MA History

MA History

The School’s academics are leading researchers, authors and editors of books, contributors to international research projects and conferences, broadcasters, conservators, and experts in heritage.

The Course

This academically rigorous Master’s programme is designed to give you the opportunity to progress your specialist knowledge of history and the chance to develop the advanced research skills that are transferable to a variety of careers paths, including PhD study.

Teaching is informed by research expertise in the School of History & Heritage and you will be encouraged to engage with our interdisciplinary research community. You have the option to follow three distinct pathways, in the history of gender and sexuality, media history, or contemporary British history, or pursue a general programme of study instead.

You can benefit from the historical resources available in the city of Lincoln, including an extensive archive of materials at the on-campus Media Archive of Central England (MACE) and the International Bomber Command Centre. There is also The Wren Library at Lincoln Cathedral that possesses several thousand early modern books.

You will have the opportunity to undertake an in-depth independent research project and have the chance to produce a detailed dissertation.

The Course

This rigorous Master’s programme is designed to give you the opportunity to develop your specialist knowledge of history alongside advanced research skills that are transferable to a variety of careers paths, including PhD study.

Teaching is informed by research expertise in the School of History and Heritage and you will be encouraged to engage with our interdisciplinary research community. You have the option to follow three distinct pathways, in the history of gender and sexuality, media history, or contemporary British history, or pursue a general programme of study instead.

You can benefit from the historical resources available in the city of Lincoln, including an extensive archive of materials at the on-campus Media Archive of Central England (MACE) and at the International Bomber Command Centre. The Wren Library at Lincoln Cathedral houses several thousand early modern books.

You will have the opportunity to undertake an in-depth independent research project and have the chance to produce a detailed dissertation.

The taught modules are delivered through a series of seminars. When researching and writing your dissertation you can be supported by a series of tutorial meetings with your supervisor.

Students on this course should expect to receive 3-4 hours of contact time per week. Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

Core Modules:

  • Historical Research (12 weeks)
  • Themes in Contemporary British History OR Themes and Issues in Media History OR Themes and Issues in the History of Gender and Sexuality (12 weeks)
  • The Dissertation Map (6 weeks)
  • The Public Historian (6 weeks)


Students can choose one module from the option list. Examples of optional modules:

  • Early Modern Manhood
  • Sex and Science in the Western World, 1800-present
  • The Making of Contemporary Britain: From Sexual Liberation to Deindustrialisation 1970-1990
  • Gender and Material Culture in Modern Britain
  • Photographing Empire
  • Everyday Britain: MACE (The Media Archive For Central England) and the Historian
  • The History of the Book: Media and Print Culture in Early Modern Europe
  • The Study of Political History in Britain
  • Break Ranks! Antimilitarism, Pacifism and Resistance to War
  • The British Image of the United States (1896-Present day)
  • Literature, Politics, and Identity in Interwar Europe
  • Print Culture and the Book in the Nineteenth Century

Break Ranks! Antimilitarism, Pacifism and Resistance to War (Option)
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Break Ranks! Antimilitarism, Pacifism and Resistance to War (Option)

This module aims to examine the history of peace/antiwar movements both nationally and internationally. It explores forms of noncompliance to war regulations among civilians and in the army. Students can study the theoretical underpinnings of this field and apply that knowledge in designing and developing their own research project for the final assessment. Areas covered include theories of pacifism/antimilitarism, war resistance in art and literature, religious opposition to war, women in peace movements and anti-war movements today.

Dissertation (MA History) (Core)
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Dissertation (MA History) (Core)

The dissertation is designed to enable students to conduct a sustained piece of work which draws upon their research and self-organisational skills. The dissertation will require students to explore the problematic nature of primary source materials and they will be expected to analyse the relationship between primary and secondary sources. Engagement with recent scholarship in the field and a synthesis of a substantial amount of secondary literature is expected within the dissertation. Where appropriate, as part of their research, students will need to consider ethical dimensions associated with their area of inquiry.

