Education in the UK 

The UK education system is highly respected throughout the world. Teachers are forward-thinking academics who are passionate about their subject areas.

Benefits of Studying in the UK

UK universities rank among the best in the world and a UK degree is highly regarded by international employers and education institutions. Links with global businesses give you the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Gaining your degree from the UK gives you a head start to a successful future with excellent career prospects. Giving you a solid foundation for your future.

Focused Courses

You’ll specialise in your main subject area (major) from the start. Many courses are shorter and more focused than in other countries. This means you can complete your degree more quickly and save money in tuition fees.

A Friendly Place

Local people and university staff are friendly and approachable, so you’ll soon feel at ease. Lincoln was named as the friendliest place in the UK according to the Eden Project’s Big Lunch programme 2016. Students in the UK have a high level of satisfaction, particularly at the University of Lincoln. Alongside your academic studies, there are more than 100 sports and university clubs to get involved with.

Links with Industry

Strong partnerships with national and international businesses help you to make contacts and learn from industry experts. The University of Lincoln was awarded the prestigious Lord Stafford Award in recognition of its partnerships with businesses. Students benefit from a cutting-edge facilities and a high level of investment. The University of Lincoln has an award-winning library and brand new science and engineering facilities.

High Employability

Ideal for ambitious and enterprising students, many UK universities place a strong emphasis on preparing you for a career. At the University of Lincoln, 95% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months after finishing their course (latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey).

UK education system

Teaching and Learning

Teaching in the UK involves a wide variety of methods. Lecturers and tutors are passionate about their subjects, and some courses are taught by visiting speakers from national and global industries, like the BBC, Microsoft and Siemens.

Teaching methods include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • practical work
  • independent study
  • virtual learning
  • fieldwork
  • talks from visiting speakers.


UK degrees are assessed using a variety of methods. The type of assessment depends on your specific degree and university.

Assessment may include:

  • coursework
  • group projects
  • presentations
  • participation in seminars
  • written assignments
  • practical assessments
  • dissertation.

Quality assurance

The quality of teaching and learning in UK universities is monitored by an independent organisation called the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency). The QAA inspects each university to make sure it meets the Government’s high standards.