University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Top reasons to study here

  • When you arrive at the University of Lincoln, you join a friendly and welcoming, close-knit academic community of staff and students.
  • Ninety-six per cent of the University of Lincoln’s graduates were in work or further study within six months of finishing their course
  • We strive to offer teaching underpinned by a vibrant research culture, and we are proud of our Student as Producer approach to teaching, learning

PhD Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (11)
Business & Management (7)
Humanities (5)
Engineering & Technology (4)
Computer Science & IT (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Law (1)



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.

Her Majesty the Queen opened the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Campus in 1996.


The University of Lincoln is home to a growing community of students from around the world and we are delighted that you are considering joining us.

Since Her Majesty the Queen opened the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Pool Campus, we have welcomed more than 90,000 students from across 135 countries. Today, we are listed in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2020, and a top 20 UK university for overall student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey 2020.

  • Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism is second in the UK (behind De Montfort)
  • Chemistry is third in the UK (behind Oxford/Durham)
  • Mathematics is fourth in the UK (behind Oxford, St Andrews, Cambridge)


The University's research themes represent both our current strengths and future areas of opportunity. They embody a unique set of areas that key into our goals as a civic university undertaking internationally significant research with local relevance, but also with our aspiration to become both thought leaders and researchers engaged in the pursuit of excellence.


Preparing you for your future career in the global graduate jobs market shapes your student experience from the day that you enrol. Alongside our industry-engaged approach to teaching, we have a dedicated, award-winning Careers team to support you throughout your time at Lincoln and beyond.

Lincoln graduates have gone on to secure jobs at major companies and organisations around the world, including the BBC, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Boots, GSK, Lloyds Bank, and Rockstar Games.

At the University of Lincoln, our dedicated and award-winning team of employability and careers professionals are here to help you develop the knowledge, skills, confidence, and experience needed to kick-start your chosen career.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

The Specialist Advice Service works closely with the Students Union, who support students through formal proceedings and can provide representation.

The Students Union Advice team may also be able to help you make informal approaches to the University. Please follow the link to their website for more information about the Students Union Advice service. We actively refer students to the Students Union for representation or if there are issues which affect more than one student.

Housing services

Based in the heart of Lincoln’s city centre, most student accommodation at the University is either on our Brayford Pool Campus or just a short distance away. Students are able to choose from a range of places to live. All University accommodation is supported by our Residential Warden team.

Library services

Choosing where to live while studying is a big decision and it’s important to take the time to find out what’s available and what would best suit your needs. The University offers a variety of options to suit your needs and budget, from on-campus accommodation in our Student Village to University-managed developments and third party provider halls of residences just off-campus. 

ICT services

We develop, deliver and support ICT Services for our University community.

Medical services

The GP practice specialises in looking after the students and staff of The University of Lincoln, their families and dependants.

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. 

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Lincoln’s striking city centre campus provides a modern student-centred community. Based on the picturesque Brayford Pool waterfront, almost everything you’ll need is either on campus or a short walk away. At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our buildings and facilities as we strive to provide the best learning environment for our students.

We understand the importance of giving you the strongest possible foundation to help you achieve your aspirations. Whatever your chosen subject, we aim to ensure that you have access to the latest equipment and resources to support your studies. 

Sports facilities

The University’s Sports Centre based in the heart of the Brayford Campus is the hub for activity to help keep you healthy and active while at the University. The centre offers an extensive range of facilities including a fitness suite, sports hall, football pitches, and dance, boxing and spinning studios, saunas and a wellness suite, as well as courts for badminton, tennis, basketball, volleyball and netball.

Student clubs

Lincoln Students' Union is an independent, student-led organisation run on behalf of all University of Lincoln students. The aim of the Students' Union is to provide the best possible student experience by providing a wide range of services which put students at the heart of life at Lincoln. Students are able to get involved with sports and societies, develop their skills with volunteering and other employability opportunities, whilst also accessing many other services such as the SU Advice Centre.


Lincoln University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  Middle States Accreditation is an expression of confidence in the Institution’s mission, goals, performance, and resources.

Lincoln, England, United Kingdom


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