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
MDVLGL04: Reading Medieval and Renaissance Latin
Intermediate and Advanced Latin

Medieval Manuscripts Modules

MDVLG004: Medieval Manuscripts and Documents
MDVLGE06: The Medieval English Book

Scandinavian History and Old Norse Modules

SCANG013: Introduction to Old Norse
SCANGM15: Advanced Old Norse

Other Medieval and Renaissance Vernacular Modules

MDVLGE05/01/08: Old and/or Middle English
MDVLGF01/06: Medieval French Discourse: Old and/or Middle French

Thematic Modules

MDVLGH10A: The Medieval Papacy
MDVLGH12: Identity and Power in Medieval Europe, AD 500-1300
MDVLGH13: Animals and the Medieval Imagination
MDVLGH17A: The Invention of the Question: a History of European Thinking, 1100-1400
MDVLGH18: Writing History in Europe, c.900-1200
ARCLG345: The Transformation of the Roman Mediterranean
ARCLG354: Themes and Debates in Islamic Archaeology and Heritage
CMII0011: Reframing the Renaissance
CMII0012: Forging the Early Modern
CMII0015: Unstitching the Early Modern: Archival and book skills
CMII0020: From the Archives to a Hard Drive: Technology for Early Modern Research
CMII0022: Web 0.1: Early Modern Information Culture, c. 1450-c. 1750
CMII0023: Confessional Cultures in the Dutch Republic & England, c.1500-c.1700
ELCS0054: Ink: material encounters with medieval texts
HARTG080: Seeing Through Materials: Matter, Vision, and Transformation in the Renaissance
HARTGXXX: Gold, Silver, Bronze: Art, Materiality and Value, c.1400 to the Present
HISTGXXX: Introduction to Latin Epigraphy
HISTG835: Political Thought in Renaissance Europe
ITAL0024: Dante: Divina Commedia

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.