How to Apply

Submitting Your Application

Once you’ve chosen the right programme for you, you can make an application to the University of Lincoln via our website. Simply click the ‘Apply Now’ button on the web page of your chosen course. You'll need to register to create an account so you can save your progress. You do not have to complete your application in one go. If you have already started your application and want to continue or are ready to submit your application, you can access this on the One Uni site. 

Applications for most programmes open one year prior to the start of the course. Places are limited for some courses, so it is best to submit your application as early as possible. This is useful if you are hoping to secure funding or want to apply for accommodation.

Alongside your application, you will need to include a personal statement, one or two references depending on the type of programme, copies of completed qualification certificates and transcripts, and evidence that you meet our English language entry requirements where appropriate.

If you are applying for a research programme, you will need to submit a research proposal which provides an overview of the topic or theme you intend to research. You should first identify a supervisory team or staff member that has expertise in the area you wish to research. You are then encouraged to contact them directly to discuss your proposed project and suitability before you submit your online application.

Important Information

It's important that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision when you are applying for postgraduate study. This includes start dates, contact hours, a list of core and optional modules for taught degrees, areas of study for research programmes, modes of delivery, assessment methods, entry requirements, and details of fees and any additional costs you may incur. Our course pages can provide you with the information you need.

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Entry Requirements

Before you apply to Lincoln, you should check that you meet the necessary entry requirements. These vary so please visit the course pages on our website for programme-specific information or talk to our Postgraduate Team.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry, including honours degrees, postgraduate diplomas, and professional qualifications. We offer the opportunity for advanced entry using credit awarded for previous achievement, both through formal study and knowledge, and through skills acquired through life and work. To discuss Accreditation of Prior Learning, please contact our Admissions Team on +44 (0)1522 886097.

For prospective international students looking to apply for a University of Lincoln postgraduate degree, it is important that you are aware of the academic, language, and visa requirements that you will need to meet. You can find out more on our How to Apply pages.

If you would like to discuss your suitability for any of our programmes, please contact the academic listed on the relevant course page on our website or come to one of our postgraduate events.

Funding and Scholarships

We offer a range of merit-based, subject-specific, and country-focused scholarships for UK and international students, in addition to the Government's postgraduate and doctoral loans. University of Lincoln alumni may be eligible for an Alumni Scholarship, which can reduce fees by up to 15 per cent for home students or £2,000 for international students.

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Supporting You on Your Journey

Our Postgraduate Team can help you with all stages of the application process. Simply call +44 (0)1522 886644 or email International students who require support with their application can contact our dedicated International Office on +44 (0)1522 308108 or by email at