University of Lincoln


Quick Facts

Historic and picturesque, Lincoln is one of the world’s great small cities, renowned for its striking mix of old and new. Lincoln Cathedral, which dominates the city at the top of Steep Hill, is recognised as one of the finest medieval landmarks in Europe. Together with Lincoln Castle and the cobbled Bailgate, it is a reminder of the city’s long history.

The University of Lincoln is situated in the heart of the city, overlooking the Brayford waterfront. There are plenty of bars and restaurants at the marina, and a cinema, while the city centre and uphill areas offer a more diverse cultural scene. Lincoln is one of the safest and friendliest cities in the UK with its main attractions within a short walk of the city centre. The combination of a vibrant atmosphere and warm community feel makes it a great place to be a student.

Lincoln and Canada
The University of Lincoln welcomes students from Canada and around the world, and we are delighted that you are considering studying with us.

As one of the UK’s leading new universities, the University of Lincoln is proud of the quality of education it offers. We understand that a qualification from a British university is recognized internationally, and we endeavour to deliver high quality teaching and facilities to all our students.

Degree programmes at the University of Lincoln are specially designed to suit the needs of both students and future employers, while purpose-built, modern buildings and resources aid students throughout their studies.

Colleges and Schools
Teaching departments of the University have been divided into three Colleges of study: College of Social Science; College of Arts; and College of Science.

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The University of Lincoln offers a wide range of International Scholarships. Click here to learn more.

Over 12,000 students and 1,500 staff.

At Lincoln students can choose from a wide range of University and private accommodation options, which are all on, or a short walk from, the city-centre campus. Standard on-campus accommodation costs around £4,285.44 for 40 weeks. This is paid in 3 instalments of £1,428.48.

The library is located in the award-winning Great Central Warehouse building. The Engine Shed (student union) is the region’s largest live music venue. The UK’s first purpose-built engineering school for more than 20 years is located on the main campus.

Enterprise@Lincoln is a hub for enterprise and employer-engagement activity and the university boasts a £3.5m performing arts centre. The Riseholme campus facilities are so good they featured in the 2012 pre-Olympics training camp guide. The media building is fully equipped with industry-standard broadcast television, radio and sound equipment.

Lincoln railway station is five minutes’ walk away and has train services to London (two to three hours) and other major cities. The A1 is approximately 20 minutes away and the A46 links Lincoln to Nottingham (45 minutes) and Leicester (one hour).

Living in Lincoln
Lincoln has a colourful past that is preserved in a fascinating variety of historic buildings, particularly in the ancient medieval core. The history of Lincoln begins at Brayford Pool, a natural harbour on the River Witham. There was an Iron-Age settlement here as early as 100BC, known as “Lindun”, or “The place by the pool”.

When the Romans invaded England they recognized the strategic importance of the place and established a garrison. They renamed the city “Lindum”, and later “Lindum Colonia”, from which derives our modern name of “Lincoln”.
Lincoln was a “colonia”, or major town, and around 300AD it became the capitol of the Roman province covering eastern England. When the Romans departed Lincoln was absorbed by the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Lindsey, and still later the Danes established the city as one of the 5 chief “burghs” of the Danelaw.

The Normans also acknowledged Lincoln’s natural strategic position, and just 2 years after the Conquest, William the Conqueror began the building of Lincoln Castle atop the steep hill that is the core of the city. In 1072 the church followed suit and the magnificent structure of Lincoln Cathedral was begun. The cathedral is the 3rd largest in Britain, with a vast nave supported by columns of limestone and marble. The stained glass windows set off a wonderful vaulted roof, and the interior is enhanced with intricate carvings in stone and wood. Look for the notorious “Lincoln Imp” carving in the Angel Choir – a stonemason’s joke that has become the official city emblem.

Lincoln Cathedral boasts an impressive central tower, the tallest in the country after Salisbury at 81 metres (approximately 250 feet). But this lofty finger of stone pales before the memory of the original tower, which rose twice as high before toppling in a storm in 1547. Nestled beside the Cathedral are the ruins of the Bishop’s Old Palace, reminders of a time when the Bishops of Lincoln were among the most powerful figures in the land. Former Bishops of Lincoln include Hugh of Avalon, later St. Hugh, whose tomb is in the cathedral, and Thomas Wolsey, who was Bishop here in 1514 before going on to become a cardinal and advisor to Henry VIII.