College of Arts Postgraduate Courses

21st Century Literature - MA

This Master’s programme is informed by the thriving 21st Century research community at the University of Lincoln.


Architecture - MArch Global Practice

The Master of Architecture (Global Practice) recognises the global and interdisciplinary nature of design practice in the built environment. It is designed for professionals with ambitions to lead in global design practice. In teaching, learning and assessment, the emphasis is on interdisciplinary teamwork and project-based design in the built environment.


Architecture- Research Opportunities - MPhil/PhD

Researchers in the Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment contribute to an interdisciplinary community working to advance architectural knowledge and to address the emerging issues facing professionals in the sector. This can include cultural, social and spatial characteristics of the built environment and communities; history and theory of architecture; urban design; environmental design and sustainable built environments.


Art - MA by Research

MA by Research Art is designed to allow independent research in an area of your choice, supervised and supported by a team of academics. You can access to a range of training opportunities provided by the University with the aim of developing your research skills.


Art - MPhil/PhD

The University of Lincoln offers research programmes at MPhil and PhD level in a range of fine and contemporary art specialisms in a vibrant artistic community. Research students can benefit from a range of training opportunities to develop their research skills.


Conservation - MA by Research

This MA by Research is designed for students who have a clearly-defined research project and wish to develop advanced knowledge in a particular field, without studying for the more extended degree of MPhil/PhD. The MA by Research in Conservation takes the form of supervised individual research, providing the chance to complete a dissertation.


Conservation of Cultural Heritage - MA

The MA Conservation of Cultural Heritage is a hands-on programme, taught by experts in the field, giving you the opportunity to develop a wide range of advanced conservation skills in preparation for a career in the heritage sector.


Conservation of Cultural Heritage - MPhil/PhD

These programmes of study are designed for students who have a passion to pursue a conservation or heritage based research project defined by themselves, but with the support of an academic environment and supervisors.


Conservation Studies - Graduate Diploma

This intensive one-year conversion course aims to enable graduates from a non-conservation background to advance their knowledge and skills in the subject with access to a range of analytical equipment and technical expertise.


Construction Science and Management - MPhil/PhD

Researchers in the Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment contribute to an interdisciplinary community working to advance knowledge and to address emerging challenges facing the built environment industry. This programme is designed to support the career development of future construction science and management leaders.


Construction Science and Management - MSc

Our MSc in Construction Science and Management responds to the global challenges that built environments face: changes in climate, technology, urbanisation, population dynamics and governance. These challenges require innovative leadership from built environment professionals in order to adapt appropriately.


Creative Writing - MA

Our MA in Creative Writing provides opportunities to work closely with practising creative writers and hear from professionals from the publishing industry in guest lectures.


Creative Writing - MPhil/PhD

The School of English and Journalism offers advanced research opportunities within the subject of Creative Writing.


Creative Writing and Publishing - MA

MA Creative Writing and Publishing is an exciting and innovative Master’s programme offered by the University of Lincoln in partnership with The Guardian.


Design - MA

The Lincoln School of Design offers students the creative freedom to explore their chosen discipline, together with the opportunity to hone their creative and professional practice. Students can work alongside academics and practitioners in a dynamic and interdisciplinary studio environment.


Design - MPhil/PhD

Lincoln School of Design is an engaged community addressing applied design research problems which look to the future of the professions, society and the world we inhabit. These include design for a changing population, new forms of production and designing new cultural experiences. Research students can explore areas including history and the theory of architecture and design, urban design, environmental design, interior design and sustainable built environments.


Drama - MPhil/PhD

While studying for an MPhil or PhD, you can undertake independent research in an area of your choice, supervised and supported by a team of academics. You have access to a range of training opportunities to enable you to develop your research skills.


English - MA by Research

The MA by Research in English is designed for students who have a passion to pursue a research project defined by themselves, but with the support of an academic environment and supervisors.


English - MPhil/PhD

The School of English and Journalism offers advanced research opportunities within the subjects of English and Creative Writing.


English Studies - MA

This MA provides you with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of current thinking in contemporary literature and literatures of the past, and the opportunity to enhance your writing, communication and research skills.


Film Production - MA

MA Film Production is a practice-led Master's programme focusing on screenwriting and film production, supported by film theory.

Members of the teaching team have included screenwriter Ewen Glass; writer-directors Phil Stevens, Dr Mikey Murray and Marcella Forster; and cinematographer Jack Shelbourn.


Fine Art - MA

MA Fine Art is a studio-based course that is aimed at those who wish to develop the critical, research, practical and professional aspects of their art practice at the highest level.


