Research course

Medieval Studies

University of Exeter · History

Entry requirements

Normally a Masters degree with Merit or equivalent in History, or other relevant qualifications such as a doctorate in another subject. Please contact the School for full details.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The Centre for Medieval Studies provides a lively focal point for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and teaching and brings together a dynamic community of medievalist staff and students from across the university. Staff expertise is especially strong in the areas of medieval music, French literature, Spanish literature, Italian literature, history, English, law, archaeology, and Arab and Islamic studies.

The PhD in Medieval Studies is designed for students wishing to specialise either in the area of medieval music, or in inter- or multidisciplinary research combining one or more of the specialisms offered by members of the Centre.

The collaborative spirit that characterises this medievalist community is expressed both in teaching and in research activities. We especially encourage interdisciplinary projects at postgraduate level and beyond.

Department specialisms

Medieval music; French literature; Spanish literature; Italian literature; History; English, Law; Archaeology, and Arab and Islamic studies.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community.

Visit our website for details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website for details
International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit our website for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-60 months
full time
24-36 months


full time
36-48 months
part time
72-84 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)1392 725306