MA Medieval Studies

History in Exeter

Research is integral to all our activity. Collaboration in research centres is central to our research success, we are integrally linked to seven research centres. Postgraduates benefit from being part of a wide-ranging interdisciplinary postgraduate community bringing together disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. This is underpinned by a culture of research seminars, social events and a postgraduate conference – all of which aim to help and encourage postgraduate students to come together to discuss and share their ideas. As a postgraduate History student you will also be offered specialist training offered within the college including our research skills training, covering both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Postgraduates have access to excellent historical resources at Exeter: the University Library is especially strong in a number of fields, including national and local English history. It also possesses the extensive archive of the Nazi Party Chancellery on microfiche, as well as archives of the Comintern, the correspondence papers of the British High Commission in Palestine, and both archival and printed collections for British history on microfilm. The history of the Arab world is particularly well represented and the collection of medieval books and periodicals is particularly strong. Resources in the South West include the Devon Record Office, Bill Douglas Centre, Devon and Exeter Institution, Eugene Rasor Naval History Bibliography, Exeter University Historical Collections and the Cathedral Archive, dating back to Saxon times. Major library and archive collections in county record offices and London are within easy reach. All postgraduates are entitled to a free place at the Institute of Historical Research in London.