Ph. D. On Campus

Forensic Science

University of Lincoln

18 months
16400 GBP/year
4585 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Research students in the Forensic Science programme at University of Lincoln have the opportunity to work alongside a multidisciplinary team in the School of Chemistry, and can benefit from strong links with industry practitioners.


Students have the opportunity to engage in the work of the Forensic Analysis Research Group, to develop innovative methods and techniques to assist in solving crime and casework-related issues. The team are currently engaged in high-profile studies including collaborative projects with the Centre for Applied Science and Technology at the UK Home Office.

Students have access to a range of training programmes to support them in their independent investigations, and an experienced supervisory team are on hand to offer advice and direction. Ongoing research projects in the School are focused on the chemical analysis of legal highs, DNA analysis in forensic and archaeological contexts, and forensic toxicology.

Career and Personal Development

Students have the opportunity to develop the in-depth knowledge and expertise necessary for careers in and across the broad spectrum of chemistry-related industries. This Forensic Science programme at University of Lincoln aims to provide foundation for further research or a career in teaching or academia.

Programme Structure

  • A research degree is usually awarded based on the quality of a student’s thesis and their ability in an oral examination (viva voce) to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic to a group of academics. 
  • Students are also expected to demonstrate how their research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We would advise you to apply as soon as possible.




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • First or upper second class honours degree or an MSc in a relevant subject.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16400 GBP per year during 18 months.
  • National

    4585 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4585 GBP per year during 18 months.


  • Home: £2,293 per year
  • International: £8,200 per year

Living costs for Lincoln

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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