I've applied to York again for its Medieval Literatures and Languages and my offer got accepted.
- Pros: the course looks amazing and is well regarded, I know most of the tutors and I really like the fact you can pick modules from other courses (for example I can pick modules from Medieval History or even 20th Century literature if I wanted to), which gives me a lot of freedom.
- Cons: I didn't love the city (I'm a little bored of it and it's quite small), and I feel like I wouldn't be challenging myself with the MA (I know the way it works, the tutors, I've already done a few of the modules/languages on offer during my BA) and I feel like I might be a bit bored there.
I've also applied to UCL for its Medieval and Renaissance Studies, also accepted.
- Pros: the university and course are very well regarded, it's in a big city which is very different from York and the small village where I grew up/live. I really like the way the department works with museums and the British Library. I also like a lot of their modules and the fact it's not solely Medieval but also Renaissance. They have an excellent array of medieval language to learn which I am excited about.
- Cons: I find it's reputation a little intimidating. It's far more history based rather than literary based (I'm far more interested in the literature side of things), it's a lot more expensive than the other universities.
And I was accepted to Kings College London for its Medieval Studies.
- Pros: again an opportunity to live in London and be in a very well regarded university. It's more literary based and there are some modules that I'd love to do.
- Cons: it seems less involved with museums/libraries than UCL is, and seems to have a less good reputation, but I'm not sure on that.
Ultimately all them have equivalent pros and cons, and I'm really struggling to think which I'd rather do... I'd really appreciate any insight or advice any of you might have on any of these universities!
Thank you so much!
Need more help on going postgrad?
Hi! I'm afraid I can't help with any of this, but I'm thinking of applying to York for the Medieval History MA, I'm struggling a bit with the application and mostly personal statement so wondered if you had any tips! Good luck