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MA

Medieval History

Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Course description

We have a long and distinguished tradition in teaching and researching the history of the Middle Ages, and have recently expanded to encompass ancient history, establishing a unique concentration of expertise in setting the medieval period in context.

You’ll work with our internationally-renowned scholars to deepen your understanding of the medieval and ancient worlds.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Research Presentation
  • Approaching the Middle Ages
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

Examples include:

  • Migration in the Ancient World
  • Wikipedia and Medieval History
  • Church, Life, and Law in the Central Middle Ages
  • The Dawn of Modernity in the Late Middle Ages
  • Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses
  • Latin

Teaching

You’ll be taught through seminars and individual tutorials.

Assessment

Core assessment is through written papers, oral presentation, and a dissertation.

Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time
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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.

Martin Smith
MA Medieval History

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in history or another humanities or social science discipline.

You may be asked to supply examples of previous written work.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Contact

history.admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+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.