Early Modern Manhood (Option)
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Early Modern Manhood (Option)

This module introduces key issues and concepts in gender history, with particular reference to early modern masculinity. An introduction to key ideas and scholars is provided, focussing particularly on the ways in which scholars of the history of masculinity use a variety of texts – from journals and letters to visual material and published works – in order to elucidate the ideals and experiences of both early modern men and women.

The module offers students the opportunity to engage in sustained analysis of developments in scholarship relating to masculinity in the period c.1500-1750. This is designed to enable them to demonstrate their understanding and ability to structure their own research, utilising primary and secondary sources, including works from cognate disciplines such as gender theory and other theoretically-informed approaches.

Everyday Britain: MACE (The Media Archive for Central England) and the Historian (Option)
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Everyday Britain: MACE (The Media Archive for Central England) and the Historian (Option)

This archive-based MA module makes use of the considerable resources of the Media Archive for Central England (MACE) as an entrance into the history of the ‘everyday’ in 20th century Britain. Students can familiarise themselves firstly with concepts of the ‘everyday’ within British history and its relationship to a range of identities in the 20th century, secondly with the archival holdings of MACE as a means of exploring these concepts and thirdly, the ‘mediatisation’ of everyday life in the 20th century.

Gender and Material Culture in Modern Britain (Option)
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Gender and Material Culture in Modern Britain (Option)

This module considers the ways in which gender, gendered identities and gendered experiences were constituted, modified and enforced through and by material culture in modern Britain from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century.

It draws on current research which examines a wide range of objects, buildings and materials in order to investigate how changes in global trade and the economic organisation of society intersected with developing ideas of gender and gendered impulses towards self-expression.

The module will take a broadly chronological approach but will also take a thematic approach, examining different categories of object such as fashion and clothing, and domestic objects. Students will also have the chance to gain experience and confidence in using material culture in historical research and will survey the literature on this subject.

Historical Research (Core)
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Historical Research (Core)

This module offers students the opportunity to develop advanced expertise in historical research, such that they are prepared to undertake the MA dissertation but also to pursue doctoral research or other professional research work. The focus is not just on practical skills involving the finding and recording of material, but on refining skills of analysis and approaches to methodology developed at undergraduate level, as well as the critical incorporation of theoretical approaches into research design.

Literature, Politics and Identity in Inter-War Europe (Option)
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Literature, Politics and Identity in Inter-War Europe (Option)

The inter-war period in Europe was an unprecedented time of political and social upheaval. Also unique, was the way in which literature had a key role, not only in documenting this upheaval but as a powerful tool of self expression and self making. Many writers during this period saw their words as an intervention in the fight between right and left, alongside fights for gender equality, and the right to sexual freedom. This module will examine five key battlegrounds of political, social and sexual change: Russia, Ireland, Germany, Spain and Britain, and the ways in which writers engaged with this process. This will allow students to reflect upon the relationship between fact and fiction and the ways in which both history and life stories are shaped to fit particular narratives.

The course enables students to critically engage with literary material including novels, poetry, memoir and diaries, and to use these materials as a historical source. It is designed to allow students to interrogate the nature of writing fictional and non-fictional material, and the ways in which these genres often overlap in the writing of history and the narrating of individual lives.

Photographing Empire (Option)
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Photographing Empire (Option)

This module will examine photographs produced during the era of European imperialism. The development of, and greater accessibility to, photography coincided with the era of high imperialism in the late nineteenth century and this module builds on recent scholarship which places the production and the impact of photographs at the heart of studies of the empire. Students can investigate the many ways in which the photographic image became a technology of power in the imperial project.

Print Culture and the Book in the Nineteenth Century (Option)
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Print Culture and the Book in the Nineteenth Century (Option)

This module is designed to examine the history of the book and print culture over the long nineteenth century, from social, cultural and economic standpoints.

