The MA in Medieval History is a taught, one-year course that gives you the research skills to investigate and interpret the literary and artistic culture of the Middle Ages.
You will encounter medieval sources that are being radically reinterpreted in the light of exciting new research by course lecturers. The course is designed to give you a thorough grounding in research skills while providing maximum freedom to follow your own research interests.
You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your own ability to engage with historical sources in writing your research dissertation. You will also adapt your research and analytical skills to a variety of non-academic contexts or, alternatively, to undertaking further research.
The course will equip you with the essential skills that enable you to understand and interpret the history and culture (written and visual) of the past. It will introduce new and innovative methodologies that bring fresh insights into medieval times, and that allow us to reconstruct in considerable detail how people understood their world, and how they lived their lives. There are courses that explore and apply research methods, and also courses that train you in how these methods and skills can be used by graduates in their working environment. You will also be guided in how to conduct research, and in how to present your findings both orally and in writing.