2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue
MA Medieval History
|Programme code:||MA-MDVHIS-FT||UCAS code:|
|Duration:||12 Months||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Iona McCleery||Contact address:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
Total credits: 180
Good Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
School of History
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
School of History
Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:
The MA in Medieval History provides students with both a generic training in the key skills required of a professional historian, and a detailed knowledge in a range of areas relevant to Medieval history as a sub-discipline of history.
At the end of the programme students should have attained a level of professional competency and confidence sufficient to conduct independent, unsupervised, high quality research in their area of specialism. They will have acquired the research skills and standards required for locating, processing, analysing and communicating historical material, and in particular will have been equipped with research skills in Latin, palaeography and the interpretation of medieval source material. Throughout the programmes students will benefit from the advantages of working with specialist teachers and supervisors in a large research-led department, and access to the superb library facilities.
The School of History achieved a 5 rating in the last Research Assessment Exercise, and its programme is notable for both the chronological and geographical range of the specialisms it offers, and students can also, by arrangement, take modules offered by other colleagues through the centre for medieval studies, an interdisciplinary centre and one of the largest groups of medievalists in the UK.
Leeds University's Brotherton library houses one of the largest research collections in Britain and has especially extensive holdings of published works in medieval British and European history, particularly cartularies. This gives an excellent resource base for dissertations. In addition there are buses from campus to the nearby British Library branch at Boston Spa, and there is ready access to the Leeds Public Library, the Yorkshire Archaeological Society and the West Yorkshire Archives Service.
Year 1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
The requirement for all students will normally be 60 credits in Medieval language(s), at least 30 credits of which will include MEDV5000M or MEDV5001M. Candidates who test (by examination) as research-capable in Medieval Latin will take at least 30 credits in Medieval language(s). Further guidance can be sought from the Programme Director.
|HIST5465M||Dissertation (Medieval History)||30 credits||1 Oct to 30 Sep|
|MEDV5000M||Introduction to Medieval Latin||30 credits||Semester 1|
|MEDV5001M||Intermediate Medieval Latin||30 credits||Semester 2|
|MEDV5110M||Research Methods and Bibliography||15 credits||Semester 1|
|MEDV5120M||Palaeography: Reading Medieval Manuscripts||15 credits||Semester 2|
At least one module has to be from the HIST list.
The other can be from the MEDV list.
Candidates will be required to study at least 30 credits from the following optional modules:
|HIST5020M||Making History: Archive Collaborations||30 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|HIST5028M||Bede's Northumbria||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5029M||Gender, Sex, and Love: Byzantium and the West, 900-1200||30 credits||Semester 2|
|HIST5870M||Christian Society and the Crusades, 1185-1230||30 credits||Semester 1|
|HIST5875M||Lifecycles: Birth, Death and Illness in the Middle Ages||30 credits||Semester 2|
Students can take 30 credits from the MEDV modules below:
|MEDV5260M||Warfare in the Age of the Crusades (1095-1204)||30 credits||Semester 2|
|MEDV5281M||How to be a Saint in the Middle Ages: Saints' Cults and their impact on culture and society (500-1500)||30 credits||Semester 2|
|MEDV5295M||Religious Communities and the Individual Experience of Religion, 1200-1500||30 credits||Semester 1|
|MEDV5330M||The Medieval Tournament: Combat and Spectacle in Western Europe, 1100-1600||30 credits||Semester 1|
|MEDV5335M||The Holy Land under the Franks: The Kingdom of Jerusalem and its Enemies, 1099-1187||30 credits||Not running in 201718|
|MEDV5340M||Medieval Bodies||30 credits||Semester 1|
|MEDV5346M||Preaching History: Understanding Sermons as Literary Genre and Historical Source||30 credits||Not running in 201718|
Not all optional modules will necessarily be on offer in any given year. The School will not normally expect to run modules with fewer than two students.
Last updated: 20/04/2017
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