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University of St Andrews: Medieval English

Institution University of St Andrews View institution profile
Department English
Telephone 01334 462668
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This course offers a rigorous programme of study covering the medieval literature of England and Scotland from the Anglo-Saxon period to the early Renaissance. This is an intensive programme culminating in a 15,000-word dissertation. Students study the full range of medieval literature in English, circa 800-1500. Compulsory modules in Old English and Middle English are combined with specialist compulsory training in paleography, codicology and medieval literary theory to ensure that students emerge fully equipped to carry out further research in any area of mediaeval English literature, whether Old or Middle, English or Scottish.


The University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first University. Year on year some of the worlds’ brightest and most promising students come to study with us, enriching their future and ours. Over six centuries of experience give us a deep understanding of what students want and need to succeed in today’s professional world and our graduates go on to help shape the world and are in high demand by employers due to the quality of the skills and education developed as a student with us. Whatever your ambitions may be St Andrews will help you …

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