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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Strand Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview:

Our Medieval Studies MA gives you the opportunity to draw on the expertise of eight different departments across Arts & Humanities and to study the medieval period from a variety of different perspectives.

In addition to a huge choice of options, we offer a module partly taught in the British Museum, drawing on its world-famous collection. Our wide-ranging course allows you to build a programme of study that reflects your own particular interests and to develop a specialism exploring a theme or topic in your master’s dissertation.

Key benefits:

  • Unrivalled location, gives students access to major libraries, institutes and societies for medievalists.
  • Flexible combination of core skills and training modules.
  • Unique range of specialist options, allowing interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study.

Description:

This Medieval Studies MA draws on our strengths in medieval teaching in departments including Classics, Digital Humanities, English, French, German, History, Music and Theology. The required module Visual & Verbal in Medieval Culture, partly taught in the British Museum, offers the opportunity for interdisciplinary study of the multi-media Middle Ages, especially the relationship between text and image. You will also be able to choose taught modules from an extensive options list, including skills modules in languages, Palaeography and Digital Humanities. We are also able to draw on the expertise of Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies academics to offer you an exceptional geographical and historical range.

Our definition of the Middle Ages extends from the late antique to the early renaissance periods and covers eastern as well as western Europe.
You will study medieval literature, languages, history, art and philosophy within a historicist framework, which will train you in a range of methodologies, from the traditional skills of palaeography and codicology to the theoretical tools of gender, sexuality and postcolonial studies. With huge flexibility and choice of module, you will be able to tailor your degree to your own interests, to the extent that no two Medieval Studies MAs are alike. At the end of the course you will bring all of the skills and knowledge you have developed to produce a 15,000-word dissertation on a subject of your choice.

You will automatically become a member of the Centre for Medieval Studies and you will be invited to take part in its activities, by attending and assisting at conferences and research events, and participating in staff-student study days.

Career prospects:

The Medieval Studies MA can lead to a variety of career and study options including teaching, archives, the media, finance, politics and heritage industries or to further research.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,460per year

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

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 25 3

    20th out of 93 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    158 77%

    9th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    21st

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    160 77%

    16th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    29th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    81st

    8

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