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About Bishop Grosseteste University

Country the United Kingdom
Number of courses 125

Based in the City of Lincoln in the East Midlands, Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) is one of the newest Universities in the UK. Established in 1862 as a Teacher Training College, it has a rich history and heritage and an outstanding reputation for training and developing teachers across all fields of education and was awarded the TEF Gold for its levels of Teaching Excellence. BGU provides postgraduate and undergraduate programmes for over 2,000 students in the following areas; Archaeology, Business, Counselling, Drama, Early Childhood Studies, Education Studies, English Literature, Health and Social Care, Humanities, Primary Education with QTS, Psychology, Sociology, Special Educational Needs and Inclusion, Sport, Theology, and TESOL.  

BGU has a range of first class teaching and study facilities, and an on-site cinema, set in a beautiful and peaceful campus we have everything a student could need to succeed. More importantly, at the heart of all these services, we boast a team of educators and staff dedicated to advancement of our students through academic, professional and emotional support whenever and wherever it might be required.  

Widely recognised for our consistently high employability and student satisfaction rates, we are committed to being a leader in learning, to inspiring excellence, innovation and to enriching the lives of our students, staff and the communities we serve.  

You can find out more about what Bishop Grosseteste University has to offer, and see why students rate us so highly, at one of our open events. More dates and information can be found at or contact the Enquiries Team at to discuss what BGU has in store for you.

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Student reviews of Bishop Grosseteste University

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"I first heard about BGU was when I searched for pictures online and I found this university - the photos are so beautiful. Education has always been what I wanted to do, ever since school. I researched a lot of information about the university, and I found out about BGU’s good reputation in education.

The location is great. I live in Crosstrend house which is really near the town, and I can find the supermarket easily - I was excited to move over from China! The city is really beautiful. Especially up the top of the hill, the Cathedral is beautiful. You only see this kind of place in movies so it’s really good for me to see it in real life.

All the staff and students are very nice and I love the placements offered through my course. I really enjoy getting to go into schools - it’s giving me a lot of useful experience. The students on my course are really nice - I can always ask them for help which is great as everything is still new for me! The atmosphere on campus is great, everyone is so friendly.

If you want to study Education then this university is the best choice in my opinion!"


Xian, PGCE student

"Lincoln is a nice place for students for two reasons – the environment and the local people. Even though Lincoln is small, it offers everything I need – I like that everything is in walking distance. In addition, the people here are friendly and helpful and they are always willing to talk to me or help me. As an international student here, I have never felt isolated or bored in Lincoln.

I would definitely say that the staff make BGU different. Honestly, all the staff at BGU are amazing! They are not only professional but also very helpful and kind. The staff here are willing to do their best to help me. I remember once a teacher asked me the difference between BGU and the other university I went to in the past – I said ‘BGU is like a loving family’. As an international student, I could not ask for a better studying experience abroad. I am grateful studying at BGU, and the great memories that I have here will last for a lifetime."


Moses Gunda Aza – MA in Education (TESOL)

The MA in Education with TESOL course is wonderful. Although I’ve been a language teacher for the past five years it has taught me skills and techniques I never even knew existed until now.

I had a strong knowledge of linguistics but lacked the sufficient teaching skills to apply it to classrooms so when I was looking at options for where to study, the course at BGU really stood out. Seeing the course modules on offer and reading about BGU’s teaching background, I knew I belonged here.

When I finish this course I want to go straight back into my role as a language teacher, only this time I want to be as effective and efficient as the course has taught me to be. The course has given me the knowledge and skills to really teach others and taken my abilities to a whole new level. Without exaggerating, I have accomplished much more at BGU than I ever could have expected.

Before I arrived on Campus I had never actually been to England but BGU has been a home away from home and even though I’ve now been able to visit more places across the UK none have offered the same atmosphere as BGU.

Acclimatising to life at BGU was really easy thanks to the overwhelming support I received from the university both in and outside of my classrooms. Course mates, faculty, the Library, CELT wherever I’ve been everyone has been wonderful. Everyone wants to be your friend at BGU and most of the time help is on offer before you have to ask for it. Several times now I’ve had people go out of their way to help me find my classrooms, even walking with me to them when they were heading in completely the opposite direction. It really surprised me how people from so many different backgrounds have come together at BGU to create a harmonious society, the community here is amazing.

I would say to anyone thinking of coming to BGU that if they are looking for quality and a community that recognises all its members as equal and provides the best facilities and teaching for its students then this is the place for them. Nowhere else.

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Courses at Bishop Grosseteste University

There are 125 courses listed from Bishop Grosseteste University. These are displayed below in alphabetical order: