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Medieval and Early Modern Studies PgCert

University of Aberdeen · History

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You develop 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 prepares you for further research (such as a PhD). You develop foundation skills in the study of medieval and early modern Europe (languages and documents), and 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.

Courses include: The Enlightenment in Comparison - Scotland Ireland and Central Europe, The Scottish Wars of Independence 12-86-1328, The Three Kingdoms of the Seventeenth Century, Crime and Society in Early Modern England and Scotland, Back in the Viking Homelands, Jacobites - War Excile and Politics and Succession in Britain, Celtic and Anglo Saxon Manuscript Studies, Introduction to Old English Language, Controversy and Drama- Marlowe to Revenge Tragedy, Art and Society in Eighteenth Century England, Seventeenth Century Netherlandish Art, Medieval Manuscripts - Illustration of Medieval Thought, Kants Critique of Pure Reason, Scottish Legal History - 14th -18th Century, Special Subject, Engaging with Historiography, Old Norse 2 - Language Runes and Place Names, Advanced Topics in Old Norse Language Literature and Culture, Palaeography, Latin 1, Approaching Archives, Research Preparation in Historical Studies, Independent Reading in Historical Studies, Presenting Historical Research, Old Norse Language.Business for Arts (These are optional courses from which to choose your main interest areas)


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • University of Aberdeen resources date back to the times of the University's founder Bishop Wiliam Elphinstone (1431-1514) and Kings College Campus dates back to the Middle Ages . Courses are drawn from History, Church History, Divinity, Celtic, English, French, History of Art, Legal History, Philosophy and Scottish and Irish Studies. This gives you plenty of inspiration when choosing what you would like to specialise in. Many of these subjects continue from 1495 to the present day.
  • You also have access to UNESCO UK archives in Aberdeen City.

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  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
16 months
full time
8 months

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