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MA Medieval & Renaissance Studies

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

Skills and Sources Modules

All Skills and Sources modules are worth 15 credits. These modules MUST be taken in conjunction with the matching parent module (see full module list).

The MARS MA is distinguished from other similar MAs by its special emphasis on the skills medievalists needs for advanced research. The intensive Latin, Medieval English Book and Manuscripts modules are salient examples but even selected modules that are not explicitly skills orientated can be enhanced by a 15 credit ‘Skills and Sources’ component designed to inculcate research techniques with special reference to the content of the module.

The assessment for these modules, which builds on modules students are already taking, focuses specifically on issues of source criticism and evaluation and/or technical skills needed for advanced research on such sources (e.g. palaeographical, linguistic etc).

Skills and Sources Modules' Assessment

MDVLG005 Skills and Sources: Manuscripts and Documents

  • Assessment: 1 X 3,000 word essay

MDVLGE11 Skills and Sources: The Medieval English Book

  • Assessment: written transcription and oral assessment

MDVLGE94 Skills and Sources: Travel and Writing in the Middle Ages

MDVLGH92 Skills and Sources: Identity and Power (not running in 2015/16)

MDVLGH98 Skills and Sources: Europe's Long 13th Century (not running in 2015/16)

MDVLGH91 Skills and Sources: Magic in the Middle Ages (not running in 2015/16)

MDVLG091 Skills and Sources: Comparative Medieval Literature

MDVLGH95 Skills and Sources: Magna Carta (not running in 2015/16)

  • Assessment (for all of the above): 2-hour examination (to be sat in term 3)

MDVLGE97 Skills and Sources: Anglo-Saxon Court Culture

  • Assessment: 1 X 5,000 word essay

MDVLGH10 Skills and Sources: Medieval Papacy (not running in 2015/16)

  • Assessment: 1 X 4,000 word essay

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