University profile

University of Lincoln

2021/22 edition

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About University of Lincoln

Discover the University of Lincoln

Based in the heart of a beautiful and historic city, the University is proud of its reputation for providing a high quality student experience underpinned by inspirational teaching. The University is rated Gold – the highest standard possible - in the national Teaching Excellence Framework, reflecting our exciting teaching, great support for students, and excellent employment outcomes.

The University of Lincoln is recognised as setting a blueprint for excellence in our pioneering approach to working with industry. Our unique relationships with companies such as Siemens, the Lincolnshire Co-operative, and Santander demonstrate our innovative industry-engaged approach. This has been acknowledged through a series of national awards over the past decade, including a prestigious Lord Stafford Award (2011) and a Times Higher Education Award (2012). This approach provides students with enhanced opportunities for work experience, networking, and access to latest industry trends. Employability is a key aspect of our programmes and 96% of our most recent graduates were in work or further study six months after finishing their course (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey).

At Lincoln, students have the chance to learn from and engage in pioneering research projects alongside academics who are changing lives through ground-breaking studies. From developing new antibiotics and more effective cancer treatments, to tackling the digital divide and preserving historical artefacts, the work of Lincoln’s academics and students makes a real difference to society.

Postgraduate Programmes

Postgraduate study at the University of Lincoln can help you to further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business. It is an investment in yourself and your future. Employers are increasingly looking for skilled individuals who can make a difference in today’s global workplace. At Lincoln, we take an international approach to study and our programmes are underpinned by rigorous academic content and research. Our expert staff, modern facilities, close links with business, and world-leading research aim to provide you with the tools to achieve your career aspirations.

We offer a range of challenging and engaging taught and research-based postgraduate programmes that build on our academic strengths. We are constantly refreshing our courses and adding new specialisms to meet the demands of our changing world.

Courses include:

A full list of Lincoln’s postgraduate programmes is available on our website.

Research Excellence

At Lincoln, we strive to offer programmes that are underpinned by a vibrant research culture. We are home to award-winning academics whose work is making a real difference to society. This is reflected in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, where more than half of our research was judged to be internationally excellent or world-leading. Lincoln was also placed in the top ten nationally for the quality of its research outputs in two major subject areas.

Our reputation for research excellence helps us to attract experts from across the globe, enabling our students to benefit from access to leading academic staff. Our postgraduate students form an integral part of our lively research community, working with academics and undertaking their own extensive research projects.

Outstanding Facilities

We understand the importance of giving students the strongest possible foundation to help them achieve their aspirations. Whatever programme you choose, we aim to ensure that you have access to the latest equipment and resources to support your studies. Over the past two decades, the University has invested more than £350 million in its Brayford Pool Campus, with ongoing investment in additional facilities and refurbishments of existing buildings. The University has also been awarded Gold by EcoCampus for its work in driving more sustainable environmental management practices across the campus.

The University’s facilities have been designed for the subject-specific needs of our students. Our buildings blend modern and innovative learning spaces with social spaces for group work and collaboration. At the heart of student life at Lincoln is the University’s Great Central Warehouse Library which provides access to more than 250,000 journals and 400,000 print and electronic books, as well as databases and specialist collections

When students are not studying, there are plenty of activities and amenities for them to enjoy. Many of our buildings have their own catering facilities, offering an array of food and drink options, and our on-campus Sports Centre provides many of the facilities used by the Students’ Union sports clubs, as well as a well-equipped gym and fitness classes. The campus is also home to Lincoln Performing Arts Centre which hosts a wide range of performances throughout the year, and the Engine Shed – Lincolnshire’s largest late night venue.

Our City

One of the world’s great historic cities, Lincoln is renowned for its fusion of old and new. The winning combination of a vibrant city centre and a historic Cathedral Quarter, both offering a rich variety of attractions, activities, and amenities, makes Lincoln a fantastic environment in which to live and study.

Lincoln’s Roman and medieval heritage blends together seamlessly with modern city living and the University’s main campus is situated at the heart of it all on the spectacular Brayford Pool waterfront.

Within walking distance of the University is a range of restaurants, cafes, and bars overlooking the marina area, while the city’s high street is just a short walk away, offering a mix of independent stores and national brands and chains.

The city’s famous Steep Hill – a beautiful cobbled street lined with boutique shops and tea rooms – provides the gateway to the historic Cathedral Quarter and Bailgate area where independent shops and cafes nestle between the walls of the medieval Lincoln Castle and the grandeur of Lincoln Cathedral.

Lincoln offers a rich and diverse arts scene, boasting a wide range of museums and public art galleries giving visitors the chance to explore and experience both local and national culture. There is a lively programme of theatre events in the city’s New Theatre Royal and Drill Hall, as well as the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre on campus. A variety of festivals are hosted in the city, including the Frequency Festival of Digital Culture, Lincoln Book Festival, and the Indie-Lincs international film festival.


For postgraduate students looking for somewhere to live while studying in Lincoln, the University offers options to suit a range of needs and budgets, from on-campus accommodation to University-managed developments and third party providers just off campus.

Fees and Funding

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you are new to Lincoln or one of our graduates. Our fees vary depending on the course, mode of study, and whether you are a UK, EU, or international student.

Some of our programmes may also have additional study costs for materials and field trips. Please see the individual course pages on our website for specific details.

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,906 are available to help cover course and living costs. For more information, including eligibility criteria, please see our website.

How to Apply

Once you’ve chosen the right programme for you, you can make an application to the University of Lincoln via our website.

Before applying, it may be helpful to talk to the admissions contact for the programme you wish to study. Contacts can be found on individual programme pages on the University’s website.

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