York is the leading centre in the UK for masters level medieval study. The international reputation of our staff means that our medieval MA courses are some of the most popular and sought after in the world.
Studying Medieval History in York will give you an unparalleled opportunity to get acquainted with rich local resources, including manuscripts, documents, coins, buildings and material culture. You'll benefit from a wealth of expertise on the medieval period and be challenged to think critically about source material.
You'll quickly feel part of the lively supportive postgraduate community in the Department of History and the Centre for Medieval Studies. We encourage you to attend seminars, conferences and research training sessions throughout the year.
Careers and skills
A Medieval History programme from University of York will prepare you for a diverse range of careers. The degree is equally suitable for students who wish to pursue doctoral research or careers in teaching, public history, archives, or for those with enthusiasm for the subject but do not yet have a clear career direction.
While completing your MA, you will gain essential skills in research, presentation and analysis. The skills training modules will provide you with additional, specialist skills in areas of your choice.
Our graduates have gone on to a variety of careers:
- Civil service
- Heritage management
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- Perspectives on Medieval History
- Research Training
- Beginner Latin
- Intermediate Latin
- Death, Commemoration and Memory in the Viking World
- The Cult of Saints in the Medieval West, 1050-1350
- The Medieval Imagination
- The Uses of Writing in the 'Dark Ages' from Late Antiquity to the Age of Charlemagne and Beyond
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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.
DisciplinesHistory Modern History View 644 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent in History or a related discipline.
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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.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.