University profile

University of Lincoln

2019/20 edition

About University of Lincoln

Discover the University of Lincoln

Located near the beautiful Brayford Pool marina in the heart of the thriving city centre, the main campus of University of Lincoln offers plenty for students to see and do. In fact, everything you need, from accommodation and shops, to bars and restaurants are just a short walk away from the university’s campus.

Lincoln has some of the most satisfied students in the UK and is a top ten UK university for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016. In addition, Lincoln has been ranked number one in a range of NSS subject areas including Zoology, Transport and Travel, Design, Biochemistry, and Animal Science. The University is also a top ten institution for student experience, according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. Added to this the University of Lincoln has been named among the UK’s best modern universities in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

The University has also been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for its approach to enhancing students’ learning opportunities and is also a top ten institution for teaching quality, according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

The University is highly regarded by employers and postgraduate study at Lincoln will provide you with a range of transferable skills and experience, enabling you to gain a competitive advantage in the employment market.

A new medical school is to be established in an exciting collaboration between the University of Lincoln and the University of Nottingham to offer first-class medical education in Lincolnshire.

The universities have secured funding for an initial 80 first year undergraduate places in September 2019 with a further 80 per intake in subsequent years. When it is at full capacity, the new school will deliver medical training to around 400 undergraduate students in the historic city of Lincoln.

Students will study for a University of Nottingham BMBS medical degree at the University of Lincoln site on the Brayford Pool. Clinical placements will take place at hospitals, GP surgeries and other healthcare units in the county in collaboration with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust and the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Postgraduate Programmes

A postgraduate qualification from the University of Lincoln can make a real difference. Whether you aim to develop your career, build on your knowledge, enhance your salary or start a new business, Lincoln can help. You will have the opportunity to be taught by academic staff with extensive industry experience, many of whom are leading experts in their field. Research is at the heart of the University of Lincoln and our staff and students are an integral part of our research community. Research shapes and inspires our academic structure, it forms the content of our teaching and learning, it also underpins our partnerships and relations around the world.

The University of Lincoln offers over 130 postgraduate programmes, these are a range of taught, research and professional practice programmes.

Courses include:

MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Agri-Food Technology
MA Creative Writing
MSc Forensic Psychology
MSc International Business
MSc International Relations
MA Journalism
MSc Management
MSc Marketing
MSc Microbiology

The University’s full PG provision can be found on the website.


Research Excellence

Academics and students at the university carry out major research for the benefit of society across areas as varied as mobility technology, medical imaging for cancer diagnosis, prevention of community re-offending, anti-terrorist surveillance, food security and water conservation, treatment of insomnia and children's language development.

Added to that, Lincoln takes an international approach to study and the practical nature of our courses is underpinned by rigorous academic content. Our expert staff and world-class research provide a learning environment which is stimulating, challenging and developmental. The quality and breadth of research at the University of Lincoln was highlighted in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, through which more than half of the University’s submitted research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading (3* or 4*). Lincoln was also placed in the top ten nationally for the quality of its research outputs in two major subject areas.


Outstanding Facilities

The university has invested more than £200 million in its campus with a further £130 million spend planned over the next ten years.

Facilities include our Great Central Warehouse Library, which has over 260,000 books and ebooks, 44,000 print and electronic journals, databases, an online catalogue, specialist collections and audio and visual archives. There is free Wi-Fi across the campus, including in University accommodation and in all our libraries for those who prefer to use their own laptops. IT support and advice is available 24/7, we also have academic subject librarians who work closely with schools and departments to maintain and develop the resources available in the university and campus libraries.

We also have a range of subject specific facilities at the Brayford Pool Campus. This includes editing and recording suites, industry-standard production facilities and modern studios for art students. There are also facilities for engineering and computing students, which includes laboratories, workshops and the latest equipment and technology. There are also modern and innovative learning spaces across the campus for group work and exchanging ideas with other students.

Those studying science subjects have their facilities based at the class science and innovation park. The University has the latest equipment and cutting-edge laboratories here, as well as specific resources depending on what you choose to specialise in.

The University’s non-academic facilities include campus based cafes and bars, a sports and recreation centre, the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, and the Engine Shed.

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Our City

Lincoln is thought to be one of the world’s greatest historic cities, boasting medieval buildings, cobbled streets and a thousand-year-old cathedral. Steep Hill, the city’s old quarter is lined with art galleries, vintage boutiques, antique book shops and independent coffee shops.

There are also plenty of high street shops around the city centre, along with theatres, cinemas, leisure centres and museums. Lincoln also has a strong arts scene, with a number of galleries and studios around the city.

Lincoln also boasts a great range of eateries to choose from, ranging from handmade burger diners to authentic Thai and Indian restaurants.


All accommodation at the University of Lincoln is located either on campus or a short walking distance away. The university offers a wide choice of rooms in modern self-catered, fully furnished apartments. Some apartments have rooms specifically designed for students with disabilities.

Due to the university’s central location, off campus accommodation, which includes privately rented housing is still within a short walking distance to the campus.

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Fees and Funding

Postgraduate fees vary depending on the course and mode of study. Fees can be found on individual programme information pages on the University’s website.

A new system of postgraduate loans for Master's courses has been introduced in the UK. Under the new scheme Individuals will be able to borrow up to £10,000 for the purpose of completing an eligible postgraduate Master's qualification.

How to Apply

Applying online for a place at the University of Lincoln couldn’t be easier, using the ‘My Lincoln’ facility. Here you will be able to create an online profile and manage the application process. If you do not have all the required information handy, you can pause and continue at a later date; the information you have entered will be saved.

If you are not sure of the programme title, you should search for the course, navigate to the programme page and click “Apply Online”.

Before applying, please talk to the admissions contact for the particular programme you wish to study. Contacts can be found on individual programme pages on the university’s website.

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