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Course summary

This interdisciplinary programme offers an innovative way of studying medieval culture and society. As a student, you will benefit from research-led teaching and skills-based training across a wide variety of disciplines, including history, literature, languages, manuscript studies, music, religion and classics. You will have access to one of the most active and innovative centres for medieval studies in the UK, comprising more than 30 staff members and approximately 30 postgraduate research students (MPhil/PhD) each year, who together form a lively and dynamic interdisciplinary community. Every year, the Centre for Medieval Studies hosts a large number of research seminars, lectures and public talks. Staff who teach on the programme are members of the Centre, and many have an international reputation in their respective fields. Beyond the University, you can draw on the important archival, architectural and heritage resources of the city of Bristol - the medieval gateway to Europe - and the south-west region more widely. Through our placement- and practice-led project options you have the unique opportunity to gain practical work experience with one of the University's partners in the cultural and heritage industries, which helps train you as a professional medievalist with transferable skills for careers in academia and beyond.

Assessment method

How to apply

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region:

Entry requirements

Applicants to the MA must have an upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences. Applicants to the PGCert must be currently employed in a cultural heritage organisation. This might include Museums, Archives, Libraries, Churches, Cathedrals, Historical Monuments, Curating, Conservation, English Heritage, National Trust, Creative Industries, etc. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £14100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £14100 Year 1
Scotland £14100 Year 1
Wales £14100 Year 1
Channel Islands £14100 Year 1
EU £28200 Year 1
International £28200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year. For more information, please view the programme page on our website.
Medieval Studies at University of Bristol - UCAS