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 Lincoln, United Kingdom

University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Based in the heart of a beautiful and historic city, the University is proud of its reputation for providing a high quality student experience underpinned by inspirational teaching. We are placed among the top 20 universities in the UK for student satisfaction in both the Complete University Guide 2022 and the Guardian University Guide 2022.

The University of Lincoln is recognised as setting a blueprint for excellence in our pioneering approach to working with industry. Our unique relationships with companies such as Siemens, the Lincolnshire Co-operative, and Santander demonstrate our innovative industry-engaged approach.

Postgraduate Programmes

Postgraduate study at the University of Lincoln can help you to further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business. Employers are increasingly looking for skilled individuals who can make a difference in today’s global workplace.

Courses include:

  • MSc Forensic Psychology
  • MA History
  • MSc Clinical Animal Behaviour
  • MSc Marketing
  • MA Design
  • MSc Microbiology
  • MA Conservation and Cultural Heritage
  • MA Theatre
  • MSc Human Resource Management
  • MA Criminology and Criminal Justice

A full list of Lincoln’s postgraduate programmes is available on our website.

University of Lincoln

Research Excellence

At Lincoln, we strive to offer programmes that are underpinned by a vibrant research culture. We are home to award-winning academics whose work is making a real difference to society. This is reflected in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, where more than half of our research was judged to be internationally excellent or world-leading.

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you are new to Lincoln or one of our graduates. Please see the individual course pages on our website for specific details.

Postgraduate loans of up to £11,222 are available to help cover course and living costs. For more information, including eligibility criteria, please see our website.

How to Apply

Once you’ve chosen the right programme for you, you can make an application to the University of Lincoln via our website, or contact the Postgraduate Team directly for application advice and assistance at pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk or telephone 01522886644.


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Lincoln International Business School is dedicated to working with students and organisations to find solutions that enhance the contribution of business to society. For our students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness. For organisations, that means helping them to succeed through effective governance, responsible leadership, improved productivity, and organisational innovation. We take particular pride in our commitment to the Principles for Responsible Management, which underpin our teaching, scholarship, and research, and in our innovative approaches to education that treat our learners as partners in the learning journey. Above all, we are international not only in name, but also in our culturally diverse organisation, our globally representative student body, and our inclusive approach to education and learning. Our portfolio covers all the main functional areas of business at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level, and is notable for its cross-functional approach to business education and the diversity of our methods of delivery. We have a substantial offer of distance learning and executive education programmes aimed at the working professional.

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The Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT) based at the University’s Riseholme Campus is home to a working farm with specialist research facilities. LIAT’s multi-disciplinary team brings together sector-leading expertise in a diverse range of areas such as; artificial intelligence, robotics, engineering, crop science, environmental sustainability, food manufacturing, product development and supply chains. Our goals include supporting and enhancing the future of food and agriculture productivity, efficiency, and sustainability through research, education, and technology.

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Our dynamic School is home to a vibrant academic community that combines high-quality teaching with outstanding research. We are a ?civically-engaged School with strong links to the legal and criminal justice community around Lincoln and beyond. We believe students work best when they are happy and relaxed so we foster an informal learning environment that helps to build your confidence in a friendly and welcoming, yet professional atmosphere. Lincoln Law School aims to assist students to develop a detailed understanding of the rules and institutions that govern our society, as well as the ability to place the law within its social, political and commercial context, both nationally, and internationally.

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Welcome to the Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment. By joining us you can benefit from all the resources and opportunities available to you as a University of Lincoln student, as well as from the links that our School has with local design practices and key organisations in the construction industry.

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Architecture; Interior Architecture and Design; Design for Event, Exhibition and Performance; and Construction Science and Management. All our programmes are designed to equip students with the understanding and skills they will need to operate effectively within a globalised, innovation-driven economy. Course content is informed by current trends and developments in practice and the built environment sector, utilising industry-standard equipment and technologies.

The identity of The Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment rests on the necessity to design and build tomorrow’s buildings and cities that are socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable. Courses and projects therefore address design and construction challenges in both national and international contexts.

This ethos is further shaped by an integrated approach to the delivery of our programmes which reflects the reality of industry. We regard our programmes as allied disciplines that, seen together under one roof, provide a platform for the cross-fertilisation of ideas in the classroom and studio, and the creation of tomorrow’s built environments.

