As the oldest interdisciplinary centre for postgraduate study of the Middle Ages in the UK, the Centre for Medieval Studies (CMS) offers world-class teaching from expert academics. We are based at King's Manor in the heart of York, a city rich in medieval history.
Combining world-renowned expertise and research in Medieval Art and Architecture, Archaeology, Literature and History with unrivalled local resources, the Centre offers a truly interdisciplinary experience. The geographical and chronological interests of staff range widely across the British Isles, Europe, the Middle East and Africa from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries.
The CMS is home to a wide range of major research projects. Staff lead projects on the Archbishops' Registers of York, medieval immigration, inquisition registers and the Archaeology of the Norman Conquest. We seek and maintain close links with institutions, scholars and students beyond the UK, and are also involved with a number of international collaborative projects and student exchanges.
Check that your research interests align with the expertise of one of our staff. Once you've identified a potential supervisor, please contact them before applying to discuss your application and potential research areas.
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This programme is waiting to confirm funding from a university or external source. This may depend on attracting suitable students and applications are welcome. Please see the programme details for more information.