MA Medieval History

 

Course Code: HSTT43 (full-time); HSTT57 (part-time)
Duration: 1 year (full-time); 2 years (part-time)


Full-time

You will choose modules totalling 180 credits over the full year of study - this includes 120 credits of taught modules plus a Dissertation worth 60 credits.

You will take three core modules worth 105 credits and your remaining 75 credits will be made up of a selection of option modules. 

Part-time

You will choose modules totalling 180 credits over the two years of study - this includes 120 credits of taught modules plus a Dissertation worth 60 credits.

You will take three core modules worth 105 credits - an approaches module (year one) and both the Research Presentation and the Dissertation (year two). Your remaining 75 credits will be made up of a selection of option modules. We recommend spreading your overall credits evenly across both years of study to create a balanced workload. 

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Modules 2017-18

Core modules

You will take three core modules

Module Credits <Semester Year (Part-time students)
HST6601: Approaching the Middle Ages 30 1 1
HST6560: Dissertation 60 1 + 2 2
HST6802: Research Presentation 15 2 2
Option modules

You will choose 75 credits of option modules

This 75 credit selection can include up to 30 credits of unrestricted modules. Unrestricted modules can include non-history modules cross-listed from other departments (see Non-history modules) and/or modules from the broader range of history MA options, where the relevant module(s) will complement your core studies i.e. allowing further exploration of a particular theme across time and geographical boundaries (see MA in Historical Research options).

The modules listed below are those that we are planning to offer in 2017-18. Please note that module availability may still change at this stage i.e. due to student uptake at registration.*

Module

Credits

Semester

Year (Part-time students)

HST681: Work Placement 15 1+2  1 or 2
HST6031: The Dawn of Modernity in the Late Middle Ages 15 2 1 or 2
HST6042: Presenting the Past: Making History Public 15 2 1 or 2
HST6067: Church, Life, and Law in the Central Middle Ages 15 1 1 or 2
HST6073: Medical Humanity? Medicine and Identity 15 1 1 or 2
HST6074: Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses 15 1 1 or 2
HST6079: Early Medieval Clerical Exemption in a Digital Age 15 2 1 or 2
HST6084: Writing Late Antique Lives 15 2 1 or 2
HST6801: Research Skills for Historians 15 1 1 or 2
Non-history modules

Please note that teaching and assessment methods may vary for non-History modules.

The modules listed below are those that our partner departments within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities are planning to offer in 2017-18. Please note that module availability may still change at this stage i.e. due to student uptake at registration. *

Module

Credits

Semester

Year (Part-time students)

AAP637: Heritage, Place and Community 15 2 1 or 2
AAP6068: Greeks, Romans and 'Others' in the Ancient World 15 1 1 or 2
AAP6102: Heritage, History and Identity 15 1 1 or 2
AAP6107: Roman Italy and its Hinterland 15 2 1 or 2
AAP6116: Viking-Age Britain 15 2 1 or 2
AAP6135: Society and Culture in the Later Middle Ages 15 1 1 or 2
IPA619: Digital Cultural Heritage: Theory and Practice 15 2 1 or 2
IPA620: Understanding Public Engagement 15 1 1 or 2
IPA625: Pubic Engagement and Digital Humanities in Practice 30 2 1 or 2
IPA650: Language in Use: an introduction to corpus-based linguistic analysis 15 2 1 or 2
IPA665: Cities and Culture in Medieval Europe, 1250-1550 15 2 1 or 2
MDL6700: Approaches to Literary & Cultural Studies (Critical Theory) I 15 1 1 or 2
MDL6710: Approaches to Literary & Cultural Studies (Critical Theory) II 15 2 1 or 2
MLT116A: Latin Beginners 1 & MLT6061 Enhanced Languages Project 15 1 1 or 2
MLT116B: Latin Beginners 2 & MLT6062 Enhanced Languages Project
(pre-requisite: you must take MLT116A & MLT6061 above)
15 2 1 or 2
MLT2116: Latin Post-Beginners 1 & MLT6061 Enhanced Languages Project 15 1 1 or 2
MLT2117: Latin Post-Beginners 2 & MLT6062 Enhanced Languages Project
(pre-requisite: you must take MLT2116 & MLT6061 above)
15 2 1 or 2
Staff

Photo of Eliza Hartrich.Dr Eliza Hartrich

Eliza’s research concentrates on urban and political history in the fourteenth- and fifteenth-century British Isles. She explores the relationship between urban governing institutions and the larger ‘state’ in later medieval England and its subject territories of Ireland, Wales, and France. Her work focuses, in particular, on the ways in which residents of different towns communicated with one another and exerted collective influence on royal policy and political discourse. In addition to her specialist research on the later medieval British Isles, Eliza is interested in interdisciplinary, transnational, and cross-period approaches to urbanism, political language, rebellion, networks, and empire.

Photo of Julia HillnerProfessor Julia Hillner

Julia will be on research leave autumn semester 2017-18. Dr Máirín MacCarron will be providing cover.

Julia's research focusses on late Roman and early medieval social history (c.300-900). She has a particular interest in the transformations of the family and the household in this period and how these are reflected in legal sources and in the late antique city of Rome, where she has investigated issues ranging from settlement, property transmission and patronage, to issues of authority, hierarchy and discipline within the household.

