University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln is placed among the top 20 universities in the UK for student satisfaction in both the Complete University Guide 2022 and the Guardian University Guide 2022. It is also ranked in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2020.

University has developed innovative partnerships with a range of organizations, providing students with enhanced opportunities for work experience, networking, and access to the latest industry trends.

Based in a historic and beautiful medieval city, modern campus provides award-winning facilities to support you in your studies. Lincoln aims to give you the strongest possible foundation for your future career.

Offered Courses

MSc Accounting and Finance

Welcome to MSc Accounting and Finance

MSc Accounting and Finance is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding of core accounting and finance principles. The programme provides students with the opportunity to gain a clear understanding of the joint role of accounting and finance in ensuring successful operations in a range of business settings. Students can develop their understanding of the key principles and practical skills required to prepare and analyse accounts and related financial information, and learn about financial management decision making and the methods used to raise finance for companies.

This programme is available for both a September and February start.

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice offers registered practitioners a student-centred programme of study that aims to meet their personal and professional development needs as they progress within their role towards advanced expert practice.
Students will explore advanced practice on both a personal, local, and national level. They will be encouraged to develop a substantial portfolio of evidence illustrating a breadth of practice, while exploring relevant research and developing their own skill set.

MSc by Research Agri-Food Technology

Welcome to MSc by Research Agri-Food Technology

The globally important agri-food sector is intrinsically linked to challenges around land and water use, climate change, health, and wellbeing. This flexible research programme provides the opportunity to develop expertise in a particular area of agri-food science and to consolidate skills in preparation for positions in research development or technology management.
With a clear focus on improving productivity, efficiency, and sustainability through innovation, researchers at the Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology (LIAT) are engaged in impactful research designed to make a difference across the food chain.

MSc by Research Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offer an understanding of the biological and chemical processes that allow life to thrive, giving us the tools we need to solve key challenges in cell biology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, and genetics.
Advances in these fields have revolutionised our knowledge of how biological systems work at the molecular level and the mechanisms that underpin a wide range of cellular processes. This enables us to respond to a range of human health problems and diseases through interventions at the molecular and biochemical level.
This MSc by Research provides an opportunity for students from biological subjects to begin research on a specific topic.

MSc Biotechnology

The MSc Biotechnology programme provides students with the opportunity to develop an advanced theoretical knowledge, understanding, and practical experience of modern molecular and systems biology approaches to emerging biotechnologies.
The course is designed to provide a grounding in core biotechnology, alongside specialist training in medical, industrial, environmental, and fermentation biotechnology, with the opportunity to complete a research project within one of these areas.
Please note that this course is only available in the full-time format.

MSc Chemistry

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. Students 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. Students will have the opportunity to engage with the team on projects that have real-world impact using fundamental chemistry research.

MSc Computer Science

Developments in artificial intelligence, computer vision, cloud computing, machine learning, and cyber security have all become a normal part of society’s interaction with computing devices.
This Master’s programme is designed to equip students with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to develop the innovative solutions required by today’s rapidly advancing computing industry.
This programme is available for starts in October and Feburary.

MA English Literature

From medievalism to twenty-first century literature, this Master’s enables students to develop a deeper level of critical understanding, and the opportunity to enhance writing, communication, and research skills.
The programme examines the diversity and variety of the subject, and is designed to equip students with the high-level skills necessary for further research or career progression.

MSc Finance

Deregulation, globalisation, and the effect of the worldwide economic crisis across international stock markets have led to a growing interest in the subject of finance. Professionals in today’s market need to be adept at managing investments of both a financial and economic nature, and use sound and informed judgement in order to make crucial decisions.
Lincoln’s MSc Finance degree is designed to provide a framework for consolidating and enhancing students’ finance and economics skills. It offers students the ability to explore practice in the context of relevant contemporary theory and research. Students can go beyond the fundamental theories to study advanced techniques, with a focus on quantitative methods and developing critical thinking skills. The programme is both quantitative and research-orientated in nature and makes use of DATASTREAM, an industry level database.
The programme is available for either a September or February.

MSc by Research Food Science

This MSc by Research in Food Science at University of Lincoln’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) provides graduates with the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding, and expertise in their chosen field of food science research.
Students will be provided with the opportunity to study the physical, biological, and chemical makeup of food; the causes of food deterioration; and the concepts underlying food processing. Students can gain the experience of applying chemistry, microbiology, nutrition, engineering to the study of food to improve the safety, nutrition, wholesomeness, and availability of food. They can develop broad skills in relevant areas of food analysis, food chemistry, food microbiology, product development, quality and safety systems, food manufacturing robotics and automation, sustainability, and technical management.

MSc Human Resource Management

Through critical analysis, self-reflection, and applying problem-solving techniques, the MSc Human Resource Management (HRM) degree provides students with the opportunity to learn how to develop and implement creative and strategic HRM solutions that drive organisational performance.

