Medieval Studies, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15680
    Tuition (Year)
    6650
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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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.

About

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

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade A): 200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 79

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

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

Funding

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