Masters | Postgraduate Course - Medieval Literatures and Languages MA Course Details within University of York

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Medieval Literatures and Languages MA

Study Details

MA 1 year Full-time, MA 2 years Part-time

This programme combines the study of Old and Middle English, and approaches medieval English literature as part of a dynamic, multilingual literary culture in which English interacted with Latin, Old Norse, and French. The MA caters both for those students who wish primarily to study the literature of medieval England, and also those who wish to explore other medieval European literatures as well. The MA thus takes full advantage of staff expertise in Latin, Old English, Middle English, Old Norse, Old French (including Anglo-Norman), while another area of special focus is Palaeography. The course teaches a range of linguistic and technical skills which are essential for further medieval research.

Entry Requirements

Applicants need not have specialised in medieval literature at undergraduate level, nor need they have already mastered the languages required for the degree. The aim of this programme is to provide intensive training during the course, and for this the most important pre-requisites are intelligence, enthusiasm, a capacity for very hard work and a desire to learn - as well as a fascination with the Middle Ages.
If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/international/english/