Questions addressed include: How were Victorian texts written, revised, illustrated, published, printed, distributed and sold? How did copyright debates over the century affect literary productions? What was the impact of serialisation and the periodical press on both the publishing industry and the reader or consumer? What place did the book-as-object have within Victorian material culture? How do Victorian texts themselves depict reading, writing and the book? How does reading texts alongside images qualify reading and interpretation?

The module considers a range of printed materials, including but not limited to books, periodicals, newspapers, illustrations and printed ephemera. It provides opportunities to use the extensive and unique resources of the Tennyson Research Centre, conservation labs, and online resources such as Victorian periodical facsimiles. Students are also expected to read a novel in serialised form in a periodical, discussing one or two ‘numbers’ each week, to recapture and explore the experience of reading serially.

Sex and Science in the Western World, 1800 to the present (Option)
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Sex and Science in the Western World, 1800 to the present (Option)

This module explores the medicalisation of sexuality from the nineteenth century to the present. Although what was considered healthy sexual behaviour had long occupied Western medical thought, in the nineteenth century physicians grouped together a series of sexual issues and made them the object of intense specialised analysis unparalleled in previous medical study. Students can explore how medical knowledge has shaped understandings of sex differences, gender, sexual behaviour and sexuality over time, and how, in turn, political and cultural problems have influenced science.

The British Image of the United States (1896-Present day) (Option)
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The British Image of the United States (1896-Present day) (Option)

The Anglo-American relationship has been a central facet of British foreign policy throughout the twentieth century. Its pioneering historian, H.C. Allen, asserted the relationship could only be understood by considering political factors in conjunction with cultural links.

This module examines one aspect of this process through the representation of America and Americans in British novels, films and TV series since the Great Rapprochement of the 1890s. It considers what the British image of the United States was and asks how did it develop over the course of the century? How far do the fictionalised relationships reflect the political relationships of the time in which they were written, and how far do they present an alternative story of Anglo-American relations? How far should we accept Allen’s contention that the cultural dimension of the relationship is critical to understanding its history?

The Dissertation Map: Dissertation Preparation (Core)
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The Dissertation Map: Dissertation Preparation (Core)

This module will focus on developing a dissertation proposal as a type of ‘dissertation map’ that students can refer to as they commence independent research and writing for their MA Dissertation. Students will be introduced to the key aspects of a dissertation proposal (sources, methodology and historiography) and develop their own approaches to these as they relate to their chosen project. The module will finish with a ‘Proposal Roundtable’ where students will present their proposals to fellow students and staff within the School of History and Heritage.

The History of the Book: Media and Print Culture in Early Modern Europe (Option)
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The History of the Book: Media and Print Culture in Early Modern Europe (Option)

This module is designed to help students read critically the history and historiography of the early modern book. The module will cover the principal social, economic, political and literary developments in the evolution of print media and culture, how they interacted during the early modern era, as well as debates over their interpretation. Through close reading of primary sources from the Wren Library and appropriate secondary sources, and class discussion about problems of interpretation, students can come to understand the development and interaction of the history of ideas with the production, circulation and reception of books in early modern society.

The Making of Contemporary Britain: From Sexual Liberation to Deindustrialisation, 1970-1990 (Option)
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The Making of Contemporary Britain: From Sexual Liberation to Deindustrialisation, 1970-1990 (Option)

The 1970s and 1980s in Britain were contradictory decades. They saw the advent of second wave feminism, gay rights, vibrant youth subcultures and the weakening of the class system, alongside a return to the right in politics, institutionalised sexism and homophobia, and the destruction of the traditional working class. This module will examine key issues and events in these decades to understand these contradictions and analyse their lasting impact on contemporary Britain. Students will be able to engage with various themes such as sexuality, gender, class, race and identity, and tailor their assessments to pursue a combination of these areas.

The Public Historian (Core)
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The Public Historian (Core)

History is everywhere in the world around us. You can find it in popular fiction, in heritage sites run by organisations like the National Trust or by local communities, in the educational settings of schools and museums, and in government policy shaped by the past successes and failures of the state.

This module will reflect the current diversity of non-academic forms of history and will aim to further students' understanding of the nature and practice of public history by exploring the aims, techniques and outcomes of different forms of historical practice.

