MA Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Application for 2015 entry is now closed. Application for 2016 entry will open in due course.


You must submit (electronically and two hard copies) using standard UCL History guidelines (see PG Handbook). 

On submitting their dissertation, students must complete and sign the standard UCL History MA cover sheet, certifying that their dissertation is their own work and that they have acknowledged all quotations or illustrations used from the published or unpublished work of other persons.

Requests for extension:

Requests for short extensions up to two weeks will normally be considered only when there are very strong grounds (such as documented serious ill health). Such requests should be made in writing through your Supervisor to the Chair of the Board of Examiners. Dissertations submitted after the deadline must have a statement of the reasons for the late submission bound (but not numbered) as the second page of both copies.

In exceptional circumstances students may be permitted to defer submission of the Dissertation for one year, but formal application for advance approval of such deferral must be made on the appropriate form by 1 August.

Return of Dissertations
In November, one copy of the dissertation will be retained and the second copy returned to the candidate. When the dissertations are submitted, all students are asked to leave a large, strong addressed envelope for the return of the second copy – remember that the spiral binding will mean that it is wider than A4. Otherwise the Dissertation must be collected from the Postgraduate Administrator by the end of November.

Consultation of UCL Copy of Dissertation
A copy of each dissertation is held by the Chair of the Board of Examiners for a minimum of two years; they may be consulted on request. If they wish, students may refuse to permit consultation of their dissertation by writing to the Chair of the Board of Examiners. This restriction will normally lapse after three years, though an application to have the restriction extended for good reason may be considered.

Dissertations are part of an official University examination and as such copyright is vested in the University. Students wishing to publish all or part of their dissertation should first seek the permission of the Chair of the Board of Examiners, but in the case of the MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies this permission may be taken for granted where publication in a reputable academic journal is contemplated. If UCL is mentioned in connection with the publication, the following form of words should be used:

‘This was (or formed part of) a dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of MA of University College London in (date).’

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