Statement of Purpose

The Department of Medieval Studies, an integral part of a research-intensive university, provides intellectually challenging comparative and multi-disciplinary postgraduate education on all aspects of the history and culture of the period between c.3oo and c.16oo. A balanced combination of coursework and research encourages our students to pursue their individual academic interests while strengthening their methodological background and developing their ability to create new knowledge by working with primary source materials. Our international faculty covers Central and Western Europe as well as the Byzantine, Slavic, Jewish, Arab and Ottoman worlds. Students experience an inspiring scholarly environment and benefit from intensive individual tutoring and collaborative research projects, preparing them for regional and international academic careers.