M.Litt. Medieval & Renaissance Studies

University of Glasgow | Glasgow, United Kingdom
This programme 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.

Description of Medieval & Renaissance Studies

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Key facts

·MLitt: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

·Contact: Professor Elizabeth Robertson: Critstudies-PGEnquiries@glasgow.ac.uk

Why Glasgow

·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

In the first teaching period, a team-taught core course will introduce you to a range of approaches, disciplines and research developments in medieval and renaissance studies. There is a focus on original manuscripts and printed books available in the outstanding collections in the University Library.

In the second part of the programme you can select from a combination of

·supervised study on a specialist topic with an essay and oral presentation

·a medieval manuscript studies course, including palaeography training

·a specialist research methods course in renaissance studies, including palaeography training

·one or more language courses.

In the final part of the programme you will research and produce a dissertation on a topic approved by the MLitt convener and the potential supervisor.

Dissertation

Students choose their dissertation topic by the end of the second semester in a subject area offered by contributing subject areas following detailed consultation with the MLitt convener and the potential supervisor. The dissertation, which is to be submitted in early September, is a major study around 14,00015,000 words in length.

Career Prospects

The programme provides an excellent preparation for PhD studies and an academic career. It also provides excellent training for museum, school and other related educational and vocational careers.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

In the first teaching period, a team-taught core course will introduce you to a range of approaches, disciplines and research developments in medieval and renaissance studies. There is a focus on original manuscripts and printed books available in the outstanding collections in the University Library.

In the second part of the programme you can select from a combination of

·supervised study on a specialist topic with an essay and oral presentation

·a medieval manuscript studies course, including palaeography training

·a specialist research methods course in renaissance studies, including palaeography training

·one or more language courses.

In the final part of the programme you will research and produce a dissertation on a topic approved by the MLitt convener and the potential supervisor.

Dissertation

Students choose their dissertation topic by the end of the second semester in a subject area offered by contributing subject areas following detailed consultation with the MLitt convener and the potential supervisor. The dissertation, which is to be submitted in early September, is a major study around 14,00015,000 words in length.

English Language Requirements

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7
CAE score
200(Grade A)
TOEFL iBT® test
100

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

We normally expect applicants to have obtained a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject in medieval, Renaissance or early modern studies.

We also require a sample of written work (up to around 3,000 words), a short statement of around 500 words outlining your interest in the programme, and at least one academic reference.

Further information regarding academic entry requirements:student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

Work Experience for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

No work experience is required.

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