M.A. Medieval and Early Modern Studies

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP12890 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English
University of Kent | Canterbury, United Kingdom
The MA provides a thorough grounding in the skills required for advanced study in the medieval and early modern periods. It challenges you to engage with the evidence and methods of different disciplines in order to equip you with the wide range of research techniques crucial for studying the period.
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Description of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)

We are an interdisciplinary centre for the study of Medieval and Early Modern periods. Our 28 teaching staff are drawn from English, History, Architecture, Classical & Archaeological Studies, History & Philosophy of Art, and the Canterbury Archaeological Trust.

MEMS offers a successful, interdisciplinary MA programme, which attracts students from across the world. A thriving community of enterprising, supportive graduate students study for research degrees and benefit from the Centre’s involvement in the prestigious EU-funded Erasmus Mundus doctoral programme, Text and Event in Early Modern Europe (TEEME). We have close relationships with Canterbury Cathedral and the Archaeological Trust, which allow our students access to a wide range of unique historical, literary and material evidence.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline as soon as possible
Tuition fee
  • GBP 12890 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 5250 Year (EEA)
Part-time: EEA:£2,625 / Non-EEA:£6,460
Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
  • Total Kent credits: 180
  • Total ECTS credits: 90
Credits 180
  • Total Kent credits: 180
  • Total ECTS credits: 90
Duration full-time 12 months
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content


The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.

  • MT866 - Palaeography and Manuscript
  • MT867 - Reading Evidence
  • CL349 - Beginners' Latin
  • MT864 - Reading the Medieval Town: Canterbury, an International City
  • HI874 - Religion and Society in Seventeenth-Century England
  • MT872 - Grand Designs and Intimate Liaisons: Life at home in early modern Engla
  • MT875 - The Black Death and Transformation of Europe, 1346-1400
  • MT876 - Cultures of Piety: Middle English Religious Literature, 1280-1500
  • MT859 - Word and Image in Tudor England
  • MT998 - Medieval and Early Modern Studies Dissertation

English Language Requirements

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Requirements for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

A first or upper-second class honours degree in an appropriate subject or equivalent.

Work Experience for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

No work experience is required.

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