Postgraduate Study

Postgraduate Study

PhD students at the Centre for Early Modern studies have the opportunity to use our outstanding early modern book and manuscript collections that stretch back to the university’s foundation in 1495 and beyond. Our close links with the Newberry Library, Chicago, and with the Renaissance Society of America as well as across Scotland, Europe and the UK, provide researchers with excellent opportunities for collaboration and intellectual exchange. If you are interested in Phd study, you can browse the research interests of members here.

The taught MLitt in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (12 months full time, 22 months part time) offers an interdisciplinary approach to the medieval and early modern Europe and helps you to understand this fascinating period in the context of the fundamental changes that connect the modern world with its past. The degree is an ideal preparation for doctoral studies but also provides applied skills for careers in museums, archives and education. We offer a range of generic skills courses as well as options reflecting the research interests of our internationally renowned teaching and research staff. You will experience a high degree of individual guidance and you can tailor the degree to your own interests. Courses are drawn from various disciplines including History, Church History and Divinity, Celtic, English, French, History of Art, Legal History, Philosophy and Scottish and Irish Studies. The MLitt provides ample opportunity to use important record collections held in Aberdeen, including the UNESCO UK recognised Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives.

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For information on the application process and fellowship opportunities, click here.

For enquiries and discussion of your research project, please contact:

Prof. Karin Friedrich CEMS
Department of History
University of Aberdeen
AB24 3FX

Tel: +44 (0)1224 272451