Our Military programmes are designed to allow serving members of all 3 services, as well as their MOD civilian colleagues, to achieve academic recognition of their extensive work experience and formal training. Ex-serving members of the 3 Services may also be entitled to enrol through the military programme route provided their enrolment date on the degree is within 6 months of their their last day of service.
An approved learning provider under the Armed Forces Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme, the University of Lincoln has invested more than ten years of research and development to evolve our Military degree programmes.
Recognising the significant operational experience and training of military and civil service personnel, the programmes are open to all suitably qualified and experienced officers, NCOs and in certain circumstances, other ranks.
Typically, students take 18 to 24 months to complete their studies. However, flexibility is a key feature and students may formally interrupt their studies for a period of up to 2 years in light of OOA or other commitments.
Use the links on the left to view our courses, how to apply, the funding options available, and information on our next enrolment dates.
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The University of Lincoln is proud of its close educational association with the nation’s armed forces. This partnership has been highly successful in creating degree-level study opportunities for a great number of military students.
At Lincoln, we are committed to developing this very distinctive aspect of our work as part of our future strategy.
Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor, University of Lincoln (2012)
The Benefits for Students
Flexible - Study whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. Fit the course around your family and work commitments.
Affordable - Use your Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC)
Transferrable - Transfer your Military skills & experience to the civilian marketplace
Supported - Easy access to tutors and one-to-one support for expert guidance throughout your studies
Study Skills - Each degree has an integrated module aimed at equipping students with essential skills for study - ideal if this is your first experience with Higher Education, or if you have been out of education for a while
The Benefits for MoD
Tailored Course - These programmes have been designed with the MoD in mind with programme delivery teams including a number of serving and former MoD staff
Minimal Disruption - Distance learning is conducted almost entirely off campus
Tangible Benefits- Student work has been utilised by the MoD to realise measurable operational improvements, budgetary savings and to drive future policy and strategy
Staff Development - The programmes are designed to equip staff with skills, understanding and knowledge that can be put to immediate use