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Medieval Studies MA
King’s contains one of the largest concentration of medievalists in the UK, bringing together scholars in medieval history, languages, literature and culture, with expertise across Europe and Asia. Our MA in Medieval Studies not only offers specialist training in crucial research skills—in particular, medieval languages and palaeography—but also is outward-looking, exploring and critiquing the place of medieval history and perceptions of the medieval past in the world today. The programme takes full advantage of its place in central London, home to some of the largest collections of medieval manuscripts as well as material and visual culture in the British Library, the British Museum and other institutions. The course caters for history students, literature students and language students and introduces them to interdisciplinary techniques and challenges. We take pride in our 'hands-on' approach to the medieval past, which effectively prepares students for future doctoral work by providing them with the skills to engage in some of the medieval period's most hidden aspects—through teaching students how (literally) to read script and how to see how images of the distant past soak through contemporary life in different ways across the world. The programme aims to enable students to take the in-depth analytical skills and understanding of the past which they have gained by studying at this level both into many careers and into the further study of the disciplines which make up medieval studies, whether privately or professionally.
- Learn from one of the largest concentration of medievalists in the UK, spread across eight departments
- International centre of excellence for the study of history, literature and languages.
- Provides key training in research skills while also adopting an outward-looking approach to the medieval past, engaging in its diverse representations and meanings across the world today.
- The central London location offers students unrivalled access to world-class museums, collections, archives and libraries as well as easy access to resources in Europe.
- Vibrant research culture, including seminars and conferences at which students are encouraged to participate and give papers.
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