Research degrees in the IMS are structured so that, as well as embarking on their doctoral project, in the first year of study students take the following taught modules in important skills for research:
- Research Methods and Bibliography (MEDV5110) (unless already completed MA in Medieval Studies or Medieval History in the IMS)
- Medieval Latin, or another source language relevant to the subject of research
- A modern foreign language relevant to the subject of the research
Palaeography, when needed (MEDV5120)
Research Methods, Medieval Latin and Palaeography are the only elements which will be examined, apart from the thesis. The requirement to take one or more of these modules may be waived if a student has already undertaken a similar module in an earlier course of study.
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In the following years, candidates continue with their research under the guidance of the supervisors. Each candidate presents an annual paper on his or her work in progress at a research seminar in the IMS. Research students are also encouraged to give papers at national and international conferences.
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Payment is calculated on the agreed hours of each engagement (e.g. for training and induction, preparation, contact, assessment, contribution to