Mediaeval Studies offers a range of modules with mediaeval content delivered by the Schools of History, Modern Langauges, English, Art History, Classics and Philosophy.
To find out more about modules you can take as part of Mediaeval Studies, please see the course catalogue.
If you decide to take Mediaeval Studies in your third and fourth years, you choose from a wide variety of advanced options, with topics ranging from Renaissance Venice to the European Reformation, and from witch hunts to revolutionary warfare.
Here is a sample of Honours modules which have been offered in previous years:
- Mediaeval Philosophy
- Luxury Goods in the Middle Ages
- Manuscript Illumination in Western Europe
- Old English Afterlives: Literary Anglo-Saxonism
- Dante Alighieri
- The Mediaeval Short Story
- History of the Spanish Language
- The Disintegration of the Roman Empire
- The Iranian World from the Timurids to the Safavids (1370-1722).
Some modules at Honours level are intended to build your portfolio and provide you with career experience. For example, the Recording the Past modules allow you to submit a multimedia historical project in the form of a radio programme, video documentary, website or other appropriate medium.
In fourth year, students also undertake a dissertation or Honours project on a topic of their choice with supervision from staff in the Schools of Art History, English, Modern Languages, or History. The dissertation is typically between 5,000 and 12,000 words in length depending on the topic. This independent project enables you to develop key research skills which are desired by both prospective employers and by graduate schools offering postgraduate degrees.