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Medieval Literature and Culture MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Literature: Specific Periods Social History Cultural Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme offers the opportunity to make a special study of the medieval period, considering the richness and diversity of its literature, art and history. It is possible to study in either an interdisciplinary or a more literary way; you can study either full-time over 1 year or part-time over 2 years.

A combination of taught core and option modules with an independent research component enables you to tailor the programme to your personal interests. The programme allows you to engage with advanced work at Master's level and is also an excellent preparation for doctoral research. Students have access to some of the best resources in the world for medieval research, being close to many renowned research libraries, galleries, museums and manuscript repositories. This programme teaches the skills which are needed to explore those riches in original and scholarly ways.

Different course options

Full time | Birkbeck, Central London WC1 | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This course will focus on medieval English material texts, thinking about writing in a manuscript culture. It will consider the question of books, parchment, documents of different kinds, considering the relationship between their contents and their physical form. You will look at the practical topics of how books were made, bought, and consumed in different moments and places in the Middle Ages. It will ask about the relation in medieval manuscript culture between text, image and performance and explore the interrelationship between literature and other sorts of writing: legal and bureaucratic, ecclesiastical and devotional.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good second-class honours degree in a relevant subject.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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