Taught course

Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies

Institution
Durham University · Department of English Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You will normally require an English or English-related Honours degree (at least a 2:1 or equivalent)from a recognised university.

Please use the 'additional comments' section of the application form to provide a personal statement.

In addition to your three module choices, you will also need to include a piece of written work of approximately 2,000 words in length on a literary subject. This can be any piece of literary-critical work you have completed recently.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our taught MA pathway in Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies offers choice, flexibility and the opportunity to specialise within this field. You can learn from the rich variety of research expertise in the Department and you also have the chance to concentrate on a particular area of literary study within the fields of Medieval and Renaissance studies. Our commitment to research-led teaching means that students are able to explore the cutting edge of the discipline - from Old Norse to Renaissance Tragedy, from medieval manuscripts to critical theory. The Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies pathway includes the possibility of taking interdisciplinary modules involving other departments including History and Archaeology. We provide an intimate, dynamic and supportive environment for students of all backgrounds and nationalities.

Our programme offers up-to-date training in research methods and skills. You will choose three modules, at least two of which are from within the pathway, and you will write a dissertation on a subject related to Medieval and/or Renaissance studies.

An MA in Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies is often the platform for further research at PhD level, as well as providing an excellent grounding for jobs in education, the arts and the media.

Information for international students

Please check English language requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £7,245
International students
Full time: EU £7,245 Non Eu £17,325

Please see the funding page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of English Studies
Email
english.pgadmissions@durham.ac.uk
Phone
(0) 191 334 2500