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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Edgbaston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MA in Medieval Studies encourages students to explore the complexities and diversity of the medieval period. Designed to develop your understanding of medieval history, or introduce you to it if you have not studied it before, this programme gives you the opportunity to specialise in one of four specialist pathways.

The programme offers uniquely wide ranging expertise across the whole medieval period, from c. 300 to c. 1500. It covers all of the countries of western Europe, Scandinavia, the eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia and China, and have a broad range with thematic interests including religious cultures, socio-economic history, the Crusades, Islamic history, gender, manuscript studies, drama, regional literatures and history (West Midlands, Scotland, Spain, Iceland, Byzantium, Afghanistan, northern Eurasia), material culture, comparative history and the ‘global Middle Ages’.

We offer four pathways through the programme, allowing you to specialise in:

  • Medieval History
  • Medieval Archaeology
  • Medieval Literature
  • Byzantine Studies

Students on the four pathways can follow their interests from the villages and parishes of the medieval West Midlands to the shores of the Atlantic and the deserts of Central Asia, drawing on texts and artefacts preserved in the libraries and museums of Birmingham and beyond.

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.

Our History postgraduates develop a broad range of transferable skills that are highly valued by a range of employers. These skills include: familiarity with research methods; the ability to manage large quantities of information from diverse sources; the ability to organise information in a logical and coherent manner; the expertise to write clearly and concisely and to tight deadlines; critical and analytical ability; the capacity for argument, debate and speculation; and the ability to base conclusions on statistical research.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,450per year

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 93 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    154 74%

    20th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    19th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    70th

    5

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