Right in the heart of one of the world's most beautiful small towns is the University of Lincoln - a British university that is worth noting. The university was established in 1992, has approx. 16,000 students and is located in the town of Lincoln in Lincolnshire. Lincoln's main focus is that students should be able to learn to work with the best in business.

The University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln has several great campuses. In downtown Lincoln is the main area of ​​the Brayford Pool Campus, the historic Cathedral Quarter. Barely four miles north of Lincoln is the beautiful Parkland Campus, and the university also has an area in Holbeach, located in South Lincolnshire. The main area of ​​the university is located right in the heart of the city, with a great view of the water (canal) and you will find absolutely everything you need close by. The university has invested more than £ 180 million in the university campus, which has resulted in them winning several awards for the facilities they offer their students.

The University of Lincoln is divided into five faculties: Art, Architecture and Design, Agriculture, Food and Animal Science, Health and Social Sciences, Business and Law, Media, Humanities & Performances and Science. They offer courses at all levels; bachelor's, master's and Phds.

The Art & Design students got a new building in 2013. The four-storey building has, among other things, a separate gallery stage, classrooms and seminar rooms, open studio rooms for the students, a sculpture terrace and a computer room. The building is designed to give students more access to Lincoln's growing art and culture scene, by allowing them and outside artists to exhibit their work on the school grounds.

At the University of Lincoln, they think it is important that students have the opportunity to try out what they are interested in until they find the field that suits them. They want to help students build on the skills that are already there, so that you are prepared in all possible ways when you go out to work. One of the things Lincoln offers is placements during the degree and they encourage everyone to volunteer in organisations and get a foothold within as early as possible. The latest results show that as many as 93 per cent of those who graduated from the university had either gotten a job or continued into further education within 6 months. Several of their former students have gotten jobs at Canon, CISCO, Disney, M&C Saatchi, NHS, Nokia, RAF, Rolls-Royce, Sony, Spotify, The Guardian, UNICEF and ITV, among others.

The university has its own sports centre where everyone can come to train and become a member of various clubs. Students also get the opportunity to participate in competitions within Inter-University BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport). Otherwise, there are many other activities you can do, including cheerleading, football, surfing, drama, orchestra and many more.

The University of Lincoln is ranked highly in the student satisfaction rankings, and has received the highest degree of award for academic standard and quality in terms of learning opportunities, according to an institutional assessment conducted by the Quality Assurace Agency (QAA). This is a very good confirmation that the University of Lincoln offers world-class facilities, teaching and research.

Specialist areas

The main focus of Lincoln is that students should be able to learn to work with the best in the industry. Therefore, the students are taught by experts in their fields, and they have even created a separate project where the students get to collaborate with those who teach them at a professional level, called Student as Producer.

The Faculty of Art & Design dominates the university, and over the past ten years, Lincoln has invested £ 140 million in the further development of the creative department and the updating of all facilities. The media department is responsible for the largest TV studio in the East Midlands, a brand new dubbing studio, video and audio rooms as well as multimedia studios.

The journalism program at Lincoln is a recognised degree and has a very good reputation. The programme is accredited by both the Broadcast Journalism Training Council and the Periodical Training Council, which says something about how good the course is. The students at the course get the opportunity to both work and make good contacts in the industry and several have, among other things, had the chance to work for the BBC. Lincoln is well known for its innovative courses in the media, both at bachelor's and master's level. All students at the university have access to their unique media centre, which consists of two TV studios, four radio studios, fourteen video editing suites, seven audio editing suites, two digital image suites, two multimedia suites and a brand new 5.1 Sound Dubbing Theatre.

Architecture is also a very popular course at Lincoln. The students are taught by some of the best in the field, and not to mention in the great award-winning building designed by Rick Mather. The programme also has its own magazine that you are welcome to take a look at. The university also has its own RIBA centre on the grounds!

Product design is a very popular and recognised course at Lincoln. From the start, the students get a foothold in the industry, and the university has a good and rare offer where the students get the opportunity to work on projects and actually sell the products they make and make money on them! Design students can expect to get good quality, and not fantastic experiences that are worth their weight in gold for CVs and future jobs.

Student Accommodation

Lincoln offers housing for students on and off campus. The Lincoln Courts consists of 17 buildings that house over 1000 student rooms. You share an apartment with 5-8 students and some rooms are also equipped with a private bathroom. Should you wish to live off campus, Lincoln has a good working relationship with several private landlords.


The University of Lincoln was established as late as 1992, but the school started as early as 1861, then under the name Hull School of Arts. What is now the main area of ​​the university became precisely this in 2002, when the whole university moved from Hull to Lincoln. Due to this development, there are only new buildings on campus, and the oldest building is from 1995. The city of Lincoln boasts a beautiful cathedral and beautiful architecture. The university also has great connections with local companies, which leads to many exciting opportunities when it comes to placements and internships. In addition, they have the city's largest stage, which means that there are always concerts and other things going on, both there and at the Lincoln Performing Arts Center.

The city of Lincoln

Up on a peak between London and York you will find the city of Lincoln. In the past, the city was called Lindum Colonia, and was one of the most important cities in Roman Britain. Lincoln is a historic and safe city, which can offer cultural events and experiences. The city houses one of Europe's finest cathedrals, Lincoln Cathedral, a landmark that can be seen for several kilometers.

Between all the beautiful and historic buildings you will also find the shopping streets Steep Hill and The Bailgate, which are full of famous shops and cafes. The former won the award for "best street" in 2012 by The Academy and Urbanism. The street stretches all the way from the university's main campus up to the cathedral. Several of the scenes in the film The Da Vinci Code were filmed in Lincolnshire, and Lincoln Cathedral is one of the main buildings used.

Lincoln has several markets, and every Christmas they open their renowned Christmas market, which attracts tourists. The city also has a large theatre and cinema for those interested in film in addition to the university's own Lincoln's Performing Arts Center, where both students and performers from outside perform regularly.

For sports enthusiasts, the city has several parks, fitness centres, swimming pools and various events, including the annual "Spring Chicken Run". You can participate in either 2.5 km or 5 km distances and you run of course wearing the colour yellow! It is a popular way to raise money for various charities.

It is easy to get to and from Lincoln by direct train to London, Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds. London Kings Cross is approximately 2 hours away by train.



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Student population: ca. 13 000

Nationalities on campus: ca. 90

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire in the East of England

City population: ca. 100 000

Closest airport: London or East Midlands Airport

Notable alumni: 

  • Dave Terris (Sky News Radio)
  • Skuespiller Chris Rankin (spilte Percy Weasley i Harry Potter)
  • YouTuber TomSka (Thomas Ridgewell)
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