University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is a place of high ambition, an institution whose progress since it was created in 2001 has been rapid and solidly grounded. Lincoln offers a stimulating, friendly, award-winning and research-informed environment with state-of-the-art facilities, excellent teaching and links to industry. Lincoln is rated in the top third of all universities for student satisfaction and ranked in the top ten of new universities for student experience. The University of Lincoln is located in the heart of a safe, vibrant and historic city, less than two hours from London.

Main Campus:

East Midlands, Lincoln, England

Student Population:

 Agriculture, Food and Animal Sciences, Art, Architecture and Design, Business and Law, Health, Life & Social Sciences, Media, Humanities & Technology, Educational Research and Development, Theology and Ministry Studies


Why Choose University of Lincoln?

The University of Lincoln is a place of high ambition, an institution whose progress since it was created in 2001 has been rapid and solidly grounded.

Lincoln offers a stimulating, friendly, award-winning and research-informed environment with state-of-the-art facilities, excellent teaching and links to industry. Lincoln is rated in the top third of all universities for student satisfaction and ranked in the top ten of new universities for student experience. The University of Lincoln is located in the heart of a safe, vibrant and historic city, less than two hours from London.


Teaching Quality

Lincoln has a commitment to academic excellence. The University offers high-quality teaching from world-class professors and academics with extensive business and industry experience.

  • Lincoln received the highest possible rating in its two latest Quality Assurance Agency inspections.
  • The University of Lincoln has cemented its reputation as the UK’s most rapidly rising university by achieving its highest ever ranking in a national league table in 2011.
  • Lincoln is rated 55th of out 116 higher education institutions listed in The Times Good University Guide 2012. The result marks a rise of seven places from last year’s table and means that over the last three years Lincoln has jumped a staggering 48 places in the rankings.
  • Lincoln rose to 57th in another prestigious national university league table, The Guardian University Guide 2012.
  • The University of Lincoln’s Accounting course was ranked top in the UK for the second year running in the National Student Survey (NSS).
  • While Accounting tops the table, more of Lincoln’s business courses have scored particularly well with Tourism and Marketing ranked second in the UK and Business Studies and Management programmes each ranking fifth in the National Student Survey.
  • Arts programmes also performed well in the survey, with Fine Art being ranked 2nd nationally, and Design 6th. Lincoln’s Sociology and Journalism courses are both ranked in the top 10 at 7th and 8th respectively.
  • Lincoln has invested more than £180 million in the campus, providing award winning, state-of-the-art facilities and modern student-centred spaces,
  • The most recent development is the new School of Engineering – the first Engineering school and purpose-built facility of its kind in the UK for more than 20 years. The School works in collaboration with leading global engineering company, Siemens Industrial Turbo machinery  Ltd, and is based in a state-of-the-art £37 million development.
  • The University’s faculty of Business and Law has moved to a new location later this year when the £5 million refurbishment of the former Lincolnshire Echo premises is completed. The new faculty building will further enhance the student experience by offering a state of the art learning environment.
  • Lincoln has been accredited by a number of professional bodies including Nursing and Midwifery Council, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Health Professions Council, General Social Work Council, British Psychological Society, Broadcast Journalism Training Council, Periodical Training Council, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Law Society, Bar Council and Institute of Biomedical Science.
  • The School of Journalism is the first institution in Europe to receive “Recognised for Excellence” accolade from the European Journalism Training Association.
  • Lincoln is one of only three universities to be fully accredited by The Forensic Science Society.
  • The Riseholme campus is one of the high quality facilities for the 2012 Olympics pre-games Training Camp Guide, chosen for the equine specialist management and indoor and outdoor facilities.
  • Students attend lectures from leading academics with international reputations in their field.
  • Students will also have the opportunity to work with academics on research projects and make a contribution to the other work with which lecturers are engaged.
  • Lincoln has an award-winningGreat Central Warehouse University Librarywhich is at the centre of student life at the Brayford Pool Campus.


Research Quality

Research development is central to the University mission of becoming a University of Quality and distinction.

  • Lincoln leads on the nationwide educational projects of ‘Student as Producer’ which engages the student with practical research from their very first year as an undergraduate.
  • Lincoln is building its research reputation having achieved considerable success in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008.
  • Subject areas which were particularly successful included: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Computer Science and Informatics, Education, History, Psychology, and Social Work and Social Policy & Administration.



