Postgraduate Study at Lincoln

Unlocking Your Full Potential

We are here to help you achieve your ambitions. Whether you want to take that next step at work, enhance your salary, change your career, or simply do something you’re passionate about, a postgraduate qualification from the University of Lincoln could help.

We are proud of our reputation for providing a high quality student experience at Lincoln and, thanks to the votes of our current students, we have been ranked 2nd in the UK in the Postgraduate category at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2024. Our world-leading researchers, expert academics, and high-quality facilities give you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and unlock your full potential. Our blend of exciting postgraduate programmes, including taught, research, and flexible learning options, is designed to inspire you to make an impact and thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Why Choose Postgraduate Study at Lincoln

Ranked 2nd in the UK for Postgraduate at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2024.

The chance to work with internationally recognised academics and researchers.

Ranked in the top 10 in the UK for postgraduate teaching and learning experience in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2023.

79% internationally excellent or world-leading research in the REF 2021.

Investing in Your Future

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future and can help you achieve your personal and careers goals. Hear from Head of Department, Farhan Ahmed, and Postgraduate Team Manager, Beth Pearson, to find out why studying for a postgraduate qualification at the University of Lincoln could be the perfect next step for you.

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Choosing a Route

On-campus postgraduate study at Lincoln is divided into two areas: taught and research programmes. What type of programme is right for you depends on a number of factors, including your current stage of study and your career aspirations.

Taught Programmes

Our taught programmes are structured in a similar way to undergraduate study, with a set timetable of lectures and seminars. The courses include taught modules that are individually assessed and an individual research-based project supervised by an academic with expertise in the subject area. Full-time programmes normally take 12 months to complete.

Research Degrees

For students wanting to focus on a specific area of study and make an original contribution to knowledge, we offer a range of research degrees, including an MA/MSc by Research, MPhil, and PhD. A significant proportion of your time will be spent in independent study during these programmes, and your research is conducted under the supervision of experienced academics with specialist knowledge.

What is a Research Degree?

Flexible Learning Options

We offer a range of alternative and flexible approaches to study, including online Master’s degrees, short courses, and distance-learning programmes that can help to boost your career prospects and give you the opportunities to develop new skills.

How to Apply

Once you've chose the right programme for you, you can make an application via the course pages on our website. The process of submitting an application for a postgraduate degree will depend upon the level of programme you are applying for (e.g. taught or research). You can find out more on our How to Apply pages.

How to Apply
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Discover Lincoln

One of the world's great historic cities, Lincoln is renowned for its fusion of old and new, seamlessly blending medieval heritage with modern city living. Set against the backdrop of this beautiful city, the University's campus sits at the heart of it all on then picturesque Brayford Pool waterfront, with almost everything you'll need either on campus or a short walk away. Additionally, Lincoln has been named the UK's third most affordable university city in the NatWest Student Living Index 2023. 

Award-winning Accommodation

Our accommodation was recognised for excellence when we won the Halls and Student Accommodation category in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2024. Our high-quality residences offer central locations close to campus from as little as £99 per week.


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Contact the Postgraduate Team

University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool Campus

+44 (0)1522 886644