UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This programme equips students with the skills necessary for advanced medieval and renaissance scholarship. A wide range of historical, literary, palaeographical, art historical and archaeological courses enables students to explore the aspects of medieval and renaissance culture in which they are interested. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and classes. Several courses include site visits to institutions, notably the British Library, the Warburg Institute, the National Archives and the Institute of Historical Research.

Course Modules

Core modules: Old and middle English; medieval Latin (beginners); medieval Latin (intermediate); medieval French; old and middle French; medieval Italian; medieval German; classical Hebrew; Rabbinic Hebrew; introduction to old Norse. Options: The medieval Papacy; manuscripts and documents; Renaissance texts (resources and research techniques); the medieval English book; Anglo'Saxon court culture; animals and the medieval imagination; comparative history of medieval literature; Dante (Divina Commedia); travel and writing in the middle ages; Europe's long 13th Century (governments, conflicts and the cultivation of Christendom); from Renaissance to republic (the Netherlands 1555‒1609); Giordano Bruno; identity and power in medieval Europe, 500‒1300 AD; the Italian book, 1465‒1600; the Italian dialogue of Giordano Bruno; magic in the middle ages; medieval archaeology (selected topics and current problems); medieval manuscripts and documents (research techniques).

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,020  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,510  Academic year. First year home fees