Research course

Medieval Studies

University of Lincoln · School of History and Heritage

Entry requirements

Relevant Master's degree.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

As a medieval city, Lincoln provides the perfect backdrop to undertake your research. You will have access to a wealth of local resources, including our established Medieval Studies Research Group.

Research students can benefit from a broad range of academic expertise in Roman and medieval history of the British Isles, Western Europe, and the Mediterranean (with a focus on the Iberian Peninsula), along with gender and literary studies; social, political, economic, legal, religious and cultural history; archaeology; medievalism and the history of emotions.

Students have access to support and training which aim to develop the practical and critical skills necessary for investigation and study at doctoral level.

The Medieval Studies Research Group organise research activities and events that provide a stimulating and inclusive environment in which postgraduate students are encouraged to contribute by discussing and debating theoretical concepts with fellow students, scholars, and visiting academics.

Strong links exist within our College of Arts - specifically the Schools of Film and Media and English and Journalism. An interdisciplinary research culture facilitates collaboration with colleagues across a wide range of topics.

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

  • MPhil
    full time
    18+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    part time
    60+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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