Medieval Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study administered by the Medieval and Early Modern Centre and forms part of the School of Letters, Art and Media (SLAM).
The centre aims to promote all aspects of the study of, and research on, the civilisation of medieval Europe and its neighbours to the north, east, and south. It offers a major in undergraduate Medieval Studies consisting of units which it offers itself and others offered in various departments which are cross-listed to Medieval Studies. Students can also undertake honours and postgraduate research in Medieval Studies.
Undergraduate units are offered at senior level only and students are admitted if they have successfully completed a minimum of 18 junior credit points in any two subject areas from Table A of the Table of Units of Study.
Junior-level students prospectively interested in Medieval Studies should consult the coordinator about their choice of junior units of study.
A major in Medieval Studies consists of at least 36 senior credit points from Medieval Studies units of study or from cross-listed units of study (including at least two MDST units of study to the value of 12 credit points).
For students counting units of study in other departments towards a major in Medieval Studies, the prerequisites are generally those of Medieval Studies, not of the departments in which the units are offered, except in obvious cases; for example, in a language department or in music, where an appropriate level of language or musical ability is necessary.
For details regarding crosslisted units of study please see the table of crosslisted units available on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences website sydney.edu.au/arts
The purpose of the centre is to enable students who have developed an interest in various aspects of medieval civilisation to pursue a program of study that offers a wide range of subject areas and removes as many departmental prerequisite and corequisite barriers as possible. Thus students can combine individual Medieval Studies units with their interests in other disciplines.
For admission to Medieval Studies IV Honours, students must have completed units of study to the value of at least 48 senior credit points from Medieval Studies units of study or from cross-listed units of study (including at least two MDST units of study to the value of 12 credit points), all with at least a credit average.
Further details regarding prerequisites and the nature of the honours year are described in the Honours section of this handbook.
For comprehensive information see the Medieval and Early Modern Centre website: sydney.edu.au/arts/medieval
Undergraduate Studies Coordinator: Dr Andrea Williams
Phone: +61 2 9351 2575