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  • 12 months
    Duration
This Medieval Literature and Culture degree at Birkbeck, University of London offers you the opportunity to make a special study of the medieval period, considering the richness and diversity of its literature, art and history. This course runs alongside the MA Medieval History, and we have close links to other departments at Birkbeck.

About

So you will be able to tailor this course to suit your personal interests by choosing to study relevant option modules and pursue an independent research component.

You can also choose to study in either an interdisciplinary or in a more literary way, and use this course as preparation for doctoral research.

As a student at Birkbeck, you will have access to some of the best resources in the world for medieval research - we are close to many renowned research libraries, galleries, museums and manuscript repositories. On this course, we will teach you the skills you need to explore these riches in original and scholarly ways.

Careers and Employability

Graduates go in to careers in research and archiving, museums and galleries, education and journalism. Possible professions include archivist, researcher, or higher education lecturer. This Medieval Literature and Culture degree at Birkbeck, University of London can also be useful in a variety of roles within museums and galleries, as well as in becoming a newspaper/magazine journalist or arts administrator.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Medieval Material Texts
  • Medieval Text and Intertext
  • Early Modern London: Society and Culture
  • Magic, Science and Religion in the Renaissance
  • Power and Communication in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (1400-1800)
  • Practitioners and Patients in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe
  • The Icelandic Saga
  • Visualising the Renaissance Stage

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • More details: You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.
              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 12 months
              • Credits
                180 alternative credits
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus
              • More information Go to the programme website

              English Language Requirements

              You need the following IELTS score:

              • Minimum required score:

                6.5

                The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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              Academic Requirements

              You need the following GPA score:

              Required score: Lower Second Class

              Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

              Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

              General Requirements

              • A good second-class honours degree in a relevant subject.
              • We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. 
              • We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.
              • On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

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              • You are considered ineligible for admission
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              Tuition Fee

              • International

                15200 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 15200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
              • EU/EEA

                8350 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 8350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

              Living costs for London

              • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
                Living Costs

              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

              Funding

              Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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