The University has an international reputation for academic excellence and research. Lincoln’s programmes offer its students up to date and business relevant teaching and learning ensuring they have the best opportunities for their future career.

  • Lincoln has more than 90 different nationalities represented among the student population.
  • The University has formed partnerships with major universities and colleges in China and India.
  • At the University of Lincoln they recognise the investment international student make in their studies and are committed to helping them achieve their goals. The University of Lincoln International Office awards over £360,000 worth of scholarships to international students every year.
  • The University is actively supporting multinational companies and organisations in their education and training needs.
  • The English Language Centre (ELC) provides a range of support for international students (non EU). Its services are designed to help students to learn and improve in all areas of their English language and academic study skills, whether they are prospective or current students.
  • The Global Association is a student run organisation for international, mature and postgraduate students and is closely supported by the University.  Students gain automatic membership to this association which means they will be able to take advantage of its informal events, trips and UK excursions.


Student Satisfaction

Lincoln offers a friendly community of students and staff. Students benefit from a stimulating learning environment that embraces technological innovation, with state-of-the-art resources and a curriculum designed to help students make the most of their future.

  • At Lincoln students come first.  Students get quality time to ensure they are supported throughout their time at Lincoln.
  • The University will help students gain valuable skills and knowledge beyond  studies, help realise their full potential and enhance  their personal development
  • Overall Lincoln is ranked in the top 25% of all UK higher education institutions for student experience.
  • Lincoln climbs the National Student Survey league table year–on-year thanks to this philosophy.  It is why Lincolns is ranked no 1. In some subjects.
  • Lincoln is ranked in the top ten of ‘new universities’ for student experience.
  • The University is working in partnership with the Students’ Union to constantly improve a great student experience.


Employable Graduates

Lincoln’s programmes are designed to prepare its students for an international career in the global job market. Its graduates are prepared for a wide range of careers and go on to achieve great things. Many of the programmes are rooted in industry and the courses have excellent links with major global employers who often contribute to the curriculum.

  • Lincoln takes their students’ future seriously and is dedicated to equipping them with the skills, confidence and opportunities to maximise their potential through student life and after graduation.
  • Lincoln is committed to developing enterprising graduates, many of whom start their own successful businesses.
  • Enterprise@Lincoln is located in a new £3.2 million building, next to the Great Central Warehouse Library. This innovative central department works closely with Faculties across the University to support students in preparation for a future career.
  • The University’s enterprise team provides opportunities for students to work on undergraduate projects and with placements, to work on real projects in small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Employability Mentoring Scheme Students can join the Employability Mentoring Scheme, a project which pairs students with senior staff and professionals from leading regional companies. Students gain support and guidance via one-to-one meetings and shadow their mentor at work, allowing them to gain a real insight into what firms are really looking for from graduates.
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) KTP is a long-established government scheme to provide a ‘knowledge injection’ into a business, placing high-calibre graduates into organisations with specialist supervision from a business-minded academic to tackle a strategic project. Lincoln has now conducted more than 60 projects with companies, large and small, local, regional and national, private and public sector – enabling graduates to utilise their new skills and knowledge on transformational projects.
  • Graduate internships are an increasingly popular way of launching a career. Working as an intern in a firm for between three and six months after graduation boosts confidence and workplace skills and is a great way of making valuable contacts in a chosen profession. Lincoln graduates can be added to mailing lists where these opportunities are advertised and provided with practical support to become interns.
  • Starting a business. If a student dreams of starting their own business when they graduate, Spark house, the University’s award-winning business incubation centre for graduates, can support the development of their innovative and creative ideas. The centre provides office accommodation, support through the centre management team and links to other agencies and professional services. The Enterprise Inc programme provides a bursary scheme to allow students to develop their ideas in a supportive environment.
  • Student Job Shop Enterprise@Lincoln works in partnership with the Students’ Union to provide a central point on campus for employers to advertise paid positions and work experience opportunities, which may be part-time or holiday based. Support is provided to increase student chances of securing these positions ensuring that the experience they gain supports their future career ambitions.


