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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Lampeter Campus

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP, OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Medieval Studies (MA) allows study in medieval history, literature and manuscript studies.

Course Overview

This interdisciplinary programme enables students to study the Medieval period from a range of different subject disciplines that embraces History, English, Theology, Celtic studies and Archaeology.

There are two compulsory modules that can be taken in the first or second semester, Research Methodology and Studying the Medieval. Research methods introduces students to the nuts and bolts of research, bibliographical and archival sources. ‘

'Studying the medieval' builds on this foundation to look more closely at record sources for Medieval Studies and at aspects of the study of medieval manuscripts, such as iconography and typology. This module is based in large part on the University’s special collections in the Roderick Bowen Library and Archives; unique in Wales this offers our students close and unrivalled access to our medieval manuscripts and early printed books

Students may then choose 4 further modules in medieval history (such as ‘Thomas Becket: archbishop, martyr, saint’) or medieval literature (such as ‘Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxon Heroic’).

For MA students the second part of the course comprises a 60 credit dissertation.

Assessment

The individual modules (all 20 credit) are assessed by written assignments: essays, commentaries, short exercises. Those registering for or progressing to the MA complete a dissertation of 60 credits.

Career Opportunities

  • Museum
  • Archives
  • Heritage sector
  • Professional Writers
  • Marketing
  • Expert tuition from professional writers, poets, novelists, dramatists, script-writers
  • An opportunity to learn about publishing through the design and production of the annual anthology
  • An opportunity to read your work at such events as the Hay Festival
  • Programme delivered on our beautiful and inspiring campus in Lampeter

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,340overall cost

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 Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    91st

  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

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  • Student satisfaction

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    38 38%

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