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MA Medieval History


Course Description

Our MA in Medieval History will equip you with research skills in Latin, palaeography, and the interpretation of medieval source material.

You will learn skills and standards for locating, analysing and communicating historical material, culminating in a 10,000 word dissertation.

There are four compulsory modules:
• research methods
• Medieval Latin (which is suitable for beginners)
• palaeography
• dissertation

You then choose two optional modules from a range including:
• The Age of Arthur: The History of Britain from 410 to 650
• Christian Society and the Crusades, 1185-1230
• Politics, Piety, and Profession: The Church in Late-Medieval England, c.1350-c.1540
• Life Cycles: Birth, Death and Illness in the Middle Ages

You are taught by Medievalists from the School of History and the Institute for Medieval Studies, an internationally renowned centre for postgraduate study and research and home to both the International Medieval Congress, Europe’s largest annual gathering of medievalists, and the International Medieval Bibliography, the world’s leading interdisciplinary bibliography. You can enhance your studies by attending the seminar series in Medieval History.

Our library is one of the best in the country for studying medieval history, and has outstanding collections of medieval chronicles and chartularies.

Visit the MA Medieval History page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

School of History and Institute for Medieval Studies Masters Scholarships - 7 Awards

The School of History and Institute for Medieval Studies Masters Scholarships are for full fees (at the UK/EU rate) and a matching maintenance grant (pro rata over 2 years for part time students). International students may opt to amalgamate the scholarship into one payment as a substantial contribution towards international fees.The School of History and Institute for Medieval Studies MA scholarships offer the following in 2014/15: Up to six School of History and Institute for Medieval Studies MA scholarships are available to all students of any nationality, and pay fees at Home/EU rate with a matching maintenance allowance. These are available to both MA by research and taught MA students. One additional School of History/IMS scholarship is available to students of any nationality accepted on to the MA IN Medieval Studies. This pays fees at Home/EU rate with a matching allowance. International students can use the funding to offset overseas fees.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full fees (at the UK/EU rate) + matching maintenance grant

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to be considered for these scholarships, you must:
a) have fulfilled our entry requirements before official acceptance of any scholarship
b) be starting your course in the next academic year (2014/15)
c) not already have an MA in History

Application Procedure

You must:

a) have applied and normally have received an offer for a place in the School of History or Institute for Medieval Studies
b) have completed the required scholarship application form and returned it to the School by the deadline of 30th June 2014 (downloadable from http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/index.aspx)
c) have supplied us with copies of transcripts from previous degrees and two academic references by the deadline of 4pm on 30th June 2014

All the scholarships offered within the School will be allocated by our Scholarships Panel according to the following academic criteria:

a) Overall degree average
b) Performance in research-based pieces of coursework (e.g. dissertations) and/or research methodology courses
c) 'Exit velocity' on previous degree courses (how you improved from year to year)
d) Academic references
e) Evidence of strong project management skills and an aptitude for time management on independent research projects

Scholarship winners and reserve candidates will be contacted in Summer 2014.

Further Information

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/125020/postgraduate/1223/scholarships_and_employment



Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in History or a related subject.

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