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Our Foundation Degrees

The University of Lincoln offers a range of Foundation Degrees which combine academic study with work-based learning.

Foundation Degrees typically focus on a particular industry with the aim of equipping students for a career in that sector. A number of our Foundation Degrees are offered in conjunction with our partner institutions, with the University of Lincoln validating the programmes. Others are based at our National Centre for Food Manufacturing in Holbeach, Lincolnshire.

Students with a Foundation Degree (FdSc or FdA) or Higher National Diploma (HND) qualification might choose to continue with their studies through a Top-up Degree, which enables suitably qualified applicants to join the final year of a full Bachelor's degree programme.

Foundation Degrees are different to the Foundation Year which we offer for a number of degree programmes in arts and science subjects at Lincoln. A Foundation Year can provide an alternative entry route for applicants who otherwise might not meet standard entry requirements for a Bachelor's degree. It represents the first year of a four-year integrated degree programme. Learn more about our Arts Foundation Year and Science Foundation Year on our college pages or course pages.

Foundation Degrees:

Food Science

- FdSc Food and Drink Operations and Manufacturing Management
- FdSc Food Science and Technology

Computer Science

- FdSc Computer Information Systems at North Lindsey College
- HNC Computer Science at Lincoln College
- HND Computer Science at Lincoln College
- HND Computer Science at North Lindsey College

Sport Science

- FdSc Sport Coaching, Education and Development at Lincoln College
- FdSc Sports Therapy, Health and Fitness at Lincoln College


- FdA Leadership and Management at North Lindsey College
- FdA Business and Human Resource Management at North Lindsey College
- HND Business Studies at North Lindsey College

Contact our Partner Colleges

The University of Lincoln validates some Foundation Degree courses offered by our Partner Colleges.  

Please visit our partners’ websites for further information:

Lincoln College

North Lindsey College