MA Medieval History

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  • Objectives
    The MA in Medieval History at the University of Sheffield allows you to carry out specialist research under expert supervision in your chosen area of study while acquiring the wider range of knowledge and skills that will enable you to do so as enjoyably and effectively as possible. You will be working closely with members of staff whose research interests range widely in time and space, from late Antiquity to the Renaissance, and across Europe and beyond, and who approach the medieval period from a variety of thematic and methodological perspectives High-quality, research led training, equipping you with transferable skills and intellectual training of value to employers. Knowledge and understanding of your chosen area of history The abilty to recognise, analyse, and evaluate historians' arguments The ability to discuss historiographical developments and comment on the emergence of history as a discipline The skills to conduct research and produce a high quality dissertaion Transferable skills in analytical thinking, information gathering, problem solving, communication, presentation, personal organisation and computing
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements Good honours degree in History or a related subject (normally at least 2:1 or equivalent) from a recognised UK or overseas university. However, we assess applications individually, and encourage candiates with degrees in other humanities or social sciences displines to contact us for advice. International students must take a suitable language test such as IELTS (minimum score of 6.5) or TOEFL (minimum score 575 paper test or 232 computerised version). Candidates may be asked to supply examples of their previous written work.
  • Academic title
    MA Medieval History
  • Course description
    Course content*

    Core courses: Research Skills for Historians, Approaching the Middle Ages, Research Presentation, Dissertation

    Plus option modules from:

    -Imagining the Unseen in the Middle Ages
    -The Transformation of the Roman World
    -Government and Society in the Later Middle Ages
    -Religious Pluralism and Social Integration in Europe
    -PhD Proposal
    -Work Placement

    *Course content is subject to revision. For a full list of modules, please contact the department.

    This opportunity to acquire vocational experience is a unique feature of the Sheffield MA. A taught module entitled Work Placement provides an opportunity to develop history-specific vocational skills in a working environment.


    Teaching is in small group seminars and individual tutorials. Module tutors offer advice on preparing assessed coursework and you will also work with a dissertation supervisor, who will provide individual supervision and guidance for your dissertation. All tutors welcome contact with MA students and, in addition to the academic support outlined above, the Director of MA Programmes offers personal support and general guidance.


    Bibliogaphic and source-based exercises, short papers, oral presentaion, dissertation (15 000 words

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