University Regulations and Schedule of Awards

The Secretariat provides a supportive drafting service for the University’s academic-related regulations and collaborates with staff to navigate the passage of new, and updates to existing, regulations through the various 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.

The Secretariat is able to provide guidance on the application of the regulations.

On this page, you will find electronic copies of the current University Regulations. Copies are provided in PDF format. Please contact the Secretariat if you have difficulty accessing the documents.

University General Regulations

The University General Regulations are for all students currently enrolled on University of Lincoln programmes. They contain information on such matters as Academic Offences, Academic Review and Appeals, Fitness to Practise, Complaints, Student Discipline, Academic Fees, and the use of the Library.

Undergraduate Regulations

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

In addition to the Undergraduate Regulations, students on the following programmes should also read the relevant section of the Variations:

  • BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance, and BA (Hons) Business and Finance
  • BSc (Hons) Acupuncture
  • Cert HE Ambulance Clinical Technician Practice
  • Bachelor of Architecture with Honours (and BA (Hons) Architecture)
  • Master of Biosciences (MBio), BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science and BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science with Science Foundation Year (applicable to students enrolling on and after 2017/2018)
  • Master of Biosciences (MBio) and BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science programmes (applicable to students enrolled before 2017/2018)
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies with Professional Practice, BA (Hons) Business and Management with Professional Practice, BA (Hons) Business and Marketing with Professional Practice
  • BSc (Hons)/MComp Computer Science and BSc (Hons)/MComp Games Computing
  • BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering, MEng Electrical Engineering, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering and MEng Mechanical Engineering programmes (including with Science Foundation Year)
  • FdSc Engineering Management
  • In-Year Resits for specific programmes in the School of Health & Social Care: BSc (Hons) Midwifery, BSc (Hons) Nursing with registered nurse (Adult), BSc (Hons) Nursing with registered nurse (Mental Health), BSc (Hons) Nursing (Registered nurse – Adult), BSc (Hons) Nursing (Registered nurse – Mental Health), BSc (Hons) Nursing (Registered nurse – Child), Cert HE Ambulance Clinical Technician Practice, Diploma (HE) Nursing Associate, and BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science
  • BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine
  • 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
  • BA (Hons) Journalism and Cert HE Journalism
  • LLB (Hons) Law and LLB (Hons) Law Joint Awards (including Certificate of HE programmes)
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery
  • Non-Medical Prescribing Short Course and Graduate Certificate in Independent/ Supplementary Prescriber Prescribing
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (including Adult Nursing and Mental Health Nursing pathways)
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing with Registered Nurse (Adult) and BSc (Hons) Nursing with Registered Nurse (Mental Health) including Return to Practice (Nursing) short course
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Pre-registration – Adult) and the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Pre-registration – Mental Health) and the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Pre-registration – Child)
  • Diploma of HE Nursing Associate Programme
  • FdSc Nursing Associate
  • BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science
  • Master of Pharmacy
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Practice
  • BSc Professional Practice (Module NUR9037M: Paediatric Urgent Care)
  • Post Qualifying Professional Practice Programmes
  • BSc (Hons) Social Work
  • BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Therapy and Cert HE Sport and Exercise Therapy
  • University and KDU (Penang) University College, Malaysia

Postgraduate Taught Regulations

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 following programmes should also read the relevant section of these approved Variations:

  • LIBS – February Start Programmes
  • MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Social Work
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Master of Architecture (MArch) and PG Diploma in Professional Practice and Management in Architecture
  • MSc Clinical Animal Behaviour
  • PGDip and MSc Counselling
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Higher Education Teaching
  • Postgraduate Certificates in Education (Primary) and (Secondary)
  • MSc Forensic Psychology
  • MSc Governance
  • PGDip High Intensity Psychological Interventions (HIPI)
  • PGCE in Higher Education Teaching and Learning
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Policy and Practice in HE
  • PGCert and Diploma in Learning and Teaching in HE
  • MSc Management, MSc Management with Human Resources, MSc Management with Project Management, MSc Management with Supply Chain, MSc Management with Marketing and MBA Leadership (Online Programmes)
  • MSc Muscoskeletal and Sports Medicine
  • Non-Medical Prescribing programmes
  • MSc Nursing
  • MSc Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)
  • MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration)
  • Paediatric Urgent Care (Level 7 – Short Course – NUR9037M)
  • Post Qualifying Professional Practice programmes
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Programmes
  • MSc Social Work
  • MSc Specialist Practice Frail Older Adults for Health & Social Care (including Best Interests Assessor short course)
  • MSc Sports Therapy

A special set of Regulations also govern the Erasmus Mundus Master programmes:

Postgraduate Research Degrees Regulations

The regulations are for students enrolled on Research Postgraduate programmes (Masters by Research, MPhil or PhD) and they cover 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.

Temporary Regulations and Variations to Regulations (Covid-19 enforced)

The University put the below Temporary Regulations into place to support its operations and students during the Covid-19 pandemic and were applied during the 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years only.

The Safety Net Mark Regulation remains published but is now applicable to just a small cohort of students. This will largely only be a small number of Integrated Masters students and some students who had interrupted their studies but already held assessment results that would contribute to their final classification which were obtained within years impacted by Covid-19) The Regulation will therefore be applied to these individuals only, where appropriate, at the 2021/22 Examination Boards.

Where students are enrolled on programmes that have a programme start date which is not in line with the start of the ‘normal’ academic year (i.e. Postgraduate Taught students who commenced studies in February 2021) then it is considered that the Covid-19 Regulatory Provision which applied to all students for the 2020/21 academic year will apply to those students until 51 weeks after the point of enrolment (in the example above, the Regulatory provision will apply to these students until February 2022).

Schedule of Awards

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

Archived University Regulations are available here.