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The University of Lincoln offers a wide variety of postgraduate courses spanning the arts, science, social sciences, and business. Use the buttons below to browse an A-Z list of all our courses, use our Find a Course search tool, or get in touch directly to discover the right course for you.

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Funding Your Study: Postgraduate Loans

You can apply for a loan of up to £10,609 as a contribution towards your postgraduate taught course and living costs.

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Great Lives Lecture Series

The University of Lincoln welcomes high-profile individuals from all over the world to speak at our prestigious Great Lives public lecture series. Our students, staff, and members of the public benefit from guest lectures by Visiting Professors and Lecturers recognised as leaders in their field. Here is art critic, journalist, and TV presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon.

For further information about our Great Lives lecture series visit our Great Lives page.

Great Lives: Andrew Graham-Dixon Video

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Postgraduate Research

We aim to support and encourage research students to get involved in a range of events, activities and groups, while developing skills, knowledge and experience in preparation for academic and professional careers.

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Postgraduate study sets you apart from those who have undertaken an undergraduate degree. It develops your skills and enhances your experience to prepare you for employment. Lincoln is a fantastic university and the staff really go above and beyond to ensure you get the most from your studies and reach your potential.

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Our Postgraduate Community

When you enrol on a postgraduate course at the University of Lincoln, you will join a friendly and supportive community and enjoy specialist facilities and events specific to postgraduate students, such as our postgraduate common room at the heart of the campus.

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Contact Us

If you'd like to find out more about postgraduate study at the University of Lincoln or have any questions, please contact our Enquiries team who will be happy to help.

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Each provider has its own sign-up fees and contract dates, so it is important you know what costs you will need to budget for. Our Fees Guide (pdf) can help you plan your University living arrangements.

Universities UK Housing Code

Accommodation at the University of Lincoln fully complies with the new standard for student accommodation, the Universities UK/Guild HE Code of Practice for the Management of Student Housing.

On-Campus (Student Village) Terms and Conditions

For on-campus accommodation, at the University of Lincoln (Cygnet Wharf and Lincoln Courts) On-campus Accommodation Terms and Conditions (PDF) will apply to all students. 

Where students are allocated to partner accommodation, information on applicable terms and conditions can be found on individual partner websites.

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More from Our Great Lives

Browse more videos from our Great Lives below. 

Previous Guest Speakers

MA International Journalism Open Day

1 August 2019


The Thomson Reuters Building, Canary Wharf, London

Join us at our London Open Day to find out how you could study alongside top reporters in one of the world’s most respected newsrooms on our brand new Master’s programme delivered in partnership with the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Underpinned by the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s commitment to reporting the under-reported, the MA International Journalism course is designed for graduates from a wide range of disciplines with a passion for exploring and explaining the events that impact the lives of people all over the world.

Research at Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is committed to research that responds to, predicts, analyses and creates transformational social change, for the betterment of humankind. We promote research that aligns with key global challenges, and that includes partnerships across disciplines within the University and with regional, national and global partners. Our research extends beyond the laboratory to impact businesses and communities, and is explicitly recognized as part of a spectrum of creativity, innovation and problem solving.

The University has a strong ethos of inclusion, with our students engaging with our research so that they learn by developing new knowledge alongside their teachers

Professor Andrew Hunter, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)

Research with Real Impact

Research is at the heart of what it means to be a university: it is the process of knowledge creation. It informs the best teaching, drives industrial innovation, tackles global problems and enriches our culture and society.

At the University of Lincoln, academic teams are involved in research at the leading edge of their disciplines, from developing state-of-the-art robotics, to uncovering secrets from our medieval past.

This research is changing the world and its quality and relevance is recognised nationally and internationally. More than half of Lincoln’s research was judged to be internationally excellent or world-leading in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 - the last major assessment of research standards across UK universities.

Take a look at the varied research being undertaken within our Research Centres.

Student Spotlight on Research

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A research team led by Professor Nigel Allinson at the University of Lincoln is developing world-first medical imaging technology to provide more effective radiotherapy treatment for thousands of cancer sufferers. Proton beam therapy has the ability to deliver high doses of radiation just to a tumour site with very little radiation being absorbed in healthy tissue. It is particularly useful in treating cancer in children and tumours that are close to the body's vital structures such as in the head or near the spinal cord. The UK’s first proton therapy centres are due to open by 2020. Find out more about research taking place at the University in the Research Showcase.

