Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update:
  • The University of Lincoln would like to reassure you that all of our online Masters programmes are continuing as normal and on schedule.
  • The programmes are taught and studied entirely online, which means that they can be studied and completed from home, without any disruption to teaching provision or learning activities.
  • We are committed to ensuring that students are not disadvantaged in their studies by issues caused directly or indirectly by Covid-19 and we will be providing additional support to affected students wherever necessary.
  • Please contact us on +44 (0) 1522 254 022 or [email protected] if you have any questions.

FAQs

Apply by: 26 August 2024 | To start: 09 September 2024

180 credits • 2 years part-time • QS 5-Star UK university

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Our MBA Leadership programme is not currently accredited, however is influenced by the AACSB and has been quality checked and assured.

For the MBA Leadership Programme, you should have or be about to complete: a minimum 2:2 honours degree as well as at least two years of relevant managerial experience. Alternatively, you will need at least three years of relevant managerial experience if you do not hold a recognised degree. Your management experience does not have to include line management, we are looking for candidates who have a position where they may also manage operations and projects or you may be in role such as an accountant, lawyer or consultant or someone running your own business.

The tuition fees for the MBA Leadership programme are:
  • Total – £9,840
  • Per 15-credit module – £820 (£3,280 for the final module)
Fees can be paid in full or on a module by module basis.

Our MSc Management programmes are not currently accredited, however they are influenced by the AACSB and have been quality checked and assured.

For the MSc Management programmes, you should have or be about to complete: a recognised undergraduate with honours or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK Bachelor honours degree qualification. Alternatively, you will need at least two years of relevant work experience if you do not hold a recognised degree.

The tuition fees for an MSc Management programme are:
  • Total – £8,880
  • Per 15-credit module – £740 (£2,960 for the final module)
Fees can be paid in full or on a module by module basis.

Our degree programmes are offered fully online as part-time study only. Most study is undertaken independently on a weekly basis.

Our degree programmes have six start dates each year, so you will be able to get your studies started soon after your application is accepted. See our homepage for our next available start date.

Our programmes are designed to be completed in a minimum of two years and maximum of four.

Our Master degree programmes are 180 credit units.

An exit award provides recognition of completion of a number of credits, if you are unable to complete a full degree. You may be able to exit your programme with a postgraduate certificate after completing 60 credit units, or a postgraduate diploma after 120 units.

This degree will allow you to go onto further study. Please note DBA and PhD entry requirements vary between universities, please check the individual requirements with your chosen university. You can download our postgraduate prospectus which contains more information about further study.

For our programmes, you will complete a final project, which will last 32 weeks.

Your degree certificates and transcripts will not state you have studied online and will look the same as those of students who study on-campus. The mode of delivery will not be mentioned on your transcript.

Our entry requirements vary by degree. Check the full entry requirements for each programme on the programme's page. For the MBA Programme, you should have or be about to complete: a minimum 2:2 honours degree as well as at least two years of relevant managerial experience. Alternatively, you will need at least three years of relevant managerial experience if you do not hold a recognised degree. Your management experience does not have to include line management, we are looking for candidates who have a position where they may also manage operations and projects or you may be in role such as an accountant, lawyer or consultant or someone running your own business. For the MSc Management programmes, you should have or be about to complete: a recognised undergraduate with honours or postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) from an accredited college, institution or university, equivalent to or higher than a UK Bachelor honours degree qualification. Alternatively, you will need at least two years of relevant work experience if you do not hold a recognised degree.

You might need to provide evidence of your English language ability if it is not your first language. We accept the following qualifications:

IELTS (Academic) at 6.0 overall with no individual component below 5.5. Alternative acceptable evidence is listed here.

Alternatively, if you are an international student applying to our programmes and work in an English-speaking company/environment or have previously studied a degree taught in English we may be able to waive the English test requirement.

Yes. If you are applying for entry based on professional experience only, you will need to provide evidence of work experience by submitting your CV. You will need to have two years relevant working experience when applying for an MSc Management or five years of managerial experience for the MBA Leadership.

Yes you can apply for Accreditation of Prior Learning, this will be assessed on an individual basis. Please contact our Enrolment team on [email protected] to discuss this.

Our degree programmes are entirely online – you will not require a visa while you study with us but if you are an overseas national living in the UK you will need to provide evidence of your right to study while living in the UK.

You can apply at online.lincoln.ac.uk

Our degree programmes have six start dates each year with the application deadline for each approximately 2–3 weeks beforehand. See our homepage at online.lincoln.ac.uk for our next application deadline and start dates.

You will need to provide academic transcripts as evidence of your education, as well as proof you meet the English language requirements (where needed). Residency documents may also be applicable. If you are applying through a work experience route on the MSc Management programmes or are applying to the MBA Leadership your CV will be required.

You can submit supporting documents via the application portal.

You will not need to provide a reference for entry to our programmes.

As long as you have provided all the information requested in your application form and supporting documents, you will usually receive a decision on your application within five working days. It can however, take longer for some applicants due to additional checks or if we need further information to make an offer. This is also applicable to applications which are referred to the Programme Leader for a decision.

Yes, we can reset your password. Please give us a call on or 0808 189 2307 or +44 1522 254 022 or email [email protected]

Yes. You can change the programme before it has started if it’s from one MSc Management or MBA programme to another MSc Management or MBA programme prior to starting. If you wish to change between the MBA and MSc Management, you will need to create a new application.