The module encourages students to reflect on the differences between professional and public history in order to enhance their understanding of the purposes of the historical discipline beyond the academy, and to deepen their awareness of how different producers create histories and how audiences interpret these histories. It also encourages students to think practically about how to use such insights in the planning of their own public history resource.

The Study of Political History in Britain (Option)
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The Study of Political History in Britain (Option)

This module provides students with the opportunity to engage critically with the writing of British political history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A variety of different approaches to this subject are in turn analysed and contextualized. Their relationships with other approaches are examined through scrutiny of a series of historiographical debates. In the second half of the module, students can examine a number of modern texts and historical writing dealing with the period 1885-1924, in order to test out how these different approaches have influenced political historians.

Themes and Issues in Media History (Option)
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Themes and Issues in Media History (Option)

This module aims to introduce postgraduate students to recent methodologies, theories and debates in media history. It combines an examination of the development of modern media technologies and institutions (especially the press, photography, cinema, television and radio) with an analysis of new scholarship to highlight past and present approaches to media history, as well as future directions in the field.

Students can explore a range of perspectives on media history, including technological, social, economic and political accounts. They will be asked to engage critically with up-to-date media history research, and to develop their own positions on current historiographical questions.

Themes and Issues in the History of Gender and Sexuality (Option)
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Themes and Issues in the History of Gender and Sexuality (Option)

This course focuses on the history of gender and sexuality and introduces some of the key concepts and thinkers in the field, from feminists to queer theories. It examines some of the historical debates about notions of gender and sexuality, and the complex structures binding them together.

It looks at the intersections of gender and sexuality with class, race, ethnicity and other modes of social belonging, and covers different geographical areas. It also introduces students to the main methodologies with which to approach the historical documents relevant to the history of gender and sexuality, from the early modern period to the present.

This module also aims to widen students’ understanding of the themes and issues in the history of gender and sexuality, provide students with the conceptual and practical skills of an historian of gender and sexuality, and strengthen students’ critical thinking in the field.

Themes in Contemporary British History (Option)
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Themes in Contemporary British History (Option)

This module will explore recent works and debates within contemporary British history, with a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries. Students will examine key animating questions within the field relating to class, race, gender and sexuality, while further exploring recent new directions such as urban history and the ‘emotional turn’ within contemporary British history. The module is organised thematically with an emphasis on recent work in the field.

The module emphasises journals, monographs and online debates as key sites for contesting and contributing to the field of contemporary British history. Students have the opportunity to develop a strong understanding of contemporary British history as it currently stands, as well as the multiple avenues through which it is articulated.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

A variety of forms of assessment are used, including research projects, documentary critiques, essays, presentations, book reviews, portfolios and the 15,000-20,000 word dissertation.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above).

 2018/19 Entry*2019/20 Entry*
Home/EU £7,300 £7,400
Home/EU
(including Alumni Scholarship*** reduction)**
£5,475 £5,920
International £14,000 £14,300
International
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship** £2,000 reduction)
£12,000 £12,300
     
Part-time Home/EU £41 per credit point £41 per credit point
Part-time International £78 per credit point £79 per credit point

* Academic year September- July
** Subject to eligibility
*** 20% reduction for 2019/20 entry/25% reduction for 2018/19 entry.

Loans

A new system of postgraduate loans for Master's courses has been introduced in the UK. Under the new scheme individuals** will be able to borrow up to £10,609 for the purpose of completing an eligible postgraduate Master's qualification.

Scholarships

As a postgraduate student you may be eligible for scholarships in addition to those shown above.

Guidance for Part-time Postgraduate Fees

To complete a standard Master's Taught programme, you must complete 180 credit points.

Full time students will be invoiced for the programme in full upon initial enrolment.

For part-time students, tuition fees are payable each credit point enrolled. To calculate your part-time fees, multiply the part-time fee per credit point by the number of credits you intend to complete within that academic year. This is usually between 60 and 90 credit points per year.

