Taught and supervised by world-leading scholars, with expertise in Latin, Old English, Middle English, Old Norse, Old French, medieval Italian, medieval Arabic, and Palaeography, you'll learn a range of linguistic and technical skills which are essential for further medieval research. You'll apply these skills to a substantial piece of independent work, giving you a foundation for doctoral research, as well as transferable skills for careers in heritage and culture, teaching, publishing, and arts management.
You'll be based at the Centre for Medieval Studies, King's Manor, which has a lively interdisciplinary research culture.
You’ll also engage with the wider research culture of the Department of English, one of the UK's largest research centres in English, and there will be a diverse schedule of seminars, conferences and reading groups for you to attend. You’ll be part of the Humanities Research Centre, a vibrant interdisciplinary hub which will enable you to form close social and intellectual bonds over the course of your study.
Careers and skills
Our postgraduates of the Medieval Literatures and Languages programme from University of York go on to work in the arts, heritage and cultural sector, public relations, social work, politics, the civil service, and management consultancy. Many alumni have also gone on to become successful novelists, poets and playwrights.
- Advertising, marketing, and public relations
- Arts administration
- Civil and diplomatic services
- Film, radio, social media, television, and theatre
- Journalism and broadcasting
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- Old English
- Old Norse
- Old French
- England in Europe: From Beowulf to the Roman d'Eneas
- Viking Poetry
- Fictions of Audacity: Middle English Popular Romance
- The Medieval Book
- Reading Dante's Comedy: Text and Context
- The Invisible City
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages Literature View 536 other Masters in Languages in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent. You do not need to have specialised in medieval literature at undergraduate level, or already mastered the languages required for the degree as we will provide intensive training during the course. We will consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly if you have high marks in relevant modules or appropriate professional experience.
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International18700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8440 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time (2 years)
- UK: £4,220
- International/EU: £9,350
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.