Photo of Daniele Miano.Dr Daniele Miano

Research interests: Daniele’s research focusses on the history and the historiography of Republican Rome and Italy. He has devoted much of his work to ancient religion in Italy, and ancient gods and goddesses in particular. He has also done extensive work on the way in which ancient Romans thought about their past and represented the early history of their city in monuments and in written historical works, looking at the connection between memorial practices, exemplarity, and myth.

Danica Summerlin Profile PictureDr Danica Summerlin

Danica’s research centres on the history of Europe in the central middle ages, around 1000 to 1300. Her particular focus is the development and use of law at the time, and particularly ecclesiastical, or canon, law. That interest expands to both the social and institutional aspects of religious and legal history, and she is currently starting a new project looking at the relationship between law and government in the period, in both the Church and amongst secular rulers.

Photo of Martial StaubProfessor Martial Staub

Martial Staub is by training a historian of the late Middle Ages with specialism in the history of the Church and the history of German and Italian cities. His publications and interests cover a range of other topics and include the history of exile, history of ideas and history of the discipline of history. Of late, his research has focused on the history of late medieval and early modern citizenship in a global context and on the history of European migration and the role of perceptions and the state in this context.

Charles West Profile PictureDr Charles West

Charles works on the history of Western Europe, including the British Isles, between the eighth and the twelfth centuries, with a particular interest in the transition from the early to the central Middle Ages in politics, society and culture. He's published research on a range of topics, from microhistories of local priests in ninth-century Francia through to the role of English sailors in the Second Crusade. His current research investigates the notion of the secular in the early medieval Western world.

 


Modules 2016-17

Core modules

You will take three core modules

Module Credits <Semester Year (Part-time students)
HST6601: Approaching the Middle Ages 30 1 1
HST6560: Dissertation 60 1 + 2 2
HST6802: Research Presentation 15 2 2
Option modules

You will choose 75 credits of option modules

This 75 credit selection can include up to 30 credits of non-history modules cross-listed from other departments in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (see Non-history modules tab).

The modules listed below are those that we are planning to offer in 2016-17. Please note that module availability may still change at this stage i.e. due to student uptake at registration.*

Module

Credits

Semester

Year (Part-time students)

HST681: Work Placement 15 1+2  1 or 2
HST697: Order and Disorder around the year 1000 15 1 1 or 2
HST6033: Crime and Punishment in Late Antiquity 15 1 1 or 2
HST6042: Presenting the Past: Making History Public 15 2 1 or 2
HST6055: Microhistory and the History of Everyday Life 15 2 1 or 2
HST6067: Church, Life, and Law in the Central Middle Ages 15 2 1 or 2
HST6073: Medical Humanity? Medicine and Identity 15 2 1 or 2
HST6074: Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses 15 2 1 or 2
HST6801: Research Skills for Historians 15 1 1 or 2

Non-history modules

Please note that teaching and assessment methods may vary for non-History modules.

Please note that this list includes the full range of option modules that we offer from our partner departments within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. A selection of these will be available and the exact programme varies from year to year. We are usually able to release the provisional programme for the next academic year in late spring/early summer. *

Module

Credits

Semester

Year (Part-time students)

AAP637: Heritage, Place and Community 15 2 1 or 2
AAP6068: Greeks, Romans and 'Others' in the Ancient World 15 1 1 or 2
AAP6102: Heritage, History and Identity 15 1 1 or 2
AAP6107: Roman Italy and its Hinterland 15 2 1 or 2
AAP6116: Viking-Age Britain 15 2 1 or 2
AAP6133: Ethnicity and Identity in the Early Middle Ages 15 1 1 or 2
AAP6135: Society and Culture in the Later Middle Ages 15 2 1 or 2
IPA601: Introduction to Public Humanities 15 1 1 or 2
IPA610: Introduction to Digital Humanities 15 1 1 or 2
IPA619: Digital Cultural Heritage: Theory and Practice 15 2 1 or 2
IPA620: Understanding Public Engagement 15 1 1 or 2
IPA635: Understanding Public Engagement 2 (pre-requisite: you must take IPA620 above) 15 2 1 or 2
LIT636: Love, Death, and Destiny: The Ancient Novel 30 1 1 or 2
MLT116A: Latin Beginners A & MDL6061 Enhanced Languages Project I 15 1 1 or 2
MLT116B: Latin Beginners B & MDL6062 Enhanced Languages Project II (pre-requisite: you must take MLT116A & MDL6061 above) 15 2 1 or 2
MLT2116: Latin Post-Beginners A & MDL6061 Enhanced Languages Project I 15 1 1 or 2
MLT2117: Latin Post-Beginners B & MDL6062 Enhanced Languages Project II (pre-requisite: you must take MLT2116 & MDL6061 above) 15 2 1 or 2

 


* Please note that the course details set out here may change before you start, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the course start date. The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is current and relevant. Individual modules may be updated or withdrawn in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, curriculum review, staff availability, and variations in student numbers. In the event of a material change the University will inform students in good time and will take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.