Course Information

BSc (Hons)

Visiting Lecturers

Naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham is a Visiting Professor on the Zoology, Biology, Biomedical Science, Bioveterinary Science and Animal Behaviour and Welfare degrees. Find out more on YouTube.

3 years (4 years if taken with the optional sandwich year) School of Life Sciences Lincoln Campus [L] Subject to Validation BBB (or equivalent qualifications) C100

100% of Lincoln Biology students agree that this course is intellectually stimulating, according to the National Student Survey 2016.

Introduction

The BSc (Hons) Biology degree at Lincoln covers a diverse range of subject areas while allowing you to develop your own specialisms. The course includes opportunities for overseas field work to study living organisms in their natural environments.

Students join a vibrant academic community in the School of Life Sciences and benefit from research-focused teaching by academics. There is an emphasis on practical work, with students conducting their own projects alongside academics and practising researchers.

You will participate in two residential field trips in the UK, enabling you to study animals and plants in the wild. These trips are part of two core modules: ‘Ecology’ in the first year and ‘Conservation Biology’ in the second year. For UK based field trips the University will cover costs of transport, accommodation and meals at the field site.

There is also an overseas field trip available in your final year as part of the optional 'Overseas Field Course' module. Further details on the Overseas Field Course, including costs, can be found in the Features tab.

Is This Course Right For Me?

This course is intended for students who are interested in meeting the challenges of the 21st Century, armed with the skills and knowledge to address some of the world's pressing issues.

How You Study

Teaching at Lincoln places a strong emphasis on students engaging actively with their studies from the outset. Students are encouraged to think of themselves as researchers and producers who can make a contribution to their field of study.

The first year of this degree introduces students to the different elements of biology, including metabolism, evolution, ecology and genetics.

In the second year, students can choose to study modules including biomolecules, animal health and disease, animal behaviour, immunology, plant-animal interactions and conservation biology, alongside training in research methods.

In the third year, students can select specialist modules including veterinary parasitology, genetics and bioethics, infection sciences, transfusion and transplantation, animal cognition, biotechnology, and forensic anthropology, in addition to undertaking an individual research project to develop independent investigation skills.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Contact hours may vary for each year of a degree. When engaging in a full-time degree students should, at the very least, expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term time (including independent study) in addition to potentially undertaking assignments outside of term time. The composition and delivery for the course breaks down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, work placements, research and one-to-one learning.

University-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

Please see the Unistats data, using the link at the bottom of this page, for specific information relating to this course in terms of course composition and delivery, contact hours and student satisfaction.

How You Study

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above)..

Methods of Assessment

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

For a breakdown of assessment methods used on this course and student satisfaction, please visit the Unistats website, using the link at the bottom of this page.

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

What We Look For In Your Application

We look to recruit highly motivated students who want to make a difference in their careers, whether locally or globally.

Evidence of enthusiasm for, and interest in, the biological sciences, are as important as evidence of the ability to succeed on this course, as shown by the qualifications held or those you will gain.

In addition to bringing the skills gained from your prior qualifications, you will need to be a self-motivated and independent learner, prepared to take full advantage of the challenges offered by this broad-based degree programme.

Staff

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our School of Life Sciences Staff Pages.

Entry Requirements 2017-18

GCE Advanced Levels: BBB, including grade B from A Level Biology.
International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall, with Higher Level grade 5 in Biology.

BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management/Applied Science accepted: Distinction, Distinction, Merit.

If you are currently studying or have studied a BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science from 2016 onwards, the following optional modules will be accepted:

  • Unit 8 - Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Unit 9 – Human Regulation and Reproduction
  • Unit 10 – Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways
  • Unit 11 – Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Unit 12 – Diseases and Infections
  • Unit 13 – Applications of Inorganic Chemistry
  • Unit 14 – Applications of Organic Chemistry
  • Unit 17 – Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques
  • Unit 18 – Industrial Chemical Reactions
  • Unit 19 – Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Unit 20 – Biomedical Science
  • Unit 21 – Medical Physics Applications


Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Science subject accepted: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits at merit or above will be required, 15 of which must be in Biology.

We will also consider extensive, relevant work experience.

In addition, applicants must have at least 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Maths and Science. Level 2 equivalent qualifications such as BTEC First Certificates and Level 2 Functional Skills will be considered.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Level 1

Cell Biology

This module aims to provide an introduction to the structure, composition and function of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. From this basis the module considers cell specialisation and division and an introduction to microscopy, histological and microbiological techniques which may be used to safely examine and identify cells and tissues.

