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MA Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Apply now for September 2015 entry

The deadline for applications is Friday 31 July

Choosing your Modules

MARS students' module choices can be as focused or as wide-ranging as they wish. Those who wish to go onto PhDs are advised to consider modules which equip them to deal with manuscripts and primary sources in the relevant fields. Modules which teach these skills are:

(a) ‘The Medieval English Book’, for specialists in in the Old and Middle English (and Anglo-Norman) literature of Britain between c. 700- c.1500;
(b) ‘Manuscripts and Documents’, a substantial palaeographical module for historians and medieval Latinists; and
(c) ‘Medieval and Renaissance Texts: Resources and Research Techniques’, for students with a good reading knowledge of Italian.

The MARS Degree Tutor advises students individually about their choice of modules, devising an academically coherent programme of study appropriate to their plans after the MA.

A good reading knowledge of Latin is necessary for most research in medieval and renaissance studies and students who do not read Latin comfortably are strongly encouraged to take a Latin module at the appropriate level. Normally students are expected to write a dissertation that complements or extends interests developed in their module options.

To illustrate just a few of the many possible combinations of modules:

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