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  • International Fees From

    Tuition fees from £14,400 UG

  • World Ranking

    501-600th in Times HE

  • Students

    14,966 UG
    3,698 PG

  • International


  • Accommodation

    £103.20 per week

  • History

    Brayford Pool, the site of the University of Lincoln’s main campus, has always been an important spot in the city. As far back as the Iron Age, the Celts are thought to have named the town ‘Lindon’, meaning ‘the pool’, as it was the source of all water, trade and transport in the area. The Romans, too, chose the city because of its inland marina, building their fortress high up on the hill to protect the pool. Lincoln became one of the most important Roman, and then Viking, settlements in the country. When the Cathedral was first built in the 11th century, it overtook the Great Pyramids to become the tallest man-made structure in the world.

    Her Majesty the Queen opened the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Campus in 1996. It was a University forged by the will of a community, not by a government directive, and the first new city centre campus to be built in the UK for decades. The Times Good University Guide described it as “the most dramatic transformation of a university in recent times.” £170 million has now been invested in the campus, transforming a brownfield site into an award-winning, state-of-the-art learning environment for Lincoln students.
    There are plans to spend a further £130 million to improve the student experience over the next few years.


    The first known settlement in Lincoln, dating back to the first century BC, was around the Brayford Waterfront area where the University’s main city centre campus is located.

    Recent University developments include the brand new purpose-built Lincoln Medical School Building completed in March 2021 incorporating; lecture theatres, laboratories, a clinical skills suite with consultation rooms, a prosection anatomy suite, and a bio-medical and health sciences library.

    Situated just three miles north of Lincoln in a semi-rural setting, is the University’s Riseholme Park Campus, home to the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology, a specialist research institute which brings together sector-leading expertise in a diverse range of subjects.

    The University’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing is based in Holbeach, in south Lincolnshire. This food manufacturing technology hub provides specialist facilities and industry-standard equipment, including analytical laboratories with a test kitchen and sensory testing suite, a technician training centre, and processing facilities.


    University of Lincoln was named the Modern University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 and ranked in the top 20 in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2022.

    Lincoln is listed in the world’s top 150 in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2021, holds a maximum five-star score overall in the QS Stars ratings system of global universities, and features in the QS World University Rankings 2021 of the world’s top 1,000 universities.

    Lincoln was awarded Gold – the highest standard possible – in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017, an independent assessment of teaching quality in UK higher education.


    11% of all students at Lincoln are international students.


    University of Lincoln has a total of 18,664 students.


    Over the past two decades, the University has invested more than £375 million in its Brayford Pool Campus, with further plans to invest in additional facilities and refurbishments of existing buildings.

    Students in computer science, engineering, and mathematics and physics call the new Isaac Newton Building their home, as does Lincoln’s strategic industry partner, Siemens. Science students also have access to specialist equipment in Minster House and the Joseph Banks Laboratories. Facilities include a dispensary, pharmacy clinical skills suite, consultancy rooms, and specialist areas for the study of animal behaviour.

    The University of Lincoln does take a pioneering approach in working with industry. The University engages with industry to address specific skills gaps by launching new academic programmes and pursues research to solve real-world commercial challenges.The University is known for its relationships with companies such as Siemens, the Lincolnshire Co-op, BBC, The Guardian & Santander. The University continues to build sustainable long-term relationships with a diverse range of organisations to build local, regional and national growth.

    Psychology and health and social care students are based in the Sarah Swift Building. Here students are able to take advantage of the new psychology laboratories, advanced research facilities, and specialist clinical suites.

    Sports students have access to the University’s Sports Centre and specialist equipment in the Human Performance Centre, which contains a fully-equipped strength and conditioning training facility, specialised laboratories, and an ‘endless pool’.

    Students studying arts subjects can make use of a range of bespoke spaces, studios, and resources within the Nicola de la Haye, Peter de Wint, and Alfred Tennyson Buildings, and the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. There are also well-equipped art, design, fashion, and dance studios. Facilities include television and photography studios and editing suites, a community radio station, printmaking studios, and our ‘MakerLab’ – a specialist facility for working with ceramics, glass, and precious metals.
    The University of Lincoln Students’ Union operates several major on-campus venues which are popular locations for students during the day and at night, providing student-run spaces to socialise and enjoy something to eat or drink. The student bars Towers, and The Swan provide relaxed daytime and evening hang-outs, while The Engine Shed is one of the region’s biggest live music venues. There are also a variety of shows and performances to enjoy, from traditional theatre to comedy and music, at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.

    The University’s on-campus Sports Centre provides many of the facilities used by the Students’ Union sports clubs, including five-a-side football pitches, squash courts, basketball courts, hockey pitches, and trampolines. The Centre also offers a mix of fitness classes and a well-equipped gym.


    At Lincoln there is a variety of different room types and contract lengths. All of the University managed accommodation options include internet access, personal possessions insurance and all utility services.

    The exact cost of accommodation varies depending on the type of accommodation chosen and the contract length. As an example, University managed accommodation fees for the 2021/22 academic year, based on a 40 to 46 week agreement, are:
    £103.20–£105.27 per week for a single self-catering room with shared facilities
    £113.22–£186 per week for a single self-catering room with en-suite facilities

    Full accommodation details here:


    University of Lincoln fees for September 2021 intake range from £14400-£15900 per year

    Subject Areas

    • Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Science
    • Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy
    • Archaeology
    • Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory
    • Business and Management Studies
    • Chemistry
    • Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
    • Computer Science and Informatics
    • Engineering
    • English Language and Literature
    • History
    • Law
    • Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies
    • Physics
    • Politics and International Studies
    • Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
    • Social Work and Social Policy
    • Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism

    Online Courses

    For experienced professionals who want to upgrade their operational skills and gain a degree level qualification, Lincoln's online 'top-up' degree programmes, Master degrees and professional development programs are designed to interface with existing roles, enhance work-based projects and can be completed part-time from anywhere in the world within 18-24 months.

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