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Medieval History

University of Birmingham

M.Res.
12 months
Duration
17880 GBP/year
6120 GBP/year
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About

The Medieval History programme offered by University of Birmingham provides an exciting opportunity to research a medieval topic of your own choice and helps you to develop your research and related skills, as well as allowing you to study broader historical subjects with other postgraduates.

Overview

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.

Careers

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
88
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17880 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17880 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6120 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6120 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU: £3,060 part-time

Funding

  • 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.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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