Defence and Security

Selborne Programmes

Delivering Innovative Education for the Royal Navy

The University of Lincoln is the academic partner of 'Team Fisher', the name given to the consortium of partners led by Capita Plc which was awarded the 'Selborne' contract to deliver transformational training and education to the Royal Navy in 2021. The project is named after the early 20th century Royal Navy modernisers, Lord Selborne and Admiral Jacky Fisher and our goal, 100 years on, is to deliver high quality, innovative education for Royal Navy personnel in the 21st century.

The University of Lincoln has an excellent track record in high quality teaching, innovation, and research. As well as providing educational advice and innovative thinking to the Royal Navy, we deliver and validate a range of degree-level and non degree-level education for Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel.

Teaching takes place at the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, where the Maritime Studies Centre is located, with a team of academic staff supporting the education of Royal Navy officers embarking on their careers. One of the defining features of our Selborne educational programmes is their multi-disciplinary nature, covering a range of subject areas from engineering science, through maritime and strategic studies, leadership, music, and social work.

Libertas per Sapientiam

Through Wisdom, Liberty

Echoing the University’s mission and vision of civic engagement, we are passionate about the value and importance of education for our armed forces and we are focused on the quality of their educational experience and ensuring that it meets their needs as future leaders in Defence.

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BSc Social Work

We are proud to deliver to selected RNW personnel this full-time, 3-year BSc Social Work Practice, offering a flexible route to qualification as a social worker, delivered via a blended learning method of face-to-face and online teaching.

Maritime Studies Centre, BRNC Dartmouth

The University of Lincoln’s Maritime Studies Centre is an integral part of Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) Dartmouth and is responsible for delivering educational courses and programmes across a range of maritime studies to Royal Navy officers embarking on their professional careers. The Centre is a key element of the University’s contribution to Project Selborne as part of the Team Fisher partnership delivering and modernising education and training for the Royal Navy.

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Teaching taking place at the Maritime Studies Centre

Work-based Distance Learning

Are you looking for work-based distance learning programmes for military personnel? Explore our range of flexible learning degrees designed to work around the demands of military careers.

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