On the MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies you’ll study the myriad ways in which power was understood, communicated and exercised during the Middle Ages and Renaissance period (c.300-c.1700 CE).
The programme draws on our considerable medieval and early modern expertise across history, literature, languages, and archaeology (see here for our academics and their research interests: http://www.liv.ac.uk/cmrs/staff. We examine issues such as:-
- the notions and exercise of secular and spiritual authority
- the operation of power in medieval and early modern societies
- the development of conceptions of and attitudes to gender
- the construction of identities
You’ll become skilled in the advanced research methods and techniques needed to read and interpret original sources. There’ll also be training in languages and palaeography: vital attributes if you want to continue into doctoral research.
As a student on the MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, you will have the opportunity to participate fully in the activities of Liverpool’s Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies http://www.liv.ac.uk/cmrs.
Students study two 30-credit core modules and four 15-credit research training modules, culminating in a 60- credit dissertation.