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MA Medieval Britain & Europe

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MA Medieval Britain and Europe draws on our strengths in the field of British history from the Norman Conquest to the Reformation. It has been established for many years, and attracts significant numbers of students from outside the UK. It offers you the opportunity to investigate medieval British history in its wider European context and from a variety of thematic angles including political, cultural, economic, and social and religious history. A programme of intensive Latin and palaeography training is integral to the scheme.


Why study MA Medieval Britain and Europe at Aberystwyth University?

Study just five minutes away from one of five UK copyright libraries, the National Library of Wales

History has been taught in Aberystwyth since 1872, making our department the oldest in Wales and one of the foremost in Britain

Our Department has strong links with the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments, the National Library of Wales, Ceredigion Archives and the Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

Opportunity to participate in the activities of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS), a joint research partnership between Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities

A rich programme of visiting speakers, workshops and seminars

A lively postgraduate community of fellow-medievalists

All our lecturers are research active and are recognised as leading authorities in their respective fields

Opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of this course

Benefit from small group teaching

Aberystwyth University is a top 50 university for research power and intensity – REF 2014.


Graduates from the Department of History and Welsh History at Aberystwyth have expansive and varied careers. Many of our Masters graduates go on to PhD study and academic careers. Others go on to careers in:

museums and archives

heritage administration


public administration

the civil service

local government



the broadcast media


How will I be assessed?

Assessment for this course is via a mix of essays, exams, practical exercises and translation exercises.

The Research Methods and Professional Skills in History module will be assessed via an oral assessment of MA conference presentation, an assessed outline of an MA conference presentation, a critical assessment of a departmental research seminar, and a dissertation research proposal.

Successful submission of the MA dissertation in the final semester leads to the award of an MA.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 15,200per year

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

University information

Aberystwyth University

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  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 93 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    126 61%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%



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