Taught course

Crusader Studies

Royal Holloway, University of London · Department of History

Entry requirements

UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a relevant subject. Relevant professional qualifications and work experience in an associated area will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Taught by internationally-recognised experts in the field of Crusader studies, this course draws on London's status as an outstanding centre of Crusader research, a fascinating area of History.

You will gain an unparalleled insight into the ideas, events and people (both men and women) of crusading history while engaging with a full array of source materials in this compelling field. The course will also consider the impact of the crusades on the Muslim world, as well as exploring western Europe’s first contacts with the terrifying Mongols.

This is an ideal MA if you are pursuing an advanced interest in crusading history, whether or not you are planning to take a PhD in the discipline. You will have access to the world’s premier library collections and can participate in the renowned research seminar, The Crusades and the Eastern Mediterranean, at the Institute of Historical Research.

Information for international students

English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5, with 7 in writing, TOEFL (iBT) 88 with 26 in writing, or equivalent, for non-native English speaking applicants.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

See https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/postgraduate/feesandfunding/home.aspx

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment75
Dissertation25 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Professor Jonathan Phillips