24 months
18500 GBP/year
8900 GBP/year
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Join the Medieval and Early Modern Textual Cultures 1381 - 1688 (Part time) programme at the University of East Anglia and immerse yourself in medieval and early-modern literature in its rich historical, intellectual, cultural, and material contexts. 

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You will read widely across the boundary between medieval and Renaissance cultures and interrogate that boundary itself to understand its historical and conceptual origins and reflect on how it continues to shape modern understandings of both periods. At the heart of the course is an emphasis on the varieties of medieval and early-modern humanism, a complex movement that enabled new understandings of the classical world, of our place within history, and of our relationship to language.

You will work closely with local material and local archival sources. East Anglia was home to an extraordinarily rich literary culture in the medieval and early-modern periods and this has left behind fabulous materials to research. Thousands of early-modern printed books and a small number of important medieval manuscripts are preserved in the Norfolk Heritage Centre. The core of that collection is the Norwich City Library – founded in 1608, it’s one of England's most important and best-preserved regional libraries. The Cathedral library is home to its own collection and the Norfolk Record Office holds extraordinary medieval and early-modern manuscripts, which include documentary records of East Anglia’s history, poetry miscellanies, letters, maps, heraldic papers, and more. Together, these archives bear witness to Norwich's role as a vibrant, cosmopolitan, and religiously diverse, international centre of North Sea trade and culture. This archival landscape is yours to explore and use to develop your own original research projects.

The Medieval and Early Modern Textual Cultures 1381 - 1688 (Part time) programme at the University of East Anglia has a strongly interdisciplinary character. You will explore the range of cutting-edge methods by which scholars are researching the cultures of these periods. You will move freely between texts, material artefacts, and visual art and consider how unpublished manuscript evidence can help us to understand the priorities of medieval and early-modern readers.


  • Heritage industry
  • Publishing
  • Academia
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Journalism

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • East Anglian Literature 
  • English Literature Dissertation 
  • Medieval and Renaissance Humanisms: From Chaucer to Surrey 
  • Research and Methodology Training Seminar 
  • The Northern Renaissance, 1500-1620 
  • The Transformation of the Book- 1500-1700 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree Classification Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent
  • Special Entry Requirements Sample of work
  • A sample of your academic writing (for example an essay from your undergraduate degree) of up to 3000 words, to be submitted with your application.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      18500 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 24 months.
    • National

      8900 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 8900 GBP per year during 24 months.

    If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year.

    Living costs for Norwich

    609 - 1044 GBP /month
    Living costs

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


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