Areas Of Study

Variety of Courses

Lincoln believes that all its students deserve the best quality courses that will equip them to be successful citizens in a globalised world and deserve the most modern methods of teaching and learning and up to date facilities.

  • Lincoln is made up of eight Schools and Departments: Agriculture, Food and Animal Sciences; Art, Architecture and Design; Business & Law; Health, Life & Social Sciences; Media, Humanities & Technology; Engineering; Educational Research and Development; Theology & Ministry Studies.
  • The University offers 118 undergraduate degrees and 97 postgraduate degrees.
  • Agriculture, Food and Animal Sciences is a new faculty of the University of Lincoln. Though new the Faculty has a long history as it has been formed from Riseholme College, Holbeach Campus and the Department of Biological Sciences.
  • The Lincoln School of Art and Design, founded in the 1860s, provides a range of exciting, popular and well-regarded courses taught by experienced and committed staff. The School of Architecture, now in a Rick Mather-designed building on the main Lincoln campus, was originally established in the 1930s under Sir Leslie Martin, later professor of architecture at Cambridge University.
  • The Faculty of Business and Law is committed to providing students with a choice from a broad portfolio of high quality courses, including undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, professional qualifications and bespoke programmes. The courses reflect changing requirements in business and industry, many having professional accreditation.
  • The Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences is committed to delivering high quality teaching in a friendly and supportive environment. The Faculty offers a wide range of short courses, single and joint-honours undergraduate programmes and research / taught masters and doctoral programmes. The Faculty is committed to accreditation of its programmes by relevant Professional Bodies and to underpinning these programmes with high quality research and scholarship.
  • The Faculty of Media, Humanities & Technology  offers a wide range of exciting and innovative programmes – undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, professional updating, and purpose-built short courses.
  • The Faculty of Engineering was founded in November 2009 in close collaboration with Siemens Industrial Turbo machinery Ltd, as part of a £37m development.  The BEng and MEng undergraduate programmes in Mechanical Engineering are now fully operational, and will look to move into their new building during the summer, 2011. Phase 2 of the building will commence in 2012. The new building is designed with state of the art research labs, teaching spaces and staff accommodation. September 2011 will see the first delivery of the new MSc in Sustainable Power and Energy, and the development of BEng and MEng programmes in Electronic and Electrical Engineering for delivery from September 2012.
  • The Centre for Educational Research and Development is at the heart of the University’s teaching and learning strategy, runs popular postgraduate courses, supports the use of Blackboard and many other virtual learning technologies.
  • Lincoln has been a centre of theological learning and excellence for many centuries.  The Lincoln School of Theology maintains this tradition of study and continues to engage in the pursuit of excellence in the study of contextual theology. The School offers a flexible undergraduate programme for part time students and is also developing a postgraduate programme.


Campus Facilities


The University is set at the heart of the historic and picturesque city of Lincoln. The city attracts more than a million visitors a year and has a long and fascinating history which is evident from its sites of interest and beautiful architecture. Lincoln Cathedral is one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe and Lincoln Castle houses one of only four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta, which was signed in 1215. Lincoln also hosts one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe.

The winning combination of a safe, student-centred community with a vibrant city centre and broad range of cultural activities and venues, makes Lincoln a fantastic environment in which to live and study.

The stunning Brayford Pool campus is situated in the city centre with academic buildings, accommodation, shops, restaurants and cinema all within walking distance.

The Riseholme Park campus is set in an idyllic parkland environment just three miles north of the city centre. Students can travel between the two campuses for free on the regular shuttle bus service.

In the Cultural Quarter you will find the new £12 million museum – The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire. Arts venues include the beautifully restored Lincoln Drill Hall, Theatre Royal and, on the University campus, the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) which is developing a distinctive programme of international music, drama and dance.

Also on campus, the Engine Shed is a major music and performance venue on the national circuit, attracting names such as Kings of Leon, Doves, Human League, and Florence and the Machine.

The countryside around Lincoln rolls out to one of the largest agricultural regions in the country. Riseholme, previously the Bishop of Lincoln’s palace and now the University’s country seat, is just a few minutes away by car or bus from the city centre.  The Riseholme Estate has more than 20 hectares of mixed woodlands, and extensive water features.

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