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Through our inspirational teaching, world-leading research, and specialist facilities, we aim to prepare our graduates with the necessary skills and mindset to work at the frontier of our discipline. A number of our undergraduate programmes are accredited by BCS, Chartered Institute for IT, and the University is affiliated with the Institution of Analysts and Programmers. Through our "student as producer" initiative, our programmes provide students with the opportunity to be a part of cutting-edge research in robotics and autonomous systems, computer vision/imaging, games computing, VR/AR, data science/ML/AI, and human-computer interaction. With around 1000 students spread across our range of undergraduate (BSc), integrated Master's (MComp), and postgraduate courses (MSc by Research/PhD), the School offers an exciting, thriving, and expanding environment in which to study and develop.

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Here at the Lincoln School of Creative Arts, we aim to provide our students with an educational experience that is intellectually rigorous, practically playful, internationally relevant, and culturally diverse. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in a broad range of arts subjects.

Drama, Dance, Musical Theatre, and Technical Theatre and Stage Management students learn in our purpose-built Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, where facilities include a 450-seat theatre, fully equipped studio rehearsal spaces, and production workshops. As well as being home to our students, the publicly-facing arts centre hosts comedy, dance, drama, and music performances from national touring companies and artists, as well as producing projects of its own on an annual basis.

Fine Art students benefit from specialist facilities in the University’s £11 million Peter De Wint Building, including our impressive studio and exhibition spaces, and our technical workshops. Throughout your studies, there are numerous opportunities for you to showcase your work, including our highly regarded end-of-year degree shows.

The School has close links with relevant industries and disciplines, and we are committed to providing professional skills, knowledge, and experiences for our students throughout their course of study. We regularly work with a range of civic and industry partners on exciting projects that make the School of Creative Arts a vibrant and exciting place to study.

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The University of Lincoln established the first new Engineering school in the UK for more than 20 years at its beautiful city-centre Brayford Campus in 2009. It has enabled a ground-breaking initiative in collaborating with Siemens Energy and other employers in the engineering sector, with the aim of developing innovative engineering degree programmes and high-impact transformative research for the 21st century. The School of Engineering offers degree programmes in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Mechatronics. Its internationally recognised academic staff and strong industry links provide the foundations for a dynamic and high-quality engineering education. The School seeks to transform engineering education to create value and develop breakthrough technologies, products, systems, and services regionally and across the world. Accordingly, its degree programmes are modern and innovative in order to equip our graduates and the workforce of tomorrow with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to pursue their ambitions and have successful and sustained careers in engineering.

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The Lincoln School of Film, Media and Journalism has forged a reputation for excellence built on outstanding facilities, a diverse portfolio of programmes, and strong relationships with the creative industries. We aim to equip our graduates with the skills, knowledge and experience required for a successful career in the competitive marketplace.

Our courses place an emphasis on practical production informed by theory. From the beginning of their course, students begin producing original material and have access to professional-standard equipment and resources. All our students can benefit from free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software via our media and design labs.

Employability is at the heart of everything we do. The School's strong links with media and film organisations including, the BBC, ITV, Panasonic, Sky, Adobe, BAFTA, the Royal Television Society, and the British Film Institute, create opportunities for work experience and networking. The School's international partnerships with other universities across Europe, the USA, China, South East Asia, Australia, and Latin America, facilitate exciting exchanges and overseas study opportunities.

New Media Lincs is a creative business based within the School. Its purpose is to enable students to acquire paid work experience alongside their studies, and to help students develop their CVs, showreels, portfolios, and contacts in preparation for a career in industry. The University's campus-based media include the community radio station Siren Radio, the School's web TV news service LSJNews and our Journalism students' own newspaper, The Linc. A range of excellent resources, including several special collections, can be found in our Great Central Warehouse Library.

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he School of Health and Social Care has established a regional, national, and international reputation for its teaching, its research and its broad educational opportunities. We are home to a variety of professionally accredited courses in Nursing and Social Work as well as our vocationally-oriented Health and Social Care degree. Furthermore we undertake a broad range of high quality research projects through our thriving Community and Health Research Unit (CAHRU). The (LIIRH) undertakes research in partnership with service users, health practitioners and organisations, industry and policy makers. Many of our staff members keep their practice up–to–date and relevant by working in various capacities with service delivery agencies and by engaging in practice research. This is complemented by the number of authors in the School, whose books have been adopted as core texts at many universities in the UK. We have close ties with Health Trusts, Local Authorities and voluntary and private organisations across the region and we have established academic partnerships with Universities in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Portugal, France, Poland and Slovenia through our Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus programmes and various Health collaborations.

