Top-up Degrees

Top-up degrees

Make Your Qualification Worth More with a Top-up Degree

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.

Who Can Do a Top-up Degree?

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. 

Why ‘Top-up’ at Lincoln?

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.

How Do I Apply?

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.

Email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1522 886097.

Ask a Question

If you have a question or would simply like to talk to someone about any aspect of the University of Lincoln, please call us on +44 (0)1522 886644 or fill in the enquiry form and we will get back to you.