Entry requirements

A 2.1 honours degree or equivalent, in History or a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MA in Medieval History will equip you with research skills in Latin, palaeography, and the interpretation of medieval sources and you produce a dissertation of 10,000 words based on your original research.

There are four compulsory modules:
• Research methods
• Medieval Latin (which is suitable for beginners)
• Palaeography
• Dissertation

You then choose two optional modules from a range including:
• Warfare in the Age of the Crusades, (1095-1204)
• Christian Society and the Crusades, (1185-1230)
• Preaching History: Understanding Sermons as Literature and Historical Sources
• Life Cycles: Birth, Death and Illness in the Middle Ages

The University is home to the International Medieval Congress, Europe’s largest annual gathering of medievalists, and we have strong traditions of researching medieval history.

Our library is one of the best in the country for studying medieval history, and has outstanding collections of medieval chronicles and chartularies and other sources related to British and European Middle Ages.

Information for international students

Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. The School of History's English Language minimum requirements for those whose first language is not English are: an IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5, with at least a 6.0 in all components

Fees and funding

We have a generous range of funding available for postgraduate study. For further information please click here.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)113 343 3610