Entry requirements

Open to applicants with a good Honours degree (UK BA (Hons) 2:1 or equivalent) in History or a related subject, or practical experience in this area. Special entry requirements include the submission of a sample of written work on a historical subject accompanying your application. Please visit UEA’s website for complete details.

Months of entry


Course content


This history-focused study pathway focuses on the 11th through to the 15th century. Students gain the technical skills needed by a professional medieval historian. That includes medieval Latin, the study of handwriting (palaeography), and the study of the form of documents (diplomatic).


The course takes advantage of the rich medieval environment of the ‘fine city’ of Norwich, where UEA’s campus is based, offering a historic castle, cathedral, guildhall and numerous parish churches. Students benefit from practical field trips to some of the surviving medieval sites in the East of England region, such as Castle Acre, Castle Rising, Ely and Wymondham, while exploring the Norfolk Records Office, which possesses one of the finest medieval holdings in the country.


Teaching is carried out mainly via a weekly seminar, with thoughtful, researched preparation for this a requirement of the course. The MA is assessed through a combination of coursework and the dissertation, which constitutes half the credits for completing this degree.


The MA programme offers an intensive and practical preparation for those who seek further postgraduate study in this area, but is also designed for those who wish to enter a profession for which knowledge of the historic environment is desirable.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: - IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components) - PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)

Fees and funding

On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities. This funding is part of UEA’s dedication to developing and enhancing postgraduate education in all disciplines of the Arts and Humanities.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to students in the following areas of study:

  • American Studies
  • Art History and World Art Studies
  • Film and Television
  • History
  • Language and Communication Studies
  • Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
  • Philosophy
  • Political, Social and International Studies

As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office at UEA for further information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515