Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme offers the opportunity to make a special study of the medieval period, considering the richness and diversity of its literature, art and history. It is possible to study in either an interdisciplinary or a more literary way; you can study either full'time over 1 year or part'time over 2 years. A combination of taught core and option modules with an independent research component enables you to tailor the programme to your personal interests. The programme allows you to engage with advanced work at Master's level and is also an excellent preparation for doctoral research. Students have access to some of the best resources in the world for medieval research, being close to many renowned research libraries, galleries, museums and manuscript repositories. This programme teaches the skills which are needed to explore those riches in original and scholarly ways.

Course Modules

Core module: MA medieval cultures: Core course. Option modules: Ancient political thought and its medieval legacy; art in the age of Giotto: Evidence and interpretation; drama and performance in medieval England; rebellion, dissent and tyranny: England c 1380 ' c 1430; renaissance Florence: Society, religion and culture; Rome: Place, continuity and memory; the Icelandic saga. Dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

A good 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject.If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 - 2 years
Part Time Evening
MA (Postgraduate)