Taught course

Medieval and Early Modern Studies

University of Aberdeen · History

Entry requirements

Candidates must normally have an Honours degree to at least 2.1 standard in an appropriate discipline or equivalent qualifications and experience.

Training, eg, Palaeography, Latin, Computing and Statistics, Languages.Inter-disciplinary themes - see below in Research Specialisms.

Months of entry


Course content

This degree provides essential skills and expert knowledge, across various disciplines on themes to do with medieval and early modern European culture, language and history.

The programme aims to prepare students for potential further research (such as a PhD). This involves a combination of developing:

  • foundational skills in the study of medieval and early modern Europe (languages and documents),
  • a deep understanding of the culture, history and other relevant disciplines for the period (through content courses) and skills in pursuing independent research in the field.

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Information for international students

IELTS test overall score of 6.5, with a writing and reading score of 6.0 and a listening and speaking score of 5.5. TOEFL overall score of 90, with a writing and reading score of 21, a listening score of 17 and a speaking score of 20

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
16 months
full time
8 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations10
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation30 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Karin Friedrich
+44 (0)1224 272890