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University of Lincoln

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Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city in the East Midlands region of England, the University of Lincoln, UK, has established an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research and its innovative approach to working with employers.

The University has around 15,000 students across its four academic colleges, covering arts, science, business and social sciences subjects with more than 300 courses available in total at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The city of Lincoln is within approximately one hour’s journey time of Nottingham, Leicester and Sheffield, and well-connected by road and rail to London and several major UK airports. Popular with tourists, its medieval castle and cathedral attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the world each year.

Most of the University’s students are based at the main Brayford Pool Campus in the picturesque waterfront area of Lincoln’s city centre. More than 100 different nationalities are represented among the academic community and the University of Lincoln is consistently rated among the top UK universities for student satisfaction.

In the UK’s National Student Survey 2018, Lincoln was placed 7th for overall student satisfaction out of 121 universities listed with number one rankings for several subject areas. The University was awarded Gold – the highest standard possible – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework, a nationwide assessment of teaching quality across UK higher education institutions and it was ranked 22nd out of 121 UK universities listed in The Guardian University Guide 2019.

Since the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool Campus was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, more than £350 million has been invested in the buildings and facilities, and while the institution can trace its origins back to 1861, it is listed by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 as one of the UK’s top modern universities.

The University of Lincoln has won a string of awards for its approach to working with employers, most notably its relationship with global engineering company Siemens in developing the Lincoln School of Engineering, which was the first dedicated facility of its kind created in the UK for more than 20 years.

The University also has a strong reputation for the quality of its research, with more than half of its submitted research rated as internationally-excellent or world-leading in the UK’s last nationwide assessment of university research standards, the 2014 Research Excellent Framework (REF 2014). Its researchers work on major international collaborations with universities around the world with specialisms in areas including medical imaging, architectural conservation, rural economic development, agri-tech, biotechnology and new drug development. 

Lincoln was rated as 10th best in the UK for university facilities in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018. This ranking is awarded based on how strongly students agree that their university has high-quality, centralised, convenient and affordable facilities, a good library, and good sports infrastructure.

The University's main Brayford Pool Campus has facilities designed for the subject-specific needs of students, whether they are studying science, arts, social science, or business subjects. More than £350 million has been invested in the University's facilities over the past two decades. Recent investments include the £28 million Isaac Newton Building, home to engineering, computer science, mathematics and physics subjects; and the Joseph Banks Laboratories, where life sciences, pharmacy and chemistry staff and students work together.

The University’s new £19 million Sarah Swift Building houses resources for health and social care and nursing courses. The National Centre for Food Manufacturing, based in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, is a dedicated training, education and research facility serving the UK’s £110 billion food and drink industry, which connects with a variety of national and international companies.

The Nicola de la Haye and Peter de Wint Buildings include studios, workshops and a public gallery. Budding artists and architects benefit from specialist equipment for sculpting, printing, animation, photography and all types of design. The on-campus Sports Centre offers extensive fitness facilities, including a fully-equipped gym, five-a-side football pitches, squash courts, saunas and a dance studio.

Lincoln is one of the world’s great small cities, renowned for its striking fusion of old and new. The University of Lincoln's inspiring, waterfront campus is right in the heart of the friendly and vibrant city, with a wide choice of student accommodation on your doorstep. Students ranked Lincoln in the top 20 per cent of UK universities for a good social life in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018. 

Through the University of Lincoln Students’ Union there is an eclectic array of clubs and societies (more than 150 at any one time) students can get involved in – spanning interests from Politics to Harry Potter. Staff and students from the University and the Students’ Union also devote thousands of hours each year to helping their local communities as volunteers.

International students can find details on admissions processes and entry requirements on the University of Lincoln website here.

Ninety six per cent of Lincoln's most recent graduates were in work or further study six months after finishing their course with more than 80 per cent in graduate level roles (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17). Lincoln graduates have secured jobs at major companies and organisations around the world. Recent graduate destinations include the BBC, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Boots, GlaxoSmithKline, PwC and Rockstar Games.

The University of Lincoln is recognised as setting a blueprint for excellence in its pioneering approach to working with industry. Its unique relationships with companies such as Siemens demonstrate an innovative industry-engaged approach. This has been acknowledged through a series of national awards and accolades, including a Lord Stafford Award and a Times Higher Education Award. Lincoln is one of only a handful of top universities to hold Global Principal Partner status with Siemens and is also a member of the Santander Universities Global Division. 

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

College of Science: Lincoln Medical School- Universities of Nottingham and Lincoln

College of Science: National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Lincoln Institute of Agri-Food Technology

College of Science: School of Geography

College of Science: School of Pharmacy

College of Social Science: School of Education

Lincoln International Business School

Lincoln International Business School: Department of People and Organisation

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

College of Science: National Centre for Food Manufacturing

College of Science: National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Lincoln Institute of Agri-Food Technology

College of Social Science: School of Health and Social Care, Professional Development Centre

Lincoln Business School

Lincoln International Business School

Lincoln International Business School: Department of Accountancy, Finance and Economics

Lincoln International Business School: Department of Strategy and Enterprise

University Highlights

Total students - 12,615


International students - 1,087


Total faculty staff - 859


Total students - 12,615


International students - 1,087


Total faculty staff - 859



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