Art History and History

Students choosing to study Art History and History at Lincoln will become part of a vibrant academic community. Our academics work in diverse cutting-edge fields – from ancient mosaics and medieval forensics, to modern newsreels and cinemas – and we aim to share this research with our students.

Our BA (Hons) Art History and History is designed to support students to develop and enhance a wide range of skills, so that they are able to shape their profile to suit a range of future careers. Students will have access to unique resources for their own research, such as the Cathedral Library, the Lincolnshire Archives, MACE (Media Archive for Central England), The Collection and the Usher Gallery.

Students and graduates in the Art History programme or whose dissertation supervisor was an art historian have gained practical experience in the form of paid internships in museums and heritage companies including The Collection and the Usher (Lincoln); Lincoln Conservation and the Medici Archive in Florence.  

NEW FOR 2021-22: Students in the BA Art History and History Programme have the opportunity to apply for one of 2021-22 ‘The Arts for Equality’ bursaries of up to 200 GBP for projects on the Arts and Equality and Diversity that will offered at all three levels of the undergraduate degree. This is a pilot scheme generously supported by the EDI Department at the University of Lincoln that we hope will continue in subsequent years.

“Opportunities are never short at Lincoln for Art Historians, and there is something everyone can get involved in to gain experience in an area they enjoy or maybe would like to go into after their studies. I was recently offered the chance to apply for an exciting Paintings Conservation internship with an expert in her field, I am an ambassador for the Art History and History course, and I am involved in the Collection Museums ‘Creative Collective’ group that meets every week, which provides fantastic insights into the world of museums, heritage and how artists work. I also recently volunteered for the biennially held Frequency Festival of Digital Culture. The University of Lincoln has a vibrant and energetic atmosphere and I feel confident that I will succeed here” – Erin Fairhurst