Medieval & Renaissance Studies, M.Litt.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15250
    Tuition (Year)
    6950
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University of Glasgow ,
The Medieval & Renaissance Studies programme at the University of Glasgow provides interdisciplinary training in a broad range of subject areas, covering many aspects of medieval and early modern culture. You will receive intensive training in current theories and research methods across disciplines, manuscript studies, palaeography and the medieval or modern languages most relevant to your research interests.
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The Medieval & Renaissance Studies programme at the University of Glasgow provides interdisciplinary training in a broad range of subject areas, covering many aspects of medieval and early modern culture. You will receive intensive training in current theories and research methods across disciplines, manuscript studies, palaeography and the medieval or modern languages most relevant to your research interests.

Why this programme
  • You have a wide choice of languages to study which may include medieval Latin, Old English, Old Icelandic, medieval Welsh, Old Irish, Old French and Persian as well as a range of modern languages.
  • You can tailor the programme to your own interests and requirements, while gaining an excellent grounding in the technical skills required for advanced postgraduate work.
  • There are a wealth of resources available for study, including a world-class collection of medieval and renaissance manuscripts and early printed books in the University Library, original works of art housed in Glasgow Museums, and regional architectural monuments and archaeological sites.
  • The strength of this programme lies in the breadth of teaching and research at the Glasgow Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Programme Structure

Optional courses

The study option essay may be taken in subject areas offered by contributing departments following consultation with the MLitt convener and the potential supervisor just before the semester break. The research for the study option essay is conducted in the second semester and is combined with an oral presentation element for which practice and training is provided.

We can offer expert supervision in a very wide range of subjects. To illustrate this, we have included a selection of essay and dissertation titles from past years’ intake:

  • “Th’end is every tales strengthe”: unfinished narrative in Chaucer’sCanterbury Tales
  • A Lacanian approach to medieval masculinity
  • A study of court life in Béroul’s Tristan et Iseut and Walter Map’s De Nugis Curialum
  • Allusion to illusion: discerning emblems in Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta
  • An analysis of Carolingian and Ottonian relations with the Church
  • An analysis of Dhuoda’s Liber manualis in relation to religion, education, and aristrocratic family roles in Carolingian Europe
  • Developments in Old English textbook production and their influence on student learners
  • Getting under the skin of Suibhne Geilt: Shape, skin and surface inBuile Suibhne

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

We also require:
  • a sample of written work, about 3,000 words in length. This can be a previous piece of work from an undergraduate degree. The work should be written in English and the content does not have to cover a topic related to this specific programme.
  • a short statement of around 500 words outlining your interest in this programme.
  • at least one academic reference.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15250 International
  • GBP 6950 EU/EEA

Part time 20 credits

  • £772

Funding

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