University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Medieval History

Aspects of the medieval past continue to fascinate the public imagination. Medieval castles, abbeys and churches are some of the most frequently visited heritage sites in Britain, while television programmes about the more bloodthirsty aspects of the period prove consistently popular. Whatever your particular area of interest, the MA Medieval History allows you to carry out specialist research under expert supervision.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree (or above) or equivalent in history or other humanities or social science discipline from a UK or overseas university. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: research presentation; approaching the Middle Ages; dissertation. Optional modules: imagining the unseen in the middle ages; the dawn of modernity in the late middle ages; crime and punishment in late antiquity; the transformation of the roman world; order and disorder around the year 1000; designing a doctoral research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by bibliographical and source-based exercises, written papers, oral presentation, dissertation (15,000 words).

Sponsorship information

University and AHRC Studentships are available. You�ll need to submit your application by the University deadline in March preceding a September entry.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,415 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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