Brayford Pool, the site of the University of Lincoln's main campus, has always been an important spot in the city.

As far back as the Iron Age, the Celts are thought to have named the town 'Lindon', meaning 'the pool', as it was the source of all water, trade and transport in the area.

The Romans, too, chose the city because of its inland marina, building their fortress high up on the hill to protect the pool.

Lincoln became one of the most important Roman, and then Viking, settlements in the country. When the Cathedral was first built in the 11th century, it overtook the Great Pyramids to become the tallest man-made structure in the world.

World-class teaching and research

The University has established an international reputation for the quality of teaching and research, with academics and students working together on major projects across areas as varied as cancer treatment, water conservation and low-carbon technology. The University of Lincoln has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for its approach to enhancing students' learning opportunities. Lincoln is also a top ten institution for teaching quality, according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

High student satisfaction

The University of Lincoln has some of the most satisfied students in the UK. Lincoln is 11th in the UK for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016. In addition, Lincoln has been ranked number one in a range of NSS subject areas including Zoology, Transport and Travel, Design, Biochemistry, and Animal Science. The University is also a top ten institution for student experience, according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

There are three different colleges of study:

  • College of Arts: School of Architecture & Design, School of English & Journalism, Lincoln School of Film & Media, School of Fine & Performing Arts, School of History & Heritage

  • College of Science: School of Chemistry, School of Computer Science, School of Engineering, School of Life Sciences, Department of Agriculture, School of Mathematics and Physics, School of Pharmacy, National Centre for Food Manufacturing

  • College of Social Science: Lincoln Business School, School of Education, School of Health and Social Care, Centre for Professional Development, Lincoln Law School, School of Psychology, School of Social & Political Sciences, School of Sport and Exercise Science.

Why choose Lincoln?

  • Satisfied students – The University of Lincoln has some of the most satisfied students in the UK. 

  • Convenient workspaces – Everything at reach in the city centre.

  • Engineering Hub – The first purpose-built school of Engineering to be created in the UK for more than 20 years. Equipment throughout the Hub guarantees that, as one of their students, you will be working with cutting edge technology as well as learning fundamental skills and knowledge that will underpin your Engineering career.

  • One of the top 10 modern Universities in UK.

  • The University's Forensic Science Laboratories are one of only four Universities that have been accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry and Forensic Science Body.

  • The Psychology Course is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

  • School of Journalism is accredited by the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, which is led by BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky News specialists.