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MA Viking and Early Medieval English Studies

Wilcuma, Velkomin and Welcome to MA Viking and Early Medieval English Studies! This unique MA programme offers you the chance to study with our team of internationally reowned specialists and explore interdisciplinary approaches to studying the early medieval period.

On this course you will have the opportunity to get involved with reading groups and seminar series from our dynamic research centres, work with and develop teaching materials for local primary schools and to collaborate with our partners at the University Museum.

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A dissertation is a major piece of independent research that you will complete in the Summer Term of your MA. You will select your own area of study and then be allocated a supervisor who is a specialist in that area. Your supervisor will provide advice and guidance as you complete your research. Your dissertation will be around 14000 words in total.

Below you can hear from two former students of the course discussing their dissertations.

John Sandy-Hindmarch is a graduate of the University of Nottingham who is currently studying a PhD at the University of Lincoln.

Ellen Fisher is a graduate of the University of Nottingham who now works for IntoUniversity.


Our Research Community

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Centre for the Study of the Viking Age

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Institute for Name Studies

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Vikings for Schools


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