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MA in History (by Research) - Religion

University of York

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    Variable - to suit the learner

Course summary

Our expertise in religious history ranges from late antiquity to the early modern period, across Europe and the Mediterranean world to Britain and Ireland.

Our research interests encompass a variety of themes including the papacy, ecumenical councils, medieval monasticism, medieval heresy, charitable institutions and the Counter-Reformation.

More specific concerns informing our research are:

  • The social context of religious belief and religious institutions
  • The interplay between narrative forms and religious experience and action
  • The relationship between politics and religion

Local resources

We explore important figures and movements local to York such as the Northumbrian Renaissance of the 8th century, the life and writings of Alcuin of York, the development of Yorkshire monasticism, the See of York and lay religion from the 7th century to the Reformation and beyond.

Our research draws on some of the impressive collections located in Yorkshire such as:

  • Architecture and sculpture in and around York
  • The Borthwick Institute
  • The Minster Library
  • North Yorkshire County Record Office
  • Parish churches of Yorkshire
  • York Diocesan archives

Tuition fees

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£ 17,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

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  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 90 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    151 78%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%



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