University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Medieval and Early Modern Studies

This degree provides essential skills and expert knowledge, across various disciplines on themes to do with medieval and early modern European culture, language and history. It will appeal to students interested in the history and culture of medieval, renaissance and early modern Europe, and particularly to those who wish to gain an interdisciplinary insight to the period. The courses reflect research interests drawn from various disciplines including history, church history and divinity, Celtic, English, French, history of art, law, philosophy and Scottish and Irish Studies. The programme provides ample opportunity to use important record collections held in Aberdeen, including the UNESCO UK-recognised Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives. The programme offers training and thematic courses as well as specialist supervision for a 15,000-word dissertation of the students' own choice. It is suited for students seeking to continue with postgraduate study as well as those simply interested in the early modern era. Research training focuses on the use of archival and primary sources as well as preparation for dissertation writing.

Entry requirements

Candidates must normally have an Honours degree to at least 2.1 standard in an appropriate discipline or equivalent qualifications and experience. Applicants who have been educated in the medium of English are still required to meet the English language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that applicants meet the 'postgraduate standard' level of English proficiency. Applicants who are in doubt about their proficiency in English should contact the British Council office or its equivalent in their country. For applicants whose 1st language is not English, it is important that their proficiency in English is good in order for them to study successfully at the University.

Course modules

Modules include: palaeography (vernacular and Latin) (15 credits); Latin (basic and intermediate) (15 credits); dissertation preparation (15 credits); approaching archives (15 credits); reading course and special subject (30 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on written work and moderated according to university standards. Every student is assigned a dissertation supervisor based on their research interests.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MLitt Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MLitt Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King's Campus Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland

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