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History of the Crusades (MA)

1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)

Course Aims

The MA in the History of the Crusades offers students the opportunity to study the crusading expeditions to the Holy Land and within Europe during the period 1090–1450. The scheme draws together a wide range of expertise in Medieval History and Archaeology to provide a challenging and flexible programme of study.

Special Features

Course Description

The MA in the History of the Crusades is a self-regulated year of further study, and provides a preparatory year for PhD candidates. It gives a thorough grounding in research skills and methods, theoretical concepts and the techniques of conducting and writing up an independent research project. Consisting partly of taught courses and partly of independent research, it draws together expertise in Medieval History and Archaeology to offer a challenging and flexible programme of study.

Assessment is via essays or a combination of coursework and written examination, depending on the modules chosen.

Course Structure

Students take a total of 180 credits of modules, consisting of:

Skills Acquired

On completion of the MA students will be able to:

Career Prospects

Graduates of this and similar degree programmes have gone on to PhD programmes or into careers in the heritage sector, journalism, teaching, media research, publishing and banking.

Entry Requirements

1st or upper 2nd class UK Honours degree in an appropriate subject. Suitable for graduates in History, Archaeology and related humanities and social science disciplines.

Students whose first language is not English will be required to pass an IELTS test (minimum 6.5) or equivalent.

Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 (General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

How to Apply

Applications should be made using Cardiff's Online Application Service, selecting the MA History of the Crusades option from the list of courses. Applicants should use the Personal Statement section of the form to outline their area of interest and, if possible, the topic that they hope to research for their dissertation.

Funding

For more information on funding available for Masters students in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion please see the school's funding website.

Tuition Fees 2016/17

Tuition fees to be confirmed shortly.

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Dr. Tracey Loughran  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 5650 

Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4929 

Email: LoughranTL@cardiff.ac.uk  

School Website: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/history-archaeology-religion/home

More information

School of History, Archaeology and Religion

Important legal information

The programme information currently being published in Course Finder is under review and may be subject to change. The final programme information is due to be published by July 2016 and will be the definitive programme outline which the University intends to offer. Applicants are advised to check the definitive programme information after the update, to ensure that the programme meets their needs.

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