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Medieval Language Literature & Culture

This interdisciplinary course is designed for well-qualified graduates who wish to extend their interest in medieval studies. The flexible structure of the course allows students to construct their degree around their particular areas of interest, while acquiring both the technical expertise to investigate primary medieval documents and an insight into the complexities of medieval culture generally. Students will have the opportunity to be taught not only by Trinity staff but also by visiting lecturers from other internationally renowned institutions.


1 year full-time.

Further enquiries

Course Director Dr Brendan OConnell
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Subjects taught

Students take four core modules:
Research Methodology; Medieval Thought; Medieval Culture and Society; and a language chosen from the following: Latin (Elementary or Intermediate), Old English, Middle English, Old French, Old Irish. It may also be possible to arrange for students to take courses in other relevant languages, such as Italian.

Two options are also chosen, subject to availability. Currently, the modules include: Medieval Translation: Theory and Practice; Medieval Manuscripts; Medieval Sexualities and the Body; Old English Heroic Poetry; Late Medieval French Poetry; Arthurian Heroes and the Making of History; Dreamers and Mystics in Medieval Literature.

Application date

Closing Date: 30 June 2018

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: September 2018

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