History - MA by Research

This programme aims to allow students who have a clearly-defined research project and good research skills to develop advanced knowledge in a particular field, without studying for the more extended degree of MPhil/PhD. The MA by Research in History takes the form of supervised individual research, providing the chance to complete a dissertation.


History - MA

This rigorous Master’s programme is designed to give you the opportunity to develop your specialist knowledge of history alongside advanced research skills that are transferable to a variety of careers paths, including PhD study.


History - MPhil/PhD

The School of History and Heritage offers advanced research opportunities in the subject of History.


Interior Architecture and Design - MA

This MA programme is designed for art, architecture and design graduates who wish to specialise in creative approaches to interiors in buildings and environmental design.


Journalism - MA by Research

The MA by Research in Journalism is a programme of individual project research aimed at providing an introduction to a variety of research skills and competencies.


Journalism - MA

This degree aims to provide the professional and practical training needed for a career in the exciting world of journalism. It also offers an academically rigorous approach to critical analysis of the subject.


Journalism - MPhil/PhD

The School of English and Journalism offers research opportunities at the highest level of academic qualification: a PhD or a PhD by Practice.


Journalism (Arts) - MA

This Master’s is designed to focus on the reporting of the arts for those wishing to enter one of the fastest-growing areas of journalism.


Journalism (Digital) - MA

The MA Journalism (Digital) is designed to be innovative and forward-looking, and aims to prepare graduates for a career working at the forefront of the digital media revolution where expectations of speed, accuracy and quality are high.


Journalism (Science and Environment) - MA

This Master’s is designed to offer the practical and theoretical training in journalism needed by those with an interest in science and environmental issues to communicate their subject to the public.


Journalism (Sports) - MA

This Master's programme, run by former and current sports journalists, is designed to prepare you for an exciting career in sports journalism.


Journalism (War and International Human Rights) - MA

MA Journalism (War and International Human Rights) focuses on the study of war reporting, international human rights and the role of journalism in conflict resolution.


Master of Architecture - MArch

This vocational programme offers flexibility to tailor your learning within a framework that satisfies the requirements of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB).


Media & Cultural Studies - MA by Research

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


Media (including by practice) - MPhil/PhD

The Lincoln School of Film and Media offers a collaborative environment in which to undertake research at doctoral level, whether by thesis, practice portfolio plus commentary or by publication.


Media and Cultural Studies (Research) - MPhil/PhD

The Lincoln School of Film and Media offers a collaborative environment in which to undertake research at doctoral level.


Medieval Studies - MA

Lincoln’s long and fascinating history, along with its range of medieval resources, make it an ideal location in which to undertake an advanced study of the Middle Ages.


Music - MA

MA Music embraces the diversity of music scholarship, combining historical, ethnographic, analytical, critical and practice-based approaches. Through taught and practical modules, students can develop methods and skills to be applied to their field of interest which may encompass ethnomusicology, musicology, composition and performance.


Nineteenth Century Studies - MA

MA Nineteenth Century Studies offers a study of the 'long 19th Century' and is built on the University of Lincoln’s academic and research expertise in the subjects of English, History and Art History.


Performing Arts (Drama, Dance, Music) - MRes

The MRes Performing Arts (Drama, Dance, Music) aims to provide a recognised research award in preparation for PhD study in associated areas. It is designed for students seeking to develop a foundation for doctoral study.


Performing Arts Research Opportunities - MPhil/PhD

MPhil/PhD Performing Arts students can join a thriving, creative community where current research areas include musical theatre, gender and performance, directing, and dance and technology.


Philosophy - MPhil/PhD

The School of History and Heritage offers advanced research opportunities in the subject of Philosophy.


Photography - MA

This Master’s programme provides the opportunity to experiment with new photographic processes and to explore photography as a tool to engage and stimulate social thinking.


Professional Practice and Management in Architecture - PG Dip

This programme incorporates the architectural professional practice employed in the management of the design process and construction of projects.


Public Relations - MA

The MA Public Relations programme is designed to explore the role of PR counsel in commercial and not-for-profit organisations. There is an emphasis on theory and the ability to critically assess contemporary issues in communications.


Studies in Media and Culture - MA

This programme is designed to offer interdisciplinary encounters with some of the latest developments and trajectories in media and cultural theory.


Theatre - MA

MA Theatre places an emphasis on the vast range of recent developments in drama, theatre and performance practice and research. The programme makes full use of the expertise of staff across the Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts, which embodies in-depth knowledge of contemporary theatre-making.


Theatre for Young Audiences - MA

Theatre for Young Audiences is a Master’s programme designed for recent graduates and early-career artists interested in developing their performance-making through a professionally-oriented academic framework.


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