Taught course

Medieval Studies

University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Humanities

Entry requirements

Good degree in a relevant subject usually required.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Medieval Studies encourages you to explore the depth and breadth of resources available in the medieval city of Lincoln – home to one of the few surviving original copies of the Magna Carta and to one of the greatest medieval cathedrals in Europe.

Historical archives, literary manuscripts and the built environment are all used to immerse you in an advanced study of the Middle Ages. The programme makes use of the remarkable range of medieval archives in Lincoln to teach skills such as palaeography and to explore the economic, social and religious history of England.

Modules in medieval literature and Arthurianism are supported by the wealth of literary manuscripts at Lincoln Cathedral, including one of only fifty full manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales and the Thornton Romances, containing the earliest known account of King Arthur’s death.

Information for international students

For up-to-date information: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/internationalstudents/

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

As a University of Lincoln postgraduate student, you may be eligible to apply for one of our generous scholarship packages. For more information about postgraduate funding and scholarships, please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Dr Robert Portass
01522 886644