University of Lincoln to transfer six courses

The University of Lincoln plans to transfer six courses from September in order to comply with government requirements to reduce student entry numbers in 2012.

The programmes would be instead taught at Lincoln College with effect from September 2012, while students will still receive a University of Lincoln degree.

The university is still in discussions with Lincoln College, an outstanding (Osfsted) college, over the finer details of the deal.

The six courses affected are: American Studies, Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Sports Business Management, Golf Science & Development and Social Science.

No new students will be taken on these courses from September 2012 via the university.

Existing students at these courses will continue their studies at the university, while this year’s applicants will have several options.

A university spokesperson explained: “We have contacted anyone who applied for places on these courses to let them know their options:

“Either continuing with their application to the programme in anticipation that it will be delivered at Lincoln College;

“Transferring their application to another of our courses; or transferring their application to another institution and course.”

The university said the reduction in student numbers will have to be achieved this way, in spite of demand for its courses being “higher than ever”.

“This decision, in line with the University of Lincoln’s research agenda, will ensure the continued enhancement of teaching and learning at Lincoln,” the statement added.

The reduction in available places for undergraduates from the UK or EU is likely to be of 11% out of an average intake of around 3,000 students per year.

The University of Lincoln has more than 90 undergraduate programmes across three broad areas: arts, science and social science.

In line with most UK universities, the University of Lincoln will charge £9,000 per year in student tuition fees from September.