Description

This degree offers you the opportunity to make a special study of the medieval period, considering the richness and diversity of its literature, art and history. This course runs alongside the MA Medieval History, and we have close links to other departments at Birkbeck. So you will be able to tailor this course to suit your personal interests by choosing to study relevant option modules and pursue an independent research component.

You can also choose to study in either an interdisciplinary or in a more literary way, and use this course as preparation for doctoral research.

As a student at Birkbeck, you will have access to some of the best resources in the world for medieval research – we are close to many renowned research libraries, galleries, museums and manuscript repositories. On this course, we will teach you the skills you need to explore these riches in original and scholarly ways.

Study Details:

MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

CORE MODULES

  • Medieval Material Texts
  • Medieval Text and Intertext

OPTION MODULES

  • Early Modern London: Society and Culture
  • Magic, Science and Religion in the Renaissance
  • Power and Communication in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (1400-1800)
  • Practitioners and Patients in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe
  • The Icelandic Saga
  • The Senses in Medieval Europe c1100?1500
  • Visualising the Renaissance Stage

STUDY SKILLS MODULE

  • MA Medieval Literature and Culture: Approaching Research into Medieval Culture

DISSERTATION

  • Dissertation MA Medieval Cultures

Student Destinations

Graduates go in to careers in research and archiving, museums and galleries, education and journalism. Possible professions include archivist, researcher, or higher education lecturer. This degree can also be useful in a variety of roles within museums and galleries, as well as in becoming a newspaper/magazine journalist or arts administrator.

Fees

Part-time home/EU students: £4175 pa Full-time home/EU students: £8350 pa Part-time international students: £7600 pa Full-time international students: £15200 pa

Entry Requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

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