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Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Study at one of the most active centres for teaching and historical research in the UK. We offer a huge choice of courses ranging in time from late antiquity to the contemporary period, and in space from Europe to Africa, America and beyond.
About the course
1 year full time/2 years part time
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.
Whatever your particular area of interest, the MA in Medieval History allows you to carry out specialist research under expert supervision.
Our masters are designed to prepare you for a career or provide professional development for teachers, writers and curators who wish to keep up to date with new approaches and findings in history.
The modules 'Presenting the Past' and 'Work Placement' will equip you with employability skills, but all our modules will make a difference to your personal and professional development.
Many career options are open to you. You could work in the heritage and museum sector, journalism, teaching, law, the NGO sector and the civil service. Around 25 per cent of our graduates go on to further study. Careers advice and help is available from the moment you start your course.
* Research presentation
* Approaching the Middle Ages
* 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
* PhD proposal
* The Historical Novel
* Presenting the Past: making history public
* Work Placement
* Individual tutorials
* Bibliographical and source-based exercises
* Written papers
* Oral presentation
* Dissertation (15,000 words)
* There are no unseen examinations