Main location Lincoln, England
 Courses Undergraduate, Master, PhD 
  • College of Science
  • College of Art
  • College of Social Science
 Student life
  • University of Lincoln Students' Union: students services
  • Mosques in the area: Lincoln Mosque


About University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is a public research university in the cathedral city of Lincoln, England. The university has origins tracing back to 1861, and obtained university status in 1992 and its present name and structure in 2001. 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.

Colleges and Departments

The university is structured as a college based system with each college led by a Pro Vice Chancellor. There are three colleges of study, each comprising schools, institutes and research centres.

*College of Science: it has the following schools : School of Chemistry School of Computer Science School of Engineering School of Life Sciences School of Mathematics & Physics School of Pharmacy, National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology,  Lincoln Institute for Health.

*College of Art: it has the following schools: School of Architecture & Design, School of English & Journalism, School of Film & Media, School of Fine & Performing Arts, School of History & Heritage.

*College of Social Science: it has the following schools: Business School, School of Education, School of Health & Social Care, Law School, School of Psychology, School of Social & Political Sciences, School of Sport & Exercise Science.

Why choose Lincoln ?

Excellent reputation

The University of Lincoln has recently been awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017, judged as delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. The University of Lincoln is ranked as a top 50 UK institution in both The Guardian University Guide 2018 and The Complete University Guide 2017, and nine out of ten of our most recent graduates were in work or further study six months after finishing their course, with two thirds in graduate level roles. The University also has established an international reputation for the quality of teaching and research, with academics and students working together on major projects across areas as varied as cancer treatment, water conservation and low-carbon technology.

Historic city centre location

The University of Lincoln’s award-winning campus provides a modern, student-centred environment on the picturesque Brayford Pool marina, where everything you need is either on campus or just a short walk away in the city centre. With its medieval castle and one of the finest cathedrals in Europe, Lincoln is steeped in history and home to galleries, cinemas, shopping, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

Research Mission

At the University of Lincoln, research underpins all academic endeavours. It enables us to discover, create, disseminate and preserve knowledge. It is the university staff mission to pursue the highest standards of research excellence with the most talented academics, researchers and students attracted from across the UK and abroad. Through continued development and investment, the University of Lincoln supports a vibrant culture of inquiry and initiative, building leadership and research capacity in scholarship and professional practice.

Student support :The English Language Centre

The English Language Centre provides a supportive environment for you, as well as a safe and welcoming atmosphere to help you settle into your studies. As an international student at the University of Lincoln, you will have access to a range of both academic and social support and have the opportunity to meet students from all over the world. Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills (PEASS) are specialist courses which aim to prepare international students for study in UK higher education. The University offers 5 and 10 week courses for eligible undergraduate and postgraduate applicants.  If students do not meet the University’s English language requirements, they will be made an offer to join the relevant PEASS course.


The University of Lincoln offers a wide range of accommodation options, most of which is on, or a very short walk from, our city-centre campus. We are proud to be able to guarantee accommodation to new undergraduate students who make us their first choice. In Lincoln, there are many accommodation options for students. The university owns and operates "The Student Village", a waterfront complex situated on the Brayford campus. There are 17 blocks of self-catering apartments, each apartment housing five to eight students. The site has a range of facilities with a total of 1,037 bedrooms available including apartments that have been specifically designed for students with disabilities.