Comparative Form and Function in Animals

This module is concerned with the principles of the diversity of anatomical form and function in animals using a comparative approach. Anatomical adaptations will be explored across taxa within the animal kingdom in order to show how different types of organisms use their anatomy to solve the similar morphological and physiological problems. Through this, an understanding of anatomically distinct and shared features across animal species can be developed using examples of how organisms from different taxa address key aspects of their life histories.

Ecology

Ecology is the scientific study of the interactions between organisms and their environment. These interactions can be studied across different levels of biological organisation including individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems. This module will examine how these different levels of organisation are interconnected and how the study of ecology allows us to better understand patterns in the natural world

Genetics

This module aims to provide students with an introduction to genetics by discussing the development of genetics as a field of science, from Mendelian genetics through to genetics at the molecular level.

Integrative Biochemistry 2

This module aims to provide students with an overview of biochemistry at the cellular level. The importance of cellular and molecular systems will be covered with a view of highlighting key signalling pathways required to sustain cellular functions. General concepts of biochemical signalling pathways will also be introduced.

Integrative Biochemistry

This module is designed to provide a foundation to develop an understanding and appreciation of biochemistry in the context life processes. This module will focus on basic biochemical principles and introduce the fundamental building blocks of life with the inclusion of concepts relating to the structure and functional properties of biological molecules. The importance of cellular and molecular pathways will be covered with a view of highlighting key metabolic pathways required to sustain cellular functions. Basic concepts of biochemical signalling pathways will also be introduced.

Plant Structure and Function

This module aims to provide a broad overview of plant form and function by reviewing the key structural characteristics of cells, tissues and organs in a range of plant species.

It investigates the diversity of plant form and the evolutionary history of plant life; emphasis is placed on the adaptations of plants to their environment. It focuses on the relationship between anatomy and the mechanical role of cells, tissues and organs. On completion of this module students would be expected to have a broad understanding of form and function in plants, key elements of plant-animal co-evolution / interactions, and an appreciation of the diverse range of structures and tissues utilised by humans.

Research Methods for Life Scientists 1

This module aims to introduce the skills and knowledge necessary to assimilate and judge scientific knowledge. Students will have the opportunity to search and evaluate the scientific literature relevant to their studies, and learn some of the key philosophical constructs around which scientific knowledge is based.

Students can be taught about hypothesis testing, experimental design, data collection, basic mathematical and statistical concepts and data presentation, and gain hands-on experience of their application.

Level 2

Animal Behaviour (Option)

This module is based on the four ethological levels of explanation for animal behaviour; mechanism, development, function and evolution. The concepts underlying the study of animal behaviour will be covered in a range of taxonomic groups. The module will also consider the scientific approach to behavioural studies.

Animal Health and Disease (Option)

The module provides an overview of the biology of diseases of livestock, companion and wild animals. It will introduce students to the use of laboratory techniques in the investigation of disease.

Animal Nutrition (Option)

This module covers wide ranging aspects of animal nutrition using examples from insects to primates, and considers how, why and what animals eat, in terms of the anatomical, physiological, behavioural and ecological factors which influence nutrient intake in conditions of health and disease.

Biological Analysis (Option)

This module provides an introduction to the theoretical principles, instrumentation and applications of a range of techniques relevant to the biosciences. Applications will be related to key biological molecules and cellular systems as appropriate. The module content will build on biochemical and cell biology knowledge gained at level 1. The module provides background required for study of these techniques and biomolecules at higher levels as well as providing the basic analytical skills which will aid the students in their final year projects.

Biology of Human Disease (Option)

The module aims to provide an overview of the biology of some common human diseases, such as cancer, haemostatic disorders, neurological disease and anaemia. It will aim to introduce students to the use of laboratory techniques in the investigation of disease, from a theoretical and practical point of view.

Biomolecules (Option)

This module is designed to explain the underlying chemistry behind biological reactions in the context life processes.

The module will aim to build on key concepts taught in the first year biochemistry modules by addressing key chemical principles that relate to the functional properties of biomolecules in organisms; the advanced chemistry of Lipids, Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Nucleic Acids along with Small molecules and Metal-ions. These areas will also be introduced to highlight their role in determining the structural and functional properties of biological molecules.

