Welcome to the Centre for Medieval Studies

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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

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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



The introduction of wheel-made pottery in the Viking settlements of England

2.00PM, K/G07

Gareth Perry (University of Sheffield)


Imperialising Old English: The Battle of Brunanburh

5.30PM, K/133

Prof. Elizabeth Tyler

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