Research course


University of Lincoln · School of Life Sciences
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 in a relevant degree.

Months of entry

October, September

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 benefit from an interdisciplinary environment working 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 an impressive 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 high-profile studies including collaborative projects with the pharmaceutical, environmental, fine chemicals and instrumentation sectors. You will engage with the team on innovative 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 addresses real-world challenges using fundamental chemistry research. The environment for chemical research at the University of Lincoln is impressive and recently benefited from a £6.8m grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England Catalyst Fund. Systematic investment includes state-of-the-art instrumentation in the University’s Analytical Centre and specialist facilities for molecular synthesis, nano and materials synthesis and crystal engineering that use automated synthesis tools. Academics in the School have exceptional track records of applications of chemical sciences across analytical, pharmaceutical, environmental, energy and forensic sectors. 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 high-profile work to design new materials for remediation of precious and toxic metals from industrial waste.

Information for international students

The International Office will help you with all aspects of your time with us, from making an application and ensuring that your needs are met during your study, through to graduation at the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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

Course contact details

Dr Jose Gonzalez-Rodriguez
01522 886878