Taught course

Medieval Studies

University of Lincoln · School of History and Heritage

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Entry requirements

First or second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent overseas qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Students are able to learn a range of research methods used within medieval studies and develop skills such as palaeography and Latin. They are also taught how to utilise historical archives to explore the economic, social, and religious history of England, and the wider Mediterranean world. Some modules are supported by the wealth of literary manuscripts at Lincoln Cathedral, which holds one of only 50 full manuscripts of The Canterbury Tales, as well as The Thornton Romances, which contains the earliest known accounts of King Arthur’s death.

This programme enables students in the School of History and Heritage to learn from academics who are leading researchers, authors, editors of books, contributors to international research projects and conferences, broadcasters, conservators, and experts in heritage. The School holds a series of research seminars throughout the year which students are encouraged to attend.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Robert Portass
+44 (0) 1522 837734