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Medieval History MLitt
The MLitt in Medieval History allows students to study a variety of topics in depth from across the medieval worlds, from Central Asia to the Atlantic and from Iceland to Egypt. This broad-ranging program is designed to cater for students of differing career ambitions, areas of specialisation and previous training.
The MLitt in Medieval History is a taught postgraduate program run by the School of History.
- A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a subject-related area. If you studied your first degree outside the UK.
- English language proficiency.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university requirements.
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Students must take the following compulsory modules:
- An Introduction to Palaeography with Codicological and Manuscript Studies (1 and 2)
- Sources and Source Criticism (1 and 2) addresses the interpretation and criticism of medieval sources.
- Special Topic in Medieval History (1 and 2)
You will also choose one of the following:
- Historical Sources and Skills (1 and 2)
- An Arabic, French, German, Italian or Spanish language module at the level appropriate to the student's proficiency.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
The program comprises two semesters of taught modules followed by a three-month focused period for writing a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words.
The taught component comprises lectures, discussions and individual tutorials, with class sizes ranging from individual supervision up to 12 students. Assessment methods include classwork participation and essays.
History postgraduates go on to pursue careers in a range of sectors including:
- think tanks
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