University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Medieval Studies

The aim of the programme is to develop a European and interdisciplinary perspective on the Middle Ages. You will learn one of the languages read (Latin) or spoken internationally (vernacular) in Medieval Europe and you will acquire the technical, palaeographical and bibliographical skills necessary to produce high-level research. You will also write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, supervised by a subject specialist.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 honours degree or equivalent, including specialisation in some aspect of medieval studies; IELTS overall score of at least 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components.

Course modules

There are four compulsory modules: Research methods; Medieval Latin (which is suitable for beginners); Palaeography; Dissertation. You then choose two optional modules from a range including: Warfare in the Age of the Crusades 91095-1204); Christian Society and the Crusades, 1185-1230; Preaching History: Understanding Sermons as Literature and Historical Sources; Life Cycles: Birth, Death and Illness in the Middle Ages.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by course work and written exams which take place at the end of the semester in which the module is taught. Results obtained in the second and final years contribute to the final degree classification.

Sponsorship information

Range of national, international and University scholarships; centre has scholarships database listing potential sources of funding for UK, EU and international students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Institute for Medieval Studies
Telephone number: 
0113 343 3620