Department of History,
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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.
- Research Presentation
- Approaching the Middle Ages
- 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
You’ll be taught through seminars and individual tutorials.
Core assessment is through written papers, oral presentation, and a 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 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.
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.