MA Medieval History, University of Sheffield
Aspects of the medieval past continue to fascinate the public imagination. Medieval castles, abbeys and churches are some of the most frequently visited heritage sites in Britain, while television programmes about the more bloodthirsty aspects of the period prove consistently 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.
Whatever your particular area of interest, the MA Medieval History allows you to carry out specialist research under expert supervision.
Approaching the Middle Ages
Imagining the Unseen in the Middle Ages
The Dawn of Modernity in the Late Middle Ages
Crime and Punishment in Late Antiquity
The Transformation of the Roman World
Order and Disorder around the year 1000
Designing a Doctoral Research Project
Bibliographical and source-based exercises
Dissertation (15,000 words)
This course can be taken part-time. Seminars are held during working hours (9am–6pm) – there are no lectures. The number of contact hours will vary over the two years, but you'll usually have at least one two-hour seminar each week.
You'll take one core module each year and the rest of your course will be made up from optional modules giving you plenty of choice and flexibility over what you study.
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