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Institute for Medieval Studies

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The Institute for Medieval Studies

Founded in 1967, we are a major centre for Medieval Studies in the UK. Our MA degree offers a broad variety of compulsory and optional modules to allow students to explore medieval worlds in depth, via their written and material sources. Our modules approach Medieval Studies through the connected lenses of interdisciplinarity, medievalism, languages and multiculturalism. Our PhD students are co-supervised by academic experts from a broad range of subject areas across the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures.

Alongside excellent academic guidance, we offer pastoral support and career-development opportunities, including paid internships that students can apply for, some of which offer the chance to work with one of our partner organisations or with the International Medieval Bibliography and in our Special Collections of manuscripts, incunabula and coins in the Brotherton Library.

The Institute for Medieval Studies, based in the School of History, actively works to build a diverse and inclusive community that supports all staff and students. Our Equality and Inclusion Lead is Dr John Gallagher

Find out more about our current projects and staff members.

Our Masters courses provide an opportunity to gain specialist skills in medieval Latin and palaeography, whilst also focusing on interdisciplinary topics of your choice.

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We offer supervision in a broad range of Medieval Studies research themes and provide training in specialist research skills. Research in a lively and supportive international postgraduate community.

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Each year we host the International Medieval Congress, one of the world's largest gatherings of medievalists. This is a fantastic opportunity to share knowledge with colleagues from across the globe.

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We offer a number of undergraduate discovery modules which offer an excellent introduction to Medieval Studies, and a strong foundation for our postgraduate courses.

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We publish the free-access journal Leeds Medieval Studies and also provide access to many other publications produced during the long history of medieval studies at Leeds.

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The International Medieval Bibliography is based here in the Institute and is the world's leading source and catalogue of interdisciplinary texts relating to the middle ages.

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