Flexible Learning Options

Diverse Study Options to Meet Your Needs

From short courses and microcredentials, to professional development modules and fully online Master’s degrees, we offer a range of flexible programmes to suit your individual needs. Our suite of programmes uses a variety of delivery methods, including online only, face-to-face, blended, and distance-learning approaches.

Why Study Flexibly? 

Flexible learning is becoming an increasingly popular way for busy professionals to stay ahead in their chosen field. Studying one of our programmes can help boost your career prospects, give you the opportunity to develop new skills, advance your knowledge in a particular field, or allow you to pursue your passion in an area of personal interest.

Our flexible delivery methods allow you to complete our programmes around your own schedule, whether that be through online learning from home, on-campus delivery with multiple start options throughout the year, or on-the-job learning through a work-based programme or apprenticeship.

Short Courses

We have developed a range of short courses covering a variety of subject areas and disciplines, including business, education, health, languages, media, food, and agriculture. A number of our courses are professionally accredited so you can receive a certificate upon successful completion.

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Online Learning

The University of Lincoln provides a range of fully online programmes designed to help fit teaching and learning around your other commitments. These include our flexible, bite-sized courses, known as 'microcredentials', as well as a range of fully online Master's degrees. These programmes can be studied entirely from the comfort of your own home, with support available from our expert staff.


Explore our suite of interesting microcredentials. These short, certification-style courses are designed to give you new skills and insights into specific topics including equality, leadership, marketing, business, and finance.

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Future Learn Courses

At the University of Lincoln, we are collaborating with digital delivery experts, Future Learn, to offer an exciting range of online short courses. Covering a broad range of topics, from creative writing to business leadership, these are courses designed to suit your schedule, your curiosity, and your ambitions. Each course is led by an expert in that field, so you know you are getting the best insights into your chosen area.

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Work-based Learning and Specialist Development

In addition to our regular short course and online programmes, we also offer a range of specialist professional development and training programmes for health and education professionals, business managers, and for former and serving military personnel.

Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships offer students the chance to earn a salary while studying for a Bachelor's or Master's degree without paying tuition fees. They allow you to work as an employee while you study part-time, combining university study with practical on-the-job experience, developing the employment skills needed for a successful career in your chosen field.

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Need Help?

If you're not sure which programme best suits your needs, contact our friendly Enquiries Team at enquiries@lincoln.ac.uk and we'll try to help you find the course that's right for you.