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Online | Lampeter Campus | 2 years | 01-FEB-23

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2 years

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Early Medieval History Late Medieval History

Course type


Course Summary

The MRes in Medieval Studies is an interdisciplinary programme enabling students to study the Medieval period from a range of different subject disciplines that embraces History, Literature, Theology, Celtic studies and Archaeology.

We have a long tradition of specialist teaching in the medieval period at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and students may engage with several important and high-profile research projects, such as ‘Strata Florida’, and ‘Monastic Wales’.

The University has a well-established record of research and teaching in the Medieval period. Its provision at all levels has enabled students to study the Medieval and Early Modern period drawing on specialist staff expertise and resources, particularly the holdings of the Special Collections of the Roderic Bowen Library: a unique resource which houses the Special Collections of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, including over 35,000 printed works, 8 medieval manuscripts, around 100 post medieval manuscripts, and 69 incunabula.

Course Overview

The MRes in Medieval Studies offers a high-quality student experience through a unique programme of study taught by a range of experts within the field of Medieval Studies. The programme is underpinned by advanced research methods, the study of theoretically informed critical approaches, and the scholarly examination of manuscripts and early printed books.

The MRes in Medieval Studies includes 60 hours of taught credits and a 120 credit dissertation which requires students to undertake an extended piece of research amounting to 30,000 words.

Career Opportunities

Areas of employment include:

  • Museum
  • Archives
  • Heritage sector
  • Professional Writers
  • Marketing


Medieval Conference
Intensive Latin I
Thomas Becket (medieval church history and hagiography)
Celtic Sanctity, Spirituality and Hagiography
Celtic Arthur and the Mabinogion Tales
Women in the Middle Ages: Sources from the Celtic Regions
The Cistercian World (medieval monasticism)
Skills for Medievalists (medieval primary sources; manuscript study)

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Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have a good first degree (a first or upper second), although every application is considered in its own merit, so places may be offered on the basis of professional qualification and relevant experiences. Candidates with a lower degree classification or no degree may be admitted at Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, with an opportunity to upgrade to Master’s level if satisfactory progress is made.