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  Medieval Studies - MA/PGDip

Bangor University    College of Arts, Humanities and Business

Full time & Part time September MA, PGDip 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time, Diploma: 9 months full-time (also available part-time)
History & Archaeology (19)

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Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Medieval Studies with Bangor University's MA/PGDip programme. Delve into Arthurian literature, Welsh History, Archaeology, Cymraeg, Music, gender and devotional literature, Anglo-Norman studies, and early sacred music. The interdisciplinary approach at Bangor ensures a well-rounded education through core and optional modules. Stand out with a unique combination of modules including Welsh, Arthurian studies, and Music, alongside expert teaching in palaeography and codicology. Develop critical skills and subject knowledge in Part 1, leading to a dissertation in Part 2. This programme equips you for careers in teaching, publishing, and further research in higher education. To apply, a 2.ii undergraduate degree in a relevant subject is required, along with a passion for specialising in history or literary studies. Join us at Bangor University to unlock the mysteries of the medieval world.

About the course

Medieval Studies is a well-known and internationally recognised area of expertise at Bangor. Over the decades particular strengths in Arthurian literature, Welsh History and Archaeology and Cymraeg, as well as Music have attracted postgraduates to Bangor to work with experts in each of these areas. Additional strengths include gender and devotional literature (in the School of English), Anglo-Norman studies, and early sacred music, among others. Interdisciplinary approaches form the core of medieval studies, and the current expertise at Bangor guarantees this approach both through the core module and through the option modules. In addition to this, Bangor can boast a unique combination of modules students can choose from, such as do not normally feature together: Welsh, Arthurian studies and Music form the distinctive core of the provision, alongside our widely recognised expertise in teaching palaeography and codicology.

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Entry Requirements

A 2.ii undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (e.g. Literary Studies, History, Arthurian Studies/Literature, Medieval Studies).

In their personal statement, applicants should outline the area in which they would like to specialise (e.g. history, literary studies). Contact us for more information.

For students whose first language is not English an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (with no element below 6.0) is required.

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