Applications open for MEMS MA

MEMS Students getting up close with Canterbury Cathedral's medieval stained glass

Are you a final-year undergraduate who is keen to pursue further study? Does your passion lie in medieval or early modern studies, and you want to hone your skills further? Do you want to study in an historic city rich in primary sources and in resonances? Then come and hear about the MEMS MA.

We have two upcoming events where you can learn more about the highly regarded MA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Kent:

  • for those close to Canterbury, on Wednesday 15th November, on the University campus, there is an in-person Open Evening – we would love to meet you there. Please sign up using the form on the webpage.
  • for those in North America or elsewhere, on Thursday 16th November at 6pm GMT (10am PST / 1pm EST), there is an on-line Open Evening where staff can answer your questions. You can sign up for it by using this link or by using the QR code below. If you have any questions, do write to Dr Robert Gallagher.

Why might MEMS be a future home to you?  Five words:

  1. Interdisciplinary – our experts are drawn from a range of disciplinary traditions but share a commitment to helping you gain as many perspectives to enrich you as a researcher and a future employee
  2. Transchronological – we also believe that medievalists and early modernists are at their best when they learn from each other so you will be encouraged to range and explore
  3. Skills – MEMS has an enviable reputation for supplying its students with the requisite skills for advanced studies in the Middle Ages and Early Modern period, which helps those who want to go on to doctoral research
  4. Canterbury – this is not just a beautiful and deeply historic city – the city of Thomas Becket, of Chaucer’s Tales, of Christopher Marlowe and Aphra Behn – but its townscapes and riches will be your classroom. For instance, our students are lucky to spend many hours in Canterbury Cathedral’s Archives engaging with their world-renowned primary materials
  5. Supportive – the MEMS community prides itself on being friendly and open, committed to diversity and to encouraging students to be their best selves

Want to hear more? Do contact us: we are waiting to hear from you.

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