Full Time: 12 months | Part Time: 24 months | Flexible: 24-60 months
Start date: September 2021
Our highly flexible and interdisciplinary MRes Medieval Studies programme is delivered by the prestigious Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies (GCMS).
It offers full preparation for PhD research, including assistance with funding applications. Your focus will be on individual research, complemented by field visits and the acquisition of skills which will prepare you for a wide range of careers.
Bring your studies to life through access to University-held medieval objects and manuscript, and receive first-class training in a wide variety of key skills and knowledge. Receive focused support and teaching in small group seminars of around 4-10 students, as well as individual tutorials and one-to-one guidance.
In addition to a dedicated seminar/study/resource room for use by all on the programme, you will have full access to all of the other facilities available to Reading students.
IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent)
Entry requirements: Normally a good undergraduate honours degree (2.1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK, with a substantial element of history. Motivated applicants from other backgrounds may also be considered.
What will you study?
Dissertation (90 credits). Supervisors are drawn from all departments which contribute to the work of the Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies.
Researching the Middle Ages (20 credits). This provides introductory training in all the key subjects and methodologies within Medieval Studies.
Medieval Latin and palaeography or Advanced Study Analysis (30 credits each). These modules provide intensive, small-group teaching in the key skills for medievalists.
Options (20 credits each). Students choose two options from a very wide range from a very wide range of medieval history. We have 30 options altogether, offered by experts in six departments. Students are also able to choose from a range of optional modules in history, literature, art history, archaeology and economic history.
There are also a range of optional modules in history, literature, art history, archaeology and economic history.
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
New UK/Republic of Ireland students: £8,100 per year
New international students: £17,100 per year
New UK/EU students: £4,050 year one
New international students: £8,550 year one
The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2021/22 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
What career can you have?
Recent graduates have gone on to careers in publishing, finance, museum curatorship, heritage, university administration and the media.