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Medieval and Early Modern Studies MA

Medieval and Early Modern Studies MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Early Medieval History Late Medieval History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This unique interdisciplinary programme provides the opportunity for intensive historical, literary and art-historical study. The MA provides a thorough grounding in the skills required for advanced study in the medieval and early modern periods. This programme aims to provide you with a thorough grounding in the techniques and approaches necessary for advanced research in the medieval and early modern periods; introduce you to a wide range of literary and historical sources and to encourage you to identify and develop your own interests and expertise in the medieval and early modern periods; enable you to undertake interdisciplinary work; enable you to understand and use a variety of concepts, approaches and research methods to develop an understanding of the differing and contested aspects between and within the relevant disciplines; develop your capacities to think critically and to argue a point of view with clarity and cogency, both orally and in written form; develop your abilities to assimilate and organise a mass of diverse information and much more. The transferable skills gained from this postgraduate programme are enhanced by the University of Kent’s employability initiative and careers advice service. Many of our recent graduates have gone on to careers in heritage, museum or archivist work. Some go on to pursue research in the area, many continuing with PhDs at Kent or other higher education institutions.

Different course options

Full time | Canterbury Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

The module deals with aspects of ecclesiastical history, theology, Medieval canon law and Medieval political thought c. 1180?c. 1400. The course will be structured chronologically, tracing the development of political theories and practices of government developed by popes and lay rulers during the thirteenth century. Topics will include the ideas of papal power, ideas of state in England, Germany and Italy, the clash between papacy and lay rulers, the rise of new political subjects within Medieval Europe, especially towns.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a first or upper-second class honours degree in an appropriate subject or equivalent. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.