International Study Centre

Welcome to the University of Lincoln International Study Centre

Since 2010, Study Group has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with University of Lincoln, which has supported international students from all over the world to prepare for a successful and exciting future. However, our contract with the University of Lincoln, to operate the International Study Centre (ISC) at the University is ending and this means the Centre will close on 31 August 2021.

When is the Lincoln ISC’s last student intake?

The Lincoln ISC’s last student intake is January 2021. Furthermore, the University of Lincoln will no longer be a Study Group centre option for students seeking study abroad opportunities from September 2021 onwards.

How does this impact current students enrolled at the Lincoln ISC?

We would like to take this opportunity to reassure you that this news will have no impact on current students studying at the Lincoln ISC. We will continue to deliver our pathway programmes in the same way, supporting current students to achieve their education goals and progress to the programme of their choice at the University of Lincoln.

Who can current students contact if they have any questions?

If any current students studying at the Lincoln ISC have questions about the impact of this announcement on their current or future assessment opportunities, they can contact the Study Group ISC Deputy Director, Dr Anna Fenge by email: AFenge@studygroup.com

Please note that all the information on this page only applies to current students.

For current students, further information can be found as follows:

Are you a prospective international student looking to study at Lincoln?

If you are a prospective international student and seeking information about the University of Lincoln, please visit the University of Lincoln website.

Our pathway programmes


Note: Our programme section below is only for current students' information.

International Foundation Year

A supportive, one year course preparing you with the skills you need to join the first year of an undergraduate degree with a choice of two routes:

  • Business and Media
  • Engineering and Computing

Structure

The routes are modular in structure. You will study a combination of core and route-specific modules designed to focus on the academic area most relevant to your chosen degree.

Business and Media Modules

Core Modules

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Route-specific Modules for Business students

This module will take you from the fundamental recording of financial transactions to the preparation and analysis of final accounts. It will include individual and group work to reflect the modern business world.

This module introduces basic concepts in law – such as the definition, purposes and liabilities of companies – in a business context, along with fundamental economic concepts – such as markets, monopolies and regulation - in order to provide students with a critical perspective on the relationships between business, law and society. In a world facing many political, economic and environmental challenges, these relationships are ever more contested, and this module introduces ideas and debates of developing relevance.

This foundation-level module offers an introduction to business studies, surveying principal areas of the discipline in order to discuss the nature and purpose of business within the modern economic system, principles of markets and choice, regulation and market failure, and the social functions and responsibilities of businesses. Using examples and case studies it provides a platform for future study of business, finance, accounting, economics and related topics in the field.

Route-specific Modules for Media students

This foundation-level module comprises a broad introduction to film and media studies. Beginning from the fundamental question of what media is, and how we relate to it as both individuals and cultures, ideas of media type, genre and criticism are introduced in order to cultivate a deeper understanding of film and media in preparation for future study.

This foundation-level module offers an introduction to business studies, surveying principal areas of the discipline in order to discuss the nature and purpose of business within the modern economic system, principles of markets and choice, regulation and market failure, and the social functions and responsibilities of businesses. Using examples and case studies it provides a platform for future study of business, finance, accounting, economics and related topics in the field.

By studying news media and its role in society you should develop an understanding of key media concepts relating to representations, institutions, audience, and values and ideology.

Route-specific Modules for Social Science students

This module introduces the idea of social sciences by looking at the way academic disciplines seek to explore and understand the complexities of human self-organisation. By considering multiple dimensions of social stratification – including class, gender, family, ethnicity and religion – and founding figures within the social sciences, students are equipped with the tools and concepts required for in-depth future study.

This module introduces basic concepts in law – such as the definition, purposes and liabilities of companies – in a business context, along with fundamental economic concepts – such as markets, monopolies and regulation - in order to provide students with a critical perspective on the relationships between business, law and society. In a world facing many political, economic and environmental challenges, these relationships are ever more contested, and this module introduces ideas and debates of developing relevance.

This module examines historical developments and current issues within International Relations. It explores key issues including the nation state, order and power, globalisation, and conflict and crisis. The theories and concepts introduced provide an essential toolkit to understand and interpret the modern world.

Engineering and Computing Modules

Core Modules

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

This module establishes the key mathematical concepts and procedures that engineering and computing students will rely upon and develop in detail during their academic careers and beyond. Starting from first principles, ideas such as linear and quadratic equations, trigonometry and complex numbers are introduced in order to provide a pathway to, and grounding for, more advanced study.

Route-specific Modules for Engineering students

This module identifies and explores the core mathematical principles and functions that underpin engineering, using practical examples to prepare students for more detailed study in specific areas including electronic and control engineering.

