M.A. Medieval History

| Sheffield, United Kingdom
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About the course

The medieval past captures our imagination. Castles, abbeys and churches are some of the most visited heritage sites in Britain. TV and movies about the more bloodthirsty aspects of the

period are always popular.

Our optional work placement module gives you the chance to share your enthusiasm for the subject, working on a project with one of our partners in the arts, culture and heritage sectors. Through the Presenting the Past module, you get to work on an exhibition or a website.

We'll give you training in research skills. Supervised by an academic, you'll research and write a dissertation on an aspect of medieval history.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

Starting in

  • There is no deadline for this start date.
Tuition fee

The annual fee for Home/EU students starting in 2015 is £5750.00.

Not specified
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Core modules

  • Research presentation
  • Approaching the Middle Ages
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • The Transformation of the Roman World
  • Crime and Punishment in Late Antiquity
  • The Dawn of Modernity in the Late Middle Ages
  • Rome in Late Antiquity (300600)
  • Order and Disorder Around the Year 1000
  • Research Skills for Historians
  • Palaeography
  • PhD proposal
  • The Historical Novel
  • Presenting the Past: making history public
  • Work Placement


  • Seminars
  • Individual tutorials


  • Bibliographical and source-based exercises
  • Written papers
  • Oral presentation
  • Dissertation (15,000 words)
  • There are no unseen examinations

English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find English courses on Language Learning Portal.

CAE score
180(Grade C)


Entry Requirements
  • A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in history or other humanities or social science discipline from a UK or overseas university.
  • You may be asked to supply examples of previous written work.

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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