Designed to develop your understanding of medieval history, this is a research degree with some provision for taught modules.
The Medieval History programme at University of Birmingham offer a unique opportunity to deepen and develop your knowledge of the subject by combining taught elements with research training and an individual research project.
They can lead to doctoral research, and will also provide the chance for you to undertake scholarly research as an enrichment of undergraduate study or for career development purposes.
Birmingham’s History graduates develop a broad range of transferable skills that are highly valued by a range of employers. These skills include: familiarity with research methods; the ability to manage large quantities of information from diverse sources; the ability to organise information in a logical and coherent manner; the expertise to write clearly and concisely and to tight deadlines; critical and analytical ability; the capacity for argument, debate and speculation; and the ability to base conclusions on statistical research.
Some of our History postgraduates go on to use their studies directly, for example in heritage, museums or the armed forces; others use their transferable skills in a range of occupations from finance to fundraising. Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include: Royal Air Force; Ministry of Defence; University of Birmingham; Royal Air Force Museum; and University of Oxford.
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- Approaches to Medieval Studies
- Research Skills in Medieval Studies
- Creating Europe: Complex Societies 1000 BC-AD 1000History Advanced Options
- The Black Death in Medieval Europe: Disaster, Change and Recovery
- After the Mongols: Political Authority in Islamic Lands, 1200-1600
- Historical Methods
- Meeting Medieval Manuscripts
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
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- An honours degree in a subject related to the chosen pathway, such as History, English, Archaeology or Theology, is required, normally upper second class level (2.1) or its equivalent for overseas applicants.
- Graduates without these qualifications (for example with a lower second class degree, or a degree in a different subject) are very welcome to apply and their application will be considered on its merits.
- Applicants may be asked to submit written work and/or attend an interview. For some pathways evidence of relevant linguistic ability may be required.
International17880 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17880 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6120 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6120 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU: £3,060 part-time
- Government-backed postgraduate loans are available to help UK and EU students to finance their studies. Loans are available of up to £10,906 for Masters by Research students and up to £25,700 for PhD students, in all subject areas.
- International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.
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