FIVE REASONS TO CHOOSE MEDIEVAL STUDIES: • Wide range of modules, focusing on lots of different places, themes, subjects and people, from peasants to princes, manuscripts to miracles, and Crusaders to Chaucer • Modules based on lecturers' distinctive research expertise, such as history-writing and memory in the Middle Ages, medieval Wales, and Cistercian monasteries • Hands-on approach which allows students to get to grips with medieval manuscripts and chronicles • Innovative immersive teaching in small groups and one-to-one tutorials • Chance to combine your studies with modules from other humanities subjects
The Medieval Studies programme at UWTSD allows students to explore many different aspects of this rich and vibrant period of history. It combines a study of change over time in broad sweeping survey modules with more focused, topic-centred modules. Each module is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops, always in small groups. The teaching is research-led, rooted in the professional interests and expertise of the lecturers. Students will encounter multiple approaches to and source materials for our understanding of the medieval past, with a particular focus on utilising the onsite archive of manuscript and printed primary sources. This results in a rounded and comprehensive programme of study which grounds students in the requisite theories, methodologies and practices of the discipline of history. The first year of study comprises of a number of core modules examining topics such as the Crusades, the role of the church and the origins of universities. These will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to undertake more specialised studies in subsequent years. Second- and third-year modules include varied modules concentrate on topics such as medieval saints, the Normans, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and the Cistercian monastic order. You then get chance to harness the experiences acquired through your studies in an independent project in your second year and a final-year dissertation.
The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following types of assessment: essays of 1000 to 4000 words in length, document analyses, book reviews, short reports and reflective journals, timed tests, take-home exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wikis, commentaries and film evaluations.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|