Under the broad heading of waves and matter, this module looks to develop your understanding of the main ideas and methods of physics and applying that understanding to solving problems.

Route-specific Modules for Computing students

This module will introduce you to object-oriented programming to facilitate your understanding of aspects such as Object-Oriented Programming Design, concepts of instantiation, inheritance, encapsulation and polymorphism, user interaction with events and parameters, and the application of basic principles of usability and good design for program interfaces.

Living in a world of ‘Big Data’ – from each individual’s smartphone to the global commercial structures of the world wide web – we are invisibly dependent of complex networks of databases and algorithms. This module introduces and explores these structures, developing an understanding of how databases are organised and work, and how programming languages can query and explore them, that future study will build upon and expand in depth.


Assessment

You will be assessed regularly throughout the course, through coursework assignments, exams, presentations, essays and case studies.

Progression to your degree

Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree at the University.

Degree programmes Award Overall grade English grade
Accountancy and Finance BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Advertising and Marketing BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Business and Finance BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Business and Management (with Professional Practice)* BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Business and Marketing (with Professional Practice)* BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Business with English BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Business Studies (with Professional Practice)* BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Criminology BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Criminology and Social Policy BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Events Management BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Film and Television Studies BA (Hons) 40% 50%
History BA (Hons) 40% 50%
International Business Management BA (Hons) 40% 50%
International Relations BA (Hons) 40% 50%
International Relations and Politics BA (Hons) 40% 50%
International Tourism Management BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Law LLB 40% 50%
Law and Criminology LLB 40% 50%
Marketing Management BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Media Production BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Politics BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Politics and Social Policy BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Social Policy BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Sociology BA (Hons) 40% 50%
These degrees and grades are subject to change.
*Availability of Professional Practice element to international students is dependent on visa restrictions. Students who successfully complete their studies with a year of Professional Practise will receive an award title containing (with Professional Practise) after the name of their degree. Those who do not will receive a standard BA (Hons) award.
Degree programmes Award Overall grade English grade
Computer Science BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Electrical Engineering (Control Systems) BEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Electrical Engineering (Control Systems) MEng 40% 50%
Electrical Engineering (Electronics) BEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Electrical Engineering (Electronics) MEng 40% 50%
Electrical Engineering (Power and Energy) BEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Electrical Engineering (Power and Energy) MEng 40% 50%
Games Computing BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Mechanical Engineering BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Mechanical Engineering MEng 40% 50%
Mechanical Engineering (Power and Energy) BEng (Hons) 40% 50%
Mechanical Engineering (Power and Energy) MEng 40% 50%
Mechanical Engineering (Control Systems) MEng 40% 50%
Mechanical Engineering (Control Systems) BEng (Hons) 40% 50%
These degrees and grades are subject to change.

International Year One

An intensive one-year course, preparing you to join the second year of an undergraduate degree with a choice of four routes:

  • Business and Management
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Media Studies

Structure

The routes are modular in structure. You will study a combination of core and subject-specific modules designed to focus on the academic area most relevant to your chosen degree.

Business and Management Modules

Core Modules

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Route-specific Modules

You will build on your basic knowledge of statistics acquired through the study of core mathematics and work on your data presentation skills.

Successful businesses are based on a clear understanding of fundamental economic principles: supply and demand; markets and consumer choices; costs and revenues; profit and loss; and growth and recession. This module introduces and explores these key economic concepts in relation to both microeconomics – the study of individual businesses and economic sectors, and macroeconomics - the analysis of national, regional and ultimately global economic forces and trends.

You will be introduced to the basic principles of financial communications and should develop an understanding of the nature and purpose of financial statements and how they are prepared and analysed.

You will learn about the core principles of management accounting and how these are applied as a basis for decision-making within a business context.

The module aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to develop and present marketing strategies, embracing both traditional media and developing opportunities in digital and social media platforms. It encourages students to think independently and to challenge assumptions made about marketing theory and practice.

An organisation can only be as strong and successful as the people that comprise it, and people - like you - are unique and unpredictable. This module introduces key principles, concepts and processes of organisational and personnel management. It explores how management can help businesses and other organisations to make the most of their partners and employees, and how law and regulation functions in this critical area of business and management.

You will investigate contemporary developments in travel and tourism and examine influences on the industry. You will analyse the changing demand for tourism and the economic, environmental, social and cultural impacts.

*Option if you choose to progress to BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance, or Business and Finance.
** Option if you choose to progress to BA (Hons) International Tourism Management.

