You can learn from the rich variety of research expertise in the Department and you also have the chance to concentrate on a particular area of literary study within the fields of Medieval and Renaissance studies. Our commitment to research-led teaching means that students are able to explore the cutting edge of the discipline - from Old Norse to Renaissance Tragedy, from medieval manuscripts to critical theory. The Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies course includes the possibility of taking interdisciplinary modules involving other departments including History and Archaeology. We provide an intimate, dynamic and supportive environment for students of all backgrounds and nationalities.
Our Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies MA course at Durham University offers up-to-date training in research methods and skills. You will choose three modules, at least two of which are from within the pathway, and you will write a dissertation on a subject related to Medieval and/or Renaissance studies.
An MA in Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies is often the platform for further research at PhD level, as well as providing an excellent grounding for jobs in education, the arts and the media.
If you choose to take this course, you will be expected to select at least two modules from those available and to write your dissertation in an area related to it. Your third optional module may, if you wish, be chosen from the full list of MA modules on offer in the Department. Students may, with permission, take one module from other modules on offer elsewhere in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. All students must take a triple weighted dissertation alongside their three optional
Typical modules might include:
- Warrior Poets in Heroic Societies
- Old Norse
- Old English Language, Texts and Contexts
- The Anglo-Saxon World
- Narrative Transformations: Medieval Romance to Renaissance Epic
- Middle English Manuscripts and Texts
- Issues in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
- Renaissance Tragedy
- Renaissance Humanism
- John Milton: Life, Works and Influence
- Lyric Poetry of the English Renaissance and Reformation.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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Subject requirements, level and grade
- You will normally require an English or English-related Honours degree (at least a 2:1 or equivalent) from a recognised university.
- Please use the 'additional comments' section of the application form to provide a personal statement.
- In addition to your three module choices, you will also need to include a piece of written work of approximately 2,000 words in length on a literary subject. This can be any piece of literary-critical work you have completed recently and should be emailed to the applicant portal.
- We welcome applications from holders of international qualifications.
International22300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10800 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part time fees:
- Home/Island Student: £5,940 per year
- International non-EU/EU Student: £12,265 per year
Living costs for Durham
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