Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has been in the historic heart of Lincoln for over 150 years, a beautifully green and pleasant campus just a few minute’s walk from Lincoln Cathedral, Castle, and the old Roman city.

In recent years the University has grown rapidly expanding and developing its portfolio of courses into more exciting new areas. BGU considers ourselves experts in education and has been teaching it for over 150 years, but its teaching programs now sit alongside an exciting range of other subjects, including drama, psychology, sociology, and sport.

In 2017, Bishop Grosseteste was awarded Gold in the first-ever Teaching Excellence Framework, beating two-thirds of Russell Group universities.


  • 64th in Times Good University Guide 2021

GOLD-Rated TeachingGraduates

BGU teaching has been awarded the highest possible rating in the first-ever Government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment, a rating that was awarded to just the top 26% of universities in the UK. This shows that our students receive the same high standard of education at BGU as they would at other leading universities such as Cambridge and Oxford.

BGU always strived to provide outstanding teaching and learning here at BGU and now we have the award to prove it. This means that incoming students can rest assured that coming to study at BGU will provide them with the education of the highest quality possible.

The judging panel recognized and highlighted BGU’s strengths in all three elements of the TEF – namely teaching quality, the learning environment, and student outcomes. Their written statement praised BGU’s “personalized approach with high-quality support” and commented on the outstanding support that is available at BGU which ensures “that students from all backgrounds achieve excellent outcomes”.

We’re incredibly proud of this recognition of our teaching excellence, and will continue to provide a first-class education to all of our students.

Highly-Employable Graduates

The employability rates of our graduates are consistently high. In 8 of the last 10 years, we’ve been top nationally for employability and further study one year after graduation – no other university in the country can boast that! Of course, we think our students are fantastic from the minute they arrive on campus, but we aim to offer as much support as we can throughout their time here in order to help make them as employable as possible.

BGU courses are tailored to help prepare students for life after graduation. This could be through placements in settings relevant to their field, or through one-to-one support time offered within the university. We also try to keep our class sizes smaller, to allow for a more personalized learning experience.

Also offer students the chance to participate in our Employability Award, which is designed to help them to become fully prepared for the working environment by the time they graduate, gaining valuable experience along the way. They earn points by participating in additional work experience, volunteering, part-time and vacation work, attending relevant employability award workshops and lectures, and taking part in on-campus activities.

Happy Students

At BGU, Students are amongst the happiest in the UK, and they love studying here – proven by the fact that we have consistently high ratings for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. We think there are a number of reasons why our students are so happy. It could be down to the excellent facilities they have right here on campus, the support they receive from before they’ve even started studying here, or the fact that they continue to receive that support up until graduation and beyond!

Right here on campus, we have a wide range of facilities, ranging from our very own cinema, cafes, and a gym through to subject-specific state-of-the-art facilities, such as the brand new Archaeology lab and the Business hub (not to mention our theatre, Human Performance Laboratory and much more besides). Our students enjoy full use of these facilities throughout their studies here with us and we are always looking to improve our campus and what we have to offer.

BGU really cares about our students, so we aim to support them all the way through their studies, from application to graduation. Life after BGU is extremely important and we offer many different methods of support for your future career along the way.

Courses Offered:

  • Archaeology
  • Business
  • Childhood & Youth
  • Children’s Literature
  • Community Care
  • Counseling
  • Drama
  • Early Childhood
  • Education
  • English
  • Health & Social Care
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Primary Education
  • Professional Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Sport
  • Teaching
  • Theology