This unique programme introduces you to a variety of approaches to the early Medieval period in England and Scandinavia, with particular emphasis on languages, scripts and texts.
The course is excellent preparation for postgraduate research in the subject area, but is also suitable for those planning a career in the heritage industry, or with a more general interest.
The course offers you the basic linguistic, textual and analytical skills for early medieval studies, within a broader comparative and thematic context.
In addition to language and literature, Nottingham is also particularly renowned for its specialisation in Name-Studies and in Runology, and the MA programme has close links with related work in other disciplines, such as Archaeology and History.
Nottingham is renowned for its work in Runology, Name Studies, Norse and Viking Studies and staff in the School of English and the Institute of Medieval Studies have received international acclaim for their research in these areas We encourage an interdisciplinary approach to Viking and Anglo-Saxon Studies, and you will be able to participate in joint events and field trips with the School of History and the Department of Archaeology This course is informed by work carried out in the University’s Institute for Name-Studies and the Centre for the Study of the Viking Age The School was ranked 7th for English in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 and 9th in the UK for 'research power' (REF 2014).
All those who hold an offer for entry in the forthcoming academic year are welcome to apply for our various scholarship and funding opportunities. These provisions can vary slightly from year to year. Applications for scholarship/funding must be made by the required deadline. Please see our web pages for further information.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Home/EU tuition Fees
Any applicant holding an offer of a place to study on one of the School's Masters courses are invited to apply for one of our School Tuition Fee Scholarships.
Please visit our web pages in the first instance for more information regarding the provision available and further instructions on how to apply.
Providing routes in to the AHRC-funded Midlands3Cities doctoral training partnership Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, the University of Nottingham is offering 14 Research Preparation Masters studentships to start September 2015. Midlands3Cities Nottingham Masters studentships are intended to prepare students for doctoral study so it is crucial that applicants make a clear case for how the Masters will lead to an intended PhD programme. Awards will cover the University of Nottingham tuition fee and provide a stipend of £8,400. They do not guarantee subsequent doctoral funding, for which a separate application must be made.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Tuition Fees and Stipend of £8400
These awards are available to outstanding students from the UK and EU who wish to pursue a Masters degree (MA or MRes) at the University of Nottingham in any area of the Arts and Humanities and areas eligible for AHRC funding in Law and Social Sciences.
Candidates are expected to hold at least a 2:1 (Upper 2nd class hons degree from British University or international equivalent). This should be in relevant literary and or historical studies (english language / literature, history or archaeology). Transcripts will be required upon application. IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
Recipient: University of Nottingham
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