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MSc by Research Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences MSc by Research Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

The School of Pharmacy is engaged in a wide range of research, including solid state drug development, personalised care, medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy, biotherapeutics, and nanomedicine.

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Dr Emma Wright - Academic Contact

Dr Emma Wright - Academic Contact

Dr Emma Wright is a Senior Lecturer of Pharmaceutics and her research focuses on design and characterisation of polymeric biomaterials for drug delivery and wound healing. Her research projects are typically multidisciplinary and include colleagues from the Schools of Pharmacy, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics, and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) as well as external industrial collaborations.

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Welcome to MSc by Research Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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.

This research programme provides students with the opportunity to liaise with professionals in the pharmacy, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries, and develop national and international collaborations. Previous research projects have involved work in the USA and across Europe and Asia. The School's research is focused in two main areas; Drug Discovery, Design and Delivery, and Clinical Pharmacy and Practice.

Postgraduate students in the School of Pharmacy can benefit from access to purpose-built laboratory space and specialist equipment, a wide range of training programmes designed to enhance research and transferable skills, and support from dedicated academic supervisors.

The School has strong links with the pharmaceutical industry and an important presence in the Lincoln institute of Health. It collaborates with the Antimicrobial Research Group (AMR), the Community and Health Research Unit (CAHRU), and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM), as well as the Schools of Engineering, Chemistry, and Life Sciences.

Welcome to MSc by Research Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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.

This research programme provides students with the opportunity to liaise with professionals in the pharmacy, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries, and develop national and international collaborations. Previous research projects have involved work in the USA and across Europe and Asia. The School's research is focused in two main areas; Drug Discovery, Design and Delivery, and Clinical Pharmacy and Practice.

Postgraduate students in the School of Pharmacy can benefit from access to purpose-built laboratory space and specialist equipment, a wide range of training programmes designed to enhance research and transferable skills, and support from dedicated academic supervisors.

The School has strong links with the pharmaceutical industry and an important presence in the Lincoln Institute for Health. It collaborates with the Antimicrobial Research Group (AMR), the Community and Health Research Unit (CAHRU), and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM), as well as the Schools of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences.

How You Study

Our research environment has been designed to support students through a specific framework. This covers all aspects of the postgraduate experience, including supervisor interaction, training, and access to facilities and allied support through the Postgraduate Research Lead and the Director of Research.

All postgraduate students are actively encouraged to prepare submissions to scientific journals in their field. Students are expected to present their findings to national and international conferences, and to participate in internal research meetings.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisor(s), but the frequency of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programme.

Placements may occur as part of the research programme, primarily to conduct research abroad (subject to appropriate ethical approval) or to visit a laboratory to use equipment or learn new techniques.

How You Study

Our research environment has been designed to support students through a specific framework. This covers all aspects of the postgraduate experience, including supervisor interaction, training, and access to facilities and allied support through the Postgraduate Research Lead and the Director of Research.

All postgraduate students are actively encouraged to prepare submissions to scientific journals in their field. Students are expected to present their findings to national and international conferences, and to participate in internal research meetings.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisor(s), but the frequency of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programme.

Placements may occur as part of the research programme, primarily to conduct research abroad (subject to appropriate ethical approval) or to visit a laboratory to use equipment or learn new techniques.

Research Area and Topics

Research in the School of Pharmacy is focused in two main areas:

Drug Discovery, Design, and Delivery

This group aims to identify new drug targets, design and discover new drugs, and develop innovative approaches to drug delivery. The group is multidisciplinary and includes organic chemists, structural biologists, pharmacologists, and pharmaceutical scientists that utilise specialist technologies and methodologies. It collaborates with the Antimicrobial Research Group (AMR), the Community and Health Research Unit (CAHRU), and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM), as well as the Schools of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences.

Clinical Pharmacy and Practice

This group aims to foster research collaborations with healthcare professionals, provide better medicines optimisation, and ensure personalised care. It collaborates with the Community and Health Research Unit (CAHRU), and the Lincoln Institute for Health (LIH), as well as the Schools of Medicine and Health and Social Care.

Please visit the School’s research pages to find out more about specific research interests of our staff members:

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lsp/research/

How you are assessed

The MSc by Research involves the writing of a Master's thesis under the supervision of a member of academic staff on a topic approved by the course supervisor. The MSc by Research is usually awarded based on the quality of the students thesis and their ability to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination (viva voce).

The MSc by Research involves the writing of a Master's thesis under the supervision of a member of academic staff on a topic approved by the course supervisor. The MSc by Research is usually awarded based on the quality of the students thesis and students may defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination (viva voce).

How to Apply and Enrolment

All applicants, whether self-funded, seeking support through a fellowship scheme, or in receipt of employer sponsorship, are encouraged to approach the school and dis-cuss a proposed topic. Applicants are welcome to approach individual staff members if they feel their research areas align. If an applicant is unsure which staff member could be an appropriate supervisor, the PGR lead is available to facilitate introductions to potential supervisors. All applicants are interviewed by potential supervisors to ensure the research topic can proceed.

Enrolment Dates

To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February, or May.

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 2021-22

First or upper second class honours degree or a Masters in a relevant subject.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/

Entry Requirements 2022-23

First or upper second class honours degree or a Masters in a relevant subject.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

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.

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

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.

"The staff have been amazing and compassionate. The Master's programme gives you the opportunity to develop your own research in a desired area and has been very challenging and fun."

Samuel Wilson, MSc by Research Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical student

Career Opportunities

This research programme provides an ideal platform for progression into the pharmaceutical, cosmetics or food industries, while others may choose to work in research or academia. Previous graduates have been employed in academic research positions, in pharmaceutical companies, the NHS as well as undertaking further study as PhD students.

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Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.
The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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