Lincoln School of Humanities and Heritage

Welcome to the Lincoln School of Humanities and Heritage

The Independent described the University as 'the best thing to happen to Lincoln since the Romans.' Explore the richness of Humanities and Heritage to discover why. 

Located by the picturesque Brayford Pool, the School of Humanities and Heritage brings together the disciplines of History, English, Conservation, Classical Studies, PhilosophyModern History and Archaeology to offer dynamic approaches to studying human life and culture in the global twenty-first century. The School prides itself on having students follow their own individual learning path, meaning you have flexible opportunities to pursue your own interests.  

Here, the city of Lincoln can  be your classroom. Historians can explore the towering Lincoln Cathedral, its medieval castle, and the region’s World War II history at the International Bomber Command Centre. Classicists can discover Roman ruins and the original Roman Arch at the city’s entrance.

English students can look forward to reading the works of Tennyson at the Tennyson Research Centre or delving into a medieval manuscript at the Wren Library or the Exchequer Gate Library.

The Philosophers among you can delve into fundamental questions about the world around us, such as: What is the self? What is a just society? 

Prefer something more hands on? Conservation students are introduced to objects and methods from the start of their programme, providing the opportunity to acquire a range of practical skills and a theoretical framework designed to enable them to undertake high-level work aligned to individual research interests.

If your path takes you beyond the United Kingdom, opportunities exist for global study and engagement.

We are also committed to providing an inclusive environment. This commitment is evident in the cutting-edge teaching of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity in modules on Decolonising and Queering the Past

Our academics' award-winning, research-led approach enables students to pursue their studies at the cutting edge of world-leading research, guided by internationally-recognised practitioners. In the Government’s Research Excellence Framework (2021) 65 per cent of our History research publications were rated world-leading (four star) – placing us first in the UK for the ratio of four-star outputs out of 80 institutions submitting in this Unit of Assessment.

Whether your subject involves studies of the past and its heritage, or contemporary thinking and culture, our School is dedicated to helping you make the very best of your time with us. You can learn more about student and staff experiences by visiting the School blog.

We look forward to welcoming you into our thriving, growing community at the University of Lincoln. We hope to see you soon and please follow us on social media.

Professor Amy Livingstone
Head of School