The University of Lincoln is rated among the top 20 universities in the UK for student satisfaction in the Guardian University Guide 2022 and we are ranked in the top 30 overall in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022. We are the highest placed multi-faculty modern university in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, which describes Lincoln as going “from strength to strength”.
We are featured among the world's top young universities in Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2022, which recognises the world's finest universities under 50 years old.
We hold a top five-star rating in the prestigious QS Stars rating system of global universities and are placed among the world's top 150 young universities in The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2021.
Lincoln is proud to be home to world class researchers who are making profound contributions to their subject areas. More than three quarters of our research (79%) was rated as internationally excellent or world-leading (three or four star) in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) – the latest national assessment of research standards across UK universities.
From developing new medical technologies to preserving rare architectural treasures, the work of Lincoln’s academics and students makes a real difference to society. Professor Nigel Allinson, Distinguished Professor of Image Engineering in Lincoln’s School of Computer Science, is developing world-first medical imaging technology to provide more effective radiotherapy treatment for thousands of cancer sufferers.
Sports scientists in Lincoln’s Human Performance Centre helped British para-athlete Kelda Wood enter the record books as the first para-rower ever to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, supporting her training for the epic challenge using cutting edge motion capture technology.
And Dr Amira Elnokaly, a specialist in sustainable architecture at the University of Lincoln, is shaping efforts to regenerate historic buildings in Alexandria - the ancient Egyptian city founded by Alexander the Great once considered the jewel of the Mediterranean.
The Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology, Europe’s largest academic research centre on agri-robotics, where leading experts are developing innovative technology to support and enhance productivity, efficiency, and sustainability in food and farming. Lincoln is leading a consortium which has recently been awarded £2.5m for what is widely considered to be the world’s first robotic farm, based at our beautiful Riseholme Campus just north of the city.
Our National Centre for Food Manufacturing is afacility dedicated to serving the education and R&D needs of the food sector from the industry’s heartland in Holbeach in southern Lincolnshire – our Holbeach campus is 50 miles away from the Lincoln campus. A vital part of our DNA as university meeting the needs of people and businesses in Lincolnshire.
Award winning industry links
The University of Lincoln has an award-winning approach to working with industry and has forged connections with blue chip organisations such as Siemens, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Bloomberg, Microsoft and The Guardian, creating exciting opportunities for students and graduates.
Our unique relationships with companies such as Siemens and the Lincolnshire Co-op demonstrate our 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 .
We are one of only a handful of top universities to hold Global Principal Partner status with Siemens and we are also a member of the Santander Universities Global Division. Lincoln was placed in the top 30% for knowledge exchange by Research England in the national Knowledge Exchange Framework . The University of Lincoln is working with regional colleges and employers to develop skills for the agri-tech, food manufacturing, digital, energy, and engineering sectors via the Lincolnshire Institute of Technology.
Facilities and Location
Lincoln is a fabulous place to live with our main campus located next to the picturesque Brayford Pool marina in the heart of the thriving city centre. Steeped in history, in Lincoln you will find one of the finest cathedrals in Europe, a medieval castle and an original of the 1215 Magna Carta.
Lincoln is a safe, compact and friendly place to live and study. Everything a postgraduate student would need, from bespoke accommodation, to shops, bars and restaurants, is just a short walk from campus. More than three quarters (77%) of our students come into campus on foot, one of the highest ratios of any university in the country [Student Travel Survey 2016, as reported to HESA].
Our campus provides a modern, student-centred environment. More than £350million has been invested in our facilities over the past two decades. We have won a string of awards over the years for our campus buildings, including accolades from RIBA and RICS for our Great Central Warehouse Library and new £21million Lincoln Medical School building.
Fees and Funding
There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you are new to Lincoln or one of our graduates. Our fees vary depending on the course, mode of study, and whether you are a UK, EU, or international student. Some of our programmes may also have additional study costs for materials and field trips. Please see the individual course pages on our website for specific details.
We have an active alumni network, with Lincoln graduates keeping in touch from their roles in major international companies, charities and organisations all over the world. Our global graduate community includes around 100,000 former Lincoln students across 130 countries. Many of our most successful graduates return to Lincoln to share their knowledge with current students at our annual series of alumni networking events. Our ethos is to provide an education and experience which enables our students to achieve the future they want and that relationship extends long beyond graduation. Our students become part of the Lincoln family for life.
How to apply
Once you have selected the right programme for you, you can make an application to the University of Lincoln via our website.
Before applying, it may be helpful to talk to a member of the Postgraduate Team who can provide information, advice and guidance. The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join one of our postgraduate events. We host a range of events throughout the year, from Postgraduate Open Days to more specific events focused on key topics including the application process and fees and funding.
If you're not sure which event to attend or simply want to have an in-depth conversation about postgraduate study and your choices, you can book a one-to-one appointment with our friendly Postgraduate Team by getting in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.