University of Lincoln


The MSc Governance programme at the University of Lincoln is structured with a focus on practical application in the business environment and aims to provide students with a strong subject knowledge and the latest thinking in the world of governance, leadership, accountability, sustainability reporting, business ethics, organisational and board effectiveness, finance, law and strategic thinking.

The course also provides the opportunity to increase awareness of governance of information, information technology, risk management and the impact of cyber security, themes which are increasingly important in the business world.

The programme comprises seven core modules and a choice of optional modules. The way students will be assessed will vary for each module and may include assignments, presentations, case-study reports and examinations. Students may have the opportunity to undertake a client-based project as an alternative to the traditional dissertation.

Study for this course is offered both part time and full time at the Brayford campus.


Entrants must have a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent, and at least a grade C in GCSE Mathematics, or its equivalent. International students must have English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with a minimum score of 6.0 in all individual components, or an equivalent qualification. The University of Lincoln offers international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for a postgraduate degree course the option of completing a specialist Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills (PEASS) course at the University’s English Language Centre.

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You need to apply to join this programme with the university, and you should contact them to discuss your application. If your application is successful, you will become a student of the university. You will also need to register with us as an ICSA student – we suggest you register in the first term / semester of your studies.

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