M.A. Medieval English Literatures

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP15680 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    GBP6650 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| York, England, United Kingdom
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.



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.

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Tuition fee
  • GBP15680 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP6650 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

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

English Language Requirements

CAE score
200(Grade A)
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

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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.

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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.

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