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 courses which equip them to deal with manuscripts and primary sources in the relevant fields. Courses 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 course 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 courses, 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 course at the appropriate level. Normally students are expected to write a dissertation that complements or extends interests developed in their course options.

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

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