12 months
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19800 GBP/year
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About

Develop your understanding of Medieval History at University of Birmingham by completing your own independent research project within the prestigious Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), while undertaking essential training to support your project.

Overview

You can complete your research project in any aspect of Medieval History, as agreed by your supervisor, while the taught component will allow you to develop your research skills.

Why study this course?

  • Specialist academic staff: The Medieval History MRes forms part of the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA) which facilitates academic research into the Middle Ages, from c.300 to c.1500 AD. CeSMA cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries and unites historians, archaeologists, literary scholars, linguists and students who study medieval societies and cultures, meaning that as well as the support you’ll get from the History Department, you’ll be able to gain insight from a whole host of academics from across the university and have the opportunity to discuss research into medieval history in the regular conferences held by the Centre.
  • Research expertise: Times Higher Education ranked the Department of History first in the country for its performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise. There is a global approach to history as students can study anything from the Vikings to Islam in Afghanistan. This is unparalleled in the UK.
  • Preparation for further research: Students can use this Medieval History programme frpm University of Birmingham as a launch pad for further doctoral research, obtaining a firm grounding in historical research methods, and a broad knowledge of relevant topics through course work and engaging with the academic community at Birmingham and beyond.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to Medieval Studies
  • Research Skills in Medieval Studies
  • Creating Europe: Complex Societies 1000 BC-AD 1000
  • History Advanced Options
  • The Black Death in Medieval Europe: Disaster, Change and Recovery
  • After the Mongols: Political Authority in Islamic Lands, 1200-1600

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

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  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    6540 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6540 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • UK: £3,270 part-time

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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