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A collaboration between the Departments of English and History at Royal Holloway, the MA in Medieval Studies has an excellent reputation, having been running for almost thirty years. That reputation comes from the variety of teaching on our course: we draw on medievalists teaching across Royal Holloway in disciplines as diverse as History, English, French, Theatre Studies, and Music. We introduce you to many aspects of medieval society and culture, while giving you the opportunity to concentrate on the areas that interest you most.
As a historian and student of literature you will look at the medieval world from both literary and historical perspectives, working with source material including artefacts and manuscripts as well as archives and printed sources. The course emphasises the
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UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1); or equivalent in relevant subjects. Relevant professional qualifications and work experience in an associated area will be considered. Applicants may be asked to submit a sample of recent written work, such as two short essays or an extract from a dissertation.
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