You can accept your offer through the OneUni portal. A link is also included in your offer email inviting you to accept. Please follow the steps. Please give us a call on or 0808 189 2307 or +44 1522 254 022 or email [email protected] if you're having issues and we can accept your offer on your behalf.

Yes. You can defer for a maximum of 12 months after receiving your offer.

Our tuition fees vary by programme and are displayed at the top of each programme page. You can also view the tuition fees here.

You will pay your fees either in full or module by module through our payment portal. The link to the payment portal will be provided during the admission process.

You can pay per module to help break up the cost of your programme.

We accept credit/debit via the payment portal. Students must pay their fees via the payment portal link that will be provided during the admission process.

The programme tuition fees are the same for all students regardless of location. Fees may increase on a yearly basis, however this will not be applicable to students who have paid in full.

We have a 14 day refund window policy commencing from the day of your start date. You are within your bounds to withdraw as long as this is communicated and confirmed to us within the first 14 days of the programme. Please contact the Enrolment or Student Success Team for more information. Enrolments Team: [email protected] or Student Success Team [email protected] or by phone 0808 189 2307 or +44 1522 254 022.

Students based in the UK may be eligible for a postgraduate loan. Visit gov.uk/masters-loan to check your eligibility. Please note you will need to pay for your first module, prior to receiving your first Student Loan payment. Please note student loan payments may not always align with module payment dates and you will need to pay for your module, before enrolling.

You apply through student finance using the Postgraduate Loan Application form which can be found on the gov.uk website.

Yes they can, employers can pay via the payment portal using a company debit or credit card.

Unfortunately, we do not offer scholarships for our online degree programmes. You can search online however, to see if other organisations offer postgraduate scholarships.

Yes. You get a 10% alumni discount on any chosen programme if you have studied previously at the University of Lincoln.

Yes, you can apply for the Disabled Students' Allowance. Please visit gov.uk for more information.

You will be using ‘Canvas’ as your online learning platform and MS Teams. You will need regular, reliable internet access and will use your University of Lincoln student account to access all learning material and the Lincoln Online Library. All students will be given a student MS Office account.

The weekly discussion boards will offer the opportunity to interact with fellow students, as well as any group work activities that may be part of your module. There are also webinars available throughout your programme where you can meet other students for extra curricular and group work opportunities.

We anticipate you studying approximately 18-20 hours a week, 48 weeks a year. This may be more in some weeks and less in others.

You are expected to undertake the set activities for that week on schedule and to ensure this, we embed discussion activities into every week. Some of your weekly activities contribute to your module assessment, so it is important that you contribute from the start to ensure that you maximise your learning potential.

You may find that you have deadlines early in the week, so it is important to log in as soon as you can to find out the module schedule and this may vary between modules.

MBA students have Saturday workshops at weeks 1, 4 and 7 of each module.

There will be two breaks a year. One during the UK summer period which will be a two week break. The other one will be during the UK winter period which will normally be a two week break. Please note these are subject to change.

Each 15-credit module will last for eight weeks, and we recommend 18-20 hours a week of study time on average. Please note that some weeks may require more or less study time. Each module will include independent study, pre-recorded micro-lectures, weekly online discussion boards, and assessed components, as well as other study activities/methods. There will also be some live workshops on modules (the regularity of these will depend on your chosen programme). You will be required to contribute to weekly online discussion boards pre-recorded micro lectures and there may have some live workshops to attend on weekends. For more information, please speak to the Enrolments Team on [email protected]

While module content may vary, our online programmes are designed to be specifically suited to online learning.

There will be asynchronous weekly online discussion boards for you to contribute to, and various online learning methods such as pre-recorded micro-lectures, videos and live virtual workshops for some programmes and modules and all required reading and texts are available digitally via the University's online library.

Students have access to many of the support services available to campus students, such as Careers and student wellbeing support.

Modules are reviewed after every iteration and updated accordingly. Programmes are reviewed annually through Continuous Programme Monitoring and yearly action plans put in place. Students are part of the consultation for major changes.

No. The programmes are delivered 100% online. We don’t require you to come to campus at any point, although, you are more than welcome to.

Also, please note that you will not be assessed through exams, you will be assessed through discussion boards, research based assignments such as essays, portfolios and presentations. You will be invited to attend graduation in Lincoln when you successfully complete your course.

Your attendance and progress on the programme is monitored but regular engagement with your studies is required to ensure you learn effectively. Non submission of assignments may lead to fails. Note that discussion boards are at the heart of each week's activity and you are expected to engage in all weeks.

The principal support from an Online Learning Facilitator, is via weekly discussion boards where you will interact with your peers and tutor. You can also contact them for one to one support when the tutor group support is not sufficient.

Formative assessment is built in to modules where you can receive group and individual feedback.

Tutors are called Online Learning Facilitators, and are there to support your learning and give you feedback on your assignments. You will also have a Supervisor while you are undertaking your final project.

Students with a disability will be signposted to the Student Support Team who will help you complete a Personalised Academic Study Support Plan (PASS Plan), this will provide your teaching team with guidance to provide any additional learning support you may need.

More information on the services offered can be found here or reach out to your SSC (Student Success Coordinator) – [email protected] or by phone 0808 189 2307 or +44 1522 254 022.