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StudentProducerEdit The 'Student as Producer' Ethos

At Lincoln we believe that teaching and research are complementary, not competing, activities. This commitment to a true spirit scholarship is embedded across the University. Through our ground-breaking Student as Producer ethos, which presents students at all levels with opportunities to collaborate on real academic research projects, our students can experience the thrill of academic discovery as they learn. This approach to research-engaged teaching is at the core of our curriculum. It is one of the reasons we were commended by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for our approach to enhancing student learning opportunities.

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Research News
Mark Macklin Spotlight

Inaugural Lecture: Professor Mark Macklin

The Rivers of Humankind

10 July 2019

Registration from 5.30pm, Lecture begins at 6pm

Co-op Lecture Theatre, Minerva Building, Brayford Pool Campus, University of Lincoln, LN6 7TS

Public Lecture

Professor Mark Macklin, Head of the School of Geography at the University of Lincoln and Foundational Director of the Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health presents his inaugural lecture on the defining roles rivers have played and undoubtedly will continue to play in the global development of human society and culture. 

This event is free but booking is essential.

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Great Lives: Chris Packham

Climate Change and Sustainability

5 November 2019

5:30pm for 6:00pm start

Brayford Pool Campus

Naturalist, TV presenter, and University of Lincoln Visiting Lecturer, Chris Packham will return to the University to explore climate change and sustainability in a special Great Lives Lecture.

As a follow up to the University of Lincoln declaring a Climate Emergency in May 2019, the institution is hosting a series of events aimed at empowering the local community to make a difference.

As a passionate speaker on climate change, Chris Packham aims to give a lively lecture on the changes we can all make to protect the planet against pollution and climate change, and help to conserve the environment.

Tom Heap Spotlight

Great Lives: Tom Heap

Wednesday 19 March 2019

Registration from 5.30pm for a 6pm start

University of Lincoln, Brayford Campus

As part of the University's Great Lives lecture series, TV presenter Tom Heap will present his talk 'Why I shout at the News: Confessions of a Cheery Environmentalist'.

Angela Rippon spotlight

Great Lives: Angela Rippon

Wednesday 3 April 2019

Registration from 5.30pm for a 6pm start

University of Lincoln, Brayford Campus

As part of the University's Great Lives lecture series, journalist and TV presenter Angela Rippon will present her talk 'Around the world in 50 years'.

Global Coastal Wetlands Need to Move Inland in Fight Against Climate Change

Up to 30 per cent of coastal wetlands could be lost globally by the year 2100 with a dramatic effect on global warming and coastal flooding, if action is not taken new reserach has found. 

Andrew Graham-Dixon spotlight

Great Lives: Andrew Graham-Dixon

Friday 17 May 2019

Registration from 5.30pm for a 6pm start

University of Lincoln, Brayford Campus

As part of the University's Great Lives lecture series, journalist, TV presenter, and art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon will talk about his career highlights and offer an insight into the roles he has held at the forefront of arts journalism.

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Great Lives: Carol Ann Duffy

Friday 14 June 2019

Registration from 5.30pm. Lecture begins at 6pm

University of Lincoln, Brayford Campus

As part of the University's Great Lives lecture series, the University welcomes back Carol Ann Duffy to delight audiences with readings of her poems as her ten-year tenure as Poet Laureate draws to an end.

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Research Excellence Framework

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment, more than half of Lincoln's research was judged to be internationally excellent or world-leading.

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Research Centres

The University of Lincoln’s Research Centres bring together our most significant areas of expertise. With a broad focus on key areas of study, these Centres enable interdisciplinary groups of leading academics to collaborate and undertake world-first research as they strive to address major national and international challenges. 


College of Arts Research Centres

Research in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment is undertaken through three overlapping research themes: Sustainable Architecture and Built Environment: buildings and cities, Culture, Society and Space, Construction Science: technology, materials and management. Staff work collaboratively across the themes, with other schools within the University, and with other institutions nationally and internationally. Find out more.