Conservation Biology

This module provides a critical insight into the application of the principles of conservation biology. It will give an overview of the nature, value and complex threats to biodiversity and will detail the biological problems faced by small populations of animals, in particular. The module will also deal with the practice of population conservation and management, including methods to assess population size, survival rates and how to use this information to assess the viability of populations.

Immunology (Option)

This module aims to provide an overview of the cellular and molecular basis of the immune response in health and diseases. The structure, function and complex mechanisms of host defence by B- and T-Cells will be discussed.

Students will be given the opportunity to evaluate the role of inflammatory mediators, soluble effectors and cellular cytotoxicity in inflammation and immunity.

Invertebrate Zoology (Option)

This module is an introduction to the invertebrates, which represent more than 97% of the animal kingdom. Invertebrate animals are organized in nearly 15 major higher taxa. For each taxon the student will first learn the body plan and topics including diversity, evolution, phylogeny, classification, anatomy, physiology, behaviour, natural history, and biomechanics.

Topics will be covered with lectures and laboratory practices, starting with the origins of invertebrates, following subsequent major advances in the evolution of aquatic and terrestrial groups. For instance the module will consider the transition from sea to land. The module will also emphasize different aspects of invertebrate biology: their development, diversity of reproduction, life history traits, behaviour, and their medical, forensic and agricultural importance.

Molecular Biology

Molecular biology is of critical importance when understanding biological systems. This module is designed to provide students with an insight into the techniques used and applied by molecular biologists in a number of specific contexts.

Plant-Animal Interactions

In this module students have the opportunity to gain an understanding of, and an appreciation for, the interactions between plants and animals that have been the driving force for the evolution of the world as we know it.

Interactions between the flowering plants and vertebrate and invertebrate animals have led to the huge diversity of flowering plants that maintain the essential life support systems of the planet and are the basis of all current agricultural systems. Despite the huge economic costs of agricultural pests that damage plants, the evolutionary arms race between plants and their herbivores has driven the evolution of many of the important plant secondary compounds we use today as stimulants (e.g. caffeine) or drugs (e.g. salicylic acid = aspirin). Other economically, evolutionarily or ecologically important plant-animal interactions include pollination and seed dispersal.

Students will have the opportunity to examine the economic, evolutionary and ecological consequences of plant-animal interactions at scales from ecosystems to molecules. They will have the opportunity to develop their own perspective on this important topic, and will be asked to review, interpret and evaluate the evidence available in the primary literature.

Reproduction and Development (Option)

This module focuses on reproduction and development in invertebrates and vertebrates. There will be a comparative analysis of anatomy, physiology, behaviour and evolution of reproductive patterns, including the main anatomical features of male and female reproductive tracts. There will be descriptions of the processes of gamete production in males and females. The underlying principles of ontogeny from fertilisation to birth will be described using a variety of taxa with an emphasis on the factors controlling developmental processes.

Research Methods for Life Scientists 2

This module aims to introduce the principles of experimental design and various methods of collection of quantitative and qualitative data. It describes statistical significance tests for comparing data and aims to enable students to practise where and how to use each statistical test.

The module will give students the opportunity to critically assess published work with regard to design of experiment and analysis of data. It will aim to provide students with skills required to design and analyse a research project generally, and specifically that undertaken in year three of their course.

Level 3

Animal Cognition (Option)

This module will cover the study of animal cognition from an evolutionary and functional perspective.

It explores the scientific assessment of animal cognition in a range of taxonomic classes. This module considers the importance of experimental design in the study of animal cognition.

Animal Population Genetics (Option)

This module examines the application of molecular techniques to study ecology, evolution and conservation of animal populations and species. It aims to provide the theoretical background for understanding evolutionary and population genetics. Case studies will be used to illustrate how the theory and molecular techniques are applied to inform behavioural, ecological and conservation questions, particularly relating to management of rare and threatened species of animals.

Behavioural Ecology (Option)

This module examines behaviour from an evolutionary perspective.

The module will focus on key topics including: Optimality Theory, Sexual Selection, Communication & Sensory Ecology, Altruism & Cooperation, Arms Races, Fighting & Assessment, Navigation & Migration and Human Behaviour.

Biotechnology (Option)

Biotechnology is the use of biological products, organisms and processes to improve the quality of human life. For example, Biotechnology includes the use of yeast in the production of food (e.g. bread making) and beverages (e.g. alcohol), the development and production of drugs (e.g. antibiotics and insulin) from biological organisms, and the biological clean-up of pollution using microbial life (e.g. waste water treatment and clean-up of marine oil spills).

