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Medieval Studies MA

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Degree awarded
12 months full-time
Entry requirements
Applicants should hold a good, Upper Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, normally in a relevant subject.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Please visit our  How to Apply  page.  

If you wish to transfer credits onto one of our master's programmes, please download the guidance  here  for further information.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

This interdisciplinary 180 credit programme offers you the opportunity to pursue your interest in the literatures, histories and cultures of Late Antiquity and the European Middle Ages (c. 350-1550 CE). Research in this fascinating area has a long and distinguished history at the University of Manchester, and we have a lively research culture, with talks, seminars and conferences that you will be able to attend in addition to your taught courses. You will also be able to draw on the expertise of scholars engaged in cutting-edge research at the John Rylands Research Institute, where the programme is based. The John Rylands Library houses exceptional medieval treasures (which are currently being digitised) and offers many exciting research and study opportunities. Staff  teaching on this MA represent the disciplines of History, Art History, English, Religions and Theology, Classics, and European Languages.

Visit this link for further information about Medieval Studies at Manchester: Why Manchester?

Programme Director: Dr. Irene O'Daly ( )

Open days

Our next Open Day will be on Wednesday 18 March 2015 as part of a University-wide postgraduate event. Further details can be found  here .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,500
    International students (per annum): £14,500
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,250

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


Applications will be invited for the Towneley MA Medieval Studies Scholarship [covers Home/EU fees and a maintenance grant of £10,575] for the academic year 2015-16. Please contact the course director [ ] for further information, or check back for further details.

The School also offers a limited number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis for MA students. Details of bursaries available in a given year will be posted on the School website in January.

Please see the  School website  for further details.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
+ 44 (0)161 306 1259
+ 44 (0)161 275 3098
Academic department overview

See: About us

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