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Medieval Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Manhattan, NY, United States
The impact of Europe's Middle Ages can still be felt today. Explore this historical era in a modern city. The Medieval Studies is offered by Fordham University.
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The Middle Ages produced a profound array of art, music, philosophy, religion, and culture that still influence us today. As a Medieval Studies major at Fordham University, you'll explore the legacy of this crucial historical period in Europe through an interdisciplinary course of study offered by the Center for Medieval Studies, one of Fordham's most active, well-known centers of advanced scholarship.

You'll study the full sweep of artistic, literary, scholastic, and cultural issues that make medieval civilization such a rich field of study, drawing on the expertise of faculty in a range of fields. You'll read Cervantes, Dante, Augustine, and Aquinas. You'll learn about martyrs and madmen, nuns and Vikings, Byzantine art and Islam's impact on Spain.

And you'll graduate ready for a career or advanced study in the field.

New York City offers enormous resources for the budding medievalist, including rich collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Public Library, Morgan Library, and the world-famous Cloisters, assembled right above the Hudson River with architectural elements from different medieval buildings.

But you'll learn more than medieval studies here. You'll also study philosophy, theology, literature, languages, ethics, mathematics, science, and the performing arts through Fordham's common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Arthurian Literature 
  • Medieval Women Writers 
  • Cervantes and Don Quixote 
  • Confessions of Augustine 
  • Martyrs, Monks, and Madmen 
  • Music Before 1600 
  • Old French 
  • Intermediate Latin 
  • Vikings and Values 
  • Study Tour: Medieval Italy 
  • Study Tour: El Camino de Santiago

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Common Application with essay and $70 application fee
  • Letter of Recommendation from school guidance counselor or secondary school teacher
  • Transcripts, mark sheets or certificates from all secondary schools or high schools attended (Fordham requires transcripts for the last four years of pre-university education) 
  • SAT or ACT Results (SAT code: 2259; ACT code: 2748)
  • Fordham has an SAT/ACT test flexible option for some overseas applicants. Applicants must (1) complete secondary education outside of the USA, and (2) receive one of these credentials:
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
    • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Diploma 
    • French Baccalaureate
    • German Abitur 
    • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
    • Italian Diploma di Esame di Stato (Maturita)
    • Mexican Bachillerato 
    • Singapore Cambridge GCE A levels 
    • South African National Senior Certificate
    • Spanish Bachillerato
    • UK GCE Advanced Levels (3+ required) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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