University Regulations

The Secretariat provides a drafting service for all 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 Head of Governance also chairs the University’s Standing Regulations Oversight Group which 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 also publishes regulations on the Portal and University website and disseminates them across the institution and maintains an archive of previous regulations.

The Secretariat is able to provide guidance on the regulations and produces a guidance manual to the University Regulations.

On this page you will find electronic copies of the extant University Regulations.  Copies are provided in PDF format and please contact a member of Secretariat if you have difficulty accessing the documents or if you require a Word version.


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.

University General Regulations 2018-19

University General Regulations 2017-18


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.

Undergraduate Regulations 2018-19

Undergraduate Regulations 2017-18

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

BA (Hons) Accountancy & Finance and BA (Hons) Business & Finance; BSc (Hons) Acupuncture; Bachelor of Architecture with Honours and BA (Hons) Architecture; BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science and Masters of Bioscience; BSc (Hons)/MComp Computer Science awards; FdSc Engineering Management; BSc (Hons) Food related programmes based at NCFM; BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine; BA (Hons) Journalism; LLB (Hons) and related joint honours awards; BSc (Hons) Nursing (including Adult and Mental Health pathways) and DipHE Nursing Associate; Master of Pharmacy (MPharm); Post Qualifying Practice Programmes; BSc (Hons) Professional Practice; BSc (Hons) Social Work; and dual award arrangements for programmes delivered in association with KDU, Penang, Malaysia.

Variations to Undergraduate Regulations for 2018-2019 (October 2018)

Graduate Diploma Variation 2017-18


Postgraduate – Taught Regulations (including Regulations for Erasmus Mundus Masters programmes)

The regulations for students enrolled on Taught Postgraduate programmes cover such details as: the Awards of the University, Admissions, Enrolment and Registration, Assessment, Board of Examiners, External Examiners and publication of results.

Taught Postgraduate Regulations 2018-19

Taught Postgraduate Regulations 2017-18

Variations to Taught Postgraduate Regulations 2018-2019 (July 18)

In addition to the Taught Postgraduate Regulations, students on the following programmes should also read the relevant section of these approved Variations:

Master of Architecture (MArch) and PG Diploma in Professional Practice and Management in Architecture; MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Social Work; MSc Advanced Clinical Practice; MSc Clinical Animal Behaviour; Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Higher Education Teaching; Postgraduate Certificates in Education (Primary) and (Secondary); PGCert in Non-Medical Prescribing; Post Qualifying Professional Practice programmes; MSc Social Work; MSc Specialist Practice Frail Older Adults for Health & Social Care (including Best Interests Assessor short course); and MSc Sports Therapy.

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

Erasmus Mundus Master’s Regulations 2018-19

Erasmus Mundus Master’s Regulations 2017-18


Postgraduate – Research Degrees Regulations 

The regulations for students enrolled on Research Postgraduate programmes (Masters by Research, MPhil or PhD) provides an overview of each programme type: MA/MSc by Research, MPhil and PhD, PhD by Published Work,  Professional Doctorate, Doctor of Education and MA/MSc by Practice-Based Research, MPhil by Practice, PhD by Practice.

The Regulations also cover such details as: Enrolment, Progression, Supervision, Transfer of Enrolment from MPhil to PhD, Examinations, Examiners and the Thesis.

Research Degrees Regulations 2018-19

Research Degrees Regulations 2017-18

Higher Doctorate Regulations 2018-19

Higher Doctorate Regulations 2017-18

Doctorate of Clinical Psychology Joint Regulations 2018-19

Doctorate of Clinical Psychology Joint Regulations 2017-18


University Regulations Leaflet for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

The leaflet below summarises the key elements contained in the University Regulations:

Summary Regulations Leaflet for Students 2018-19


Summary of Changes to the University Regulations

The leaflets below detail the main changes made to the suite of University Regulations for the following years:

Summary of Changes to University Regulations 2018-19

Summary of Changes to University Regulations 2017-18

Archived Regulations