Core programme content
- Making the Middle Ages and Skills for Medievalists;
Indicative non-core content
- Arthurian Tradition in Literature and History
- The Body of the Medieval Friend
- Books and Bodies
- Byzantine Hagiography
- Chivalric Romance in Germany
- Christine de Pizan
- Diversity and Alterity in Old French Travel Narratives
- England and the Continent in the 9th century
- English Royal Government
- Three Faces of Women in the Galician-Portuguese Lyric
- History of Medieval Women
- Germanic Philology
- Law and Society from Constantine to Charlemagne
- Living in Byzantium
- Magna Carta and Medieval Kingship
- Maps and Journeys
- Medieval Latin Literature
- Medieval Occitan narrative
- Medieval Sex, Gender & Culture
- The Reign of Constantine I.
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
Taught core and optional modules assessed by coursework and/or examination plus a compulsory dissertation which accounts for 25 per cent of the total marks. The core modules are assessed by submitted essays or projects, and the specialist modules by written examination and/or essays. Each module counts for 25 per cent of the final marks. In addition, students present a dissertation on an agreed topic totalling 25 per cent of the final marks. Written papers are taken in the May examination period, essays are normally submitted in early May and the dissertation by 15 September.
More information on typical programme modules.
NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year.
Semester 1 (autumn)
One two-hour weekly seminar
1 x 4,000 word essay
This module introduces some of the major themes and genres of medieval culture. It is organised around the theme of cultural encounters, in order to emphasise the synthetic, international and translated elements of medieval culture. It is framed by opening and closing weeks which consider the encounter of the medieval and the modern. The body of the module addresses encounters – of cultures, languages, peoples, modes of representation, periods – in French, Spanish and English literatures, with particular attention to representations of time, space and language. We are delighted to be able to offer this module in collaboration with the British Museum. Textual analysis will be complemented with studies of two of our major themes, love culture and the medieval synthesis of classical and Christian cultures, using visual and material culture.
Dr Sarah Salih, Programme Convenor, Department of English Language & Literature
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Research in medieval studies; teaching, journalism or cultural administration.
Year of entry 2013