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Full time | Streatham Campus | 1 year | 20-SEP-21

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Late Medieval History Early Medieval History Classical Languages (Latin & Greek) Paleography

Course type


Course Summary


  • Large number of specialists in medieval studies across various disciplines
  • Expertise is especially strong in medieval history, archaeology, music, French Literature, English Literature, and Arab and Islamic studies
  • Develop skills useful for working in the heritage sector or for going on to a PhD
  • Access to medieval resources in the South West
  • Dedicated research centre


As historians we have a wide range of useful skills and the Medieval Studies MA is designed to build on, enhance and add to the skills you most likely developed at undergraduate level.

For some of our graduates a Masters degree is a step on the path to doctoral study, and if that is your interest then our MA is ideal preparation as your tutors will happily help you prepare research proposals and funding applications.


Many of our students choose to complete a Masters degree to enhance their professional skills or improve their chances of finding work in the heritage sector, which again we are happy to support through our excellent links with local archives and cultural centres.


This module introduces you to the main technical skills you will need to study medieval archival material. It offers in-depth training in palaeography (the study of old handwriting), diplomatic (the study of legal documents), codicology (the study of manuscripts as artefacts), and bibliography (the study of libraries and collections). You will also learn how to study and produce critical editions of medieval texts. Each seminar will be taught by members of staff with expertise in that area, and several seminars will involve hands-on experience with medieval manuscripts. In short, this module provides you with the essential skills needed for independent postgraduate research in medieval studies.

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Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline.

University information

The University of Exeter is a research university that is a member of the leading research- oriented UK universities, The Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of its 25,000 students, 5,500 of these are postgraduates, studying across Exeter’s three main campuses located across...more

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