For example, if the fee per credit point for your programme is £38, and you enrol on 60 credits, the tuition fee payable for that academic year will be £2280.

Fees for enrolment on additional modules

Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:

- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum

- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year

- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners

Exceptionally tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].

Other Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on your course. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and your meals may be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional you will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay your own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

2:1 honours degree in History or a related subject.

International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent. http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements

The taught modules are delivered through a series of seminars. When researching and writing your dissertation you can be supported by a series of tutorial meetings with your supervisor.

Students on this course should expect to receive 3-4 hours of contact time per week. Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

Core Modules:

  • Historical Research (12 weeks)
  • Themes in Contemporary British History OR Themes and Issues in Media History OR Themes and Issues in the History of Gender and Sexuality (12 weeks)
  • The Dissertation Map (6 weeks)
  • The Public Historian (6 weeks)


Students can choose one module from the option list. Examples of optional modules:

  • Early Modern Manhood
  • Sex and Science in the Western World, 1800-present
  • The Making of Contemporary Britain: From Sexual Liberation to Deindustrialisation 1970-1990
  • Gender and Material Culture in Modern Britain
  • Photographing Empire
  • Everyday Britain: MACE (The Media Archive For Central England) and the Historian
  • The History of the Book: Media and Print Culture in Early Modern Europe
  • The Study of Political History in Britain
  • Break Ranks! Antimilitarism, Pacifism and Resistance to War
  • The British Image of the United States (1896-Present day)
  • Literature, Politics, and Identity in Interwar Europe
  • Print Culture and the Book in the Nineteenth Century

Break Ranks! Antimilitarism, Pacifism and Resistance to War (Option)
Find out more

Break Ranks! Antimilitarism, Pacifism and Resistance to War (Option)

This module aims to examine the history of peace/antiwar movements both nationally and internationally. It explores forms of noncompliance to war regulations among civilians and in the army. Students can study the theoretical underpinnings of this field and apply that knowledge in designing and developing their own research project for the final assessment. Areas covered include theories of pacifism/antimilitarism, war resistance in art and literature, religious opposition to war, women in peace movements and anti-war movements today.

Dissertation (MA History) (Core)
Find out more

Dissertation (MA History) (Core)

The dissertation is designed to enable students to conduct a sustained piece of work which draws upon their research and self-organisational skills. The dissertation will require students to explore the problematic nature of primary source materials and they will be expected to analyse the relationship between primary and secondary sources. Engagement with recent scholarship in the field and a synthesis of a substantial amount of secondary literature is expected within the dissertation. Where appropriate, as part of their research, students will need to consider ethical dimensions associated with their area of inquiry.

Early Modern Manhood (Option)
Find out more

Early Modern Manhood (Option)

This module introduces key issues and concepts in gender history, with particular reference to early modern masculinity. An introduction to key ideas and scholars is provided, focussing particularly on the ways in which scholars of the history of masculinity use a variety of texts – from journals and letters to visual material and published works – in order to elucidate the ideals and experiences of both early modern men and women.

The module offers students the opportunity to engage in sustained analysis of developments in scholarship relating to masculinity in the period c.1500-1750. This is designed to enable them to demonstrate their understanding and ability to structure their own research, utilising primary and secondary sources, including works from cognate disciplines such as gender theory and other theoretically-informed approaches.

Everyday Britain: MACE (The Media Archive for Central England) and the Historian (Option)
Find out more

Everyday Britain: MACE (The Media Archive for Central England) and the Historian (Option)

This archive-based MA module makes use of the considerable resources of the Media Archive for Central England (MACE) as an entrance into the history of the ‘everyday’ in 20th century Britain. Students can familiarise themselves firstly with concepts of the ‘everyday’ within British history and its relationship to a range of identities in the 20th century, secondly with the archival holdings of MACE as a means of exploring these concepts and thirdly, the ‘mediatisation’ of everyday life in the 20th century.

