This innovative MA offers students from a wide range of Arts and Humanities backgrounds the opportunity to study the intellectual history, politics, literature, music, material culture, buildings and landscape of medieval and Renaissance Europe. You will be taught by specialist staff from Archaeology, History, Literature and Music and the rich and varied programme is designed to equip you with the particular skills needed to access and study the past, and to undertake independent research in all aspects of early modern culture.
All students take a core module in classical and medieval Latin, and a module in palaeography which will teach you how to read original documents in Latin and English.
Careers: Arts administration; curating; heritage management; research degrees; teaching.
Core modules: Reading the Evidence; Latin; Palaeography
Two optional modules from: Options vary from year to year. See MA Medieval and Renaissance Culture
Plus: Dissertation (15,00020,000 words)
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Funding: Humanities studentships may be available