Postgraduate Research

As a research student at the University of Lincoln, you will have the opportunity to develop the advanced analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills you will need for your study and future career. The University offers a researcher development programme and supports events, student-led research groups and international and national networking opportunities to help you make the most of your time at Lincoln.

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By choosing the University of Lincoln, postgraduate students benefit from working with specialists in their respective fields who have national and international reputations and excellent commercial links.

Postgraduate Research Programmes

PhD Studentships at Lincoln

At the University of Lincoln, our PhD students are committed to making research breakthroughs and inspiring those around them, and we’re committed to helping them achieve their goals. That’s why the University is making a significant investment to provide research opportunities for exceptional doctoral candidates through our annual half-million pound Research Investment Fund.

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“As well as the facilities to conduct highly specialised, innovative research with leading academics in your field, the University of Lincoln is focused on supporting you as part of the wider research community.”

Dr Jonathan Cooper, Director of the Doctoral School.

A Strong Research Community

At the University of Lincoln, postgraduate students are an integral part of our strong research community. They work alongside talented academics and researchers from around the world, contributing significantly to our growing reputation for internationally excellent research

The University’s Research Institutes, Centres and Groups form a rich, collegiate environment where research carried out by our students and partners is nurtured. We believe in research that makes a tangible difference to people’s lives. 

As a postgraduate research student, you may have the opportunity to contribute to innovative research projects and conduct your own studies. Students can be supported by academics and have access to Lincoln’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Explore our Research Centres.

World-leading Research

The national Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a vital method of assessing the quality of research at British higher education institutions. With around £2billion worth of funding awarded to UK universities each year by the major research councils, the REF is a key indicator of where funding is focused to maintain an internationally competitive research sector which makes a major contribution to the global economy, wellbeing and expansion of knowledge. Here at Lincoln our research is changing the world, from developing new medical technologies to preserving rare architectural treasures, the work of Lincoln’s academics and students makes a real difference to society. The quality and breadth of research at the University was highlighted in the national REF 2014, where more than half of the University’s submitted research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading, and where two of our subject centres were rated in the top 10 of all institutions in the UK for the quality of its research outputs.