If you have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND), a Top-up Degree can be an excellent way to boost your existing qualifications and open up new career or educational possibilities. These programmes typically take just one year to complete, but as a top-up student you have the opportunity to graduate with a prestigious, full honours degree from the University of Lincoln. You can also benefit from the services and support open to you as a University of Lincoln student.
Although a HND or a Foundation Degree is an excellent qualification in itself, depending on your career ambitions, you may decide that it’s worth studying a little longer for a BA/BSc degree in order to open up further possibilities now or in the future.
Our Top-up Degrees are designed for people who already hold a Foundation Degree (such as a FdSc or a FdA), or a Higher National Diploma (HND). These may have been attained at the University of Lincoln, another university, or at a further education college. They enable suitably qualified students to join the final year of an undergraduate degree programme directly by taking into account these prior qualifications as equivalent to Years 1 and 2 of a Bachelor's degree.
As well as the opportunity to graduate with a full undergraduate degree from a TEF Gold standard university, you can enjoy the experience and benefits of being a University of Lincoln student. You will have the opportunity to access our specialist facilities, including the Great Central Warehouse Library, online resources, Sports Centre and Careers Service.
For further advice, please send a copy of your transcript of the qualification you are currently studying to our Admissions team, along with information about the course/s you are interested in. A transcript is an official list of the modules you have studied and the marks you have achieved.
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