We are internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for the study of medieval history, and we have been further strengthened by the arrival of new members of staff. The Medieval History MA course is among the most successful of its kind worldwide, offering a broad range of optional modules and also expert training in historical skills and techniques.
Some of the major research projects in medieval history that our MA teaching staff have been involved in include the AHRC- funded online databases Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (PASE) and Henry III Fine Rolls, an AHRC-funded project The Making of Charlemagne’s Europe and the Leverhulme Trust funded project Profile of a Doomed Elite: The Structure of English Landed Society in 1066.
Institute of Historical Research (IHR)
We will encourage you to make full use of the opportunities available through the Institute of Historical Research (IHR). Many members of the Department prepare and deliver its period- based seminars, including the flourishing Early Medieval History and European History 1150- 1550 seminars. In addition, the IHR offers a wide range of other events: from student-run workshops to specialist training days. This intersection between Department, School and the IHR means we have a uniquely productive environment for graduate study in History.
If you are a full-time student, we will give you four to eight hours of teaching each week through seminars, where you will contribute to the discussion and prepare presentations. We will expect you to undertake 32-36 hours of independent study alongside this.
For your dissertation, we will give you six hours of supervision and we will expect you to undertake 574 hours of self-study.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework, a dissertation, and written examination.
This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand Campus. Our central London location offers you unrivalled access to world-class museums, collections, archives and libraries, as well as easy access to resources in Europe. You will benefit from our own facilities and the huge number of cultural and social opportunities of one of the world’s most vibrant and dynamic cities.
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