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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    History & Archaeology

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    MRes

  • Course Fees

    Home / EU: £4,195 full-time Overseas: £15,210 full-time

  • Last Updated

    05 January 2018

Course content

Designed to develop your understanding of medieval history, or introduce you to the subject area it if you have not studied it before, this is a research degree with some provision for taught modules.

It provides an exciting opportunity to research a medieval topic of your own choice and helps you to develop your research and related skills, as well as allowing you to study broader historical subjects with other postgraduates.

The degree consists of three elements which make a total of 180 credits:

Core modules - Approaches to Medieval Studies (20 credits) and Research Skills for Medieval Studies (20 Credits)

Optional module, such as Historical Methods, chosen from an extensive list of modules offered across History's MA courses (20 credits)

Thesis of 20,000 words (120 credits)

The courses are assessed in various ways – by examination, coursework and attendance.

About the School of History and Cultures

The programmes in the School of History and Cultures offer students enquiry based learning within a rich and diverse environment to stimulate debate and challenge conventional thinking. Our staff publish widely, and we are developing and consolidating a strong, supportive research culture in the School.

The Department of History is part of of the School and History and Cultures. Times Higher Education ranked the Department of History first in the country for its performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise, and the Department is unrivalled in the geographical and chronological breadth of its research. From medieval Afghanistan to the modern United States, our staff provide expertise across British, European and world history from around 500 to the present day.

Funding and Scholarships

There are many ways to finance your postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. To see what funding and scholarships are available, please visit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding

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Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open days.

Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/visit

Virtual Open Days

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk


Visit the Medieval History MRes page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

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