Biotechnology is a globally important multi-billion pound industry, with applications across medicine, industry and environmental sectors. This module aims to provide students with an introduction to the field of biotechnology, introducing some of the methodological (including molecular biology) approaches that are important in biotechnology and focus on biotechnological products and processes within medicine, industry and the environment (including plant biotechnology).

Cellular Pathology (Option)

The module aims to provide an overview of the role of cellular pathology in the diagnosis and monitoring of malignant and non-malignant diseases. This module intends to discuss the normal and abnormal histology and ultra-structural features of human cells and tissues.

The module aims to enable students to appraise malignant and non-malignant gynaecological cytology, and the role of electron microscope and immunocytochemistry in pathological differential diagnosis.

Current Issues in Life Sciences

This module gives students the opportunity to learn skills to interpret, scrutinise and critique scientific research, through the critical evaluation of published papers and reports, attendance at external research seminars and scientific discussions with world-leading academics and industry professionals.

This module aims to enable students to increase their depth of understanding of the latest research topics and methodologies from across the Life Sciences.

Genetics & Bioethics (Option)

The module aims to provide an overview of the applications of clinical genetics and its ethical and social considerations. This module also intends to discuss genetic counselling, prenatal diagnosis of genetic disease and also carrier detection and pre-symptomatic testing.

The module gives students the opportunity to evaluate the population screening, and community genetics for single gene and chromosome disorders and also the ethical and social considerations of the Human Genome Project and treatment of genetic diseases and gene therapy.

Haematology (Option)

The module provides an overview of the pathogenesis and diagnosis of the various non-malignant and malignant blood diseases. This module intends to discuss haemopoiesis, erythrocyte disorders, acute and chronic leukaemia, myeloproliferative and lymphoproliferative disorders.

Infection Sciences (Option)

This module aims to reinforce the underlying concepts and principles of microbiology developed previously.

Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with diagnostic techniques involved in the field of microbiology, and will be able to apply their developing knowledge and skills to some contemporary issues and concerns in the field of microbiology.

Life Sciences Research Project

In this module, students undertake an independent programme of research under supervision from a member of staff. It provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate original and critical thought, as well as to build practical and project-management skills. A wide range of subject expertise exists within the School, and students are expected to select a project that is relevant to their programme of study. Under the guidance of a supervisor, students will review the literature, identify a hypothesis or hypotheses and design a programme of research to test these. They will be expected to manage the project, which will include obtaining relevant ethical approval and conducting a risk assessment. They will collect and analyse data, recording their activities in a notebook. We currently offer projects in the laboratory or field, projects that involve mathematical modelling, systematic reviews or meta-analysis of pre-collected data. Students may work individually or in groups addressing similar questions, but must write up individually. The findings of the research will be written up in the format of a scientific paper following closely the style of a key journal relevant to their area of study, or as a thesis, and will also be presented orally.

Overseas Field Course (Option)

An overseas field course gives students the opportunity to investigate biological phenomena in the field. See the Features tab for more information on potential costs incurred by these opportunities.

They will be encouraged to view the ecosystem within the wider context of the anthropogenic impacts being imposed on it, and students will be expected to work in groups, guided by staff, to develop and test hypotheses allowing them to understand more about biological processes operating within the study area.

Palaeobiology (Option)

Palaeobiology addresses directly major changes in biological systems through time, and so it will be an important addition to the diversified Lincoln curriculum in Life Sciences, with its emphasis on whole-organism biology and organism-environment interactions. There is enormous popular interest in big evolutionary questions, including in our own evolutionary heritage and position in the Tree of Life. However, there are also many widely held misconceptions, not least that fossil data are somewhat inferior to data from extant organisms. While such views continue to be challenged and corrected, there is still scope for concerted efforts from the biological community at large to appreciate the complexity and implications of evolutionary patterns and processes over long time periods. Understanding the forces that shape global diversity patterns was identified recently in the journal Science as one of the 25 greatest challenges for Science in the 21st Century. The new module will offer students an unprecedented opportunity to gain insights into the reasons why some groups are extremely diverse, whereas others are depauperate. It will shed light upon the role of mass extinctions in shaping diversity, as well as the significance of ecological specialisation and anatomical complexity in determining the likelihood of species’ surviving and thriving. Finally, it will illuminate Life’s complexity at all level of structural and functional organization.

