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).