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Miriam, MA in Cultures of Empire Alex, MA in Film and LiteratureEmily, MA in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Ellen, MA in Medieval Literatures‌ Simon, MA in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture‎ Catherine, PhD James, MA in Modern Literature and Culture‌ Sarah, MA in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Hedley, PhD Camilla, MA in Renaissance Literature, 1500-1700Lavanya, MA in Cultures of Empire  Kirby, MA in Modern Literature and Culture  Inderjit, MA in Renaissance Literature, 1500-1700 Claire, MA in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture and PhD Judith, MA in Modern Literature and Culture Abigail, MA in Medieval English Literatures  Alex, MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture‌ AnnaMaria, PhD in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies‌ Jenny, MA in Victorian Literature and Culture‌ Leigh, MA in Renaissance Literature, 1500-1700‌ Lucy, MA in Poetry and Poetics Laura, PhD Marie, PhD‌ Tom, MA in Film and Literature‌ Richard Lukey, MA in English Literary Studies

Abigail, MA in Medieval Literatures

Abigail, MA in Medieval English Literatures  

My year at York has been full of new experiences, friendships, information and challenges.

York's MA course in Medieval Literatures has hugely expanded my knowledge of the subject itself, the scholarship growing up around it, and endowed me with invaluable experience in researching, writing, delivering seminar papers, and basically being an active postgraduate. The Centre for Medieval Studies (CMS) provides a warm working environment peopled by friendly staff and extremely knowledgeable tutors, as well as a close-knit community of fellow students with whom I plan to keep in touch over the years to come.

The Medieval Literatures course is unique in many ways, most saliently in its participation in the disciplines of both Medieval studies and English studies. York fully exploits the elasticity and rich range of viewpoints and approaches afforded by this duality, offering numerous seminars, interest groups, and workshops both along the interdisciplinary tack of the CMS and the more purely literary approach of the English department. Having completed York's MA course, I feel well prepared to set out along the more lengthy road to a PhD.

The opportunities for personal and professional growth I have met with at York are not often found in one place. Here I have been encouraged to new levels of academic proficiency as well as given the opportunity to meet a rare diversity of wonderful people in a variety of social and academic contexts. The people who have helped me grow through this year's experiences will have a special place in my memory and correspondence for many years to come.