Discovering the Middle Ages

Module 25898

School of History and Cultures

This module aims to introduce you to a broad range of topics from the earlier part of the Middle Ages understood as part of global history, with a focus on staff areas of particular expertise in political, social-economic, religious, cultural history and material culture. The module will include introductions to topics taught as modules in Year 2 and 3, each framed as a question about some person or concept with which students may be familiar. You will examine these topics through lectures and analysis of relevant primary and secondary source material, including material culture, online resources and accessible locations, to gain first-hand experience of some of the issues involved in the scholarly study of this period.      


20 credits 

Contact time

3 hours per week (inc. one small group)


2,500 essay; one 2 hour exam 

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