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Aims of the Course

Students on the MPhil in Medieval History will be provided with an in-depth study of some of the key areas of research in medieval history as well as the historiographical knowledge and the analytical and technical skills to support work in their field. All students will have a supervisor who will guide them through the requirements of the course and, most crucially, the dissertation.

In this manner, all students are provided with the historiographical knowledge and analytical skills necessary to understand and evaluate existing research and to pursue research in their own fields of intellectual interest. Through individual supervisions and classes students are introduced to the more specialised and intensive nature of research required at a postgraduate level.

By the end of the course, students will have:

  • developed a deeper understanding of their chosen area of medieval history and the critical debates within it
  • a conceptual and technical understanding that enables the evaluation of current research and methodologies
  • the ability to situate their own research within current and past methodological and interpretative developments in the field.