Welcome to the Centre for Medieval Studies

Study at the historical King's Manor 

Celebrating 50 years of 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

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.

Truly interdisciplinary, we draw on internationally recognised Medieval expertise from across the University bringing together Art and Architecture, Archaeology, Literature and History. Staff and students also benefit from the unrivalled resources available in the medieval city of York.

Postgraduate courses



Criminalisation, Civil Order and Exclusion

6.00PM, RCH/037, Heslington East

Dr Lindsay Farmer


The Business of Faith: Inquisition and Crime in the Middle Ages

10.30AM, The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building.

Dr Lucy Sackville

Medieval Studies at York


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