Research course


University of Lincoln · School of Life Sciences
MSc by researchPhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

October, May, February

Course content

Chemistry is a fundamental science that underpins a vast array of topics. At Lincoln, the School of Chemistry is focused on advancing the chemical sciences to address real-world problems in society and industry.

Research students in Chemistry can benefit from an interdisciplinary environment and may have the opportunity to work with colleagues from across the University’s College of Science, national and international academic collaborators, and an array of industry partners. You will have full access to a range of facilities including high-throughput preparative methods, bespoke molecular and nanomaterials laboratories, and analytical and structural instrumentation.

The chemistry team is currently involved in studies including collaborative projects with the pharmaceutical, environmental, fine chemicals and instrumentation sectors. You will have the opportunity to engage with the team on projects that have real-world impact using fundamental chemistry research.

Department specialisms

Ongoing research projects in the School include novel molecular imprinted polymers for precious metal recovery, design of organic crystals for nanoelectronic applications, nanometals for spectroscopic enhancement, materials degradation and preservation of precious artefacts, and pharmaceutical materials discovery. The bespoke design of our postgraduate programmes aims to address real-world challenges using fundamental chemistry research. The environment for chemical research at the University of Lincoln recently benefited from a £6.8m grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England Catalyst Fund. Systematic investment includes specialist instrumentation in the University’s Analytical Centre and specialist facilities for molecular synthesis, nano and materials synthesis and crystal engineering that uses automated synthesis tools. Researchers in the School of Chemistry are working to develop new methods to rapidly profile ‘legal high’ preparations with novel chromatographic methods. Other projects include work to design new materials for remediation of precious and toxic metals from industrial waste.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £4,600
International students
Full time: EU £4,600 Non EU £15,600

Please visit our website for further information on funding: Postgraduate Fees and Funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24-72 months
full time
12-36 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Tasnim Munshi