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The Centre for Medieval Studies is one of the world’s leading centres for postgraduate study and research into the Middle Ages.

Please contact us for more information on module choices and research possibilities. This includes students wanting to apply for modules in the MA in Medieval Literatures and Languages.

Choosing your modules

The MA in Medieval Studies modules that could be available for visiting students to take are:

  • The Vikings in Northumbria - MST00069M - Semester 1
  • Punishing the Body - MST00079M - Semester 2
  • Islamic Worlds - MST00074M - Spring term

They can also take the following that run in Semester 1, but these are pass/fail modules, so likely not suitable:

  • Approaches to an Interdisciplinary Methodology - MST00004M
  • Reading Medieval Texts - MST00087M (students take Palaeography and one other option from Latin, Old English, Old Norse and Old French) 
  • Multilingual Middle Ages - MST00088M (students take two of the following Latin, Old English, Old Norse and Old French)

Our students also have the option to take the LFA module Arabic for Medievalists - LFA00002M. Some modules are also available in our contributing departments (Archaeology, History, History of Art and English).

English language requirements

IELTS: 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component (the language requirements are part way down the page. The remainder of the page is not applicable)

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Teaching schedule

You can study with us for the following periods only:

  • Full academic year
  • Semester 1 only
  • Semester 2 only