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Our Medieval History MA will deepen your understanding of the European Middle Ages, while equipping you with the skills you need to explore this vast and significant period.Taught through seminars and tutorials the programme will introduce you to a series of key concepts for the period. These include: the relation between medieval Europe and the classical past, Latin and vernacular languages, sainthood and medieval politics, economics and society, the Bible interpreted as a political manifesto,
Our Medieval History MA will deepen your understanding of the European Middle Ages, while equipping you with the skills you need to explore this vast and significant period.
Taught through seminars and tutorials the programme will introduce you to a series of key concepts for the period. These include: the relation between medieval Europe and the classical past, Latin and vernacular languages, sainthood and medieval politics, economics and society, the Bible interpreted as a political manifesto, the records of royal government, the rise of the bureaucratic state, and kingship – both in the ideal and in reality.
Drawing upon the joint expertise of our course tutors, the course has a particular focus on the relations between England and the Continent in the period 900 to1400. And with the resources of our region including the vast collection of medieval documents held by the Norfolk Record Office and the cutting-edge archaeological investigations of Norwich Castle Museum – as well as national and international resources – primary sources will lie at the heart of your learning. Plus you’ll be given expert training on how to decipher the language and handwriting of the era.
Towards the end of the year you’ll work on your Master’s dissertation, which will give you the chance to put your skills into practice as you pursue an independent piece of historical research of your own devising. You’ll be supervised by one or more academics from the School, who will offer guidance and support throughout.
A Master’s in Medieval History from UEA will open up all kinds of career paths to you, but is also designed to prepare you for doctoral study.
Study for your Master’s degree in a region steeped in Medieval History.
Taught by internationally recognised scholars, our course will help you get to grips with the major themes in political, ecclesiastical, social and cultural history of medieval England and Western Europe, with a focus on England and the Continent between 900 and 1400. A rich and diverse period, you’ll be studying with experts who are defining our understanding of the period.?
Primary sources will be at the heart of your studies. We have access to The Norfolk Record Office’s vast collection of medieval documents, as well as to the cutting-edge archaeological work of the Norwich Castle Museum.?
Graduates come from across the world to study for a Master’s in Medieval History with us. Many have gone on to undertake doctoral study, and this course could be your first step towards becoming a professional historian. However, the skills you’ll gain will also open doors to careers in heritage, teaching, law and research.
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus-based university in Norwich, with a global reputation for its excellent academic, social and cultural facilities, delivered to more than 15,000 students from over 80 countries. Over 4,000 making up its postgraduate community.
The University prides itself on the quality of its research, being part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest communities of researchers in Europe, leading the way with research in areas including the environment, health, and plant science.
Facilities on campus include Britain’s greenest building, The Enterprise Centre, plus the University Sportspark, which has an Olympic-sized swimming pool. There’s also the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, a famous public art museum situated right on campus, beside UEA’s picturesque lake.