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  • 36 months
The medieval and early modern period saw seismic changes in European society, many of which have shaped our modern world. With this (Hons) Medieval and Early Modern History programme from Manchester Metropolitan University, you’ll explore and analyse those changes – covering a wide range of history’s most violent events and sweeping changes.
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The development of religious terrorism and the evolution of Islamic-Christian relations in the crusades. The colonisation of the Americas and the Protestant Reformation. And the revolutions in Britain, France and America that paved the way for the modern democracies. You’ll study it all, and more.

However, it was a period marked by more than struggle: this was also a period of major artistic and intellectual development. So, you’ll also have the chance to study great writers from the medieval and early modern period, from Augustine to Descartes, to see how their ideas translate today.

With a wide range of units on offer, you can explore this fascinating period in terms of broad themes and movements, or you can choose more in-depth units, where you read primary sources medieval and early modern Europe.


Graduates of the (Hons) Medieval and Early Modern History programme from Manchester Metropolitan University may be employed in a wide range of industries in the public and private sector including: museums, galleries, heritage sites/historic houses, The National Trust, heritage organisations and charities, record offices, archives, building conservation, horticulture and nature conservation, national and local government, libraries and universities. Some graduates may also be interested in teaching after studying history at degree level, and go on to study for a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education).

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Europe in Turmoil 1900-1939
  • From the Medieval to the Modern: Myths of the Medieval and Early Modern World
  • The Rise of the Persecuting Society
  • Aspects of World History: North America from Columbus to Civil War
  • Aspects of World History: Introduction to Ancient History

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General Requirements

  • Minimum 112 UCAS Tariff points from three A Levels or equivalent (such as BTEC National Extended Diploma at Level 3 DMM or Advanced Diploma).
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Specific GCSE requirements
  • GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg Functional Skills) may be considered.
Non Tariffed Qualifications
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points.
International Baccalaureate points
  • 26

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
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    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
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    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Part-time fees

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands students: £2312.50 per 30 credits studied per year
  • International students: £3,625 per 30 credits studied

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
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