Research course

Agricultural Science and Technology

University of Lincoln · Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Students should hold at least a second-class honours degree in a relevant subject such as Crop and Plant Sciences, Agricultural Technology, Horticulture, Agriculture, or Ecology. We will also consider students from other disciplines such as socio-economics sciences discussing technology and others, where they can demonstrate relevant skills and genuine interest.

Months of entry


Course content

Lincoln's MSc by Research in Agricultural Science and Technology offers prospective students advanced research opportunities in multidisciplinary research combining agriculture and technology. The programme brings together scientific and technological innovations to address global agricultural challenges.

The programme provides a comprehensive mixture of both theory and skill development in several research areas including, but not limited to, crop phenotyping, precision agriculture, agri-robotics, regenerative agriculture, weed science, soil and water, natural resource management and sustainable agroforestry systems.

Graduates of this programme are well placed to embark on diverse career paths in either academia, research organisations, agri-food industry, technology providers and start-ups, non-governmental organisations in land use and conservation, such as national, wildlife ad woodland trusts,, government departments, and the private sector in plant breeding and food production industries, to name a few.

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications:

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page:

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses:

These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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