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A leading international centre of research into the Middle Ages 

York: one of the finest medieval cities in the world

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The UK’s largest and longest established postgraduate provider of Medieval Studies

Join a vibrant and active community of like-minded medievalists

The city of York is rich in medieval resources

The Centre for Medieval Studies (CMS) at the University of York is one of the world’s leading centres for postgraduate study and research into the Middle Ages.

Combining world-renowned expertise and research in Medieval Art and Architecture, Archaeology, Literature, and History with the unrivalled resources available in the medieval city of York, the Centre offers a truly interdisciplinary Medieval Studies experience.

Postgraduate courses



A Chapter of Woe. The Anglo-Scots Battle of Myton, 1319

5.30PM, K/133 (King's Manor)

Paul Dryburgh (The National Archives)


A Colony Writes Back to the Empire: Rome and Constantinople in Medieval Welsh Poetry

1.30PM, Centre for Modern Studies office, Berrick Saul Building (BS/118)

Prof. Helen Fulton (University of Bristol)


Byzantine Tent Poems and the 'Global' Middle Ages

5.30PM, K/111

Prof. Margaret Mullett (Prof. Emerita QUB)

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Research projects


Gary Brannon appointed Keeper of Archives and Special Collections

Monday 5 August 2019

The Centre would like to congratulate Gary Brannan on his recent promotion to Keeper of Archives and Special Collections at the Borthwick Institute for Archives here at the University.

Dr Lydia Zeldenrust Awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

Monday 8 July 2019

The Centre would like to congratulate Dr Lydia Zeldenrust for her recent award of a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship.

HRC Doctoral Fellowships competition

Tuesday 25 June 2019

The HRC held its annual Doctoral Fellowships competition today, with CMS PhD Luke Giraudet being awarded third place.

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