University profile

University of Lincoln

2023/24 edition

About University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is rated among the top 30 universities in the UK for student satisfaction in the Guardian University Guide 2022 and we are ranked in the top 20 overall in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022. We are the highest placed multi-faculty modern university in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, which describes Lincoln as going “from strength to strength”.

We are featured among the world's top young universities in Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2022, which recognises the world's finest universities under 50 years old. We were awarded a top five-star score overall in the prestigious QS Stars rating system of global universities and listed in the global top 1,000 in the QS World University Rankings 2023 [June 2022].

The University of Lincoln offers a range of postgraduate programmes across our College of Arts, College of Science, College of Social Science and Lincoln International Business School (LIBS).

Research Excellence

Lincoln is proud to be home to world class researchers who are making profound contributions to their subject areas. More than three quarters of our research (79%) was rated as internationally excellent or world-leading (three or four star) in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) – the latest national assessment of research standards across UK universities.

From developing new medical technologies to preserving rare architectural treasures, the work of Lincoln’s academics and students makes a real difference to society.

For example, Lincoln’s robotics and autonomous systems researchers are spearheading the development of next generation technologies for use in the food and farming industries, leading the world’s first Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in agri-food robotics.

Sports scientists in Lincoln’s Human Performance Centre helped British para-athlete Kelda Wood enter the record books as the first para-rower ever to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, supporting her training for the epic challenge using cutting edge motion capture technology.

And Dr Amira Elnokaly, a specialist in sustainable architecture at the University of Lincoln, is shaping efforts to regenerate historic buildings in Alexandria - the ancient Egyptian city founded by Alexander the Great once considered the jewel of the Mediterranean.

Award winning industry links

The University of Lincoln is recognised as setting a blueprint for excellence in its pioneering approach to working with industry. Our unique relationships with companies such as Siemens and the Lincolnshire Co-op demonstrate our innovative industry-engaged approach. This has been acknowledged through a series of national awards and accolades, including a Lord Stafford Award [2011] and a Times Higher Education Award [2012]. We are one of only a handful of top universities to hold Global Principal Partner status with Siemens and we are also a member of the Santander Universities Global Division. Lincoln was placed in the top 30% for knowledge exchange by Research England in the national Knowledge Exchange Framework [2021]. The University of Lincoln is working with regional colleges and employers to develop skills for the agri-tech, food manufacturing, digital, energy, and engineering sectors via the Lincolnshire Institute of Technology.


One of the many reasons our students love living in Lincoln is because they feel so at home with us. From our well-equipped and contemporary University accommodation and supportive Residence Life Team who is on hand to help you settle in, to a wealth of learning and social facilities right on your doorstep - we hope you will feel right at home too.

Based in the heart of Lincoln’s city centre, most of our student accommodation at the University of Lincoln is either on our Brayford Pool Campus or just a short distance away. There are a variety of options to suit different needs and budgets.

Watch here for more information on accommodation.

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 are available to help cover course and living costs, and the University of Lincoln offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to help students to support the costs of postgraduate study.

A global family

We have an active alumni network, with Lincoln graduates keeping in touch from their roles in major international companies, charities and organisations all over the world. Our global graduate community includes around 100,000 former Lincoln students across 130 countries. Many of our most successful graduates return to Lincoln to share their knowledge with current students at our annual series of alumni networking events. Our ethos is to provide an education and experience which enables our students to achieve the future they want and that relationship extends long beyond graduation. Our students become part of the Lincoln family for life.

How to apply

Once you have selected 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 a member of the Postgraduate Team who can provide information, advice and guidance. The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join one of our postgraduate events. We host a range of events throughout the year, from Postgraduate Open Days to more specific events focused on key topics including the application process and fees and funding.

If you're not sure which event to attend or simply want to have an in-depth conversation about postgraduate study and your choices, you can book a one-to-one appointment with our friendly Postgraduate Team by getting in touch with us at

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