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Nineteenth Century Studies MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Modern History (17th To 20th Century)

Course type


Course Summary

This course offers a study of the 'long 19th Century' and is built on the University of Lincoln’s academic and research expertise in the subjects of English, History and Art History. There is a particular focus on literature, history, art history and material culture studies. Taught by experts in the field, students have the opportunity to consider elements of museum studies, religious studies, the history of science, architecture and print culture. You will have the opportunity to make use of the historical resources available in the city of Lincoln, including the literary manuscripts and extensive archive materials held in the city's Tennyson Research Centre. Career and Personal Development: This inter-disciplinary postgraduate programme can provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate that they can apply themselves to complex, nuanced problems, can solve problems and tackle thorny arguments. This MA aims to prepare students for career opportunities in the heritage industry, education, journalism, media, archive management, curating and librarianship. Careers Services: The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert.

Different course options

Full time | Lincoln (Main Site) | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The dissertation is designed to give you the opportunity to conduct a sustained piece of work on a subject of your own choice from the broad field of nineteenth century studies, and provides the chance to draw upon your skills of research, analysis and self-organisation. With the guidance of an academic supervisor, you are expected to undertake a focused, structured study of a particular topic that may draw from any of the disciplines encountered in the taught modules on the MA in Nineteenth Century Studies, including literature, history, studies in visual and material culture, religious studies and history of science. The dissertation may be approached from a single-discipline perspective, or from inter-disciplinary perspectives. You will be expected to produce a detailed study of primary material, which may be verbal texts, images, objects, and can demonstrate appropriate skills and methodologies for analysing these. You will also have the chance to show your engagement with recent scholarship in the specific field, synthesising a substantial amount of secondary literature.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a first or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.