Students have the option of taking an MLitt in either History of Art or the interdisciplinary programmes of Medieval and Early Modern Studies and Visual Culture. Both types of MLitt give graduate students a rigorous yet flexible research training which is archivally focused, encompasses instruction in IT techniques, offers palaeography and Latin for those who need it, and, in general, ensures that all postgraduate students in History of Art are given a thorough grounding in the techniques and tools of historical research before they carry out their dissertation. The interdisciplinary MLitts provide further opportunities for making cross-disciplinary and trans-historical connections. Students normally take a combination of coursework and write a short dissertation. Following successful completion of the programme, students may proceed to the PhD degree.