Taught course

Medieval and Renaissance Culture

University of Southampton · School of Humanities

Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in a cognate discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture MA combines the benefits of an interdisciplinary, cross-period MA with the capacity to follow your interests in a particular discipline or period. You will be taught by a team of specialists across English, History, Music and Archaeology and benefit both from expert classroom teaching and from field trips to important Medieval and Early Modern sites and collections both locally and abroad. Rich local resources will be fully exploited for teaching and dissertation research on the MA, notably Salisbury Cathedral Library and Archive, to which you will have privileged access. You will also have the opportunity to make a guided and fully-funded week-long trip abroad to a European city rich in medieval and renaissance heritage, such as Rome or Paris. In addition the MA core modules will train you in interdisciplinary methods and core research skills such as Medieval and Renaissance Palaeography. You will have the opportunity to study Latin or another foreign language useful for your research. Optional modules will allow you to follow your interests in subjects such as medieval political thought, medieval and renaissance spaces and places, to Early Modern performance.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 23 8059 8062