University of York

University of York

Medieval History

The programme offers an unparalleled opportunity to study at one of the world's leading centres of expertise in medieval history. The degree is equally suitable for students who wish to pursue doctoral research or careers in teaching, public history, or archives, or for those with enthusiasm for the subject but not yet a clear career direction. Since few students will have had the opportunity to study medieval history in depth at Undergraduate level, the programme offers both wide-ranging training in sources and methods and Option Modules in specialized areas. The University of York's Medieval MA programmes (in history, literature, archaeology, stained glass) are some of the most popular and sought after.

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have, or be expected to obtain, a good Honours degree or its equivalent in an appropriate subject at an undergraduate level. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you are applying to.

Course modules

Core module includes: Perspectives on medieval history; a range of optional modules; independent research and writing of dissertation. Optional module available from an approved chosen list. Plus 2 skills modules: Latin and palaeography.

Assessment methods

During the Summer Term and over the vacation, students write a dissertation of up to 20,000 words on a subject of their choice and under the supervision of a member of staff, submitted at the end of the academic year. The dissertation counts for 55.6% of the final assessment.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


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 York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01904 322961