University Regulations and Schedule of Awards

On this page, you will find electronic copies of the current University Regulations.

The University Regulations are provided in PDF format. Please contact the Governance Team if you have difficulty accessing the documents.

University General Regulations 2023-24

The University General Regulations apply to all students and learners enrolled on University of Lincoln programmes. They contain information about the University’s rules and processes around such matters as Tuition Fees, Academic Offences, Academic Review and Appeals, Exam and Live Assessment Conduct, Mitigating Circumstances, Fitness to Practise, Student Complaints, Student Misconduct and the use of the Library (this is not an exhaustive list).

Undergraduate Regulations 2023-24

The Undergraduate Regulations are regulations for students enrolled on Undergraduate programmes and cover such details as the Awards of the University, Assessment, Boards of Examiners, External Examiners and Publication of Results.

Students enrolled on the Undergraduate programmes listed below must ensure they are familiar with the relevant section of the Variations to Undergraduate Regulations 2023-24. These variations apply to their programme.

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities:

  • BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance, and BA (Hons) Business and Finance.
  • Bachelor of Architecture with Honours, and BA (Hons) Architecture.
  • Alternative Exit Awards for BA (Hons) Business Studies with Professional Practice, BA (Hons) Business and Management with Professional Practice, and BA (Hons) Business and Marketing with Professional Practice.
  • FdSc Engineering Management.
  • LLB (Hons) Law and LLB (Hons) Joint Awards.

College of Health and Science

  • MBio and BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, and BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science with Foundation Year from 2017-18 (applicable to students enrolling on or after 2017-18).
  • MBio and BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (applicable to students enrolled before 2017-18).
  • BSc (Hons)/MComp Computer Science and BSc (Hons)/MComp Games Computing.
  • BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering, BEng (Hons)/MEng Mechanical Engineering Programmes, BEng (Hons)/MEng Electrical Engineering Programmes, BEng (Hons) Mechatronics (including all those listed programmes with Science Foundation Year)
  • BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology, BSc (Hons) Food and Drink Operations and Manufacturing Management, BSc (Hons) Agri-Produce and Supply Chain Management, and BSc (Hons) Operations and Supply Chain Management.
  • FdSc Maritime Studies.
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery – MIDMIDUB.
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Pre-registration – Adult) – NURNURUB and NURNURAU; BSc (Hons) Nursing (Pre-registration – Mental Health) – NURMNHUB and NURMNHAU; BSc (Hons) Nursing (Pre-registration – Child) – NURCLDUB and NURCLDAU.
  • Return to Practice (Nursing) Short Course.
  • FdSc Nursing Associate – NURASOUF and NURASOAF.
  • BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science – NURPARUB.
  • Master of Pharmacy (MPharm).
  • BSc Physics and MPhys (including ‘Mathematics and’ and ‘with Philosophy’ pathways).
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice – NURPCUB.
  • Paediatric Urgent Care – Level 6 – HEA3443.
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Psychology, BSc (Hons Psychology with Mental Health, and BSc (Hons) Psychology with Forensic Psychology.
  • Post Qualifying Professional Practice Programmes.
  • BSc (Hons) Social Work (SOWDAPUB).
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy and Cert HE Sport and Exercise Therapy.

Applicable to both Colleges:

  • Undergraduate Dual Awards and KDU (Penang) University College (Malaysia).
  • Level 5, 6 and 7 Degree Apprenticeships.

Postgraduate Taught Regulations 2023-24

The regulations for students enrolled on Postgraduate Taught programmes cover such details as the Awards of the University, Admissions, Enrolment and Registration, Assessment, Board of Examiners, External Examiners and publication of results.

In addition to the Postgraduate Taught Regulations, students on the programmes listed below should also read the relevant section of the Variations to Postgraduate Taught Regulations 2023-24.

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities:

  • February Start Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) Programmes.
  • Master of Architecture (MArch) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice and Management in Architecture.
  • MSc Governance.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary) and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Primary).
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Policy and Practice in HE.

College of Health and Science:

  • MChem Chemistry.
  • MPharm Pharmacy.
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice and Pathways.
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, Advanced Clinical Practice Apprenticeship, and Postgraduate Certificate in Prescriber Preparation.
  • MSc Clinical Animal Behaviour.
  • PGDip and MSc Counselling.
  • MSc Forensic Psychology.
  • MSc Integrated Professional Practice- ADPRPRMS; INTPRPPD; INTPRPPC.
  • MSc Nursing (Adult, Child or Mental Health) – NURNURMS; NURMNHMS; NURPCLMS.
  • MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) – OCUOCUMS.
  • MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) – PHSPHSMS.
  • MSc Psychological Research Methods/MSc Developmental Psychology.
  • MSc Social Work- SOWSOWMS.
  • MSc Specialist Practice for Frail Older Adults for Health and Social Care (and Best Interests Assessor Module)
  • MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration).
  • MSc Sports Therapy.
  • Paediatric Urgent Care (Level 7 – Short Course – NUR9037M).
  • PGDip High Intensity Psychological Interventions (HIPI).
  • Post Qualifying Professional Practice Programmes.
  • Independent/Supplementary Prescriber Programme PG Credit – PREPREPI (HEA9306); and Postgraduate Certificate in Independent/Supplementary Prescriber Preparation – PREPREPC, NUR9045 and NUR9051.
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Programmes.

Applicable to both Colleges:

  • Postgraduate Taught Programmes Delivered Online by HEP.
  • Level 5, 6, and 7 Degree Apprenticeships.

Postgraduate Research Regulations 2023-24

The regulations for students enrolled on Research Postgraduate programmes (Masters by Research, MPhil or PhD), covering such details as Enrolment, Progression, Supervision, Transfer of Enrolment from MPhil to PhD, Examinations, Examiners and the Thesis. They also provide an overview of each research degree programme type.

In addition to the Postgraduate Research Regulations, students on the DClinPsy programme should also read the relevant section of the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) Joint Regulations 2023-24.

Students who enrolled on the DClinPsy programme prior to 23-24 should read the DClin Psy 2022-23 regulations.

Higher Doctorate Regulations 2023-24

The regulations for the Higher Doctorate Degrees of DD, LLD, DLitt, DMus, DEng and DSc.

Regulations Development

Governance colleagues are able to provide guidance on the application of the Regulations.

The Governance team provide a supportive drafting service for University Regulations and collaborate with staff to navigate the passage of new, and updates to existing, Regulations through the approval stages of the committee process. The University’s Standing Regulations Oversight Group scrutinises and endorses revisions and amendments to existing Regulations, and develops new sets of regulations, as further awards are added to the University’s Schedule.

Schedule of Awards

The Schedule of Awards outlines the list of programmes awarded by the University.

University Degree Outcomes Statement

The most recent version of our Degree Outcomes Statement (2021) can be accessed here:

Archived Regulations

Archived University Regulations are available here.