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.
- 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
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
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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.
International19800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National6540 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6540 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- UK: £3,270 part-time
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