Taught course

Medieval History

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of History
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in history or another humanities or social sciences subject.

We also consider a wide range of international qualifications:

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

We have a long and distinguished tradition of innovative teaching and research in the history of the ancient and medieval world. You’ll work with our internationally-renowned academic staff to develop your understanding of history from the ancient Near East to Renaissance Britain and the use of sources ranging from written manuscripts to visual evidence. You'll be introduced to fresh perspectives, methods and approaches to the key debates in the field.

Our MA courses are designed to help you carry out specialist research under expert supervision in a friendly and supportive environment.

The core module develops your understanding of key historiographical and methodological approaches and your skills in using relevant sources, while the dissertation provides you the opportunity to further develop your skills and apply your knowledge in an independent research project. This is supported by the Research Presentation module which develops your skills in presenting research to a non-specialist audience.

Our range of option modules allow you to focus on the particular skills and knowledge that are most important to you. You can choose from a wide range of modules focussing on particular historical themes, supporting specific history research training and public history modules. All of this helps you build a broad range of transferable skills that will be desirable to future employers both inside and outside of academia.

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

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

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
history.admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 2552