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  Medieval Studies MA


University of Exeter    Archaeology and History

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
History & Archaeology (19)

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Immerse yourself in the captivating world of the Middle Ages with the MA in Medieval Studies at Exeter University. Delve into a diverse range of subjects including medieval history, archaeology, literature, and Islamic studies, guided by a team of esteemed specialists. Benefit from small group teaching, engaging seminars, and personalized academic support to nurture your ideas and scholarly pursuits. The program culminates in a dissertation on a topic of your choice, paving the way for potential PhD research. Explore a wealth of medieval resources at Exeter's historic campus and libraries, including the renowned Exeter Cathedral Library. Join the vibrant Centre for Medieval Studies community, where you can participate in research seminars and events. With entry requirements welcoming diverse backgrounds and work experiences, this interdisciplinary MA equips you with valuable skills for a career in heritage or further academic pursuits. Unleash your passion for the medieval era and unlock a world of possibilities with the MA in Medieval Studies.

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Overview

  • Interdisciplinary degree with a large number of specialists in medieval studies across various academic subjects
  • Strong faculty expertise in medieval history, archaeology, French literature, English literature, and Arab and Islamic studies
  • Develop valuable skills for a career in the heritage sector or for continuing on to PhD study
  • Benefit from access to a wealth of medieval resources in the South West and from a dedicated institutional research centre
  • Opportunity to work 1-1 with individual academics during the Medieval Masterclass module

Learning and teaching

Most of your teaching will be done in small groups and seminars where you will be encouraged to present your ideas, discuss and debate key points, and interpret common readings. We like to take a collaborative approach to learning and so you will have access to academic staff who will support you on the programme and can also help you prepare PhD applications or find work placements.

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Entry Requirements

We are looking for graduates with a 2:1 or above in their first degree in a relevant subject area. While we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a high 2:2 or equivalent, are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, or have relevant work experience, we would welcome your application.

Applicants are also required to meet our English language requirements. Please see our website for details.




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