Department of History,
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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
- Early Medieval Clerical Exemption in a Digital Age
- The Dawn of Modernity in the Late Middle Ages
- Writing Late Antique Lives
- Church, Life, and Law in the Central Middle Ages
- Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses
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.
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
The University of Sheffield has a unique relationship with the public. The MA in Medieval History reflects that in its structure, and that reflects on my own desire for a better relationship between history and the public outside of heritage sites and museums. A postgraduate degree from the University of Sheffield puts me on the front line of that ambition.
A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in history or other humanities or social science discipline.
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
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 2552
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.