University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Medieval Studies

The city of Exeter is the perfect setting for our MA in Medieval Studies. Exeter is a medieval city full of medieval remains, and not just architecture but access to source documents and real history too such as the Cathedral, Cathedral Library and the Exeter Book. It's not just the location that you benefit from in Exeter either. We are one of the largest History Departments in the UK and that allows us to offer a diversity that is rarely matched elsewhere. Our students receive expert input and one-to-one attention from academic staff with shared specialisms which makes both learning and teaching a genuinely collaborative experience. As a large department with excellent links to the local and national heritage sector we are in an excellent position to help you whether you are planning on progressing to PhD study, pursuing a profession, or simply exploring a passion for medieval history. As an MA Medieval Studies student you will be welcome to join the Centre for Medieval Studies (http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/history/research/centres/medieval/) , which brings together academic staff and Postgraduate students from a wide range of disciplines across the University's Colleges. We are brought together by our shared interests which run from the Early Middle Ages to the early Renaissance and may include archaeology, theology, music, literature and law. We hold regular seminars and research events which, if you decide to join us at Exeter, we hope you will not only attend but become an active part of. Research is at the heart of History and our students are encouraged to come to Departmental Research Seminars and become an active part of wider research community. Our research centres regularly hold seminars and other research events which MA students are welcome to attend.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum 2.1 Honours degree in history or a related discipline such as (archaeology, ancient history, classics, modern history, medieval studies or Latin), with a minimum 2.1 grade in the undergraduate dissertation. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules and pathways may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website.
A range of optional modules are available which reflect the varied research interests of academic staff across the Centre for Medieval Studies. These interests range widely across the medieval period and cover Britain, Europe and the Islamic world. They also represent several disciplines, including History, Archaeology, Classics, Literature, Music, Art History, Theology and Islamic Studies.

The core module Interpreting the Middle Ages: Images, Texts and Contexts will give students an overview of these different disciplinary approaches and show how they can be applied to the study of medieval texts and objects. Other core modules are Medieval Research Skills, which introduces students to the skills needed to work with medieval sources such as palaeography and codicology, and Current Research in Medieval Studies which asks students to reflect on how academic research projects are designed and presented, and gives them guidance in developing their own dissertation projects. Students also have the option of taking Latin modules and are strongly encouraged to do so if they are considering going on to an MPhil or PhD.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: coursework; essays; dissertation.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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