Taught course

Medieval Studies

Swansea University · College of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in Medieval Studies, History or Literature or a relevant discipline, normally a lower second or above or equivalent. Overseas students are expected to possess an IELTS score of 6.5.

Months of entry


Course content

Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

The MA in Medieval History is an exciting programme that brings together specialist Medievalists in the disciplines of history and literature. The MA covers Late Antiquity to the Renaissance, and the British Isles and France to Italy and the Holy Land. Areas of particular staff expertise include gender, warfare, aristocratic culture, and frontiers and borderlands. Students have the opportunity to become familiar with the medieval heritage of South Wales and the surrounding region, through work with the West Glamorgan Record Office and the library of Hereford Cathedral and through contact with the organisations that are responsible for the preservation of Welsh historical sites, Cadw and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

Modules on the course typically include:

  • Introduction to Advanced Medieval Studies 1: Skills and Approaches
  • Introduction to Advanced Medieval Studies 2: Themes and Sources
  • Medieval Languages
  • Postgraduate Latin
  • Saints and Sinners in Christian Late Antiquity
  • Gender Trouble: Enclosure and the Medieval
  • Fin’Amor and Marriage in the Medieval English Secular Lyric
  • Medieval Manuscripts
  • Venice and the Sea

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

College of Arts and Humanities
+44 (0)1792 606752