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  • Entry requirements
    The MA in Medieval History is aimed primarily at History graduates (as well as those in a parallel discipline such as Politics and International Studies) who wish to specialise in Medieval History either for employment purposes or in advance of Postdoctoral research. The programme is designed to provide students with a combination of research skills and advanced knowledge in the social, political and cultural history of Medieval Europe.
  • Academic Title
    MA in Medieval History
  • Course description
    COURSE CONTENT
    Themes of the programme will include the culture of medieval warfare and crusades, life and society and the world of literature and learning. The programme comprises 180 credits made up of 60 credits of taught Core modules, 60 credits of taught Optional modules and 60 credits of a Dissertation. Student choice decides the topic of the Dissertation and the learning and teaching strategy of the Dissertation is independent research supported by the methodological Core module of the programme in combination with personal supervision sessions. Students are allocated a personal Supervisor. Those who may be intending to go on to postdoctoral research get the opportunity to take introductory Latin and palaeography.

    Core modules

    -Subject Core: Medieval Life and Society
    -Theoretical Core: Historiography
    -Methodological Core: Research Design and Strategy
     
    Optional modules

    -Military Society of the Middle Ages
    -Death, the Devil and the End of the World
    -Late Saxon and Norman Yorkshire
    -The Archaeology of the Castle (if not done at Level 6)
    -Palaeography
    -Medieval Latin
     
    Further module information
    Students will also be able to substitute one Optional module on the programme with one chosen from the full range of MA options available in the History Department.

    Assessment
    Learning portfolios, essays, research design tasks, group projects, documentary analysis, text analysis and one Dissertation (15,000 words).

    Special features
    The History Department has a strong research group in medieval history, especially cultural, intellectual and military history, and the department runs a very active Research Seminar programme for its staff and postgraduate students which its MA students are encouraged to attend.

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