Undergraduate Degrees

The Angel Gabriel in a 15th-century illumination from a manuscript in the University Library

Medieval studies for undergraduates at Leicester

Medieval studies are embedded in all of our major undergraduate degree programmes, and many of our students choose to follow a ‘medieval pathway’ through their degree course. For example, students studying for a degree in English will encounter Old English as well as the language and literature of the later middle ages and the age of Chaucer.

Historians can study the history of Anglo-Saxon England, the Crusades, or the society of later medieval England, and can learn how to ‘read’ a medieval landscape. You can learn about Early Christian Europe or North Africa in Late Antiquity in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, and medieval sculpture and the art of Rome and Florence in the fifteenth century are core topics for students of Art History. Latin language skills (classical, medieval and neo-classical) are available to everyone.

You can combine many of these disciplines by doing a joint honours degree which links your studies across two departments.

The Medieval Research Centre prize is awarded annually for the best undergraduate dissertation on a medieval subject.


Department websites are listed below, and contain a lot more information about all of these subjects and degree programmes. Please contact us directly if you have specific queries.

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Insular Manuscripts

International Network grant to study medieval manuscripts made by Anglo-Saxon or Irish scribes between AD 650 and 850

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Flood and Flow

Flood risk in Britain: Richard Jones runs a project to study river flooding and water/land management during the period c.700-1100AD.

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