Military Programmes

Academic Recognition

Our military programmes are designed to allow serving members of all three services, as well as their MOD civilian colleagues, to achieve academic recognition from their extensive work experience and formal training. Ex-serving members of the three services may also be entitled to enrol through the military programme route, provided their enrolment date on the degree is within six months of 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.

Military Enquiries

+44(0)1522 835514

Mary Mobile Military

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

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 and 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 which can help if this is your first experience of Higher Education, or if you have been out of education for a while.

The Benefits For The Ministry of Defence

Tailored Course - these programmes have been designed with the MoD in mind and programme delivery teams include 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.