Postgraduate Study at Lincoln

Investing in Your Future

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future. It can help you to further or completely change your career, develop your knowledge, enhance your salary, or even prepare you to start your own business.

Postgraduate students at the University of Lincoln benefit from inspirational teaching combined with high-quality facilities and learning spaces, great industry links, and unique research opportunities, all of which are designed to help you stand out from the crowd and make the most of your time with us. 

Choosing Your Degree

On-campus postgraduate study is divided into two areas, taught and research programmes, and the route you choose will determine how you learn. What type of programme is right for you depends on a number of factors, including your current stage of study and your career aspirations. Some of our programmes offer an alternative start date in January as well.

Teaching at Master’s level is similar to that of undergraduate study, with a set timetable of lectures and seminars, while research programmes involve more independent study. You can read more about the different degrees in our guide to postgraduate study.

We work hard to provide our students with a friendly, welcoming, and supportive academic community, and we can guide you throughout your postgraduate journey, offering you help when you need it most. 


Funding Your Study

There are now more ways than ever to fund your postgraduate study. At the University of Lincoln, we believe financial background should not be a barrier to postgraduate study and we offer a range of scholarships and allowances to support students, in addition to the Government’s postgraduate loans. Our Alumni Scholarship can reduce fees by up to 15 per cent for UK students.

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Research Students

Our research courses offer a tailored, supervised research programme and are suited to students wanting to undertake a research degree focused on a specific area of study. 

Postgraduate researchers at Lincoln are collaborating through a dynamic range of institutes, centres, and groups, which together form a rich, collegiate environment. You may have the opportunity to work alongside experienced academics on research that can make a tangible difference to society, helping to solve problems and generating new and innovative ideas. By engaging in research, you are able to develop the analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills that are in demand across industry and academia.

Flexible Learning Approaches

We offer a range of alternative and flexible approaches to study, including online Master’s degrees, short courses, and distance-learning programmes. Our programmes use a variety of delivery methods, including online only, face-to-face, and blended learning approaches, and can help to boost your career prospects, give you the opportunity to develop new skills, advance your knowledge in a particular field, or allow you to pursue your passion in an area of personal interest.

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