School of History and Heritage

Welcome to the School of History and Heritage

At the School of History and Heritage, we offer you the chance to study the past, but also to understand and explain why the past continues to matter today.

We are proud to be a growing school where our academic staff, many of whom are published authors, are dedicated to supporting you to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in history and heritage.

With its magnificent cathedral, a medieval castle and an original 1215 Magna Carta, Lincoln is a fantastic city in which to study history. Students have the opportunity to enjoy an excellent range of resources and facilities to inspire their research and further their study of the past. Lincoln’s archaeological museum, The Collection, houses artefacts from the county’s fascinating history dating back to the Stone Age. On campus, the Media Archive for Central England (MACE) houses more than 2,000 films and moving images to offer an insight into 20th Century life in Britain.

Conservation students are introduced to objects and methods from the start of their programme, acquiring a range of practical skills and a theoretical framework that allows them to undertake high-level work aligned to individual research interests.

Together, historians and conservators study the history of visual and material culture, and may choose to study abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe or North America, or to take on a work placement, internship or volunteer position. 

Professor Paul Stephenson

Head of School