12 months
19950 GBP/year
9290 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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In this Medieval Studies programme from the University of York, you will explore all facets of global medieval life and culture, from 400 to 1550, studying in the heart of England's medieval capital.

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The Centre for Medieval Studies (CMS) is the UK’s oldest and largest centre for the interdisciplinary study and research into the Middle Ages. Our expertise spans over 1,000 years and multiple disciplines and faculties, offering dedicated skills training in palaeography, diplomatic and medieval languages.

New disciplines will complement your existing experience, offering you bespoke interdisciplinary modules as well as world-class teaching in the subjects of Archaeology, Literature and Language, History, History of Art and History of Science. 

In this Medieval Studies programme from the University of York , you'll learn to recognise how geographies, chronologies and sources of evidence are interrelated, while exploring the fields of study that most interest you. Our global range of research and teaching extends across medieval Britain, Scandinavia, Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa and Islamic Cultures, from 500-1500.

Career opportunities

  • Academia
  • Archives and libraries
  • Commercial archaeology
  • Creative writing
  • Heritage
  • Government
  • Media
  • Museums

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to interdisciplinary methodology
  • The Global Middle Ages
  • The Invisible City 
  • Medieval Settlement and Communities 
  • The Viking Age: People, Places and Things 
  • England in Europe: From Beowulf to the Roman d'Eneas 
  • The Medieval Book 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Undergraduate degree

  • 2:1 or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Other qualifications and experience

  • If you don't have experience of undergraduate study we may consider your application if you have a suitable professional background.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9290 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9290 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time (2 years)

  • UK: £4,645
  • International/EU: £9,975

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 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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