Sibthorp library entrance, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln (Photo: Paul Stainthorp)

It’s been less than two years since Bishop Grosseteste was granted full university status, but Lincoln’s uphill university is already expanding, offering a new range of degree-level courses.

The university has reviewed its portfolio of courses following increased demand by students and businesses, it announced in a statement today.

Sibthorp library entrance, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln (Photo: Paul Stainthorp)
Bishop Grosseteste University has completed a review of its academic portfolio and will be expanding it for the 2015/16 academic year (Photo: Paul Stainthorp)

New undergraduate courses to be launched in September 2015 will include Health and Social Care, Sociology, Psychology, and Counselling. The former teacher training college will also be expanding its Education programme with a single honours Education Studies degree.

A unique Business and Enterprise course will also be created to encourage entrepreneurship, with students working together to start and run new businesses in dedicated business facilities.

Vice Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University, the Reverend Professor Peter Neil, said: “Developing BGU’s academic portfolio through a range of new and exciting courses is a key part of our growth strategy.

“Like all universities we have to respond to what students and employers want, and these new courses will ensure that we can continue to provide students and businesses with the skills that they require to be successful in the future.”

The review will also see undergraduate courses in Music and Visual Arts come to an end, as soon as current students have completed their studies, although postgraduate courses in Music will continue to be offered. The university’s choir, which is open to all BGU students and performs at events nationwide as well as in Lincoln, will continue.