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.

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.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our MA course 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. The course 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 course 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.

Core modules:

• Dissertation.

Examples of optional modules:

• Warrior Poets in Heroic Societies

• Old Norse

• Old English Language, Texts and Contexts

• The Anglo-Saxon World

• Middle English Manuscripts and Texts

• Issues in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

• Renaissance Tragedy

• John Milton: Life, Works and Influence

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,500.00 per year
International students
£19,500.00 per year

durham.ac.uk/study/pg/finance

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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study@durham.ac.uk