Department of History | MA Medieval and Early Modern Studies 12 months Postgraduate Program By Durham University |Top Universities
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Program overview

Main Subject

History

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MA Medieval & Early Modern Studies at Durham University

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The highly diverse MA in Medieval & Early Modern Studies travels through 1,500 years of human existence to prepare you for your own research journey through History.


The MA in Medieval & Early Modern Studies equips you with the skills and knowledge you will need to embark on your own doctoral research journey.


Delivered by Durham’s Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) this MA is an ideal opportunity to develop your interest in a particular historical period.


Exploring Aspects of Society & Thinking between AD c.300-c.1800, it is suitable if your undergraduate background is in Archaeology, Classics, History, Literature & Languages, Philosophy or Theology.


You will study over one year full-time or two years part-time and complete two core modules on reading and writing the Medieval & Early Modern Past. You also choose from a selection of optional modules ranging from Medieval Franciscan Theology to Sources of Power in South East Asia 1400-1800. The course culminates in a dissertation on a subject of interest.


Teaching is delivered by renowned scholars who are experts in their respective fields and together comprise one of the largest gatherings of Medieval & Early Modern scholars in the world.


From the outset, you will be integrated into the wider research community, including an opportunity to join the vibrant postgraduate student group, MEMSA. This gives you access to an active programme of events, workshops and masterclasses with visiting subject experts and industry professionals. By joining this Masters, you will experience the rich and varied research life that exists within the Institute and the associated Departments of Archaeology, Classics & Ancient History, English Studies, History, School of Modern Languages & Cultures, Philosophy and Theology & Religion.


All the while you will have access to unrivalled resources that include rare books, records, manuscripts and artefacts as you complete your studies within the rich cultural setting of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


You will have access to the extensive learning resource made available via various libraries, archives, and special historical collections housed in the University and in the City itself.


Durham University has a vibrant and supportive learning community and is able to provide you with an extensive study resource thanks to its large number of libraries, archives, and special collections.


Postgraduates are active in the academic and social life of the Department. They lead their own discussion groups, organise annual conferences, and meet with external keynote speakers, thereby forming an integral part of the Department’s wider research culture.


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Program overview

Main Subject

History

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MA Medieval & Early Modern Studies at Durham University

[email protected]


The highly diverse MA in Medieval & Early Modern Studies travels through 1,500 years of human existence to prepare you for your own research journey through History.


The MA in Medieval & Early Modern Studies equips you with the skills and knowledge you will need to embark on your own doctoral research journey.


Delivered by Durham’s Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) this MA is an ideal opportunity to develop your interest in a particular historical period.


Exploring Aspects of Society & Thinking between AD c.300-c.1800, it is suitable if your undergraduate background is in Archaeology, Classics, History, Literature & Languages, Philosophy or Theology.


You will study over one year full-time or two years part-time and complete two core modules on reading and writing the Medieval & Early Modern Past. You also choose from a selection of optional modules ranging from Medieval Franciscan Theology to Sources of Power in South East Asia 1400-1800. The course culminates in a dissertation on a subject of interest.


Teaching is delivered by renowned scholars who are experts in their respective fields and together comprise one of the largest gatherings of Medieval & Early Modern scholars in the world.


From the outset, you will be integrated into the wider research community, including an opportunity to join the vibrant postgraduate student group, MEMSA. This gives you access to an active programme of events, workshops and masterclasses with visiting subject experts and industry professionals. By joining this Masters, you will experience the rich and varied research life that exists within the Institute and the associated Departments of Archaeology, Classics & Ancient History, English Studies, History, School of Modern Languages & Cultures, Philosophy and Theology & Religion.


All the while you will have access to unrivalled resources that include rare books, records, manuscripts and artefacts as you complete your studies within the rich cultural setting of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


You will have access to the extensive learning resource made available via various libraries, archives, and special historical collections housed in the University and in the City itself.


Durham University has a vibrant and supportive learning community and is able to provide you with an extensive study resource thanks to its large number of libraries, archives, and special collections.


Postgraduates are active in the academic and social life of the Department. They lead their own discussion groups, organise annual conferences, and meet with external keynote speakers, thereby forming an integral part of the Department’s wider research culture.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

1 Year
Sep-2024

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We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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