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.


The modules listed on our website course pages may include current modules and modules that are intended to run and are subject to change. 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.

The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and may be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.


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.

Contact Hours and On-campus Attendance

Contact hours vary by course and can take many forms, including lectures, seminars, and workshops. A full-time undergraduate student should expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term-time, supplementing contact hours with independent study. This is an important aspect of university-level education. As a general rule, you will be expected to spend two to three hours working independently for every hour in class.

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 in which you will be assessed will depend on your chosen course. It may include coursework, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work, or presentations. A full breakdown of current assessment methods can be found on the individual course pages of this website. The University of Lincoln’s policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

Additional Costs

Depending on your course, there may be additional costs for purchasing specific clothing, materials, or equipment, undertaking fieldwork or field trips, or gaining experience through work placements. Where trips are part of an assessed core module, the cost of travel and accommodation is usually included in your fee and will be covered by the University. Where these are optional, you will normally be required to pay your own transport, accommodation, and general living costs. This also applies to placements in the UK or overseas, and studying abroad. 

With regards to textbooks, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either physical or virtual versions of core texts that you may be required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

The Turing Scheme

Students who choose the option of studying abroad during their course may be able to take advantage of the Turing Scheme – a UK government programme which provides an opportunity for eligible students to apply for funding to participate in study abroad placements. More information can be found at www.turing-scheme.org.uk.

Location of Study

Programmes are delivered primarily from our Brayford Pool Campus in central Lincoln, with the exception of our food manufacturing courses which are delivered at Holbeach in south Lincolnshire. Some students may also have access to facilities on our Riseholme Campus, a rural site located just a few miles north of Lincoln. Transport will be provided where this is an essential part of the course. For more details, visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/maps.

Prioritising Face-to-Face Teaching

At the University of Lincoln, we strive to ensure our students’ experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have adapted to Government guidance to keep our students, staff, and community safe. All remaining Covid-19 legal restrictions in England were lifted in February 2022 under the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19, and we have embraced a safe return to in-person teaching on campus. Where appropriate, face-to-face teaching is enhanced by the use of digital tools and technology and may be complemented by online opportunities where these support learning outcomes.

We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance make this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.

Contact Us

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


T: +44 (0)1522 886644 

E: enquiries@lincoln.ac.uk