The Centre for Art & Design Research is the home for research spanning the creative and theoretical disciplines of Art and Design with the aim of supporting and developing a top class research-led academic community. CADR provides support for academic staff and research students enabling collaboration in an inter-disciplinary, cross-disciplinary and discursive environment. Find out more.

The Centre forms a focus for our research in conservation, cultural history and the application of this research through the heritage sector. Conservators, scientists and historians work closely together to share the strengths of their respective methodologies. The Centre also houses the Historic and Ancient Materials Research Group and a growing archive of paint and wallpaper samples from historic interiors across the country. Find out more

Researchers in the Centre for Research in Journalism aim to examine the history of journalism in all its forms and to understand the changing nature of the media, assessing the impact this is having around the world socially, politically and economically. Find out more.

The Centre for Performance explores performance in practical and applied contexts. Our work interacts with many communities and engages in a variety of performance modes through various different media. Find out more.

College of Science Research Centres

Specialising in the capture, transmission, processing and understanding of image, video and other high-dimensional data, LoVE focuses on several application areas including: healthcare; scientific; security and environmental monitoring; as well as the design/supply/testing of novel CMOS imagers and systems. Find out more.

L-CAS specialises in perception, learning, decision-making and control for autonomous systems, such as robots, and the integration of these capabilities in applications including agri-food, healthcare, intelligent transportation, logistics, nuclear robotics and service robotics. Find out more.

LCWPH will focus on solving the most pressing global environmental and societal problems emerging from the world’s largest rivers (WLRs). These include climate change impacts on extreme floods and droughts, flood-related contamination from metal mining and processing, water-borne and vector-borne diseases affecting humans and animals, where riverine environments provide the principal habitat. Find out more

College of Social Science Research Centres 

The Community and Health Research Unit (CaHRU) is the research centre for applied and translational research in primary, prehospital and older people’s care in the School of Health and Social Care. Its mission is to increase people’s health and well-being by improving the quality, performance and systems of care across the health, social and third sector care services through world leading interdisciplinary research. Find out more

Lincoln Centre for Environmental Law and Justice - The focus of the Centre is on environmental law and justice, recognising the multi-jurisdictional, interdisciplinary and societal nature of many environmental issues. Find out more

University Centres

The Eleanor Glanville Centre is an interdisciplinary centre for inclusion, diversity and equality at the University of Lincoln. Its overarching purpose is to drive cultural change across the institution to further our strategic ambitions in terms of inclusion and diversity. The Centre brings together equality mandates and innovation with interdisciplinary research and scholarly activities, embedding and developing a more inclusive culture within the core business of the University.

Eleanor Glanville Centre

The Lincoln Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) supports the curiosity that drives research at the University of Lincoln.

The Institute encompasses all disciplines within the University, promoting creativity and interdisciplinarity in research. It seeks to extend the public reach of the University through dissemination activities and external collaborations.

Lincoln Institute for Advanced Studies

Research Institutes

Our Research Institutes bring together academic talents from across a range of disciplines to solve problems of global importance. Together our researchers are helping to create a stronger, healthier and more sustainable world.

The Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute (LHERI) has been established to foster and support existing and new higher education research at Lincoln; providing a platform for excellent and useful research being undertaken at the University (independently or with external partners). LHERI aims to develop expertise and impact through guidance and support to colleagues and by facilitating effective internal and external partnerships.

Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute

The LIAT includes academics and researchers from across the Lincoln Business School, Schools of Computer Science, Engineering, and Life Sciences, and the National Centre of Food Manufacturing, who are all cooperatively working to develop new technological solutions for the food and agricultural industries.

Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology

Comprising research groups from across all Colleges of the University, as well as staff from all NHS Trusts within Lincolnshire, the LIH provides a platform for internationally excellent, multi-disciplinary research focussed on health issues of national and international importance.

Lincoln Institute for Health

Research Groups

Researchers specialising in a range of areas come together to progress key areas of study, share knowledge, and develop their expertise. These focussed Research Groups are key to our dynamic research strategy at the University of Lincoln.