MA by Research Media & Cultural Studies

MA by Research Media & Cultural Studies

The Media Broadcast Production Centre is a purpose-built production environment which includes television studios, radio studios, video editing suites, audio edit suites, Apple Mac digital media labs with Adobe software and a sound theatre.

The Course

The Lincoln School of Film and Media offers supervision for advanced-level research in the subject areas of media, film and cultural studies.

You can join a vibrant research community where regular research seminars provide the opportunity to advance your knowledge and provide the chance to develop valuable transferable skills.

Under the guidance of an academic supervisor, combined with structured research training, you will have the opportunity to produce a dissertation or piece of creative writing. Research students are encouraged to share their expertise and contribute to the organisation of research events, symposia, exhibitions and conferences.

The Course

The Lincoln School of Film and Media offers supervision for advanced-level research in the subject areas of media, film and cultural studies.

You can join a vibrant research community where regular research seminars provide the opportunity to advance your knowledge and provide the chance to develop valuable transferable skills.

Under the guidance of an academic supervisor, combined with structured research training, you will have the opportunity to produce a dissertation or piece of creative writing. Research students are encouraged to share their expertise and contribute to the organisation of research events, symposia, exhibitions and conferences.

Example research areas:

  • World/Latin American cinemas
  • Digital and new media cultures
  • Film and History
  • Media and Culture in Eastern Europe
Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. You will have meetings with your academic supervisor, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.
The submission required for this programme is a 25,000 word thesis.
Enrolment Dates

To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May.

In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.

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/].

2:1 honours degree.

Example research areas:

  • World/Latin American cinemas
  • Digital and new media cultures
  • Film and History
  • Media and Culture in Eastern Europe
Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. You will have meetings with your academic supervisor, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.
The submission required for this programme is a 25,000 word thesis.
Enrolment Dates

To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May.

In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.

2018/19 Entry*Full-timePart-time
Home/EU £4,260 £2,130
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship** 25% reduction)
£3,195 £1,598
International £15,300 £7,650
International
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship £2,000 reduction)***
£13,300 £6,650
Thesis Pending Home/EU (MPhil/PhD only) £682 £682
Thesis Pending International (MPhil/PhD only) £2,219 £2,219


* Academic year August - July
** UoL Alumni students only enrolling on to a Postgraduate Research programme. 25% Offset against the tuition fee payable for each year of study.
*** All International students holding a UoL degree when enrolling on a PG programme. First year’s fees only.

Research students may be required to pay additional fees in addition to cover the cost of specialist resources, equipment and access to any specialist collections that may be required to support their research project. These will be informed by the research proposal submitted and will be calculated on an individual basis. Any additional fees will be outlined in your offer letter, prior to accepting your place at the University of Lincoln.

Guidance for Postgraduate Fees

Postgraduate Research

Full time and part time postgraduate research students will be invoiced the published set fee each academic year enrolled, up to the point of thesis submission.

Upon first enrolment, the full set fee is payable.

All continuing students are required to re-enrol on their anniversary of their first enrolment. The relevant set full time or part time fee is payable by all continuing students on re-enrolment.

A reduced ‘writing-up’ fee in the 12 month period prior to thesis submission may be applicable subject to your progress. After your Viva Voce examination, additional fees will be payable if a second Viva Voce examination is required.

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/].

First or upper second class honours degree.
Learn from Experts

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may also be supported in their learning by other students.


Your Future Career

Career and Personal Development

Graduates may go on to a variety of media and culture-related roles in industry and opportunities can exist in research across a range of commercial and public sectors. There can be opportunities for advancement in the media and creative industries, as well as in research and academia.

Career and Personal Development

Graduates may go on to a variety of media and culture-related roles in industry and opportunities can exist in research across a range of commercial and public sectors. There can be opportunities for advancement in the media and creative industries, as well as in research and academia.


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 you have access to the specialist equipment and resources you need to develop the skills you may need in their future career.

There is a full range of portable equipment for filming and recording on location, as well as access to some media software for home use. All Media Production students can have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software via our media and design labs.

Students also make the most of the University's award-winning Great Central Warehouse Library, which is home to more than 260,000 books, ebooks, and approximately 200,000 print and electronic journals, alongside databases and specialist collections. The Library also 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.