Military Programmes

University of Lincoln

At the University of Lincoln we have a suite of work-based distance learning programmes for full-time serving, reservist and veteran members of the Armed Forces seeking to gain a new qualification, improve their management skills to progress in their existing careers or prepare for the next. We are delighted with our military partnerships and pride ourselves on our supportive approach to holistic development, placing you as the knowledge expert of your role, at the centre of our teaching process. In acknowledging your service to our country, we offer a bursary that provides a significant reduction to the programme fee.

As an approved learning provider under the Armed Forces Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELCS), we also have a number of existing military programmes allowing serving members of all three Services, as well as their MOD civilian colleagues, to achieve academic recognition. Through our continued partnerson Scheme, which we are particularly proud of; especially as the first university to achieve this accolade. This award recognises private and public sector employers that pledge, demonstrate and advocate support for the Defence and Armed Forces community, and meet the objectives of the Armed Forces Covenant. We are proud of to have achieved this accolade and be recognised for our continued commitment to support employees who are serving, veterans or reservists, and their partners and family, as we endeavour to be advocates for Defence People.

For our full range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, head to our Programmes Page.

Work-Based Distance Learning

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. Suitably qualified officers, SNCO, JNCOs and junior ranks are invited to apply.  Applicants need to be in some form of managerial role to support their place on the programme, this does not necessarily mean in charge of manpower, this could also be resource management. In addition, previous serving members of the three services are also entitled to enrol through a tailored military programme route.

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. Our programme suite is designed to fit in around your busy schedule so that you can choose when and where you study and make the most of your down time. As long as you have a reliable internet connection you can study from anywhere in the world. Typically, students take 18 to 24 months to complete their studies and exit with an honours degree, a level five diploma in Leadership and Management and Chartered Manager status from the CMI.  However, flexibility is a key feature built into our programme suite so students are able to formally interrupt their studies, for a period of up to 2 years, in light of OOA or other commitments.

If you want to explore more about the credit you can receive for your military training and experience, our programmes or to simply explore your options please contact our dedicated team.


Military Enquiries

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.