Computer Science Modules

Core Modules

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Route-specific Modules

You will learn about the important properties of some data structures and algorithms that are of key importance to modern computer science and IT.

You will study the history, development and evolution of operating systems. This module will also introduce you to computer architecture and theoretical design concepts underpinning all operating systems.

You will gain a thorough overview of the core concepts of computing before covering these topics in greater detail. You will study both hardware and software types and will be introduced to the role of programming.

Mathematics is at the heart of computer science, underpinning the basic structures and functions of programming and software design. Equally, a computing solution is only successful if it solves a problem in a practical and effective way. This module prepares students for further study by establishing the core mathematical techniques used throughout computer science, and exploring how they can be used creatively in order to analyse and address real-world problems.

This module introduces the structure and syntax of C#, the programming language used across industry – and within the University of Lincoln’s renowned Computer Science BSc. The module provides the basis for successful further study, and for subsequent career progression.

You will study the basic concepts underlying computer programming and the techniques for applying these using a contemporary, generic computer language.

Engineering Modules

Core Modules

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Route-specific Modules

This module provides an introduction to electrical and electronic engineering. The principles of circuit theory, analogue and digital circuits will be introduced, as well as practical applications.

This module aims to develop the computing skills required by engineers including an understanding of MATLAB and essential skills in applying MS Excel.

This module explores and develops fundamental design and engineering skills, and also asks students to reflect upon what engineering is, why it matters, and what skills and aptitudes engineers need to develop in order to be successful in a diverse and changing technological world.

The selection of materials and manufacturing methods is an integral part of the design process. In this module, you will study the characteristics and properties of various materials such as metals, ceramics and polymers used by engineers.

This module covers algebra, functions, matrices, sequences and series, scalars and vectors. Aspects of calculus will include derivatives and extreme values of functions for optimising outcomes and integration techniques.

You will study the mechanics of stationary and moving objects, and focus on topics such as turning forces, stress and strain, Newton’s laws, linear and angular motion, rotational dynamics and simple harmonic motion. Heat transfer and fluid pressure will also be covered.

This module covers thermodynamics, the study of energy interactions in physical systems and the conversion between heat and mechanical work. You will also learn about fluid mechanics.

Media Studies Modules

Core Modules

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Route-specific Modules

We live – through text, speech, images and sound – in a world that is conditioned and structured by mass communication and its technologies. This module introduces and explores theories and techniques that can be used to interpret and analyse mass communication in order to understand and – perhaps – challenge meanings and purposes that would otherwise not be examined. Critical readings of media tests and sources are encouraged in order to reconsider the structure and function of media, and the connection between audiences – us – to it.

The global film industry in 2018 was worth $136bn, and continues to grow in an era of instantly available digital content and streaming. This module examines and assesses its artistic development, first in Hollywood and then across the world, from Europe to ‘Bollywood’ and South Asian film cultures. Genre, theory, ideology and criticism are explored in order to develop understanding of how film creates and represents the forms of life that it conveys to audiences across the ages.

You will learn the key theoretical frameworks and critical vocabulary for the study of film and television. You should be able to develop a high level of visual literacy through an in-depth study of the language of films, and a critical understanding of the relationship between film producer, film star and audience.

You will learn about production techniques used in production planning, using camera studio methods. You will have the opportunity to develop practical skills in television production and produce a multi-camera production that demonstrates your knowledge and skills.

You will learn about the basics of narrative theory and storytelling for screen-based media. You will use a theoretical framework to develop your own creative writing and visual style and have the opportunity to produce a short film script and its audio-visual fulfilment.


Assessment

You will be assessed regularly throughout the course, through coursework assignments, exams, presentations, essays and case studies.

Progression to your degree

Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree at the University*.

Degree Award Grade to progress to year one † Grade to progress to year two ‡ English grade
Accountancy and Finance BA (Hons) 40% (Average) 50% 50%
Advertising and Marketing BA (Hons)
Business and Finance BA (Hons)
Business and Management (with Professional Practice)∆ BA (Hons)
Business and Marketing (with Professional Practice)∆ BA (Hons)
Business with English BA (Hons)
Business Studies (with Professional Practice)∆ BA (Hons)
Events Management BA (Hons)
International Business Management BA (Hons)
International Tourism Management BA (Hons)
Marketing Management BA (Hons)

These degrees and grades are subject to change.

