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Medieval Studies


Expertise of research area
british history; european history; Latin; medieval languages; medieval studies; medievalism

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<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

We welcome proposals for any area of research within Medieval studies and in particular from interdisciplinary perspectives. You&#039;ll undertake research under the guidance of experts and your research should contain your own analysis and conclusions based on your personal study of primary and secondary source materials.

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<h3>Subject specialisms</h3> <p>The expertise of our academic staff means we are particularly keen to hear from prospective postgraduate researchers&nbsp;who have in interest in the following areas:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Religion</p> </li> <li> <p>Literature</p> </li> <li> <p>Culture</p> </li> <li> <p>Society</p> </li> <li> <p>Language</p> </li> <li> <p>Material culture</p> </li> <li> <p>Medievalism</p> </li> <li> <p>War</p> </li> <li> <p>Geographical</p> </li> </ul> <p>We would strongly encourage you to contact us&nbsp;before applying&nbsp;for advice on areas of supervision available in the Institute for Medieval Studies.</p> <p>Opportunities&nbsp;to improve your Latin translation skills or one the vernacular medieval languages relevant to your project as well as paleography and research methods will be available&nbsp;through specially designed modules. When needed and relavant to your thesis, you will also have an oportunity to learn reading skills of secondary literature in one of modern languages.</p> <h2>PhD by Distance Learning</h2> <p>It is possible to study for a PhD by Distance Learning,for further information contact&nbsp;<a href="">Dr Mic Spencer</a>, Head of the Graduate School.</p>

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<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made <a href="">online</a>. Please state clearly the research area you are interested in.</p> <p>Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures<br /> The minimum English language requirements for Schools in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures is an IELTS of 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each component.</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

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<p>For further information please contact the School of History.<br /> e: <a href="">historypgr</a><a href=""></a></p>

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