Undergraduate Top up Programmes

Make Your Qualification Worth More with a Top-up Degree

If you have successfully completed a Foundation degree or Higher National Diploma (HND), a Top-up degree can be an excellent way to boost your existing qualifications and open up new career possibilities. These programmes typically take just one year to complete, but as a top-up student you have the opportunity to graduate with a prestigious, full honours degree from the University of Lincoln. You can also benefit from the services and support open to you as a University of Lincoln student.

Although a HND or a Foundation degree is an excellent qualification in itself, depending on your career ambitions, you may decide that it’s worth studying a little longer for a BA/BSc degree in order to open up further possibilities now or in the future.

Great Reasons to Study with the University of Lincoln

There are many great reasons why our students and staff are proud of the University of Lincoln, including our award-winning teaching, excellent graduate prospects, world-class research, and close links with industry. Situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic city, the University of Lincoln is ranked 17th overall in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2020.

Whether you are thinking about coming to study or undertake research with us, you can be confident that you are joining a University that places the quality of the student experience at the heart of everything it does.

Employers are increasingly looking for individuals who can make a difference in today’s global workplace. With our expert staff, modern facilities, close links with business, and world-leading research we aim to provide the tools you need to achieve your career aspirations.

96 per cent of our most recent graduates were in employment or further study within six months of finishing their course, with more than 80 per cent working in graduate-level roles, according to the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey.

Award-winning Teaching

The Univesity has a reputation for innovative teaching and were awarded Gold, the highest standard possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017, an independent assessment of teaching quality in UK higher education. 

The University of Lincoln was judged by the TEF panel as delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning, and outcomes for its students. This award reflects our exciting teaching methods, great support for students, and excellent employment outcomes.


Why ‘Top-up’ at Lincoln?

As well as the opportunity to graduate with a degree from a TEF Gold standard University, you can enjoy the experience and benefits of being a University of Lincoln student. You will have the opportunity to access our specialist facilities, including the Great Central Warehouse Library, online resources, Sports Centre and Careers Service.

How You Study as an Undergraduate

Whichever course you study, at Lincoln you can benefit from specialist technology and a variety of innovative teaching methods, such as lectures from leading academics with international reputations in their field, seminar discussions with your peers, one-to-one time with your tutor, opportunities to work with academics on real research projects, hands-on practical workshops, and extracurricular skills development programmes. 

Work-focused | Flexible | Globally Accessible

For experienced professionals who need to upgrade their operational skills and gain a degree in management, our online 'top-up' programmes are designed to interface with your role, enhance work-based projects and can be completed from anywhere in the world within 18-24 months.

We have been providing distance learning degrees for a number of years and have an experienced team that can support you from the point of application to the completion of your degree. This is a great opportunity to gain a University education whilst having the flexibility to work.

Programmes offered

Business Management - BA (Hons)

The BA (Hons) Business Management programme offers students the opportunity to advance their career through engaging in personal and professional development, with the aim of increasing management competence and enhancing overall employability.

Engineering Management - BSc (Hons)

Our BSc (Hons) Engineering Management degree is a work-based distance learning programme which offers you the opportunity to gain a recognised university qualification whilst remaining in employment.

Human Resource Management - BSc (Hons)

Our BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management is designed to provide a distinct academic and practical route into the specialist area of human resource management.

Logistics Management - BSc (Hons)

The BSc (Hons) Logistics Management programme has been designed to develop students' capacity to successfully manage people, operations and systems within a logistics environment.

Logistics Management - FdSc

The FdSc Logistics Management is a final year foundation degree course providing civilian logistics specialists with the opportunity to enhance managerial and academic skills within their particular area of operational expertise.

Local Support with MDCI

Contact Management Development Centre International (MDCI) to discuss your academic requirements and help you to get on the correct pathway with the University of Lincoln.