Research course


University of Lincoln · School of History and Heritage
PhDMPhilMA by research

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Entry requirements

For the MA by Research applicants should hold a First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

For the MPhil/PhD applicants should hold a relevant Master's degree.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

Lincoln's History Mphil/PhD offers advanced research opportunities across a range of historical periods and areas. Research students can benefit from specialists in Roman history; medieval history; gender history; history and culture in the 19th Century, British political history and the history of science, medicine, and animal health

Research seminars aim to provide a stimulating environment in which to discuss and debate theoretical concepts with fellow students, scholars, and visiting academics. Strong links exist with the Schools of Film and Media, English and Journalism, and Fine and Performing Arts. An interdisciplinary research culture facilitates collaboration with colleagues across a wide range of topics.

Department specialisms

Example research areas include: Roman and Byzantine history Medieval ecclesiastical history 20th Century British political history History and culture in the 19th Century Gender history Urban history

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. Find out more:

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

  • PhD
    part time
    36-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    18-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MA by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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