Medieval History, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15250
    Tuition (Year)
    6000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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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.

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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.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Research presentation

  • Approaching the Middle Ages

  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • 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

Teaching

  • Seminars

  • Individual tutorials

Assessment

  • Bibliographical and source-based exercises

  • Written papers

  • Oral presentation

  • Dissertation (15,000 words)

Part-time study

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.

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

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 7

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour 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).

  • 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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15250 International
  • GBP 6000 EU/EEA

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