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Masters degrees in Medieval History examine the peoples, cultures and societies of the period 100-1500 AD, including analysis of significant historical events during this time.
Related subjects include World History and Heritage Studies. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as History or Archaeology.
The History of the Middle Ages is generally considered to have commence after the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century, lasting until the 15th century.
Popular research topics include the Renaissance and the Age of Discover, periods which are thought to have bridged the Middle Ages with Modern History. Issues covered within these movements include population decline, counter-urbanisation and migration, and political and religious flux.
For example, you may investigate what is known as the Migration Period, and why certain populations chose to migrate across parts of Europe during this time. Or, you might examine the rise of religion such as Islam in 7th and 8th centuries, or the development of Chistianity as two churches in the 11th century.
Careers may include academia such as teaching and publishing, historical research in the heritage industries, or even journalism.
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The MA in History allows you to traverse fascinatingly different periods of history, from the middle ages onwards. You can study British, European, American or Asian History, supported by the diverse expertise of historians working at Swansea University. Additional modules cover the history of art and culture, empire, gender, politics, religion, sexuality and science. Read more
The MA History programme at Queen’s has been redesigned to offer all its existing strengths in an innovative package of modules that challenges students to develop their knowledge and skills. Read more
The Medieval Studies course allows you to roam periods of history from the late antiquity to the renaissance, and geographies from the British Isles and France, to Italy and the Holy Land. Teaching is empowered by specialist Swansea University expertise, particularly in the areas of gender, warfare, aristocratic culture, and frontiers and borderlands. Read more
An MA by Research in History enables you to undertake a substantial research project, led by your own historical passions and interests. Your History project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. Read more
The new M. Phil in Medieval Studies offers students a broad overview of the Middle Ages through Trinity’s excellent collection of medieval manuscripts, at the same time as allowing students to specialise in one of three areas. Read more
Study at an internationally recognised centre of excellence for the study of medieval history, with expertise in Anglo-Saxon England and Britain in the central Middle Ages, together with early and later medieval Europe. Read more
Medieval culture is an open chapter, it has been constantly rethought and reinterpreted in subsequent epochs. You'll explore the extraordinarily rich material legacy of the period, including the shaping of urban structures, places of worship, sites of government, and universities. Read more
The programme draws on our considerable medieval and early modern expertise across history, literature, languages, and archaeology ( see here for our academics and their research interests ). Read more
The Cultural History pathway encourages you to investigate artefacts and ideas, material objects and mentalities, medical documents and museums, photographs and films and explore key themes that have shaped the past, including national identity, gender, race, sexuality and modernity. Read more
The MA in Medieval Studies encourages students to explore the complexities and diversity of the medieval period. Designed to develop your understanding of medieval history, or introduce you to it if you have not studied it before, this programme gives you the opportunity to specialise in one of four specialist pathways. Read more
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