Professional accreditation, industry links, and a business focus make this programme ideal for candidates who are currently involved in human resources or are interested in pursuing a career in this area.
This programme provides students with the opportunity to gain a professionally recognised qualification that will assist in meeting the increasing requirement of HRM practitioners to hold a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualification. It also provides the necessary supporting evidence of professional knowledge to apply for upgrading CIPD Chartered Membership, subject to relevant work experience.

MA Interior Architecture and Design

Lincoln’s MA Interior Architecture and Design is designed for art, architecture, and design graduates who wish to specialise in creative approaches to the making of interior.
Following ‘Student as Producer’ principles, the course adopts a research-engaged design approach. The design studio is the vehicle for the delivery of a teaching and learning strategy which is largely project-based. This allows for the presentation of the studio as a simulated interior architecture and design consultancy. Students act as design associates in a firm with an established ethos, knowledge base, culture, documentation standards, and design approach under the direction of a team of managers.
The programme offers two pathways : Treatise by Practice and Treatise by Research; both pathways are designed to provide a platform to progress to further employment in interior consultancies or to advanced study at doctoral level.
MA Interior Architecture and Design is a full-time course running over a 40-week period, from September to August, or February to December.

MSc International Business

Knowledge across a range of disciplines is required by students looking to understand business operations in an international context, and this course aims to help students develop the necessary knowledge and qualities to compete effectively in both the domestic and international labour markets.

Through classes and seminars, students are able to gain a firm grounding in the theories and practice of international business, enabling them to contribute to the performance of various kinds of organisations all over the world.

The programme offers a high level of support for international students. This includes support in English language, orientation to studying in the UK, postgraduate study skills, the development of enterprising and employable career capabilities, and pastoral support. Close engagement with the International Office, English Language Centre, Student Services, Careers and Employability team, library, and other central services are essential aspects of this support.

The degree concludes with a dissertation which is designed to encourage innovation and diverse pathways to the final assessed product. In this respect, the dissertation is an extended project that can accommodate a range of independent work.

Core modules :

  • Finance and Accounting
  • International Marketing and Customers
  • People and Global Organisations
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Strategy Making

Understanding International Business

MSc International Business Economics

Understanding international business provides a context for identifying opportunities and analysing risks inherent in the global environment. MSc International Business Economics is designed for those who have a solid background in business and management studies and want to expand that knowledge internationally with a clear focus on economics.

The programme provides a grounding in aspects of quantitative methods, business economics, the international business environment, the multinational enterprise, and the international macro financial environment. Combining international business and applied economics provides students with a solid foundation for work within international organisations or as an applied/business economist.


  • This programme focuses on Quantitative Methods and International Finance and International Business.
  • The programme is run by academics with an expertise in International macroeconomics and Finance and International Business.
  • You can also build your skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities by completing the Lincoln Award.

MSc International Hospitality Management

The MSc International Hospitality Management offers students the opportunity to develop and advance their knowledge and expertise across the breadth of the hospitality function. The programme enables students to develop the business and management skills needed to contribute to the effectiveness of domestic and international hospitality enterprise.

Students are able to learn the theories and practice of managing the hospitality enterprise, staying competitive in the marketplace, and managing crisis in the face of uncertainty in a fast-changing global environment.

Students have the chance to attend lectures from external speakers, including managers and business professionals from the hospitality sector. The University’s industry links inform the content of the programme, helping to ensure it is industry relevant, and provides students with the chance to build their own network of contacts. There is also the opportunity to take part in a residential field trip and undertake a Professional Placement year. Please note: the Professional Practice pathway is only available for a September start.

The programme is available for either a September or February start.

MA International Journalism

The MA International Journalism is an innovative new programme delivered in partnership between the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the University of Lincoln, designed to equip new generations of journalists to report impartially on critical global issues facing society today.
The programme offers students the opportunity to learn from leading industry professionals through a rich course of study, made up of both theoretical and practical sessions, all of which are delivered online with academics and practitioners from the University of Lincoln and the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Covering topics spanning the human impact of climate change to human rights issues, access to land and property rights, and social enterprise, the Thomson Reuters Foundation is known globally for producing the highest quality independent journalism that informs professionals, policymakers, and the public in countries around the world.
This full-time, one-year programme will be delivered through theoretical and practical sessions, all of which are delivered online with academics and practitioners from the University of Lincoln and Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Students can experience real-time deadlines on newsroom assignments, creating copy to the most rigorous editorial standards, fit to ‘go out on the wires’ to a global daily audience of up to a billion people, during five intensive three-day periods of work-based learning.

