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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Late Medieval History Early Medieval History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MA in Medieval Studies encourages students to explore the complexities and diversity of the medieval period. Designed to develop your understanding of medieval history, or introduce you to it if you have not studied it before, this programme gives you the opportunity to specialise in one of four specialist pathways.

The programme offers uniquely wide ranging expertise across the whole medieval period, from c. 300 to c. 1500. It covers all of the countries of western Europe, Scandinavia, the eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia and China, and have a broad range with thematic interests including religious cultures, socio-economic history, the Crusades, Islamic history, gender, manuscript studies, drama, regional literatures and history (West Midlands, Scotland, Spain, Iceland, Byzantium, Afghanistan, northern Eurasia), material culture, comparative history and the ‘global Middle Ages’.

We offer four pathways through the programme, allowing you to specialise in:

  • Medieval History
  • Medieval Archaeology
  • Medieval Literature
  • Byzantine Studies

Students on the four pathways can follow their interests from the villages and parishes of the medieval West Midlands to the shores of the Atlantic and the deserts of Central Asia, drawing on texts and artefacts preserved in the libraries and museums of Birmingham and beyond.

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.

Our History postgraduates develop a broad range of transferable skills that are highly valued by a range of employers. These skills include: familiarity with research methods; the ability to manage large quantities of information from diverse sources; the ability to organise information in a logical and coherent manner; the expertise to write clearly and concisely and to tight deadlines; critical and analytical ability; the capacity for argument, debate and speculation; and the ability to base conclusions on statistical research.

Different course options

Full time | Edgbaston Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have an honours degree in a subject related to the chosen pathway, such as History, English, Archaeology or Theology, is required, normally upper second class level (2.1) or its equivalent for overseas applicants. Graduates without these qualifications (for example with a lower second class degree, or a degree in a different subject) are very welcome to apply and their application will be considered on its merits. Applicants may be asked to submit written work and/or attend an interview. For some pathways evidence of relevant linguistic ability may be required.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more