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Medieval Studies

MA Medieval Studies
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The MA in Medieval Studies is an interdisciplinary program which draws on the range of expertise in medieval subjects at UCD, offered across a variety of disciplines, including Archaeology, Art History, Classics, English, History, Irish, Languages, and Music.

- Interdisciplinary approach to the Middle Ages
- Small group work
- Opportunity to pursue individual research interests

Entry requirements

- An upper second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in an Arts or Humanities discipline is required.

- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.


Z182: 1 year full-time or Z183: 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
The MA in Medieval Studies provides an excellent basis for further research in the field and work in such related sectors as education, tourism, and cultural affairs. The organisational, interpretive and communication skills provided by this masters are valued across the professions.

Related Programmes
MA Archaeology FT
MA History FT
MA Medieval Studies FT
MA Medieval English Literature & Culture FT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Kate Breslin
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 8371

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Dissertation (Medieval Studies)
Approaches to the Middle Ages
Approaches to the MiddleAges II

Stage 1 - Option
Irish Medieval Art & Architecture
Northern Renaissance Art - Seminar Module
Early Medieval Europe: Social identity and Belonging AD 400-1100
Feudal castles and Gothic cathedrals: building medieval Europe, AD1000-1500
Introductory Latin
Introduction to Palaeography: Medieval and Early Modern Scripts
King Tales of Early Ireland
Other Worlds in Medieval and Renaissance Literature
Time and Narrative in Anglo-Saxon England
Books, Kings, Dynasties: Romances and Breton Lays in the Auchinleck manuscript
Old English A(i): Unlocking the Word Hoard
Old English B(i): Battling with Belief: The Soldiers, Saints & Scholars of Anglo-Saxon England
Chaucer and the Fourteenth Century
Making or Breaking Tradition
Florence from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
Ireland and Empire AD400-700
The Irish in Europe in the Early Middle Ages: Identity Culture and Religion
The Medieval Mind


Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This programme is suitable for those who have an interest in the medieval world and wish to extend their knowledge and understanding. It appeals to those who wish to gain the necessary scholarly skills in the field while still having flexibility in subject matter. If your interests in the medieval world cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines, this is the ideal way of pursuing those interests.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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