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What our students say

Chris Bovis

“The Centre for Medieval Studies overlaps so many departments. All the staff are fantastic and there is always someone to talk to. You cover all aspects”.

Chris Bovis (PhD in Medieval History and Archaeology)


Fiona Mozley

“I am studying a medieval topic with archaeology in York. This is ideal because of the medieval environment. There is inspiration everywhere: in the pubs, town centre and place names. I am constantly inspired and really like the environment. I am glad to be here”.

Fiona Mozley (MA in Medieval Studies; PhD in Medieval Studies)


Nela Scholma-Mason

“The support is very good – I have been able to follow Old Norse classes and talk to people from CMS on Norse topics. It is a very inclusive environment”.

Nela Scholma-Mason (PhD in Norse Perceptions of Pre-historic monuments in Orkney)


Stefan Turner

“The Centre for Medieval Studies is a very supportive community, both staff and students. Everyone is easy to talk to, discuss and share ideas with. It is a fantastic place to study”.

Stefan Turner (MA in Medieval Studies)



Nadine Holzmeier

“York provides a wonderful opportunity to study and it is extremely interdisciplinary. The staff are very approachable and easy to talk to”.

Nadine Holzmeier (MA in Medieval Studies)


James Beckett

“I have loved being based in York and the MA course has been brilliant.”

Jamie Beckett (MA In Medieval Studies)