† 1st year
- an average mark of at least 40% in academic subject modules studied and
- a module mark of at least 50% in Academic English Skills with a component mark of at least 40% in each of the skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing


‡ 2nd year
- an average mark of at least 50% in academic subject modules studied with a minimum mark of 40% in each of those modules studied and
- a module mark of at least 50% in Academic English Skills with a component mark of at least 40% in each of the skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing and
- a module mark of at least 50% in any other module that is identified as an exceptional requirement in the programme documentation


∆ Availability of Professional Practice element to international students is dependent on visa restrictions. Students who successfully complete their studies with a year of Professional Practise will receive an award title containing (with Professional Practise) after the name of their degree. Those who do not will receive a standard BA (Hons) award.
Degree Award Grade to progress to year one † Grade to progress to year two ‡ English grade
Computer Science BSc (Hons) 40% (Average) 50% 50%

These degrees and grades are subject to change.

† 1st year
- an average mark of at least 40% in academic subject modules studied and
- a module mark of at least 50% in Academic English Skills with a component mark of at least 40% in each of the skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing


‡ 2nd year
- an average mark of at least 50% in academic subject modules studied with a minimum mark of 40% in each of those modules studied and
- a module mark of at least 50% in Academic English Skills with a component mark of at least 40% in each of the skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing and
- a module mark of at least 50% in any other module that is identified as an exceptional requirement in the programme documentation
Degree Award Grade to progress to year one † Grade to progress to year two ‡ English grade
Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) 40% (Average) 50% 50%
Mechanical Engineering MEng (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering (Power and Energy) BEng (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering (Power and Energy) MEng (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering (Control Systems) BEng (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering (Control Systems) MEng (Hons)

These degrees and grades are subject to change.

† 1st year
- an average mark of at least 40% in academic subject modules studied and
- a module mark of at least 50% in Academic English Skills with a component mark of at least 40% in each of the skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing


‡ 2nd year
- an average mark of at least 50% in academic subject modules studied with a minimum mark of 40% in each of those modules studied and
- a module mark of at least 50% in Academic English Skills with a component mark of at least 40% in each of the skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing and
- a module mark of at least 50% in any other module that is identified as an exceptional requirement in the programme documentation
Degree Award Grade to progress to year one † Grade to progress to year two ‡ English grade
Film and Television Studies BA (Hons) 40% (Average) 50% 50%

These degrees and grades are subject to change.

† 1st year
- an average mark of at least 40% in academic subject modules studied and
- a module mark of at least 50% in Academic English Skills with a component mark of at least 40% in each of the skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing


‡ 2nd year
- An average mark of at least 50% in academic subject modules studied with a minimum mark of 40% in each of those modules studied and
- a module mark of at least 50% in Academic English Skills with a component mark of at least 40% in each of the skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing and
- a module mark of at least 50% in any other module that is identified as an exceptional requirement in the programme documentation
*Should you not reach the grades required for progression to year two, there is an option to progress to year one.‬

Note: Our last intake was January 2021. The below information applies to our January 2021 starters only.

What Are You Going to do With This Time?

Make valuable use of the free time that the past few months have opened up.

You may have had to put many things on hold during 2020, your education doesn't have to be one of them. Now is your time to learn, to develop and be ready for the world. By starting your university education now, you can look forward to achieving your graduation dreams and starting an exciting graduate-level job in just a few short years. Whether your goal is to start your own business, research medical developments, work for an NGO or something in between, this is your future.

Choose how you study

We offer a choice of study options so you can feel confident to start your programme, keep your studies on track and achieve your university goals.

Start Virtually From Home

You may be unsure about travelling right now, or prefer to study from the comfort of your home. That's why we are offering two flexible options for virtual learning:

  1. Start your programme from home and join us on campus in the UK when you can
  2. Study your whole programme via virtual, teacher-led learning in a vibrant online international community*

Studying virtually, you can expect:

  • Virtual teacher-led learning
  • Online international community
  • Experienced teachers and support staff
  • One-to-one support at every stage
  • Supportive staff to help you transition to the UK when the time comes

Join Us on Campus

If you join us on campus, you can expect:

  • Experienced teachers and support staff
  • One-to-one support at every stage
  • Additional health and safety measures
  • Blended learning, which is a mixture of face-to-face and virtual teacher-led learning

*We hope you will be able to travel to the UK and study with us on campus. If, however, you are unable to travel for the whole of your pathway programme you can complete your studies from home. The University will recognise virtual-only study and assessment for progression to the 2021/22 academic year due to the exceptional circumstances related to COVID-19 on the condition that you have met the progression requirements.

Please note that this information is subject to change. Government guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is regularly changing and therefore we will continue to review and adapt the measures that we’re putting in place to safeguard our staff and students. Students should continue to check government health and travel advice regularly before making any plans to travel. We will continue to communicate with you in the event of any changes.