esearch in this area has a long and distinguished history at The University of Manchester. We have a lively research culture, which takes place with the support of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS).
All MA students are members of MEMS for the duration of their studies, and are welcome to attend talks, seminars and conferences, in addition to taught courses.
You will also be able to draw on the expertise of scholars engaged in cutting-edge research at the John Rylands Research Institute, where the course is based.
The John Rylands Library houses exceptional medieval and early-modern treasures and offers many exciting research and study opportunities.
Staff teaching on this MA represent the disciplines of History, Art History and Visual Studies, English, Religions and Theology, Classics, and European Languages.
This course is designed to equip you with the critical skills and tools necessary for research in the history, literatures, and art of the Middle Ages and Early Modern periods.
Many of these theoretical and methodological skills are highly transferable, making our graduates popular with a wide range of employers.
Having the opportunity to work in close contact with the collections of the John Rylands Library makes our course particularly suitable if you are considering a future in heritage management, library, archive, or museum work, art business, or education.
- Reading the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Palaeography, Codicology, and Sources
- From Papyrus to Print: The History of the Book
- The Global Renaissance
- Intensive Latin
- Shakespeare: Theory and the Archive
- Wondrous Transformations: Translating the Medieval Past
- Old English: Writing the Unreadable Past
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesHistory General Studies & Classics Modern History View 118 other Masters in General Studies & Classics in United Kingdom
- We require a personal statement that demonstrates a good understanding of the subject area and your proposed focus for study.
- If you have little or no academic experience of studying the medieval or early modern period and/or if English is not your mother tongue, you must supply an academic-standard essay (in English) relevant to the subject no more than 4,000 words long.
International21000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK students (per annum): £5,250
- International, including EU, students (per annum): £10,500
Living costs for Manchester
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