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Full-time

1 year

Part-time

2 years

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Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

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Course Code

HSTRESMA

MA by Research 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.

Key Information

Full-time

1 year

Part-time

2 years

Typical Offer

View

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

HSTRESMA

Professor Louise Wilkinson - Professor of Medieval Studies

Professor Louise Wilkinson - Professor of Medieval Studies

Professor Wilkinson teaches medieval history at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She leads the Medieval Studies Research Group and convenes its postgraduate reading group.

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Welcome to MA by Research History

The MA by Research History provides a supportive academic environment in which to conduct in-depth study and research. This course is best-suited for students who have a tightly defined research project that is achievable within the time frame.

Academic staff at Lincoln are leading researchers, authors and editors of books, contributors to international research projects and conferences, broadcasters, conservators, and experts in heritage.

Students are encouraged to join the vibrant academic community and can benefit from events and research seminars organised by the School.

The city of Lincoln is rich in history and heritage making it the perfect setting in which to conduct history research. Students can benefit from the historical resources available in the city, including an extensive archive of materials at the on-campus Media Archive of Central England (MACE), the International Bomber Command Centre, and The Wren Library at Lincoln Cathedral which houses several thousand early modern books.

How You Study

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, a significant amount of time will be spent in independent study and research. Full-time students will meet with their academic supervisors once a month; part-time students will meet with their academic supervisors every other month.

How you are assessed

With the help of dedicated skills sessions, and under the guidance of an academic supervisor, students will be expected to write a dissertation of around 25,000 words.

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/ . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Interviews

Applicants with appropriate projects will be offered an interview with the programme leader and a subject specialist where they can discuss the details of their research proposal.

Research Areas, Projects and Topics

Example research areas include:

  • Roman and Byzantine history
  • Medieval ecclesiastical history
  • 20th Century British political history
  • History and culture in the 19th Century
  • Gender history
  • Urban history

How to Apply

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.

Career Opportunities

This programme aims to develop advanced knowledge and high-level research skills which may be valued in the heritage and museum sectors, teaching, and research roles. Some graduates choose to progress to study at doctoral level.

Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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