Attendance and Requirements
The course begins in late September of each year, and requires either full-time study for one year or part-time for two years. Students are expected to attend all taught components of the course.
Methods of Study
Students are required to attend seminars, to participate in class activities, to complete all assigned tasks and to make class presentations. They will also submit research-based essays. For the dissertation element of the degree, each student will be assigned a supervisor who will provide academic guidance on their research project.
The course consists of three elements – (a) major subjects of study; (b) research training and skills modules; and (c) a dissertation of 20,000 words.
- Major Subjects of Study (20 ECTS)
Students must complete one major subject of study in both Michaelmas and Hilary Terms. Each subject will be taught by means of a weekly two-hour seminar and is worth 10 ECTS credits. Availability of modules will alter from year to year and is also subject to student demand. These major subjects of study include:
- CL 7023 Classics and European Identity (Prof Anna Chahoud)
- CL 7020 The Eternal City: the Archaeology of the City of Rome (Dr Hazel Dodge)
- FR 7149 Arthurian Heroes and the Making of History (English Dept.)
- HI7146 Regnum and Sacerdotium in Narrative sources & Letters of the 11th Century (Professor I S Robinson)
- HI7143 Renaissance Kingship, c.1485-1513 (Dr David Ditchburn)
- HI7142 Saints and Sanctity in Ireland, Britain & Europe, 600-1500 (Dr David Ditchburn)
- HI7145 Viking Age Ireland - not available 2012/13
- Anglo-Norman Dublin (Professor S Duffy) - not available 2012/13
- HI7144 Settlement and Archaeology in Medieval Ireland (Professor Terry Barry) - not available 2012/13
- Research Training and Skills Modules (40 ECTS)
This element of the M.Phil programme is designed to introduce students to the diverse resources and methodologies that historians encounter in their research while also equipping students with the practical language and paleographical skills that are required for studying medieval history.
- HI7137 Approaches to Historical Research - HI 7138 Approaches to Historical Research: Dissertation Preparation (10 ECTS)[compulsory]
- HH 7000 Academic Mentoring (5 ECTS) [compulsory]
- HH 7002 Elementary Latin (10 ECTS) [normally compulsory]
- HH 7004 Reading Late Latin (5 ECTS)
- HI 7107 Palaeography (10 ECTS) [normally compulsory]
- WS7050 Gender Theories (10 ECTS) [offered by Centre for Gender Studies. If appropriate this module may be taken instead of HI7106 and HH7004]
- if appropriate, modern language modules, available at a variety of levels, may be taken instead of Latin and/or palaeography modules.
- Dissertation (30 ECTS)
The dissertation must be submitted by the last Friday in September of the year after starting (for full-time students) or two years after starting (for part-time students).