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.
-Subject Core: Medieval Life and Society
-Theoretical Core: Historiography
-Methodological Core: Research Design and Strategy
-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)
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.
Learning portfolios, essays, research design tasks, group projects, documentary analysis, text analysis and one Dissertation (15,000 words).
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.