At Lincoln we understand that our applicants often have a wide range of qualifications and experience. To help them progress into higher education and achieve their goals, we offer a number of different entry routes to degree level study. Through our Foundation Year programmes and Certificates of Higher Education, we are opening pathways to those who may not meet the standard entry requirements for a degree.
The Arts Foundation Year at Lincoln is the first year of an integrated four-year degree programme which provides an alternative entry route on to a wide range of degree courses within the College of Arts, including Animation and Visual Effects; Architecture; Creative Advertising; Design for Event, Exhibition and Performance; Fashion; Fine Art; Graphic Design; Illustration; Interior Architecture and Design; Photography; and Product Design.
This programme of study adopts a dynamic interdisciplinary approach to learning, where all students follow the same curriculum and studying alongside one another, regardless of their degree specialism. It has been designed to enable students who perhaps need more time to adjust to degree-level study, are not sure which subject they want to pursue, achieved lower than expected grades, or are returning to education.
Our Science Foundation Year aims to prepare students for degree-level study, by equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in science, healthcare, or engineering related subjects. The course is designed to open up an exciting world of opportunities within these disciplines for students who do not meet our standard entry requirements.
The course provides an alternative integrated entry route onto a wide range of degree-level programmes in the College of Science in the areas of Chemistry, Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physics, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. Students study a combination of core and subject specific modules as part of an integrated degree programme. The combination of modules studied is tailored to the needs of the degree programme that students wish to progress onto after successful completion of the foundation year.
As part of the University of Lincoln's commitment to widening participation, our Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) programmes offer an alternative route for applicants who have not quite achieved the requirements for direct entry onto their chosen degree programme.
Applicants successfully admitted onto a CertHE programme follow an identical curriculum to students enrolled in the first year of an undergraduate degree programme and have access to study skills support and a personal tutor.
Our CertHEs can be studied as a stand-alone award, although the majority of students who successfully pass the programme usually progress to a full degree programme.