University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Medieval History

This programme equips students with research skills in Latin, palaeography and the interpretation of medieval source material; students learn the skills and standards for locating, analysing and communicating historical material, culminating in dissertation; the School specialises in early medieval continental history, southern Italy, the crusades, British Isles, Iberian, religious, monastic and medical history.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent, in history or a related subject; IELTS score of 6.5, with at least a 6.0 in all components.

Course modules

Core modules: Research methods; Medieval Latin (which is suitable for beginners); palaeography; dissertation. Optional modules: Warfare in the age of the Crusades 1095-1204); 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

Assessments include: introduction to Medieval Latin (100% exam); intermediate Medieval Latin (80% exam, 20% assignment). Palaeography: reading Medieval manuscripts is assessed through 3 written assignments, involving transcription of documents, of a combined length of c. 2500 words. Research methods and bibliography is assessed through two written assignments of a combined length of c. 2500 words (30% and 40%) and 1 exam (30%). Optional modules are generally assessed with the submission of 2 3000-word essays. The dissertation is of 10,000 words in length, to be submitted at the end of the academic year.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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Institute for Medieval Studies
Telephone number: 
0113 343 3620