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Teaching is informed by research expertise in the School of History and Heritage. Students are encouraged to engage with our lively interdisciplinary research community and are invited to attend research seminars organised by the School. You have the option to follow three distinct pathways in the history of gender and sexuality, media, history, contemporary British history, or pursue a general programme of study instead.

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The School of Pharmacy encourages a wide range of research, including solid state drug development, personalised care, medicinal chemistry, biotherapeutics and nanomedicine. Subsequently, there are opportunities for research students to work with academics across varied topics. The philosophy of the School of Pharmacy is to produce passionate pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists who are adept in addressing many of the major healthcare challenges of the future.

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The National Centre for Food Manufacturing is dedicated to helping food industry employees advance their careers. We understand the demands of studying while working in this fast-moving, dynamic industry while balancing family commitments. Our part-time apprenticeships and distance-learning provision enables flexible study for those working across a range of areas. We are also committed to helping the sector innovate, and work with employers and partners towards this goal, aided by our partnership with leading equipment suppliers and our outstanding specialist facilities, food factory, and cutting-edge automation.

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In the modern day, research and innovation are needed if the chemical sciences are to address the challenges our world faces, coupled with the education and training of talented chemistry graduates. The School of Chemistry at Lincoln aims to bring together research active academic staff and students in a vibrant research-driven environment to develop new chemical innovation and chemists for the future. Chemistry at Lincoln is developed in partnership with regional and national chemical science companies and organisations, to ensure that the curriculum is current and relevant along with providing educational opportunities for students to engage with employers. Producing employable chemical science graduates underpins the chemistry curriculum at Lincoln. The School of Chemistry at the University of Lincoln was founded in 2014, with a £6.8m grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund, in close collaboration with industrial partners. By involving industry in every aspect of our activities we aim to ensure our students are fully prepared for future professional careers anywhere in the world.

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The School of Education is a vibrant and intellectually stimulating environment in which staff have developed national and international reputations in their areas of expertise and are committed to the advancement of knowledge and its application in all fields of education. Postgraduate study is part of our core business, and the MA Education offers practising and aspiring educators the opportunity to learn, apply, and produce critical knowledge in the interdisciplinary field of Education, with the aim of enabling them to use this to inform and transform future educational practice, theory, policy, and institutions.

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Our geography students have the opportunity to work under the supervision of experienced academics who are conducting innovative research. We have strong links with external partners such as the Met Office, Environment Agency, and Natural England, as well as private sector business, via our Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health and Rural Research Group.

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The School of Life Sciences students are able to access some of the latest equipment in research laboratories for molecular and cell biology, microbiology, tissue biology, bioacoustics, and DNA analysis in he Joseph Banks Laboratories (JBL). This interdisciplinary school 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.

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Lincoln School of Mathematics and Physics has an international outlook and Lincoln’s mathematics and physics academics have collaborated with top research intuitions in Germany, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, and the USA. Our award-winning staff conduct cutting-edge research in fundamental and applied mathematics and physics, ranging from pure mathematics to applied nano-science at the interface between biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.

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The School has an active research base with expertise in cognitive and behavioural development, applied clinical and forensic psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Students can get involved in a range of research studies taking place within the school. Psychology students at Lincoln can benefit from a range of modern facilities within our Sarah Swift Building, including a sleep laboratory, motor and EEG laboratories, a psychophysiology laboratory, an our ‘BabyLab’ – a specialist area for the study of child development.

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Research within the College of Social and Political Science is Diverse. Examples include work on violence against women and girls in the UK and India, and research into co-operative education, workplace democracy and alternative forms of higher education. Dr Catherine Bochel holds a research fellowship at the House of Commons considering key elements of public engagement. You will also have access to the Professional Development Centre, which offers continuing professional development for qualified practitioners in a variety of sectors.

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The School of Sport and Exercise Science is noted for its cutting-edge facilities and provides an educational experience within an enthusiastic and supportive environment.

Programmes are available across a range of sport-related subjects. Teaching is underpinned by scientific research and scholarship, making use of the excellent facilities which support laboratory projects and field investigations. Excellent links exist between the School and industry and professional practices, which offer varied opportunities for work experience within the community.

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