MA Medieval Studies(Part-Time)
On completion of the programme students should have shown:- reading knowledge of one of the languages read or spoken internationally in medieval Europe (Latin, Greek or Hebrew);- competence in one or more specialist skills or methodologies for working with a category of materials for medieval studies;- detailed knowledge of one or more thematic topics in medieval studies that demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of the field;- ability to conduct independent, supervised original research on a specific medieval topic that demonstrates- understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship;- ability to proactively formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate these;- expertise in making critical and practically-based assessments of primary sources from the medieval period; and- skills in bibliographic research methodologies and presentation of written work.
Transferable (key) skills
Masters (Taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree;- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;- critical engagement in the development of the boundaries and norms of the field.
Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;- evaluating and criticising received opinion;- making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.