University of Lincoln

Brayford Pool, Lincoln

  • #851-900 QS Global World Ranking
  • HighResearch Output
  • 18,195Total Students
  • 1,094Faculty
  • 4,596Int'l Students

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Studying at postgraduate level can introduce students to new ideas, up-to-date research, and critical thinking skills.

The University of Lincoln aims to provide excellent facilities, enabling technologies, expert staff, and a research-focused environment that enables postgraduate students from around the world to become part of a vibrant and diverse academic community. It has cultivated strong partnerships with employers, and its relationships with companies such as Siemens demonstrates an innovative industry-engaged approach.

Postgraduate students at the University of Lincoln have the opportunity to develop advanced specialist knowledge of a particular subject with a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees available, including PhD opportunities and funded PhD studentships.

Throughout their studies, they are supported by the University’s Doctoral School, a dedicated department which provides tailored services and bespoke events for postgraduates.

Teaching staff are actively engaged in research within their respective disciplines and Lincoln's ‘Student as Producer’ ethos underpins the curriculum, with staff and students at all levels encouraged to collaborate on real research challenges. The goal is to pursue the highest standards of research excellence with talented academics and students attracted from across the globe.

The quality and breadth of research at the University of Lincoln was highlighted in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, where more than half of the University’s submitted research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading (3* or 4*) with particular strengths in health-related disciplines.

Lincoln is home to a range of specialist research centres and institutes, including the Lincoln Institute for Health and the Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology, which are a fulcrum for research opportunities where postgraduate students can work alongside expert academic staff.

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.

One of theworld’s great historic cities, Lincoln is renowned for its fusion of old andnew. The winning combination of a welcoming and vibrant city centre and a historicCathedral Quarter, both offering a rich variety of attractions, activities, andamenities, makes Lincoln a fantastic place in which to live and study.

TheUniversity’s campus is based at the heart of it all. Located on the picturesqueBrayford Pool waterfront, it provides a modern student-centred community withalmost everything you’ll need either on campus or a short walk away.

Whenstudents are not studying, there are plenty of activities and amenities forthem to enjoy on campus and in the city. The University of Lincoln Students’Union operates several major on-campus venues which are popular hotspots for studentsduring the day and at night. These venues were named as some of the safest inthe country in the Best Bar None Awards in 2017.

TheStudents’ Union’s Tower Bar and The Swan provide relaxed daytime and eveninghangouts, while The Engine Shed is one of the region’s biggest live musicvenues. It has hosted acts such as Kaiser Chiefs, Example, Kings of Leon,Kasabian, and Rudimental, as well as comedians Sarah Millican, Romesh Ranganathan,and Katherine Ryan.

A short walkaway from campus you will find a range of restaurants, cafes, and bars thatoverlook the marina area, while the city’s high street and side streets offer amix of independent and boutique stores and national brands and chains. Quirkyspeakeasy bars, cosy pubs, and bustling live music venues add to the vibrantand varied nightlife.

There areplenty of societies and sports clubs that students can get involved in. TheUniversity’s on-campus Sports Centre provides many of the facilities used bythe Students’ Union sports clubs, including five-a-side football pitches,squash courts, basketball courts, hockey pitches, and trampolines. The Centrealso offers a mix of fitness classes and a well-equipped gym. Students can payfor each session individually or via a monthly membership fee.



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 has a dedicated and award-winning Careers and Employability team.

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. 


About

Studying at postgraduate level can introduce students to new ideas, up-to-date research, and critical thinking skills.

The University of Lincoln aims to provide excellent facilities, enabling technologies, expert staff, and a research-focused environment that enables postgraduate students from around the world to become part of a vibrant and diverse academic community. It has cultivated strong partnerships with employers, and its relationships with companies such as Siemens demonstrates an innovative industry-engaged approach.

Postgraduate students at the University of Lincoln have the opportunity to develop advanced specialist knowledge of a particular subject with a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees available, including PhD opportunities and funded PhD studentships.

Throughout their studies, they are supported by the University’s Doctoral School, a dedicated department which provides tailored services and bespoke events for postgraduates.

Teaching staff are actively engaged in research within their respective disciplines and Lincoln's ‘Student as Producer’ ethos underpins the curriculum, with staff and students at all levels encouraged to collaborate on real research challenges. The goal is to pursue the highest standards of research excellence with talented academics and students attracted from across the globe.

The quality and breadth of research at the University of Lincoln was highlighted in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, where more than half of the University’s submitted research was rated as internationally excellent or world leading (3* or 4*) with particular strengths in health-related disciplines.

Lincoln is home to a range of specialist research centres and institutes, including the Lincoln Institute for Health and the Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology, which are a fulcrum for research opportunities where postgraduate students can work alongside expert academic staff.

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.

One of theworld’s great historic cities, Lincoln is renowned for its fusion of old andnew. The winning combination of a welcoming and vibrant city centre and a historicCathedral Quarter, both offering a rich variety of attractions, activities, andamenities, makes Lincoln a fantastic place in which to live and study.

TheUniversity’s campus is based at the heart of it all. Located on the picturesqueBrayford Pool waterfront, it provides a modern student-centred community withalmost everything you’ll need either on campus or a short walk away.

Whenstudents are not studying, there are plenty of activities and amenities forthem to enjoy on campus and in the city. The University of Lincoln Students’Union operates several major on-campus venues which are popular hotspots for studentsduring the day and at night. These venues were named as some of the safest inthe country in the Best Bar None Awards in 2017.

TheStudents’ Union’s Tower Bar and The Swan provide relaxed daytime and eveninghangouts, while The Engine Shed is one of the region’s biggest live musicvenues. It has hosted acts such as Kaiser Chiefs, Example, Kings of Leon,Kasabian, and Rudimental, as well as comedians Sarah Millican, Romesh Ranganathan,and Katherine Ryan.

A short walkaway from campus you will find a range of restaurants, cafes, and bars thatoverlook the marina area, while the city’s high street and side streets offer amix of independent and boutique stores and national brands and chains. Quirkyspeakeasy bars, cosy pubs, and bustling live music venues add to the vibrantand varied nightlife.

There areplenty of societies and sports clubs that students can get involved in. TheUniversity’s on-campus Sports Centre provides many of the facilities used bythe Students’ Union sports clubs, including five-a-side football pitches,squash courts, basketball courts, hockey pitches, and trampolines. The Centrealso offers a mix of fitness classes and a well-equipped gym. Students can payfor each session individually or via a monthly membership fee.



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 has a dedicated and award-winning Careers and Employability team.

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. 


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University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2020
    #801-1000
  • 2021
    #801-1000
  • 2022
    #801-1000
  • 2023
    #801-1000
  • 2024
    #851-900
  • 2025
    #851-900

Student & Staff

Total students
18,195

35%
65%

International students
4,596

93%
7%

Total faculty staff
1,094

320
774

Total students
18,195

35%
65%

International students
4,596

93%
7%

Total faculty staff
1,094

774
320
2024
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Scholarships

Yes
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Campus locations

Brayford Pool, Lincoln, GB,

Brayford Pool , Lincoln , United Kingdom , LN6 7TS

National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Holbeach,

Park Road , Holbeach , United Kingdom , PE12 7PT

English language requirements

University of Lincoln EN