• 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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    4.25 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

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

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    2.54 / 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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    0.39 / 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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    71.8 / 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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    68.2 / 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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    89.2 / 100.0
  • The University of Lincoln is named among the UK's best modern universities and is proud of its reputation for providing a high-quality student experience underpinned by inspirational teaching.
  • The University of Lincoln's award-winning city centre campus provides a modern student-centred environment. Based on the picturesque Brayford Pool marina, everything students need is either on campus or a short walk away.

Entry Requirements

  • Course entry varies, with some requiring certain GCSEs at grade C or above and some requiring specific A Levels. 
  • The University of Lincoln accepts a range of qualifications, including A levels, GCSEs, BTEC Level 3 Awards and the European and International Baccalaureate Diplomas.
  • Please refer to the university website for details of entry requirements along with the university’s admissions policy.

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

  • Lincoln headed the innovative Student as Producer project, a major Higher Education Academy-funded initiative, and an ethos of research-engaged teaching underpins the curriculum at Lincoln.
  • The University of Lincoln has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for its approach to enhancing students' learning opportunities.
  • All students are encouraged to engage in research projects alongside their peers and academic staff, presenting their findings at seminars and conferences.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Many courses offer a broad variety of optional modules in the second and third years, allowing students to tailor their learning to areas of interest.
  • Some courses offer the opportunity to spend a portion of the degree studying or working abroad, allowing students to expand their horizons and develop language skills.
  • Programmes at Lincoln are designed with the requirements of employers in mind. Relevant employers inform the content of seminars, group discussions, individual tutorials, team project work, independent research, practicals and field trips.

Student Services and Facilities

  • The university is creating a new city centre Science and Innovation Park with new research and teaching facilities. The Joseph Banks Laboratories, opened in 2014–15, provides research, teaching and laboratory spaces for Chemistry and Pharmacy students.
  • Arts spaces include workshops, studios, lecture theatres and exhibition space, while the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre houses a 450-seat theatre and regularly stages shows by touring artists and theatre companies, as well as student productions.
  • Siren FM, housed in industry-standard studios, was the UK’s first full-scale community radio station hosted by a university; other media facilities include broadcast equipment, television and photography studios and radio editing suites.
  • The David Chiddick Building features a moot court for students to practise advocacy.
  • The Great Central Warehouse Library offers a wide range of library services, WiFi and computers.

Disability Services

  • The university has a specialist department, DART, providing a range of services to students with a disability, a learning difficulty, mental health or medical condition.
  • DART provides advice and guidance on accessing support for study skills and learning strategies, and on personal matters relating to the student's disability.
  • The service also offers screening and assistance with obtaining a diagnostic assessment for dyslexia, assessments of course-related and IT needs, and provides information on Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs).

Students' Union

  • In 2014, the University of Lincoln’s Students’ Union won the title of Students' Union of the Year at the annual National Union of Students (NUS) Awards.
  • The SU offers a range of services to help students get the most out of their time at university; currently more than 3,500 students are involved in over 100 sports, clubs and societies at Lincoln.
  • The Students’ Union provides students with a voice in political discourse, running annual student elections; community volunteering opportunities have included Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue training, a clean-up of the Brayford Pool marina and offering support for victims of domestic abuse.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Lincoln is a thriving city with ample opportunities for students to seek part-time employment.
  • With the Brayford Pool campus so centrally located in the city, the majority of students are able to find work within a few minutes’ walk of their accommodation.
  • The Job Shop helps students find work while they study, providing a central point on campus for employers to advertise paid positions and work experience opportunities.

Careers Guidance

The Careers and Employability team offer a range of central and subject specific programmes and activities, including:

  • Careers advisors offering students with group, individual and virtual support, including information resources and a careers virtual learning platform to help students with their career development.
  • Opportunities for students to network with employers through events, competitions, curriculum lectures and modules, mentoring and mock interviews.
  • Access to 1000s of graduate level vacancies and opportunities, as well as opportunities during students' studies.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 85%
  • Postgraduate 15%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 81%
  • Part Time 19%

Where students come from

  • UK 90%
  • EU 2%
  • Other 9%

Student gender

  • Male 46%
  • Female 54%
  • More than 100 different nationalities are represented among the student population.
  • The university has a number of international partnerships with major overseas universities which provide study abroad placement opportunities for students.


  • The first University of Lincoln building was opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1996. It was the first new city centre campus to be built in the UK for decades.
  • Around £200m has now been invested in transforming a brownfield site into an award-winning learning environment for thousands of students each year, and a dynamic build programme continues to add to this investment with a further £130m of capital investment planned over the next decade.

Notable Alumni

  • Andrea Jenkyns − MP for Morley and Outwood.
  • Sam Cotton − fashion designer and co-founder of Agi & Sam, nominated for a British Fashion Award.
  • Thomas ‘TomSka’ Ridgewell − award-winning media producer and YouTube sensation.
  • Mark Chambers − award-winning children’s’ book illustrator.
  • Mike Cuthell − advertising creative on commercials for Nike and other major brands.
  • Juan Watterson − Deputy Minister responsible for the Isle of Man’s financial sector.
  • Joy Blundell − founder of ACTS Trust.
  • Vicki Phillips − director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Mark Backler − Lead Games Designer at Marmalade (creator of computer games including Call of Duty and Lara Croft).
  • Sebastian Cox − award-winning designer and furniture-maker.

Further Details

Address University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
UCAS Code L39