Dr Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo - Programme Leader
Dr Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo is a Senior Lecturer in Medieval History in the School of History and Heritage. She specialises in the cultural history of the medieval Western Mediterranean, with a particular focus on the Iberian Peninsula. Her main areas of research include the History of Emotions, the study of medieval social communication and cultural networks, along with interfaith collaborations and political agreements.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MA Medieval Studies
How You Study
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the University of Lincoln. The range of module options allowed me to tailor my course to complement my research interests. Having the chance to develop skills in Latin and palaeography, as well as learning how to use archives at Lincoln Cathedral, proved invaluable. With support and encouragement from the Medieval Studies Research Group, I organised the first student-led Medieval symposium in the College of Arts. The process of this was a brilliant experience that drastically increased my confidence in sharing ideas in an academic forum."Hannah Mackenzie, MA Medieval Studies graduate.
Research at Lincoln
Our MA programme relies on the research expertise and collaboration of members of our Medieval Studies Research Group.
We have a strong relationship with the wider scholarly and professional community including the Wren library in Lincoln Cathedral and archives, with whom we collaborate in our teaching and research. We also collaborate closely with a number of organisations including:
- The Society for the Medieval Mediterranean (https://www.societymedievalmediterranean.com/)
- The Lincoln Record Society (http://www.lincoln-record-society.org.uk/)
- Royal Historical Society (https://royalhistsoc.org/)
- The Noblewomen Network
- The Historical Association (https://www.history.org.uk/branches/categories/511/news/2060/welcome-a-new-branch-of-the-ha-city-of-lincoln)
- International Arthurian Society (British Branch) (http://www.internationalarthuriansociety.com/british-branch)
- Pipe Roll Society (https://piperollsociety.co.uk/)
- British Archaeological Association (https://thebaa.org/)
An Introduction to Your Modules
† 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.
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2022-23
This Programme offers a range of opportunities for you to develop as a scholar and to become an active member of both our Postgraduate cohort and ‘One Community’ at Lincoln.
You will be invited to attend research seminars and activities delivered by both internal and external speakers, including the University’s Annual Medieval Studies Lecture. In some years the Lincoln School of Humanities and Heritage’s Visiting Professor in Medieval History provides an annual seminar, lecture, or masterclass for graduate students in Medieval Studies. Other visiting lecturers, from the UK, Europe, and North America, have also previously given lectures and seminars for students. We also organise a ‘Medieval Week’, which includes a range of public events and lectures delivered by internationally recognised scholars in the field of Medieval Studies.
Our School benefits from its own Medieval Studies Research Group, where students can access support and engage with a wider scholarly and professional community.
We encourage you to attend extra-curricular activities, such as reading groups, where you will have the opportunity to discuss ideas and share knowledge with your peers, as well as with PhD students, Postdoctoral researchers, and staff in the School.
How to Apply
There are no formal interviews but students interested in taking the course will be invited to have an informal conversation with the programme leader, if this is possible, or to have a conversation via email.
This course aims to develop the critical understanding and extensive analytical skills that may be particularly beneficial to careers in the heritage sector, museums, communication, and teaching.
After completing their MA Medieval Studies, some of our graduates have continued their study at doctoral level, securing external PhD funding.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the University of Lincoln. The range of module options available to MA Medieval Studies students allowed me to tailor my course to complement my research interests. Having the chance to develop skills in Latin and palaeography, as well as learning how to use archives at Lincoln Cathedral, proved invaluable.
"During my MA, with support and encouragement from the Medieval Studies Research Group, I organised the first student-led Medieval symposium in the College of Arts. The process of organising and running an event of this nature was a brilliant experience that drastically increased my confidence in sharing ideas in an academic forum.” Hannah Mackenzie, MA Medieval Studies.
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 you will have access to 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.
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