Transfusion & Transplantation (Option)

This module provides an overview of blood donor selection, collection, testing and blood processing and components storage for transfusion and its adverse effects. It will discuss immunohaematology and techniques used for detection and identification of relevant antibodies. This is designed to enable students to appraise acute and delayed adverse transfusion effects as well as the transfusion-transmitted diseases.

Veterinary Parasitology (Option)

The impact of parasites to the health, welfare and productivity of animals remains one of the most important issues in veterinary biology. A detailed understanding of the biology and epidemiology of parasites and the association they have with their hosts is vital in protecting and improving animal’s health and welfare. This module aims to provide a theoretical background for understanding the specialised features that parasites have developed to adapt to their host, the diseases which result and advances in treatment and prevention of infection. Students will also learn analytical laboratory methods for the identification of different types of ecto- and endoparasites. Case studies will be used to illustrate how the current advances in research are applied to inform the epidemiology, control and prevention of parasite mediated disease in animals and monitor emergent diseases globally and within the UK.

†The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Special Features

You will be taught by academics who are considered to be at the forefront of their respective fields. Many publish their findings widely, contribute to policy advisory bodies and regularly communicate science to the general public.

Overseas Field Course (Optional Module)

This optional module in your final year involves an overseas field trip. This will provide the opportunity to do research in a novel environment and to study local plants and animals. Destinations may vary, but in 2016 included the cloud forests of Ecuador, the Atacama Desert in Chile, the Mankwe Wildlife Reserve in South Africa, Peniche in Portugal and the Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland.

Students who opt to undertake a field trip overseas will be expected to cover transport costs (including flight costs). These costs will vary depending on the location of the field trip. Accommodation and meals at the field sites are fully funded by the University.

Students may be required to pay for overnight stays, local travel and food close to the destination if their flights arrive the day before the team are scheduled to meet. Students may bring personal items of clothing and travel equipment, some of which may be specialised for the environment they are travelling to, and recommended medicines and travel toiletries such as anti-malaria medication, vaccinations, insect repellent and sunscreen. These costs will depend on what you choose to bring.

Residential Field Trips

There are two fully-funded residential field trips in the UK, to study animals and plants in the field.

Included in your fees

  • Lab coat and safety glasses
  • All costs associated with any day-trips included in modules
  • Core first year Anatomy & Physiology and Biology e-texts and access to Pearson’s Mastering Biology and Mastering Anatomy & Physiology e-learning resources
  • All materials required for practical and project work.

Placements

All full-time Biology students may take an optional placement year between the second and third year of the programme. These placements are student-led though you will be continuously supported by academic staff throughout.

Placements provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience and a chance to hone your skills in a professional environment.

When you are on an optional placement in the UK, you will be required to cover your own transport and accommodation and meals costs.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Facilities

Throughout your degree, you have access to specialised apparatus with which to conduct practical work. The Science Building and Joseph Banks Laboratories provide specialist teaching suites and laboratories for learning and research. Woodland at our Riseholme Park facility allows you to study ecology in a natural setting.

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.

View our campus pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/ourcampus/] to learn more about our teaching and learning facilities.

Career Opportunities

Biology graduates enter a range of scientific and non science-based professions in roles in agriculture, biotechnology, plant and animal sciences (including research and development, clinical trials, sales and nutrition) and environmental protection. Some choose to continue their studies at postgraduate level. Others use the skills they have developed to go into related science careers in business, journalism, public relations and education.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information. [http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Other Costs

Students who opt to undertake a field trip overseas will be expected to cover transport costs (including flight costs). These costs will vary depending on the location of the field trip. Accommodation and meals at the field sites are fully funded by the University.

Students may be required to pay for overnight stays, local travel and food close to the destination if their flights arrive the day before the team are scheduled to meet. Students may bring personal items of clothing and travel equipment, some of which may be specialised for the environment they are travelling to, and recommended medicines and travel toiletries such as anti-malaria medication, vaccinations, insect repellent and sunscreen. These costs will depend on what you choose to bring.

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Tuition Fees

2017/18 EntryUK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £14,500 per level
Part-time £77.09 per credit point  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2018/19 EntryUK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,600 per level
Part-time £77.09 per credit point  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt


The University undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

In 2017/18, fees for all new and continuing undergraduate UK and EU students will be £9,250.

In 2018/19, fees may increase in line with Government Policy. We will update this information when fees for 2018/19 are finalised.

Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/StudentAdmissionsTermsandConditions]