Research course

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Lincoln · School of Pharmacy
MSc by research

Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree or a Master's in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Pharmacy aims to produce passionate pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists who able to address many of the major healthcare challenges facing the world in the 2020s and beyond. Pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists have the potential to forge strong and unique bridges between science and healthcare to improve health outcomes, developing good relationships with patients, healthcare practitioners, and the pharmaceutical industry.

This research programme provides students with the opportunity to liaise with professionals in the pharmacy, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries, and develop national and international collaborations. Previous research projects have involved work in the USA and across Europe and Asia. The School's research is focused in two main areas; Drug Discovery, Design, and Delivery, and Clinical Pharmacy and Practice.

Postgraduate students in the School of Pharmacy can benefit from access to purpose-built laboratory space and specialist equipment, a wide range of training programmes designed to enhance research and transferable skills, and support from dedicated academic supervisors.

The School has strong links with the pharmaceutical industry and an important presence in the Lincoln Institute for Health. It collaborates with the Community and Health Research Unit (CAHRU), the Diabetes, Metabolism and Inflammation (DMI) group, and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM), as well as the Schools of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics, and Chemistry, and School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

Department specialisms

Research in the School of Pharmacy is focused in two main areas: Drug Discovery, Design, and Delivery This group aims to identify new drug targets, design and discover new drugs, and develop innovative approaches to drug delivery. The group is multidisciplinary and includes organic chemists, structural biologists, pharmacologists, and pharmaceutical scientists that utilise specialist technologies and methodologies. It collaborates with the Antimicrobial Research Group (AMR), the Community and Health Research Unit (CAHRU), and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM), as well as the Schools of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences. Clinical Pharmacy and Practice This group aims to foster research collaborations with healthcare professionals, provide better medicines optimisation, and ensure personalised care. It collaborates with the Community and Health Research Unit (CAHRU), and the Lincoln Institute for Health (LIH), as well as the Schools of Medicine and Health and Social Care. Please visit the School’s research pages to find out more about specific research interests of our staff members:

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 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 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
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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