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Medieval History is concerned broadly with all aspects of European history between about 400 and 1500 AD.
This programme has been designed to offer as flexible an approach as possible. It is appropraite for candidates who only wish to pursue the masters degree, as well as those who may want to proceed to PhD study.
The programme builds on resources within the School, connects with medievalists elsewhere in the University, and also with students on other taught masters (eg the MSc in Social and Cultural History and in Gender History).
The programme aims to make as much use as possible of locally held medieval manuscripts in the University Library, the National Archives and the National Library of Scotland. The resources of the latter, both in terms of medieval manuscripts and printed books, being invaluable.
Specialist and option courses will normally be taught through seminars. Students will be assigned supervisors for their dissertations.
You will be examined through coursework and a dissertation totalling approximately 30,000 words.
This programme is designed to provide a grounding in the principal categories of surviving evidence and the technical skills needed to read them, namely palaeography and linguistic knowledge (generally Latin), and demonstrates the value of an interdisciplinary approach to medieval research.
Students will also deepen their knowledge and understanding of selected themes and topics in a way that enables them to select and execute an independent piece of research.
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This article was published on Apr 25, 2013