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Medieval Studies (M.Phil. / P.Grad.Dip.)

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ; 13 places

Course Description

The new M. Phil in Medieval Studies offers students a broad overview of the Middle Ages through Trinity’s excellent collection of medieval manuscripts, at the same time as allowing students to specialise in one of three areas: History, Language and Literature or Culture and Civilisation.


History


The new M.Phil in Medieval Studies has a common set of entry criteria and leads to a Master's degree in Medieval Studies one of three specialisms: History, Language and Literature, and Culture and Civilisation.


In the first semester, students gain a good grounding in the sources that underpin the study of the Middle Ages and begin to explore Trinity’s holdings of medieval books and documents. They also learn, refresh or advance their knowledge of Latin and choose one option module. In the second semester, they continue to develop their expertise in handling medieval sources, receive in-depth training in palaeography, and choose one further module from the wide range of options offered each year. In the final semester, students write their dissertation on a topic of their choice, with expert supervision.


Language and Literature


The new M.Phil in Medieval Studies has a common set of entry criteria and leads to a Master's degree in Medieval Studies one of three specialisms: History, Language and Literature, and Culture and Civilisation.


In the first semester, students gain a good grounding in the sources that underpin the study of the Middle Ages and begin to explore Trinity’s holdings of medieval books and documents. They also learn a language and choose one option module. In the second semester, they continue to develop their expertise in handling medieval sources, receive in-depth training in reading medieval books and documents, and choose two further modules from the wide range of options offered each year. In the final semester, students write their dissertation on a topic of their choice, with expert supervision.


Culture and Civilisation


The new M.Phil in Medieval Studies has a common set of entry criteria and leads to a Master's degree in Medieval Studies one of three specialisms: History, Language and Literature, and Culture and Civilisation.


In the first semester, students gain a good grounding in the sources that underpin the study of the Middle Ages and begin to explore Trinity’s holdings of medieval books and documents.  In addition, they may study a language and choose optional modules in areas such as Art History, Gender and Sexuality, Music, Religion, History, or Literature. In the second semester, students continue to develop their expertise in handling medieval sources, receive in-depth training in reading medieval books and documents, and choose two further modules from the wide range of options offered each year.  The final element of the programme is a dissertation on a topic of the student’s choice, completed under supervision.
 

Course Details

Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Number of Places

13

Course Coordinator

Co-ordinator of History Strand: Dr Immo Warntjes (iwarntje@tcd.ie): +353-1-896 1160

Co-ordinator of Language and Literature strand: Dr Mark Faulkner (faulknem@tcd.ie): +353-1-896 1515

Co-ordinator of Culture and Civilisation Strand: Dr Laura Cleaver (cleaverl@tcd.ie): +353-1-896 3487
 

Next Intake

September 2019

Closing Date

30 June 2019

Applicants should normally have at least an upper second class (2.1) honors Bachelor degree or equivalent (for example, GPA of 3.3) in a relevant area. Since places on the course are limited, applicants may be interviewed or asked to submit a writing sample for assessment.

Offers will be made on a rolling basis from January 2017.  Should places remain unfilled, later applications may be considered.

 

Get In Touch

Course Director

Dr Mark Faulkner

 

Telephone Number

+353-1-896 1515

faulknem@tcd.ie


 

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