The Post-Roman West: Graduate Degree Courses
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Both the History Faculty and the School of Archaeology serve as the base for research degrees on the post-Roman West, either a doctorate (the D.Phil.) or the slightly shorter ‘Master of Letters’ (M.Litt.). Details of qualifications required, and of application procedures, can be found by clicking the link to each department’s web-site.
The one-year generic M.St. in History can be focused specifically on the post-Roman world, while the slightly more specialised M.St. in Medieval History in addition provides teaching in essential research skills and languages (such as Latin, or a Celtic language). Archaeology students can pursue either a one-year M.St. or a two-year M.Phil. in European Archaeology, both of which provide an introduction to archaeological techniques and approaches, and the possibility to study the early medieval archaeology of Western Europe (or, more specifically, of England). These Masters courses, in both History and Archaeology, can be used either as stand-alone qualifications, or as an entry to doctoral research at Oxford, or elsewhere.