Taught postgraduate programmes comprise three main stages. The first two stages are Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma, which consist of a number of primarily taught modules that are individually assessed. The third stage, the Master’s, usually consists of an individual research-based project supervised by an academic with expertise in the subject area.
Taught programmes typically last from one year full-time to two or three years part-time. More course-specific information can be found on individual course pages.
MA/MSc by Research courses offer a tailored, supervised research programme and are suited to students wishing to undertake a research degree of specific interest in a niche area. These normally take one year full-time or two years part-time to complete.
An MPhil qualification requires you to use your critical investigation skills and show a comprehensive understanding of appropriate research methodologies in your field. Subject to satisfactory progress on the MPhil, students often continue to PhD-level study.
A PhD is often seen as the pinnacle of academic achievement. To receive a PhD you must produce a thesis which makes a distinct and original contribution to knowledge in an area of specific interest to you. Completion usually takes three years full-time or five to six years part-time.
As part of its portfolio of taught postgraduate programmes, the University of Lincoln offers a range of CPD opportunities and a number of accredited short courses. Our short course are designed to boost your career prospects and allow you to pursue your interests.Find out more
The University of Lincoln is award-winning for employer engagement and our excellent links to industry mean that during many of our courses you have the opportunity to undertake relevant work placements, get industry-specific career advice, hear from business experts, and take part in trips and visits.Find out more