Gender and Material Culture in Modern Britain (Option)
Find out more

Gender and Material Culture in Modern Britain (Option)

This module considers the ways in which gender, gendered identities and gendered experiences were constituted, modified and enforced through and by material culture in modern Britain from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century.

It draws on current research which examines a wide range of objects, buildings and materials in order to investigate how changes in global trade and the economic organisation of society intersected with developing ideas of gender and gendered impulses towards self-expression.

The module will take a broadly chronological approach but will also take a thematic approach, examining different categories of object such as fashion and clothing, and domestic objects. Students will also have the chance to gain experience and confidence in using material culture in historical research and will survey the literature on this subject.

Historical Research (Core)
Find out more

Historical Research (Core)

This module offers students the opportunity to develop advanced expertise in historical research, such that they are prepared to undertake the MA dissertation but also to pursue doctoral research or other professional research work. The focus is not just on practical skills involving the finding and recording of material, but on refining skills of analysis and approaches to methodology developed at undergraduate level, as well as the critical incorporation of theoretical approaches into research design.

Literature, Politics and Identity in Inter-War Europe (Option)
Find out more

Literature, Politics and Identity in Inter-War Europe (Option)

The inter-war period in Europe was an unprecedented time of political and social upheaval. Also unique, was the way in which literature had a key role, not only in documenting this upheaval but as a powerful tool of self expression and self making. Many writers during this period saw their words as an intervention in the fight between right and left, alongside fights for gender equality, and the right to sexual freedom. This module will examine five key battlegrounds of political, social and sexual change: Russia, Ireland, Germany, Spain and Britain, and the ways in which writers engaged with this process. This will allow students to reflect upon the relationship between fact and fiction and the ways in which both history and life stories are shaped to fit particular narratives.

The course enables students to critically engage with literary material including novels, poetry, memoir and diaries, and to use these materials as a historical source. It is designed to allow students to interrogate the nature of writing fictional and non-fictional material, and the ways in which these genres often overlap in the writing of history and the narrating of individual lives.

Photographing Empire (Option)
Find out more

Photographing Empire (Option)

This module will examine photographs produced during the era of European imperialism. The development of, and greater accessibility to, photography coincided with the era of high imperialism in the late nineteenth century and this module builds on recent scholarship which places the production and the impact of photographs at the heart of studies of the empire. Students can investigate the many ways in which the photographic image became a technology of power in the imperial project.

Print Culture and the Book in the Nineteenth Century (Option)
Find out more

Print Culture and the Book in the Nineteenth Century (Option)

This module is designed to examine the history of the book and print culture over the long nineteenth century, from social, cultural and economic standpoints.

Questions addressed include: How were Victorian texts written, revised, illustrated, published, printed, distributed and sold? How did copyright debates over the century affect literary productions? What was the impact of serialisation and the periodical press on both the publishing industry and the reader or consumer? What place did the book-as-object have within Victorian material culture? How do Victorian texts themselves depict reading, writing and the book? How does reading texts alongside images qualify reading and interpretation?

The module considers a range of printed materials, including but not limited to books, periodicals, newspapers, illustrations and printed ephemera. It provides opportunities to use the extensive and unique resources of the Tennyson Research Centre, conservation labs, and online resources such as Victorian periodical facsimiles. Students are also expected to read a novel in serialised form in a periodical, discussing one or two ‘numbers’ each week, to recapture and explore the experience of reading serially.

Sex and Science in the Western World, 1800 to the present (Option)
Find out more

Sex and Science in the Western World, 1800 to the present (Option)

This module explores the medicalisation of sexuality from the nineteenth century to the present. Although what was considered healthy sexual behaviour had long occupied Western medical thought, in the nineteenth century physicians grouped together a series of sexual issues and made them the object of intense specialised analysis unparalleled in previous medical study. Students can explore how medical knowledge has shaped understandings of sex differences, gender, sexual behaviour and sexuality over time, and how, in turn, political and cultural problems have influenced science.

