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MSt in Medieval Studies

MSt in Medieval Studies

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree MSt
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 9 months

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MSt in Medieval Studies is a nine-month interdisciplinary programme aimed at students who wish to follow courses in more than one discipline in medieval studies and who are keen to broaden their skills. Teaching and examination comprise:         compulsory language classes, chosen from a variety of possibilities which normally include (medieval) Latin, Old English, Old Norse, Old French, Old Occitan, Old High German, Middle High German, and Greek. Depending on availability, it may also be possible to arrange tuition in Medieval Welsh, Medieval Irish, Hebrew or Arabic. The language selected should normally be closely related to student’s work;         palaeography/codicology classes in one of the participating departments, ie English, history (Medieval Latin), medieval and modern languages, Byzantine Greek;         option papers, which are courses on short periods or specific themes. Student can choose from a range of subjects on offer drawn from the participating faculties and submit essays based on the work for the option papers and developed in consultation with the convenor(s) of the option;         attendance at various seminars, including interdisciplinary seminars which underline the different but complementary approaches to medieval sources offered by different disciplines. In Trinity term, student will present work in progress on his/her dissertation at the interdisciplinary Medieval Church and Culture seminar;         attendance at a research methods workshop designed to address issues encountered by researchers in medieval studies and intended to be responsive to and shaped by student’s concerns; and         a dissertation of no more than 12,000 words on student’s own research topic, to be submitted by the end of Trinity term. Student will normally have two supervisors from different subject areas.For students who wish to pursue DPhil, it is encouraged to develop the master’s dissertation and doctoral proposals at the same during the first few months.