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
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- 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
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages Literature View 525 other Masters in Language Studies in United Kingdom
- You should have, or be about to complete, a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. 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.
International18240 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18240 GBP per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA8040 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8040 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time (2 years)
- UK/EU: £4,020
- International: £9,120
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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