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History & Classics

Medieval History MA
2018 entry
Duration: full-time: one year, part-time: two years
Study mode: full-time, part-time

King’s is internationally recognised as This MA course gives you the skills and  Key benefits Course details
a centre of excellence for the study analysis you need for medieval historical • One of the best history departments in the We are internationally recognised as a centre
of medieval history, with expertise study and delving into the significant world, ranked 5th in the UK for Research of excellence for the study of medieval history,
Quality (REF 2014) and in the top five and we have been further strengthened by the
in the study of Anglo-Saxon England topics of the period, from Magna Carta departments of history in Europe (QS World arrival of new members of staff. The Medieval
and Britain in the central Middle Ages, to the history of medieval women. It will University Rankings 2016). History MA course is among the most successful
together with early and later medieval also introduce you to the burgeoning • International centre of excellence for the study of its kind worldwide, offering a broad range
of Medieval history. of optional modules and also expert training in
Europe. field of digital humanities through • Introduces students to the burgeoning field of historical skills and techniques.
collaboration with the Department of digital humanities through collaboration with
Some of the major research projects in
the Department of Digitial Humanities and
Digital Humanities where the digital and medieval history that our MA teaching staff
King’s Digital Lab.
historical worlds meet.  are currently conducting include the AHRC-
• The central London location offers students
funded online databases Prosopography of
unrivalled access to world-class museums,
Anglo-Saxon England (PASE) and Henry III Fine
collections, archives and libraries as well as
Rolls, an AHRC-funded project The Making of
easy access to resources in Europe.
Charlemagne’s Europe a  nd the Leverhulme Trust
• Vibrant research culture, including seminars
funded project Profile of a Doomed Elite: The
and conferences at which students are
Structure of English Landed Society in 1066.
encouraged to participate and give papers.
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Institute of Historical Research (IHR) Course structure Optional modules King’s College London reviews the modules
We will encourage you to make full use of the In addition, you are required to take three offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date,
opportunities available through the Institute of Courses are divided into modules. You will modules (totalling 60 credits) from a range of innovative and relevant programmes of study.
Historical Research (IHR). Many members of normally take modules totalling 180 credits. optional modules which may typically include: Therefore, modules offered may change. We
the Department prepare and deliver its period- Required modules suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on
• Magna Carta & Medieval Monarchy
based seminars, including the flourishing Early You are required to take: our website for updates.
(20 credits)
Medieval History and European History 1150-
• Materials & Methods (20 credits) • Money in the Middle Ages (20 credits)
1550 seminars. In addition, the IHR offers a
• Palaeography (20 credits) • Carolingian Literature: Politics & Imagination
wide range of other events: from student-run
• Latin for Graduates or Latin for Graduates in an Age of Anxiety (20 credits)
workshops to specialist training days. This
(Intermediate) (20 credits) • The History of Medieval Women (20 credits)
intersection between Department, School and
• Dissertation (60 credits) • The Language of Politics: Italy 1250–1500
the IHR means we have a uniquely productive
(20 credits)
environment for graduate study in History. If you are a part-time student, you will take • One God, One Sea: Byzantium & Islam,
Teaching Materials and Methods and Latin for Graduates 600–800 (20 credits)
If you are a full-time student, we will give you or Latin for Graduates, along with two optional • Up to 40 credits from a range of master’s level
four to eight hours of teaching through seminars, modules, in your first year. In your second year, modules offered outside the Department,
where you will contribute to the discussion and you will take Palaeography and your Dissertation, including those offered at other institutions
prepare presentations. along with a final optional module, in your (intercollegiately), subject to the course
second year. convenor’s approval
If you are a part-time student, we will give you
two to six hours of teaching each week through
For your dissertation, we will give you six hours
of supervision.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
The majority of our modules are assessed through
coursework. Your dissertation will be a 15,000-
word essay.
Regulating body
King’s College London is regulated by the
Higher Education Funding Council for England.
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Location Fees and funding Full-time and part-time tuition fees – Additional costs
International In addition to your tuition fees, you can also
This course is primarily taught at the King’s Full-time and part-time tuition fees – UK The International tuition fees for the 2018–19 expect to pay for: 
College London Strand Campus. Our central The UK tuition fees for the 2018–19 academic academic year are available on the course web
London location offers you unrivalled access to year are available on the course web page. • books if you choose to buy your own copies 
world-class museums, collections, archives and • clothing for optional course related events and
Please note that the tuition fees for subsequent Please note that the tuition fees for subsequent competitions 
libraries, as well as easy access to resources in
years of study may be subject to increases in line years of study may be subject to increases in line • library fees and fines 
Europe. You will benefit from our own facilities
with King’s terms and conditions. with King’s terms and conditions. • personal photocopies 
and the huge number of cultural and social
opportunities of one of the world’s most vibrant Full-time and part-time tuition fees – EU • printing course handouts 
and dynamic cities. Current regulations allow some students to • society membership fees 
When you receive an offer for this course you
pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU • stationery 
will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit
citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility • travel costs around London and between
Career prospects to secure your place. The deposit will be credited
criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will towards your total fee payment.
Our graduates continue to further research or remain the same as the UK tuition fee. • printing and binding two hard copies of the
transfer their skills and knowledge to careers in The UK/EU deposit is £500. dissertation
The UK tuition fees for the 2018–19 academic • graduation costs.
teaching, archives, the media, finance, politics The International deposit is £2,000.
year are available on the course web page.
and heritage industries. Disclaimer
Please note that the tuition fees for subsequent For further information, please visit the fees and
This PDF was produced in August 2017.
years of study may be subject to increases in line funding section of our website:
Although it was up-to-date at the time it was
with King’s terms and conditions.
produced, please make sure you check our
website or contact us
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