Medieval English Literatures, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15680
    Tuition (Year)
    6650
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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As well as making a substantial contribution to the interdisciplinary MA in Medieval Studies offered by the Centre for Medieval Studies, the English Medieval School offers an MA in Medieval Literatures.
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  • Fees and funding

About

The MA in Medieval Literatures is a one-year programme that combines the study of Old and Middle English, and approaches medieval English literature as part of a dynamic, multilingual literary culture in which English interacted with Latin, Old Norse, and French. The MA caters both for those students who wish primarily to study the literature of medieval England, and also those who wish to explore other medieval European literatures as well. The MA thus takes full advantage of staff expertise in Latin, Old English, Middle English, Old Norse, Old French (including Anglo-Norman), while another area of special focus is Palaeography.

The course teaches a range of linguistic and technical skills which are essential for further medieval research.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Privy Council, The University of York is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. The University of York offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • England in Europe: From Beowulf to the Roman d'Eneas
  • Viking Poetry
  • Fictions of Audacity: Middle English Popular Romance
  • Textual Criticism and Codicology

Detailed Programme Facts

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

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    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: 620

    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: 105

    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

Applicants need not have specialised in medieval literature at undergraduate level, nor need they have already mastered the languages required for the degree. The aim of this programme is to provide intensive training during the course, and for this the most important pre-requisites are intelligence, enthusiasm, a capacity for very hard work and a desire to learn - as well as a fascination with the Middle Ages.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 15680 International
  • GBP 6650 EU/EEA

Funding

If you've completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.YuFund and the York Graduate Research School are funding two Taught Master's scholarships, each worth £5000, in the Arts and Humanities Faculty. Candidates will be nominated by the department, and must hold an offer by March 31st, 2016. Candidates must be York graduates or current students at the time of application. Home and Overseas students are eligible for this award, so long as they are York graduates. Criteria are academic excellence, and suitability and commitment to the chosen MA/MSc programme. No separate application by the student is required--they will be judged on the application and personal statement.Overseas students: There are university scholarships available to applicants who pay tuition fees at the overseas rate. There is a separate application form that you will need to complete and submit for these scholarships. The deadline for applications to these scholarships is 30 April of the year in which you wish to start your degree. You must hold an offer from the department in order to apply for the overseas student scholarships, but you do not have to have accepted your place to be considered.

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