Research course

Media and Cultural Studies

University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Film, Media and Journalism
MA by research

Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree.

Months of entry


Course content

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

Students on this programme are able to undertake in-depth research, choosing their own research topic while being mentored by a nominated supervisor from a team of nationally or internationally recognised experts in their fields. Research will culminate in a 25,000 word thesis.

Research students are encouraged to share their expertise and contribute to the research culture within the school by presenting at and assisting with the organisation of research events, symposia, exhibitions, and conferences.

Department specialisms

Current media and cultural research interests include visual and digital culture, media ecologies, animation studies, sonic culture, horror studies, games studies, histories of media and communications, cultural theory, critical time studies, posthumanism and continental philosophy, intermediality, postdigital, and interdisciplinary and collaborative praxis, environmental photography and aesthetics, documentary photography, documentary film and media ethics, social engagement, activism in documentary practice, media and heritage, historical film and media. Within film and television studies, research interests include television histories, gender and queer theory, race and representation, televisual fame, British cinema, African cinema, national and transnational cinemas, exploitation/experimental/marginal cinema, Hollywood cinema and star studies, children’s film and television, film and/as practice, script, and screenwriting theory.

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages 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

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. . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Fees and funding

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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