MSc International Tourism Management

One of the largest industries in the world, global tourism sees millions of visitors crossing borders each year in search of the perfect getaway. This course aims to equip graduates with the skills needed to work at senior levels in this growing global sector.

Lincoln’s MSc International Tourism Management is designed in collaboration with industry to respond to the complex needs of employers, preparing students for a changing business landscape. Important themes such as entrepreneurship, sustainability, and globalism are integral to the programme. Traditional teaching methods are augmented by industry events and workshops, and mentoring and coaching is offered throughout the degree by experienced academics and practitioners in the field.

The taught element of the programme consists of eight core modules and a range of optional modules.

The core taught modules are:

  • Research Methods for Tourism and Events
  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism
  • Customer Service Management
  • Destination Management: Policy, Planning and Development
  • Destination Marketing and Branding
  • Field Course Module
  • Managing the Tourism and Events Enterprise
  • Personal Professional Development

MSc Management with Human Resources

MSc Management with Human Resources aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of human resource management and to locate that new understanding in the dual contexts of both the wider business implications and an international perspective. In addition, students can develop the knowledge and practical skills necessary to deal with people within the particular context of the employment relationship. The programme provides an opportunity for both aspiring and practising HR specialists to study their subject at Masters level and to prepare them to carry out management and leadership roles successfully. Students are able develop a critical understanding of the issues relating to business, management, and HRM which can enhance their ability to maximise individual potential.

The programme introduces students to the fields of leadership, flexibility, and management of change, which can help them to become effective managers/HR Professionals in managing others fairly and effectively, ultimately increasing levels of engagement, motivation, commitment, and performance across the organisational workforce.

MSc Management with Supply Chain

Why Lincoln

  • 100% Online Masters within 24 months
  • QS 5-Star, TEF Gold Rated
  • AACSB Member
  • Acclaimed student experience and industry links
  • Option to pay-per-module
  • Dedicated student support through tograduation

MSc by Research Microbiology

This MSc by Research provides an opportunity for students from biological subjects to begin research in life sciences.

Microbiology has an impact on multiple aspects of our lives, ensuring our food is safe, treating and preventing disease, developing green technologies, or tracking the role of microbes in climate change, among other applications.

We aim to equip graduates to embark on further research to strive to solve major global challenges such as antibiotic resistance, clean drinking water, and food security.

Staff can offer expertise in medical, industrial and environmental microbiology, molecular, cell and system biology, recombinant DNA technology, protein biochemistry, structural biology, fermentation, and bioengineering. As researchers in the School, students will have the opportunity to collaborate with academics working on studies and projects.

MSc Nursing

The MSc Nursing (Pre-registration – Adult) course aims to prepare graduates for the complex, demanding, and rewarding area of adult nursing. The course provides those from a range of backgrounds with the opportunity to transfer their skills to become a registered nurse (adult).
This Master’s is for graduates of relevant degrees who aspire to qualify for eligibility to apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register.
The course is underpinned by the Nursing and Midwifery Councils’s (NMC) core values and aims to promotes critical thinking skills and the spirit of inquiry.
Over the past few decades the nurse’s role has developed due to the changing context of health and social care, resulting in a wide range of new roles and services. Registered nurses (adult) hold a significant role in terms of leading and coordinating care provision for people across the lifespan; aware of complex mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural care needs of those they look after.
This Master’s degree aims to develop registered nurses (adult) who prioritise people by providing safe and effective care, educating those in their care through the use of technology, promoting health literacy to prevent ill health, and supporting healthy choices and lifestyles. The course has been developed to raise the professional values and social conscience of students to prepare them for future healthcare roles.

MSc by Research Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisor(s), but the frequency of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programme.

MSc Physics

Physics is a fundamental science which underpins our understanding of the world around us, from distant galaxies to the smallest particles. Physics challenges our thinking and changes our lives through developments in new technologies, healthcare, and how we live.

The MSc Physics at Lincoln combines training in fundamental and applied physics while focusing on personal and professional development. It aims to develop broad problem-solving skills, and includes a substantial research component.

The programme is structured around three core areas: students choose four taught modules designed to provide in-depth teaching of cutting-edge physics ideas, mathematical methods, and techniques; personal and professional development and entrepreneurial physics training; and an extended individual research project that begins in the second term and will be targeted to fit with students’ ambitions for the future.

MSc Robotics and Autonomous Systems

The MSc Robotics and Autonomous Systems is designed to equip students with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to develop the innovative solutions required by the emerging global industry in Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), and across many other sectors where RAS skills are applicable. These may include agri-food, automation, industry 4.0, healthcare, logistics, military, nuclear, security, and transport. The programme can also prepare students to continue their study in a research capacity, allowing them to further specialise and focus their interests.
Course content is informed by research carried out at the University of Lincoln, especially in the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems. This aims to ensure that content remains consistently underpinned by the latest thinking.