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Medieval Studies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) ,
Bristol's importance as medieval England's second city and a major maritime port for trade and exploration makes it an excellent setting for interdisciplinary intellectual exchange. The Centre for Medieval Studies in the Faculty of Arts has internationally recognised expertise in a wide range of subject areas.

About

The study of the Middle Ages at the University of Bristol includes looking at literature, art, history, language, religion, law and the thought of western European civilisation between c.500 and c.1500. Bristol's medievalists focus on medieval culture and the whole complex of ways in which a society functions, thinks about itself and expresses its identity.

The medievalist community at Bristol is widely recognised as having established truly interdisciplinary methods of working in integrated ways, engaging in vigorous cross-disciplinary dialogues that permeate many aspects of research and postgraduate teaching.

The activities of the Centre for Medieval Studies are varied and build on this track record of interdisciplinary academic exchange and networking. They include research seminars and collaborative projects.

Through the annual Centre for Medieval Studies postgraduate conference and student-led activities, such as reading groups, you are also encouraged to participate in developing your own networks.Bristol's importance as medieval England's second city and a major maritime port for trade and exploration makes it an excellent setting for interdisciplinary intellectual exchange. The Centre for Medieval Studies in the Faculty of Arts has internationally recognised expertise in a wide range of subject areas.

Careers

A significant number of graduates from the Medieval Studies programme offered by the University of Bristol develop careers as academics in higher education. Others move into academic-related jobs in archives, libraries or academic administration, with many maintaining the capacity to undertake new and innovative research in the field of medieval studies. Some come to medieval studies as mature students in retirement and go on to become independent researchers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Areas of research included:

  • Archaeology
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • History of art
  • Italian
  • Medieval Latin
  • Music
  • Religion and theology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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General Requirements

  • A master's qualification, or be working towards a master's qualification, or international equivalent. 
  • Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent). 
  • Applicants with a non-traditional background may be considered provided they can demonstrate substantial equivalent and relevant experience that has prepared them to undertake their proposed course of study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17100 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Part time fees: EU/EEA: 2,150 GBP per year
  • FT fees: Channel Islands/Isle of Man: 9,300 GBP per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Alumni scholarship
  • University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. 
The University of Bristol is part of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP), which will be offering studentships for September entry.

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