Welcome to the Department of Life Sciences at the University of Lincoln. This interdisciplinary department provides an exciting and stimulating environment where excellence in teaching and research are highly valued, and we provide opportunities for students and staff to pursue their scientific ambitions. The excellence of our research was confirmed in the most recent government REF assessment in which 90% of our submitted papers were judged to be internationally excellent or world-leading.
The Department of Life Sciences has a growing reputation for both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research, which covers a wide spectrum of the Life Sciences.
Since August 2014 we have been enjoying working in our new laboratories at The Joseph Banks Laboratories and Minster House, the first buildings of the Lincoln Science and Innovation Park. These are in addition to our fantastic purpose-built Janet Lane-Claypon Building, and are a direct example of our growth over recent years.
Professor Steve Bevan, Head of School of Life and Environmental Sciences
The Department of Life Sciences is a rapidly expanding, international collection of researchers working at the forefront of disciplines across the breadth of the life sciences. Research lies at the heart of the department, underpinning our vibrant postgraduate research community as well as our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes.
Our undergraduate programmes offer an optional overseas field trip in the third year. This provides the opportunity to do research in a novel environment and to study local plants and animals. Destinations may vary, but have previously included the cloud forests of Ecuador, the Mankwe Wildlife Reserve in South Africa, and Peniche in Portugal.
A new programme of scholarships to conduct PhD studies in Life Sciences has recently been agreed between the University of Lincoln and the Uruguay National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII - Agencia Nacional de Investigación e Innovación). This programme consists of full 3-year PhD scholarships for citizens of Uruguay, which cover University fees and a subsistence bursary.
Teaching in the College of Science is delivered in purpose-built facilities, providing innovative spaces for study and research. Science students have access to specialist facilities across our campuses, including the Joseph Banks Laboratories and the £28 million Isaac Newton Building on our main Brayford Pool Campus.
At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our buildings and facilities as we strive to provide the best learning environment for our students. We understand the importance of giving you the strongest possible foundation to help you achieve your aspirations. Whatever your chosen subject, we aim to ensure that you have access to the latest equipment and resources to support your studies.