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Viking and Early Medieval English Studies MA

University of Nottingham

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

From Old Norse to runology, name-studies to Icelandic literature, this unique course is ideal if you’re planning a career in the heritage industry or considering PhD research.

You will reveal invaluable information about how people in the early medieval period lived, thought and spoke, through:

  • studying early medieval poetry and prose in Old English and Old Norse
  • learning how to read runic inscriptions, and work with other historical sources
  • learning how to analyse place-names

Your teaching is informed by the work of our Institute for Name-Studies and Centre for the Study of the Viking Age research groups. For example, you can work with museum artefacts and reproductions produced as part of our 'Bringing the Vikings back to the East Midlands' project, in partnership with local museums.

You are also welcome to attend our Norse and Viking Seminars (NoViS), the biennial Fell-Benedikz lecture, and the biennial Cameron Lecture, and learn from our academics, postgraduate research students and guest speakers.

Careers:

Our postgraduate students move into an extraordinarily wide range of careers following their time in the school.

Conducting postgraduate work in the School of English fosters many vital skills and may give you a head start in the job market. Studying at this level allows you to develop qualities of self-discipline and self-motivation that are essential to employment in a wide range of different fields.

We will help you develop your ability to research and process a large amount of information quickly, and to present the results of your research in an articulate and effective way. A postgraduate degree from the School of English shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training.

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University information

University of Nottingham

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
The university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham in September every year.

Subject rankings

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    13th out of 106

    16th out of 93 2

    21st out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    151 73%

    21st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    84th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    146 70%

    26th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    4th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    48th

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  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    138 70%

    28th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    35th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    45th

    4

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