The British Image of the United States (1896-Present day) (Option)
Find out more

The British Image of the United States (1896-Present day) (Option)

The Anglo-American relationship has been a central facet of British foreign policy throughout the twentieth century. Its pioneering historian, H.C. Allen, asserted the relationship could only be understood by considering political factors in conjunction with cultural links.

This module examines one aspect of this process through the representation of America and Americans in British novels, films and TV series since the Great Rapprochement of the 1890s. It considers what the British image of the United States was and asks how did it develop over the course of the century? How far do the fictionalised relationships reflect the political relationships of the time in which they were written, and how far do they present an alternative story of Anglo-American relations? How far should we accept Allen’s contention that the cultural dimension of the relationship is critical to understanding its history?

The Dissertation Map: Dissertation Preparation (Core)
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The Dissertation Map: Dissertation Preparation (Core)

This module will focus on developing a dissertation proposal as a type of ‘dissertation map’ that students can refer to as they commence independent research and writing for their MA Dissertation. Students will be introduced to the key aspects of a dissertation proposal (sources, methodology and historiography) and develop their own approaches to these as they relate to their chosen project. The module will finish with a ‘Proposal Roundtable’ where students will present their proposals to fellow students and staff within the School of History and Heritage.

The History of the Book: Media and Print Culture in Early Modern Europe (Option)
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The History of the Book: Media and Print Culture in Early Modern Europe (Option)

This module is designed to help students read critically the history and historiography of the early modern book. The module will cover the principal social, economic, political and literary developments in the evolution of print media and culture, how they interacted during the early modern era, as well as debates over their interpretation. Through close reading of primary sources from the Wren Library and appropriate secondary sources, and class discussion about problems of interpretation, students can come to understand the development and interaction of the history of ideas with the production, circulation and reception of books in early modern society.

The Making of Contemporary Britain: From Sexual Liberation to Deindustrialisation, 1970-1990 (Option)
Find out more

The Making of Contemporary Britain: From Sexual Liberation to Deindustrialisation, 1970-1990 (Option)

The 1970s and 1980s in Britain were contradictory decades. They saw the advent of second wave feminism, gay rights, vibrant youth subcultures and the weakening of the class system, alongside a return to the right in politics, institutionalised sexism and homophobia, and the destruction of the traditional working class. This module will examine key issues and events in these decades to understand these contradictions and analyse their lasting impact on contemporary Britain. Students will be able to engage with various themes such as sexuality, gender, class, race and identity, and tailor their assessments to pursue a combination of these areas.

The Public Historian (Core)
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The Public Historian (Core)

History is everywhere in the world around us. You can find it in popular fiction, in heritage sites run by organisations like the National Trust or by local communities, in the educational settings of schools and museums, and in government policy shaped by the past successes and failures of the state.

This module will reflect the current diversity of non-academic forms of history and will aim to further students' understanding of the nature and practice of public history by exploring the aims, techniques and outcomes of different forms of historical practice.

The module encourages students to reflect on the differences between professional and public history in order to enhance their understanding of the purposes of the historical discipline beyond the academy, and to deepen their awareness of how different producers create histories and how audiences interpret these histories. It also encourages students to think practically about how to use such insights in the planning of their own public history resource.

The Study of Political History in Britain (Option)
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The Study of Political History in Britain (Option)

This module provides students with the opportunity to engage critically with the writing of British political history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A variety of different approaches to this subject are in turn analysed and contextualized. Their relationships with other approaches are examined through scrutiny of a series of historiographical debates. In the second half of the module, students can examine a number of modern texts and historical writing dealing with the period 1885-1924, in order to test out how these different approaches have influenced political historians.

Themes and Issues in Media History (Option)
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Themes and Issues in Media History (Option)

This module aims to introduce postgraduate students to recent methodologies, theories and debates in media history. It combines an examination of the development of modern media technologies and institutions (especially the press, photography, cinema, television and radio) with an analysis of new scholarship to highlight past and present approaches to media history, as well as future directions in the field.

