Medieval Studies, M.A.

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  • 12 months
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The MA in Medieval Studies provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of the medieval cultures of Europe, taught by members of the Departments of Archaeology, English, History and History of Art.
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Through pioneering interdisciplinary study, you will gain a comprehensive overview of the medieval cultures of Europe, taught by leading specialists from the departments of Archaeology, English, History and History of Art. The course emphasises new methodologies and techniques in the cross-disciplinary study of the Middle Ages. No other medieval studies course in the world offers the level of skills training in medieval languages, diplomatic and palaeography offered by this course.

  • Choose study options covering every facet of medieval life and culture, from 400 to 1550
  • Unrivalled skills training in medieval languages, diplomatic and palaeography
  • Experience interdisciplinary research and understand its methodologies
  • Follow your own study interests and develop key research skills
  • Study in the medieval capital of Britain – with unrivalled resources on your doorstep .
  • Access state-of-the-art resources, including research centres, archives and libraries.
  • Become part of a vibrant humanities research culture within the University of York

The MA in Medieval Studies provides an introduction to the medieval cultures of Europe. The course draws on expertise from the four CMS parent departments, and challenges students to recognise how these subjects are inter-related while allowing them to explore fields of study that most interest them. It includes unparalleled practical skills training in palaeography, diplomatic and medieval languages.

The one-year (50-week) course comprises three terms: two taught terms, and a third devoted to researching and writing a dissertation.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Cities and Hinterlands
  • Early Medieval York
  • Gender and Sexuality, 1300-1550
  • The Making and Meaning of the Early Medieval Church
  • Renovatio: Renaissance and Renewal in the Twelfth Century
  • Tales of Kings and Prophets

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

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Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements:
  • Samples of written work
  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • Evidence of financial support

English Language Requirements

The University's absolute minimum English language requirements are:

  • IELTS: 6.0 (in the 'Academic' test)
  • IELTS:6.5 with at least 6 in Writing and Speaking
  • TOEFL: paper-based 550/ computer-based (CBT): 213/ internet-based (iBT): 79
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: A, B, C
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: A

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15680 International
  • GBP 6650 EU/EEA
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