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  MA Medieval Literatures and Languages


University of York    Department of English and Related Literature

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time Award winner
History & Archaeology (19) Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Immerse yourself in the captivating world of the Middle Ages with the MA in Medieval Literatures and Languages at the Centre for Medieval Studies, King's Manor. Delve into a diverse range of medieval English literature, exploring its interactions with various languages and cultures. Taught by renowned scholars, you will develop essential linguistic and technical skills for advanced research. Choose from modules covering topics such as Chaucer, Viking Poetry, and Dante's Comedy, culminating in a research dissertation. No prior specialization in medieval literature is required, as intensive training is provided. Entry requirements include a 2:1 degree or equivalent, with opportunities for applicants with relevant experience. Benefit from world-class resources including the King’s Manor library and the British Library at Boston Spa. Prepare for a career in heritage, teaching, publishing, or arts management with this comprehensive and enriching programme.

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Explore the medieval world through its language and literature

Study the whole range of medieval English literature — a dynamic, multilingual literary culture in which English interacted with many other languages and literatures.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 or equivalent. You do not need to have specialised in medieval literature at undergraduate level, or already mastered the languages required for the degree as we will provide intensive training during the course. We will consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly if you have high marks in relevant modules or appropriate professional experience.

You will need to submit examples of written work with your application.

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

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