• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.21 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    1.96 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.17 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    67.1 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    69.2 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    91.6 / 100.0

Bishop Grosseteste University ranks highly for student satisfaction. It is located on a single-site campus in the heart of the historic city of Lincoln. In case you’re wondering, Grosseteste is pronounced "gross test".

Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements vary depending on the particular course chosen.
  • The UCAS tariff points system is used for undergraduate entry, but the university welcomes students with a range of qualifications and makes every effort to personalise each entry offer. 
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Teaching Methods

  • Depending on the course chosen, students may be taught through a combination of practical workshops and seminars, lectures, small group and 1-to-1 tutorials, independent study and work based placement.
  • Assessments methods can include essays, reports, presentations, portfolios, written tests and examinations.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Many courses are offered on a part-time basis.
  • Foundation Degrees are a flexible form of full-time study and a great option for students wanting to study without having to give up work, as they fit in around a normal working week. January start dates are available.
  • Most courses offer a placement programme where students can combine their studies with hands on experience within local communities, companies and businesses.
  • The university provides the opportunity for all students to volunteer abroad.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Student Services and Facilities

  • IT facilities include dedicated IT suites attached to particular departments, and a 24-hour suite accessible to all students. Free Wi-Fi is available across campus and in all halls of residence.
  • The newly extended library building houses dedicated Student Advice and Learning Development teams.
  • Investment in teaching and learning spaces includes an extension to Constance Stewart Hall, and the Centre for Enhancement in Learning and Teaching.
  • Specialist facilities within individual subject areas include a fully-equipped 230-seat theatre and psychology laboratory.
  • On-campus cinema with regular screenings of new and classic films.

Disability Services

  • BGU's Student Advice Team offers advice for students with disabilities, specific learning difficulties and other access needs.
  • The team works with students throughout their studies to ensure they are receiving the proper care and attention regarding their specific difficulty.
  • Accommodation includes bedrooms with wheelchair access and the use of disabled bathroom facilities.

Students' Union

  • The Students' Union Welfare Service is on hand to support students, as well as raising awareness of various student welfare issues.
  • There are a wide range of established societies, such as poker, musicals and games, as well as various sports clubs which take part in national leagues. Students can easily set up their own club or society if they wish.
  • As well as events and activities, the main role of the SU is representation, aiming to empower students and give them a voice – both within the university itself and at a national level.

Careers Guidance

  • The Careers, Employability and Enterprise team is available throughout students' time at BGU, with support continuing 2 years after graduation.
  • The team are able to offer help and support on a number of issues and concerns students might have, from CV and application advice, 1-to-1 discussions, business enterprise guidance and volunteering tips and links. 
  • The university's Networking Club is available to all students, providing a chance to meet with local business and companies.
  • The Resource Centre houses a range of up-to-date careers, employability and enterprise information within magazines, books and fact-sheets.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 83%
  • Postgraduate 17%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 94%
  • Part Time 6%

Where students come from

  • UK 100%

Student gender

  • Male 20%
  • Female 80%


  • Established in 1862 as a Diocesan Training College. It's name changed to Bishop Grosseteste College in 1962 to mark the centenary year.
  • Awarded University College status in the summer of 2006 and University status in December 2013, becoming Bishop Grosseteste University.
  • Named after Bishop Robert Grosseteste, a 13th-century Bishop of Lincoln. 

Notable Alumni

  • Jade Etherington – Winter Paralympic skiing medallist, winning 3 silver and 1 bronze Olympic medals at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

Further Details

Address Bishop Grosseteste University
Longdales Road
UCAS Code B38