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16 February 2017
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 Culture
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. The programmes derive from departments which are all excellently rated by the QAA both in teaching and research terms (Medieval History 5, Modern History 5 and African Studies 5*). Our staff publish widely, and we are developing and consolidating a strong, supportive research culture in the School. We are extremely proud to announce in June 2016, that History at Birmingham was ranked the top research department in the country by the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The national REF exercise assessed research publications and the public impact of research carried out in all universities in the UK between 2008-2014. Our department had an impressive 45% of its research judged to be ‘world-leading’.