Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have at least an upper second class (2.1) honors Bachelor degree or equivalent (for example, GPA of 3.3) in a relevant area. Since places on the course are limited, applicants may be interviewed or asked to submit a writing sample for assessment.

Months of entry


Course content

The taught MPhil in Medieval Studies equips students with the critical skills needed for in-depth work on medieval texts, sources, and artefacts, and provides an introduction to what different disciplinary methods offer the medievalist while permitting students to specialise in particular approaches in accordance with their interests. The teaching on the programme takes full advantage of Trinity’s world-leading holdings of medieval manuscripts and other artefacts, as well as those of other Dublin institutions. Opportunities are also available for students to explore the built remains of medieval Ireland.

All students take three core modules of 5 ECTS - Sources for Medieval Studies I and II and Introduction to Medieval Books and Documents – and write a dissertation worth 30 ECTS. Further requirements depend on the choice of strand and more details are given on the appropriate pages below. Students unsure about which strand would best suit them are invited to make informal contact the course convenor, Dr Mark Faulkner. Enquiries about the individual strands may also be addressed to the strand co-ordinators: History (Dr Immo Warntjes); Language and Literature (Dr Mark Faulkner); Culture and Civilisation (Prof. Ruth Mazo Karras).

Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    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

School of Histories and Humanities