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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

... looks into questions such as ...

 
       
  • Which methods are deployed in the fields of Medieval Studies and Early Modern Studies?
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  • Which are the current research controversies in the fields of Medieval Studied and Early Modern Studies?
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  • Which sources are used in Medieval Studies and Early Modern Studies?
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  • How is the interdisciplinary collaboration between the individual Medieval and Early Modern Studies departments structured?
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  • In which way can (medieval and early modern) history be reconstructed and deconstructed and what is the contemporary relevance of Medieval Studies (e.g. in terms of the cultural and historical perspective)?
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Degree programmes

 

Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Master 1 subject

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Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

…as a research-focused Master’s degree course with an interdisciplinary approach, it offers the chance of deepening the expertise and competencies acquired in the BA course; in addition to teaching the theory of medieval and early modern history in its transdisciplinary and cross-epochal breadth and width (subject matters, methods, sources, research controversies), the degree course also provides practice-oriented elements.
Students are, moreover, given the opportunity at a very early stage to put themselves and their work to the test – e.g. in the MaRS research colloquium – and to forge links by participating in various events that are also attended by MaRS teaching staff (e.g. workshops, conferences); later, they are given the opportunity to gain further academic qualifications, e.g. by writing a doctoral thesis.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields

Primary modules:

  • English studies
  • History
  • German studies
  • Art history

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

have:

  • a BA degree in one of the primary module disciplines listed above or a degree in a minor field of study with a focus on the Middle Ages or the Early Modern Period
  • language skills in English, Latin (as proved by a Latin proficiency certificate or by successfully passing a written Latin exam in the first semester of the Master’s degree course) as well as an additional modern foreign language (alternatively: Greek proficiency certificate)
  • a deep interest in medieval or early modern history
  • analytical competencies, language competencies
  • willingness to study large text corpora (if necessary in a foreign language) and to immerse themselves in sources
  • pleasure in studying issues and conducing discussions of the medieval and early modern periods and in developing individual research positions as well as preparing appealing advanced-level written and oral presentations
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • s. above
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • at universities or other research institutes
  • in museums, archives and libraries
  • in heritage protection
  • in the media or the publishing industry
  • in adult education and tourism

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Dr. Jens Lieven
Building, Room: GA 4/41
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-24655
Email:
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Medieval and Renaissance Studies - MARS
Email:
Website Fachschaft