Looking to go into postgraduate study?

RyanAustinWe spoke to MSc Forensic Anthropology student Ryan Austin who was awarded a Joseph Banks Scholarship to continue his studies here at University of Lincoln.

Ryan boasts the positives, saying: “The Forensic Anthropology course and the lecturers are brilliant; it’s a very hands-on course and the lecturers experience is fundamental.

“We’ve got experts in Forensic Anthropology and Disaster Victim Identification. We can develop the course and make sure it’s for the students and made for them rather than it being stale and the same every year.”

PhDs can be heavily research-based, but Ryan says not to let it put you off, adding: “It’s brilliant and really interesting, but hard work.”

For anyone looking into postgraduate courses, he advised: “Look at the universities interests and see what they’re doing, see what the lecturers are doing and their skills set and what their current research topics are. You can then see if any of your ideas fit in with their current research interests.”

There are a range of scholarships on offer to help fund your postgraduate degree here at Lincoln.

“I did mine through the Joseph Banks Scholarship, which was a very short application where you outline your method and research interests and go through the interview process, and then you find out if you’re accepted.”

Ryan is hoping to get the university interested in his research topics when it comes to the REF 2020 and wants to one day become a lecturer at the University of Lincoln.

See more information on postgraduate scholarships here.