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History: Medieval and Renaissance Studies MA

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Full time | University of Liverpool | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Renaissance History Late Medieval History Early Medieval History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

During the programme you will examine issues such as:

  • the notions and exercise of secular and spiritual authority
  • the operation of power in medieval and early modern societies
  • the development of conceptions of and attitudes to gender
  • the construction of identities.

You’ll become skilled in the advanced research methods and techniques needed to read and interpret original sources. There will also be training in languages and palaeography: vital attributes if you want to continue into doctoral research.

Career prospects

Our programmes are designed to provide students with a wide range of transferable skills. Our History taught programmes are designed to meet the training requirements of the AHRC and the ESRC and thus to equip you for further study towards an MPhil/PhD. However, our MA students go into a wide range of professions, including media, public sector management, business consultancy, the civil service, NGO and development work, as well as academia.

Our programmes are designed to provide students with a wide range of transferable skills. Our History taught programmes are designed to meet the training requirements of the AHRC and the ESRC and thus to equip you for further study towards an MPhil/PhD. However, our MA students go into a wide range of professions, including media, public sector management, business consultancy, the civil service, NGO and development work, as well as academia.

Modules

To develop palaeography skills through written and verbal exercises, so as to be able to translate a variety of manuscripts and documents; To enable students to recognise and transcribe the different scripts, abbreviations and contractions, found in manuscripts and documents produced in the middle ages and renaissance, c.500-c.1700; To familiarize students with the language and diplomatic formulae used, so that they may identify and understand the records and their historical significance.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,650

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

20,350

Entry requirements

To apply for one of our History MA programmes you should normally have a BA in History, Ancient History, English Literature, Modern Languages, Art History, Classics, Museology, Heritage, Culture Studies or a related discipline (UK classification 2:1 or above, or international equivalent). A Personal Statement which clearly demonstrates an interest in the programme and an understanding of the context of the programme is also required. Applicants may be called to interview and, if so, will be requested to submit a sample of their historical analysis (between 1500 and 2500 words) in English for discussion during the interview.

Department profile

The School of Histories, Languages and Cultures offers a diverse and broad range of subjects, areas and disciplines. The School is comprised of five departments; Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology; History; Irish Studies; Languages, Culture and Film and Politics. Through research and teaching the School looks at culture and society from the origins of humanity through to modern day politics. Postgraduate study in the School of Histories,...more

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