Students can explore a range of perspectives on media history, including technological, social, economic and political accounts. They will be asked to engage critically with up-to-date media history research, and to develop their own positions on current historiographical questions.

Themes and Issues in the History of Gender and Sexuality (Option)
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Themes and Issues in the History of Gender and Sexuality (Option)

This course focuses on the history of gender and sexuality and introduces some of the key concepts and thinkers in the field, from feminists to queer theories. It examines some of the historical debates about notions of gender and sexuality, and the complex structures binding them together.

It looks at the intersections of gender and sexuality with class, race, ethnicity and other modes of social belonging, and covers different geographical areas. It also introduces students to the main methodologies with which to approach the historical documents relevant to the history of gender and sexuality, from the early modern period to the present.

This module also aims to widen students’ understanding of the themes and issues in the history of gender and sexuality, provide students with the conceptual and practical skills of an historian of gender and sexuality, and strengthen students’ critical thinking in the field.

Themes in Contemporary British History (Option)
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Themes in Contemporary British History (Option)

This module will explore recent works and debates within contemporary British history, with a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries. Students will examine key animating questions within the field relating to class, race, gender and sexuality, while further exploring recent new directions such as urban history and the ‘emotional turn’ within contemporary British history. The module is organised thematically with an emphasis on recent work in the field.

The module emphasises journals, monographs and online debates as key sites for contesting and contributing to the field of contemporary British history. Students have the opportunity to develop a strong understanding of contemporary British history as it currently stands, as well as the multiple avenues through which it is articulated.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

A variety of forms of assessment are used, including research projects, documentary critiques, essays, presentations, book reviews, portfolios and the 15,000-20,000 word dissertation.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above).

 2018/19 Entry*2019/20 Entry*
Home/EU £7,300 £7,400
Home/EU
(including Alumni Scholarship*** reduction)**
£5,475 £5,920
International £14,000 £14,300
International
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship** £2,000 reduction)
£12,000 £12,300
     
Part-time Home/EU £41 per credit point £41 per credit point
Part-time International £78 per credit point £79 per credit point

* Academic year September- July
** Subject to eligibility
*** 20% reduction for 2019/20 entry/25% reduction for 2018/19 entry.

Loans

A new system of postgraduate loans for Master's courses has been introduced in the UK. Under the new scheme individuals** will be able to borrow up to £10,609 for the purpose of completing an eligible postgraduate Master's qualification.

Scholarships

As a postgraduate student you may be eligible for scholarships in addition to those shown above.

Guidance for Part-time Postgraduate Fees

To complete a standard Master's Taught programme, you must complete 180 credit points.

Full time students will be invoiced for the programme in full upon initial enrolment.

For part-time students, tuition fees are payable each credit point enrolled. To calculate your part-time fees, multiply the part-time fee per credit point by the number of credits you intend to complete within that academic year. This is usually between 60 and 90 credit points per year.

For example, if the fee per credit point for your programme is £38, and you enrol on 60 credits, the tuition fee payable for that academic year will be £2280.

Fees for enrolment on additional modules

Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:

- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum

- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year

- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners

Exceptionally tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.

For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].

Other Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on your course. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and your meals may be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional you will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay your own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

2:1 honours degree in History or a related subject.

International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent. http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements


Your Future Career

Career and Personal Development

This programme aims to develop the advanced knowledge and high-level research skills that may be highly valued in the heritage and museum sectors, teaching and research roles. Some graduates progress to doctoral study and a career in academia.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Career and Personal Development

This programme aims to develop the advanced knowledge and high-level research skills that may be highly valued in the heritage and museum sectors, teaching and research roles. Some graduates progress to doctoral study and a career in academia.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.


Facilities

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our students. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.

The University has spent £200 million on its award-winning campus, with further expenditure of £130 million planned over the next ten years.

Students can study and research in the University's Great Central Warehouse Library, which provides more than 250,000 printed books and approximately 400,000 electronic books and journals, as well as databases and specialist collections. The Library has a range of different spaces for shared and individual learning.


The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.