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MA Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
2 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
9285 USD
National
4510 USD
EU
4510 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
EU 75 USD
Department
Social and Historical Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

This MA provides exceptional opportunities to master medieval and renaissance languages and to acquire manuscript expertise working with original manuscripts; key skills for those who want to go on to original research. Students with primary interests in many different areas ‒ linguistic, historical, literary or archaeological ‒ will be able to build on and extend their expertise and skills.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of core language modules (30 credits), optional modules (90 credits), and a research dissertation (60 credits).

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Eligibility Criteria

This research based Master's degree is suitable for those students entering postgraduate study with a strong background in the discipline, gained either through an undergraduate degree, or through a well-regarded conversion Master's programme.

English Language Requirements

All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which they have applied.

This requirement is specified in order to ensure that the academic progress of students is not hindered by language difficulties and that students are able to integrate socially while studying at UCL and living in the UK.

The English language level for this programme is: Advanced

Entry Requirement

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

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Course Modules

Core Modules

At least 30 credits from the following:

  • Old and Middle English
  • Medieval Latin (Beginners)
  • Medieval Latin (Intermediate)
  • Medieval French
  • Old and Middle French
  • Medieval Italian
  • Medieval German
  • Classical Hebrew
  • Rabbinic Hebrew
  • Introduction to Old Norse

Options

  • Up to 90 credits of options drawn from any of:
  • The Medieval Papacy
  • Manuscripts and Documents
  • Renaissance Texts: Resources and Research Techniques
  • The Medieval English Book
  • Anglo-Saxon Court Culture
  • Animals and the Medieval Imagination
  • Comparative History of Medieval Literature
  • Dante: Divina Commedia
  • Travel and Writing in the Middle Ages
  • Europe's Long 13th Century: Governments, Conflicts and the Cultivation of Christendom
  • From Renaissance to Republic: The Netherlands c. 1555‒1609
  • Giordano Bruno
  • Identity and Power in Medieval Europe, 500‒1300 AD
  • The Italian Book, 1465‒1600
  • The Italian Dialogue of Giordano Bruno
  • Magic in the Middle Ages
  • Medieval Archaeology: Selected Topics and Current Problems
  • Medieval Manuscripts and Documents: Research Techniques

Dissertation
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of up to 12,000 words.

Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and classes. Several courses include site visits to institutions, notably the British Library, the Warburg Institute, the National Archives and the Institute of Historical Research. Assessment is through unseen examination, long essays, course work and the dissertation.

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How to Apply

You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.

Applications must be supported by:

  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • See a list of what you need to apply.
  • Please note that references must be received within two weeks of the programme deadline in order for you to have the best chance of being considered.

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