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MA Historical Studies


Course Description

This academically rigorous Master’s programme is designed to give you the opportunity to progress your specialist knowledge of history and the chance to develop the advanced research skills that are transferable to a variety of careers paths, including PhD study.

Teaching is informed by research expertise in the School of History & Heritage and you will be encouraged to engage with our interdisciplinary research community.

You can benefit from the historical resources available in the city of Lincoln, including the unique manuscripts at Lincoln Cathedral and one of only four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta, which is housed at Lincoln Castle. There is also an extensive archive of materials at the on campus Media Archive of Central England (MACE) and the International Bomber Command Centre. The Wren Library at Lincoln Cathedral also possesses several thousand early modern books.

You will have the opportunity to undertake an in-depth independent research project and have the chance to produce a detailed dissertation.

Visit the MA Historical Studies page on the University of Lincoln website for more details!

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Dan Ellin

Dan Ellin has been at the University of Lincoln since 2005; he obtained his degree in English and History in 2008 and his MA in 2010. Earlier this year he was awarded the Lincoln Record Society Prize for the best dissertation in MA Historical Studies, and his chapter ‘North Lincolnshire’s County Carriers’ was published by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology in Lincoln Connections: Aspects of City and County since 1700.

His main interests are the social and cultural history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially local history and the history of military and aviation medicine. He recently read a paper, ‘RAF Hospital Rauceby: More than a crash and burns unit’ at the recent Lincoln Record Society conference, and last semester he led first year Social History of Medicine seminars at the university. Dan says ‘2011 has been a busy year for me; as well as teaching, I became a founder member of the burgeoning RAF Ingham Heritage Group, and I am currently rewriting my research on RAF Bomber Command’s treatment of air crew found to be LMF or ‘lacking in moral fibre’ during the Second World War as journal articles’. ‘Perhaps most importantly I have been fortunate enough to win an Economic and Social Research Council scholarship to undertake an M.Phil/PhD at the University of Warwick. This funding includes a fees and a maintenance allowance for three and a half years. Supervised by Dr Mathew Thomson, my thesis will examine the lives, emotions and medical treatment of RAF and WAAF ground crew during the Second World War. Until then, over the summer, I have also been working as a research assistant for BBC Radio Lincolnshire and the University of Lincoln on a project: ‘Who owns Lincolnshire?’ This research is for a programme to be broadcast later this year’.


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Entry Requirements

2:1 honours degree in History or a related subject.

Course Fees

Please see The University of Lincoln website for up-to-date information


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