What You Need to Know

Making an Informed Decision

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need.

Modules and Areas of Research

The modules which are currently being delivered for each taught course are listed in full on our website. In addition to the core modules all students on the course must study, there may be a range of optional modules which enable you to tailor your degree to your interests. Optional modules run dependent on demand and the availability of staff and facilities to teach them. The options for areas of research for research programmes are also listed on our individual course pages, detailing the studies and partnerships in which our academics are currently involved.


We want to ensure that the programmes we offer are relevant and reflect changes in subject areas and developments in industry. To do this, we may introduce new courses or update existing ones. The process of approving the new or updated content is known as ‘validation’ or ‘revalidation’. You may see “Subject to Validation” or "Subject to Revalidation" on some course pages on our website. Please see the individual course pages to find out the current validation status of a course.


During your studies you may be taught by a range of academics, including lecturers, demonstrators, technicians, senior lecturers, professors, practitioners, and visiting experts. You may also be supported in your learning by other students. You can find out more about the staff involved in teaching on our staff webpages or at one of our Postgraduate Open Days.

Contact Hours

Owing to the nature of postgraduate programmes, a significant proportion of your time will be spent in independent study and research. Research students will have meetings with their academic supervisors, however, the regularity of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and the stage of the programme.

For taught programmes, weekly contact hours may vary depending on the individual module options chosen and the stage of study. Students will be expected to regularly attend on-campus teaching activities such as lectures and seminars, often taking place across the entire week. This is in addition to independent study at the library and group activties utilising the University's wide range of teaching spaces for collaboration and group work.

Methods of Assessment

The way you will be assessed on your course will vary depending on the subject and the type of postgraduate programme you select. A taught programme could include a written dissertation, exams, presentations, and projects. A research programme could include a thesis, oral examination, and presentation to a group of research academics. You may be expected to demonstrate how your research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding. Please see the individual course pages to find out more.

Awarding Body

All degrees are awarded by the University of Lincoln, which is regulated by the Office for Students.

Research Fees

The University of Lincoln sets its fees in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) research fee support level. A full breakdown of research fees can be found on the individual course pages of this website.

Research Support Fees

Research students may be required to pay Research Support Fees (commonly known as ‘Bench Fees’) in addition to the standard tuition fee published by the University. This covers a wide variety of items or activities which are essential to carry out the research, including project costs, the cost of specialist resources, equipment or materials, travel and conference attendance, books and laptops, as well as access to any specialist collections that may be required to support research projects. These will be informed by the research proposal submitted and will be calculated on an individual basis.

Research Support Fees normally apply to science-based courses. However, please get in touch with the department you are applying to if you wish to discuss this prior to application. Any additional fees will be outlined in your offer letter, prior to accepting your place.

Additional Costs

In addition to the Research Support Fee, there may be additional costs such as materials for arts-based courses or field trips. If a work placement or trip forms part of your study, you will be required to fund any associated transport or travel costs.

Contact Us

If you have an questions about your postgraduate course or studying at Lincoln, please contact our Postgraduate team.


T: +44 (0)1522 886644 

E: pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk