The MARS MA is a flexible degree that permits you to specialize or take a broad interdisciplinary range of courses. European vernacular literatures, Latin literatures, art history, palaeography, cultural history, religious history, and political history: MARS offers both scope and opportunities.

Degree Structure

See MARS homepage

Choosing your Courses

Courses available as part of the MARS programme:

The MA comprises courses totalling 180 credits. Students must take at least 30 credits of language-based courses, indicated by an asterisk below. Most courses run in 30-credit versions taught over two terms, Autumn and Spring. All courses below are 15, 30 or 45 credits. 

Courses expected to be available are listed below. Students especially interested in particular courses should consult the MARS Degree Tutor. The list of available courses is finalized in July.

Skills and Sources modules are fully listed here and underneath the relevant parent modules below.

Non-MARS students taking MDVL courses:

1. UCL Students outside of the MARS degree should enrol on portico at the start of term.
2. Non-UCL University of London students are welcome to take MDVL courses but must contact the MARS Administrator to reserve a space on their chosen course.


Medieval manuscripts


Medieval and Renaissance vernaculars

Medieval and Renaissance History

Medieval vernacular literatures


Art history (all 30 credits)

Students may also take courses offered on King's College London MA in Medieval History, subject to the approval of the MARS Degree Tutor and the course tutor or tutors.

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