Birkbeck, University of London
Medieval Literature and Culture
A good 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject.If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests.
The programme has 2 core modules - Medieval Material Texts and Medieval Text and Intertext - which run in alternate years. You will take 1 of these, depending on your year of entry. Both modules explore resources for studying medieval literature and demonstrate their use in higher-level postgraduate research work. The other core module will be offered as an option to part-time students in their second year.
Medieval Text and Intertext will be the core module for 2016-2017 and alternate years thereafter.
Medieval Material Texts will be the core module for 2017-2018 and alternate years thereafter.
You will also study the module Approaching Research in Medieval Literature and Culture, which covers study skills. Classes may include field-trips to local archives and workshops on describing manuscripts and good writing.
Option modules will reflect the research interests of Birkbeck staff from the Department of English and Humanities, but also from the disciplines of history, archaeology and art history.
These will variously cover:
Middle English and Anglo-Saxon literature and books;
Religious, cultural, political and gender history;
Visual and literary theory;
The archaeology of a number of different parts of Europe;
European architecture and art.
Core and option modules are assessed by essays. You also write a dissertation of 15,000 words. There are mandatory core course research skills sessions in the summer term.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Part-time evening||October 2016||-||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||September 2017||-||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||September 2017||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
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