MA Medieval & Renaissance Studies

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

PhD research

UCL has a wide range of experienced staff with strong supervision records who will be happy to supervise PhDs in their areas of expertise. Staff happily respond to direct contact by prospective PhD applicants. It is good to do this sooner, rather than later. Students seeking funding will need to have well-developed proposals by early in the January before they plan to start the PhD. They will ideally have contacted prospective supervisors before this point. Students are admitted by particular Departments or Schools. The deadlines for PhD funding and applications therefore vary, so specific deadlines should be checked by clicking in the relevant areas: 

Recently completed PhDs include.


Students working on medieval and/or renaissance topics may be working in discrete fields (e.g. History) or interdisciplinary ones (e.g. Scandinavian Studies and English). Accordingly funding at UCL may come from a number of sources. People to contact to clarify this are listed below. There are further details about funding here: 

Students working on any medieval and/or renaissance topics can also be considered for Wolfson Scholarships at UCL.


If you are interested in doing a PhD at UCL in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and are unsure who to contact in the first instance, you can contact:

Medieval and renaissance English literatures
Medieval European literatures and Renaissance Studies
  • Dr Dilwyn Knox, Director, School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)
Medieval and renaissance history
  • Professor David d'Avray, Degree Tutor, Medieval and Renaissance Studies MA, History Department, is happy to respond to students' questions about potential PhD supervisors within UCL.
Interdisciplinary fields

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