Taught course

Medieval and Early Modern Studies

The University of Manchester · English and American Studies

Entry requirements

A First or Upper-Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This interdisciplinary 180 credit programme offers you the opportunity to pursue your interest in the literatures, histories and cultures of Late Antiquity and the European Middle Ages (c. 350-1550 CE). Research in this fascinating area has a long and distinguished history at the University of Manchester, and we have a lively research culture, with talks, seminars and conferences that you will be able to attend in addition to your taught courses. The John Rylands Library houses exceptional medieval treasures (which are currently being digitised) and offers many exciting research and study opportunities. Staff teaching on this MA represent the disciplines of History, Art History, English and American Studies, Religions and Theology and European Languages.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 7.0, or a TOEFL score of 600 (paper based), or 250 (computer based)

Fees and funding

UK and EU applicants may enter the AHRC competition (internal deadline in early March each year). This is highly competitive, and applicants should discuss applying with the Programme Director as soon as possible. Some awards are usually offered by the School or department: see the school website for current information

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Dissertation34 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
+ 44 (0)161 275 0322