MA Medieval History
Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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About the course
Course description 2017
Aspects of the medieval past continue to fascinate the public imagination. Medieval castles, abbeys and churches are some of the most frequently visited heritage sites in Britain, while television programmes about the more bloodthirsty aspects of the period prove consistently popular.
Whatever your particular area of interest, the MA Medieval History allows you to carry out specialist research under expert supervision.
- Research Presentation
- Approaching the Middle Ages
Examples of optional modules
- Church, Life, and Law in the Central Middle Ages
- The Dawn of Modernity in the Late Middle Ages
- Crime and Punishment in Late Antiquity
- The Transformation of the Roman World
- Order and Disorder around the year 1000
- Beginners Latin
Teaching and assessment
You’ll be taught through seminars and individual tutorials. Assessment is by bibliographical and source-based exercises, written papers, oral presentation, and a 15,000 word dissertation.
All our masters can be taken part-time. Seminars are held during working hours (9am–6pm) – there are no lectures. The number of contact hours will vary over the two years, but you’ll usually have at least one two-hour seminar each week.
You’ll take one core module each year and the rest of your course will be made up from optional modules giving you plenty of choice and flexibility over what you study.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in history or other humanities or social science discipline from a UK or overseas university
You may be asked to supply examples of previous written work.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
University and AHRC Studentships are available. Please contact us or see our website for further details. You'll need to submit your application by the University deadline in March preceding a September entry.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.