Full time & Part time September MA One year FT, two years PT
History & Archaeology (19) Languages, Literature & Culture (21) Linguistics & Classics (23)

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Immerse yourself in the captivating world of the Middle Ages with the Medieval Studies MA at King's College London. This prestigious programme offers a comprehensive exploration of medieval history, languages, literature, and culture, delivered by a team of renowned scholars. By delving into the past, you will gain valuable insights into the relevance of the Middle Ages in today's society. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, from medieval manuscripts to digital advancements in the field. With a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary learning, you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of optional modules, including Palaeography, Early Vernacular English Manuscripts, and The Arthurian Tradition. The programme also provides essential training in research skills and offers access to world-class resources such as the British Library and the British Museum. To join this enriching academic journey, you need a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree or relevant work experience. Embark on a rewarding career in heritage, education, or research by enrolling in the Medieval Studies MA at King's College London.

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King’s contains one of the largest concentration of medievalists in the UK, bringing together scholars in medieval history, languages, literature and culture, with expertise across Europe and Asia. The course looks in depth at the Middle Ages and their relevance to today. The combination of literature, history and culture will give you a tangible sense of the period and looks at the different ways the Middle Ages have been understood from the 17th century to the present day as well as how new ways of studying the period are emerging in the digital era. The course gives you insight into the culture as well as the history and literature of the Middle Ages and the chance to consider medieval manuscripts in original or digital

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Entry Requirements

A minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above.

If you have a lower degree classification, or a degree in an unrelated subject, your application may be considered if you can demonstrate significant relevant work experience, or offer a related graduate qualification (such as a Masters or PGDip)..

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"The two things that first attracted me to King’s were staff reputation and the university’s connections. It was the opportunity to be mentored by Arden editors and taught at The Globe Theatre which made me accept the offer to study Shakespeare at King’s. I have not regretted my choice.

Through this programme I have obtained a 12-month internship at The Globe – a crash course in application of academic research which will undoubtedly prove an extremely transferable skill. Being completely self-funded, I will have to work for a few years to be able to afford a PhD, and I feel that my time at King’s is well preparing me for that necessity. My career interests lie in theatre management and publishing, two areas into which my internship and the invaluable support of the editors on staff have cast precious insight.

I’d advise prospective students to choose a subject they adore. Graduate study is hard work, so the only way you are going to find the determination to be the best you can be is if your specialist area is the thing you want to do most in the world!"

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