UCL Medieval and Renaissance Studies


MARS Modules

The Medieval and Renaissance Studies MA is a flexible degree that permits you to specialise or take a broad interdisciplinary range of modules. Students should refer to the degree structure when selecting modules. Please ensure that you discuss your module selections with the MARS Degree Tutor (Professor David d'Avray).

The modules below are due to run in 2018/19. Please note that modules running in 2018/19 are dependent on student demand. If there is no or low demand from students, modules may be cancelled.

Skills and Sources Modules

Skills and Sources Modules

Latin Modules

Beginner's Latin for Research
Reading Medieval and Renaissance Latin
Intermediate and Advanced Latin

Medieval Manuscripts Modules

Medieval Manuscripts and Documents
The Medieval English Book

Scandinavian History and Old Norse Modules

Other Medieval and Renaissance Vernacular Modules

Old and/or Middle English
Medieval French Discourse: Old and/or Middle French
Anglo-Saxon Court Culture
Dante: Divina Commedia
Legendary Histories (Medieval French Literature)
Cervantes and his World: Fiction, Empire and Subject, 1547-1616
Metamorphosis: The Limits of the Human

Thematic Modules

The Medieval Papacy
Identity and Power in Medieval Europe, AD 500-1300
Magic in the Middle Ages
The Invention of the Question: a History of European Thinking, 1100-1400
Writing History in Europe, c.900-1200
Introduction to Latin Epigraphy
Political Thought in Renaissance Europe
The Transformation of the Roman Mediterranean
Themes and Debates in Islamic Archaeology and Heritage
Reframing the Renaissance
Forging the Early Modern
Unstitching the Early Modern: Archival and book skills
From the Archives to a Hard Drive: Technology for Early Modern Research
Web 0.1: Early Modern Information Culture, c. 1450-c. 1750
Confessional Cultures in the Dutch Republic & England, c.1500-c.1700
Identity and Performance in Renaissance Italy
Ink: Material Encounters with Medieval Texts
Sex and the Body in Early Modern Europe
Seeing Through Materials: Matter, Vision, and Transformation in the Renaissance
Gold, Silver, Bronze: Art, Materiality and Value, c.1400 to the Present
Science and Medicine across Medieval Worlds

Information for non-MARS students taking MARS modules

If you wish to take a MDVLG*** module please contact the MARS administration team to enquire about availability and to reserve a space. You should note that places for intercollegiate and interdepartmental students are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is given to MARS students and to students on degrees affiliated with MARS. Please note that your place will not be confirmed until the first week of teaching.

Intercollegiate Options

It may also be possible for students to take intercollegiate modules offered on King's College London's MA in Medieval History, however this is subject to availability and the approval of the MARS Degree Tutor and the module tutor(s) at King's. Students should contact the MARS Administration team to apply for intercollegiate modules.