Research course

Medieval History

University of Birmingham · Department of History

Entry requirements

An honours degree in a subject related to the chosen pathway, such as History, English, Archaeology or Theology, is required, normally upper second class level (2.1) or its equivalent for overseas applicants. Graduates without these qualifications (for example with a lower second class degree, or a degree in a different subject) are very welcome to apply and their application will be considered on its merits. Applicants may be asked to submit written work and/or attend an interview. For some pathways evidence of relevant linguistic ability may be required.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop your understanding of Medieval History by completing your own independent research project within the prestigious Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), while undertaking essential training to support your project.

You can complete your research project in any aspect of Medieval History, as agreed by your supervisor, while the taught component will allow you to develop your research skills.

Times Higher Education ranked the Department of History first in the country for its performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    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

Postgraduate Admissions Team
44 (0)121 414 3344