Your main energies will be directed towards the preparation of a dissertation. In addition, two taught courses are taken in subjects that are likely to serve your main research interest, since medievalists, especially, need to be proficient in several disciplines. This opportunity of receiving organised tuition in areas previously unexplored or in new skills needed for the efficient carrying out of your chosen research should prove a particularly attractive feature of the scheme. Although most of the ancillary taught courses are those which are also on offer to undergraduates, MA students will be assessed and examined quite separately, and the standard of achievement expected of them will be appropriately higher. On admission you will be assigned a supervisor who will be responsible for advising on the dissertation and the choice of courses.