designed to develop an in-depth understanding of recent developments in emerging energy materials and their applications, particularly with respect to the battery technology sector which is seeing major government and industrial investment. The programme provides practical training in an array of energy materials characterisation techniques, and aims to develop knowledge of the fundamental principles of the chemistry that underpins commercially important energy materials, such as lithium ion batteries and photovoltaics.


Engineering - MPhil/PhD

Engineers provide the critical link between scientific discovery and the practical application of knowledge to meet the needs of business and society.


Engineering - MSc by Research

Engineers provide the critical link between scientific discovery and the practical application of knowledge to meet the needs of business and society.


Engineering Management - MSc

Informed by the needs of industry, this course provides students with the opportunity to develop the strong communication and leadership skills that employers are looking for, and aims to provide an extension beyond undergraduate study for those embarking on, changing, or advancing their chosen career.


Evolution and Ecology - MPhil/PhD

Conserving biodiversity and avoiding the extinction of species are huge global challenges. It has never been more important for scientists to understand organisms and ecosystems, how they have evolved and are interrelated, and how they respond to the threats they face.


Evolution and Ecology - MSc by Research

This MSc by Research provides an opportunity for students from biological subjects to begin research in life sciences.


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 - MPhil/PhD

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


Forensic Science - MSc by Research

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


Forensic Science - MSc

Forensic scientists provide impartial evidence in criminal investigations through their scientific expertise. They work in laboratories, at crime scenes, and in courtrooms, utilising their highly developed biology and chemistry skills. Their highly detailed work encompasses elements of chemistry and biology applied in areas such as toxicology, DNA analysis, and trace evidence.


Forensic Toxicology - MSc

Forensic toxicologists use modern analytical procedures to isolate, identify, and quantify drugs, endogenous compounds, and poisonous substances in biological samples.


Games Development and Design - MSc

MSc Games Development and Design is designed to build on students’ existing computer programming skills, providing them with the knowledge and expertise to develop contemporary video games using a variety of advanced tools and platforms such as virtual reality.


Geography - MA by Research

Geography is an integrative subject that considers the relationship between human society, their environment, and the global challenges facing the world in the 21st Century. Through independent research, supervisory meetings, and departmental seminars, this research programme provides the opportunity for further research in an area of human geography, and aims to build key skills in preparation for positions in research development or technology management.


Geography - MSc by Research

Geography is an integrative subject that considers the relationship between human society, their environment, and the global challenges facing the world in the 21st Century. Through independent research, supervisory meetings, and departmental seminars, this research programme provides the opportunity for further research in an area of physical geography, and aims to build key skills in preparation for positions in research development or technology management.


Human Geography - MPhil/PhD

Human Geography seeks to explore the relationship between people and their communities, considering language, religion, economic and government structures, and a broad range of other cultural aspects.


Innovation in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance - MSc

The Innovation in Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Management MSc (ISR) is designed to bring together practitioners from a wide area of ISR systems in a comprehensive academic programme. The programme has been developed in order to provide a route by which military personnel of appropriate experience and expertise can obtain an in-service academic qualification.


Intelligence Systems - MSc

The MSc Intelligence Systems is a work-based programme that has been developed to specifically provide the opportunity for Armed Forces personnel (both serving and retired) to validate aspects of their service history through a recognised higher education route.

Teaching on this programme is a combination of different techniques including a “hands on” practical approach to scenarios and workshops, debates, lectures and independent research. Example modules for study include advanced intelligence systems management; complex signals analysis; electronic warfare and information operations; and managed intelligence databases.


Intelligent Vision - MSc

This programme combines a computing core with computer vision, data science, and machine learning specialisms. This offers students the theoretical and practical experience needed to develop the innovative solutions required in a dynamic and innovative technology sector.


Mechanical Engineering - MSc

This programme aims to provide the opportunity for graduates from science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines to gain the skills, knowledge and abilities required to meet the significant demands required of the 21st Century professional engineer.


Microbiology - MPhil/PhD

Microbiology has an impact on multiple aspects of our lives, ensuring our food is safe, treating and preventing disease, developing green technologies, or tracking the role of microbes in climate change, among other applications.


Microbiology - MSc by Research

This MSc by Research provides an opportunity for students from biological subjects to begin research in life sciences.


Microbiology - MSc

The MSc Microbiology aims to equip students with the advanced knowledge and skills required to embark on further research or employment in industries striving to solve major global challenges such as antibiotic resistance, clean drinking water, and food security.


Nanomaterials Science - MPhil/PhD

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


Nanoscience - MSc

Nanoscience is the study of structures and materials on the scale of nanometers. Scientists around the world are now beginning to fashion the tools needed to manipulate and engineer nanoscale structures, with these technologies set to have a dramatic effect on future advances in medicine, biology, and energy, as well as in materials science, semiconductor devices, and computer technology.


Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - MPhil/PhD

The School of Pharmacy aims to produce passionate pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists who able to address many of the major healthcare challenges facing the world in the 2020s and beyond. Pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists have the potential to forge strong and unique bridges between science and healthcare to improve health outcomes, developing good relationships with patients, healthcare practitioners, and the pharmaceutical industry.


Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - MSc by Research

The School of Pharmacy aims to produce passionate pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists who able to address many of the major healthcare challenges facing the world in the 2020s and beyond. Pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists have the potential to forge strong and unique bridges between science and healthcare to improve health outcomes, developing good relationships with patients, healthcare practitioners, and the pharmaceutical industry.


Physical Geography - MPhil/PhD

Understanding the earth’s climate and how it is changing can help us plan for the future and react to global challenges facing the world. Further study in physical geography enables students to explore the processes and patterns in the natural environment and considers the natural sciences of the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.


Physics - MSc

Physics is a fundamental science which underpins our understanding of the world around us, from distant galaxies to the smallest particles. Physics challenges our thinking and changes our lives through developments in new technologies, healthcare, and how we live.


Pure Mathematics - MPhil/PhD

This MPhil/PhD in Pure Mathematics enables students to investigate the purely abstract, theoretical areas of mathematical discovery at the highest level. Students in the University’s School of Mathematics and Physics are able to work alongside specialists within the field in a vibrant community, sharing ideas and experiences.


Robotics and Autonomous Systems - MSc

The MSc Robotics and Autonomous Systems is designed to equip students with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to develop the innovative solutions required by the emerging global industry in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), and across many other sectors where RAS skills are applicable. These may include agri-food, automation, industry 4.0, healthcare, logistics, military, nuclear, security, and transport. The programme can also prepare students to continue their study in a research capacity, allowing them to further specialise and focus their interests.


Zoology - MPhil/PhD

The study of zoology is an exploration of how animals have evolved, how they function, and the ways in which they interact with their environment. The subject integrates anatomy, physiology, behaviour, ecology, evolution, and conservation to provide a comprehensive understanding of species structure and diversity. Humans have created a rapidly-changing world to which animals have had to adapt. Understanding the amazing diversity of animals that share our planet helps us to understand our origins, as well as predict future evolution.


Zoology - MSc by Research

This MSc by Research provides an opportunity for students from biological subjects to begin research in life sciences. The study of zoology is an exploration of how animals have evolved, how they function, and the ways in which they interact with their environment. The subject integrates anatomy, physiology, behaviour, ecology, evolution, and conservation to provide a comprehensive understanding of species structure and diversity. Humans have created a rapidly-changing world to which animals have had to adapt. Understanding the amazing diversity of animals that share our planet helps us to understand our origins, as well as predict future evolution.


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