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M. Phil. in Medieval Studies

Coordinator: Dr Peter Crooks

M. Phil in Medieval Studies

The taught MPhil in Medieval Studies equips students with the critical skills needed for in-depth work on medieval texts, sources, and artefacts, and provides an introduction to what different disciplinary methods offer the medievalist while permitting students to specialise in particular approaches in accordance with their interests. The teaching on the programme takes full advantage of Trinity’s world-leading holdings of medieval manuscripts and other artefacts, as well as those of other Dublin institutions.  Opportunities are also available for students to explore the built remains of medieval Ireland.

All full-time students take three core modules of 5 ECTS - Sources for Medieval Studies I and II and Introduction to Medieval Books and Documents – and write a dissertation worth 30 ECTS. Part-time students take these core modules in their first year and a range of option modules in their second year. Further requirements depend on the choice of strand and more details are given on the appropriate pages below. Students unsure about which strand would best suit them are invited to make informal contact the course convenor, Dr Mark Faulkner.  Enquiries about the individual strands may also be addressed to the strand co-ordinators: History (Dr Simon Egan); Language and Literature (Dr Mark Faulkner); Culture and Civilisation (Prof. Ruth Mazo Karras).

Medieval Studies Handbook

Medieval Studies Brochure


Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships  are awarded to high calibre students from non-EEA countries to study in Ireland for a period of one year. They provide a €10,000 stipend towards living costs and Trinity provides a full fee-waiver to recipients for one year. Further information is available here and here The deadline for applications is 25 March 2022 for enrolment in September 2022 and applicants must have a conditional or final offer of a place in hand at the time of application. In order to allow time for your application for a place on the MPhil to be considered and for you then to apply for this scholarship, we recommend submitting your application to the MPhil by 4 February 2022.