College of Arts Postgraduate Courses

Architecture - MArch International

The Master of Architecture (International Practice) recognises the international and interdisciplinary nature of design practice in the built environment. 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 address emerging issues facing professionals in the sector. These 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 in personal choice, supervised and supported by a team of academics. Research proposals are welcomed in contemporary fine art practice, current theoretical issues in art, as well as its histories, live art, and socially engaged practice.


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 variety of training opportunities to develop their research skills.


Conservation - MA by Research

This MA by Research is designed to enable students to advance their knowledge in a particular field of conservation. Research areas include archaeological conservation, paint and pigment analysis, preventative conservation, material culture studies, and analysis of historic materials.


Conservation of Cultural Heritage - MA

Lincoln’s MA Conservation of Cultural Heritage enables students to gain hands-on experience while being taught by experts in the field. They are able 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

The Graduate Diploma Conservation Studies is an intensive one-year conversion course which aims to enable graduates from a non-conservation background to advance their knowledge and skills.


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 the 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

Lincoln’s MSc 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

MA Creative Writing is an innovative and exciting course that provides students with opportunities to work closely with practising creative writers and professionals from the publishing industry. It aims to encourage students to improve their craft as a writer, develop their philosophy of composition, and explore contemporary forms of literature and the creative industries.


Creative Writing - MPhil/PhD

The School of English and Journalism offers advanced research opportunities within the subject of creative writing. This research programme aims to provide training for a career in writing, from fiction to screen and radio adaptation.


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 ability to hone their creative and professional practice.


Design - MPhil/PhD

Lincoln School of Design is an engaged community which aims to address applied design research problems in the future of the profession, society, and more widely in the world. These include design for a changing population, new forms of production, and designing new cultural experiences.


Drama - MPhil/PhD

While studying for an MPhil or PhD, students have the chance to undertake independent research in an area of their choice, supervised and supported by a team of academics. A range of training opportunities enables the development of key 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 in the subject of English.


English Literature - MA

From contemporary writing to literatures of the past, this Master's enables students to develop a deeper level of critical understanding, and the opportunity to enhance writing, communication, and research skills.


Film Production - MA

UK film-makers are renowned throughout the world for their originality, creativity, and craft. Lincoln’s MA Film Production aims to equip students with the skills needed to become the next generation of innovative filmmakers.


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

The MA by Research History provides a supportive academic environment in which to conduct in-depth study and research.


History - MA

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


History - MPhil/PhD

Lincoln’s History Mphil/PhD offers advanced research opportunities in the subject of History. Research students can benefit from academic expertise in Roman, Byzantine and medieval history; gender history; history and culture in the 19th Century; and British political 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.


International Journalism - MA

The MA International Journalism is an innovative new programme delivered in partnership between the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the University of Lincoln, designed to equip new generations of journalists to report impartially on critical global issues facing society today.


Journalism - MA by Research

Lincoln’s MA by Research Journalism enables students to learn how to manage a complex research project of their choice, while demonstrating initiative and self-reliance in pursuing research goals.


Journalism - MA

This programme 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 new millennium has brought change to the global media landscape, and the majority of publications are now accessed online. The Journalism Digital MA 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

There is growing demand for science journalists who can report on health and environment issues accurately and succinctly. This Master’s programme is designed to offer the practical and theoretical training needed for those wishing to communicate science and environmental issues to the public.


Journalism (Sports) - MA

Now an essential part of many news organisations, sports journalism has become a well-respected element of the media. Combing a passion for sports with the practical skills of being a journalist, this Masters programme aims to prepare graduates for a career in this exciting arena.


Journalism (War and International Human Rights) - MA

MA Journalism (War and International Human Rights) focuses on the study of war reporting and international human rights. It provides an opportunity to analyse the role of the news media and journalism in conflicts, peace efforts, and human rights.


Master of Architecture - MArch

The MArch Master of Architecture (RIBA part II) encourages critical reflection on personal aims, achievements, and design philosophy within a framework of structured theoretical debate and individual research. There is an emphasis on developing professional skills through individual study, group work, and studio activities.


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 and cultural studies, film and television studies, and media and heritage.


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 has a long and fascinating history and is home to a wealth of medieval resources, making 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.


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, and is designed for students seeking to develop a foundation for doctoral study.


Performing Arts Research Opportunities - MPhil/PhD

While studying for an MPhil or PhD, students are able to undertake independent research in an area of their choice, supervised and supported by a team of academics. A range of training opportunities enables the development of key research skills.


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

Lincoln’s Postgraduate Diploma incorporates the architectural professional practice employed in the management of the design process and construction of projects. Students are required to be in full-time employment, typically within an appropriate UK based design practice (or similar) under the direction of a UK Registered Architect, who acts as an Employment Mentor.


Public Relations - MA

In today’s competitive marketplace, good PR and a solid reputation is key to a business’s survival and success. Lincoln’s MA Public Relations is designed to explore the role of PR in commercial and not-for-profit organisations, with an emphasis on theory and the ability to critically assess contemporary issues in communications.


Studies in Media and Culture - MA

MA Digital Media and Culture is designed to provide a thorough grounding in issues dominating contemporary thought on processes of mediation and cultural practice. Students have the opportunity to investigate key theoretical debates reshaping this expanding and diverse field.


Theatre - MA

The course aims to provide a 360-degree perspective on performance to reflect the need for a portfolio career in the 21st Century, with a designated focus on dramaturgy.


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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