Our Masters programme in Medieval Britain and Europe draws on the expertise of our team of medieval staff at the department, all of whom contribute to the MA from their own particular specialisms and interests.
In semester 1, you’ll follow a core module which discusses British society in context in the 12th–14th centuries. This is followed in semester 2 by a range of options that address, for instance, the study of peasant societies, medieval London, Matthew Paris, and Gerald of Wales.
Alongside this study, you will benefit from specialist research training in Palaeography & Diplomatic, supported by tuition in Latin.
There are also classes to help you research and write your MA dissertation, an original research project (15,000 words) undertaken by you and written over the course of the year under the close supervision of a specialist within the Department.
All our lecturers are active researchers who publish their work, and you will benefit from being taught the latest historical theories and techniques. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) assessment the university was placed in the top 50 institutions for research power and intensity. It submitted 77% of eligible staff and 95% of the university's research was of an internationally recognised standard.
Dissertation * England in Context in the Long Thirteenth Century Latin for Postgraduate Study Medieval and Post -Medieval Palaeography and Diplomatic Research Methods and Professional Skills in History Texts that made the Middle Ages: advanced Latin reading for postgraduate students
Working with History Gerald of Wales History & Identity in the Age of Magna Carta: the World of Matthew Paris
* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh
Approximately 6 hours a week in the first two semesters. During semester three you will arrange your level of contact time with your assigned supervisor.
The course is assessed through a diverse range of assignments, including the 15,000 word MA dissertation.
Many of our Masters graduates go on to PhD study and academic careers. Others apply their skills in heritage administration, in tourism, museums and archives, or related branches of public administration, the civil service and local government, or go on to careers in related fields such as teaching, journalism or the broadcast media.
Work placements in collaboration with the National Library of Wales, the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments in Wales, or another of the heritage agencies based in and around Aberystwyth, are available for course credit in some schemes (please contact us for further information).
Scholarships, each worth £1,000 towards tuition fees will be available for UK/EU students commencing full-time Taught Masters courses in September 2015. Part-time students would be eligible for £500 for Year 1 and Year 2 of their Masters. The scholarships will be awarded for academic excellence (minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree or the equivalent award. In order to be considered for one of these awards, an application for a place on a taught Masters degree at Aberystwyth University must be received by 31st July 2015.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Students from the UK/EU that will be studying an on campus taught Masters and that have good results from their undergraduate degree will be entitled to an Aberystwyth Masters Scholarship worth around £1000.
Separate application forms are not required. Therefore it is essential that the application for a place be received by the (AU) Postgraduate Admissions Office by 31st July 2015 at the very latest.
International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship
The scholarships will be awarded for academic excellence (minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree or the equivalent award, either already achieved or predicted by the candidate’s awarding university).In order to be considered for one of these awards, an application for a place on a taught Masters degree at Aberystwyth University must be received by 31st August 2015.Up to 72 scholarships worth £2500 towards tuition fees for full-time non-EU students on taught Masters courses are available for students who commence their studies in September 2015 on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to 72 scholarships, each worth £2,500 towards tuition fees will be available for non-UK/EU students commencing full-time Taught Masters courses in September 2015.
Separate application forms are not required. Therefore it is essential that the application for a place be received by the AU Postgraduate Admissions Office by 31st August 2015 at the very latest. Selection will be on the basis of academic excellence and the applicant’s suitability for their proposed course. A minimum (UK) 2.i Honours (or equivalent) is required for an award. Information on the comparability of non-UK degrees is available at http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/howtoapply/before-you-apply/comparability/.
Good Undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) (or above) equating to a mark of 56.5 or above in a related subject. Those who are not graduates must satisfy the University that they are of the required academic standard to pursue postgraduate study. Please see the website for further information View Website
12 June 2017
Recipient: Aberystwyth University
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