Taught course

MA Medieval and Early Modern Textual Cultures, 1381 - 1688

University of East Anglia · School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing (LDC)

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Entry requirements

Degree Subject UK BA (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent

Special Entry Requirements A sample of your academic writing (for example an essay from your undergraduate degree) of up to 3000 words.

Months of entry


Course content

Immerse yourself in medieval and early-modern literature in its rich historical, intellectual, cultural, and material contexts.

Read a range of major British writers alongside the works of the important continental European authors who influenced them, including, Chaucer, Lydgate, Henryson, Douglas, Spenser, and Sidney together with Petrarch, Boccaccio, Poliziano, Erasmus, Rabelais, and Montaigne.

Explore the rise of Renaissance humanism and its medieval antecedents and work closely with local archival materials to discover the ways in which Norwich and East Anglia’s rich literary and intellectual culture participated in global narratives like the rise of humanism and the emergence of the early-modern from the medieval.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    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

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