Taught course

History: Medieval and Renaissance Studies

University of Liverpool · School of History

Entry requirements

To apply for one of our History MA programmes you should normally have a BA in History or a related discipline (UK classification 2.1 or above, or international equivalent). Applications from international students are welcome. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

Months of entry


Course content

On the Medieval and Renaissance Studies pathway you’ll study the myriad ways in which power was understood, communicated and exercised during the Middle Ages and Renaissance period (c.300-c.1700 CE).

The programme draws on our considerable medieval and early modern expertise across history, literature, languages, and archaeology (see here for our academics and their research interests:https://www.liv.ac.uk/cmrs/staff. We examine issues such as:-

  • the notions and exercise of secular and spiritual authority;
  • the operation of power in medieval and early modern societies;
  • the development of conceptions of and attitudes to gender;
  • the construction of identities.

You’ll become skilled in the advanced research methods and techniques needed to read and interpret original sources. There’ll also be training in languages and palaeography: vital attributes if you want to continue into doctoral research.

You will also have the opportunity to participate fully in the activities of Liverpool’s Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studieshttps://www.liv.ac.uk/cmrs.

Students study two 30-credit core modules and four 15-credit research training modules, culminating in a 60- credit dissertation.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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