United Kingdom, Canterbury

Medieval Canterbury and Kent: Crown, Church, Communities and Culture

when 18 July 2016 - 29 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee GBP 1360

Transport yourself back to the medieval society through the lens of Canterbury and Kent. Take part in guided visits, workshops and group seminars exploring medieval documents, artefacts and landscapes.

Medieval Canterbury and Kent are justly famous for having owned a 1215 copy of Magna Carta, for being the site of St Thomas Becket’s internationally important shrine and for inspiring Geoffrey Chaucer’s masterpiece: The Canterbury Tales. Moreover the county’s location between London and the Channel ports and France meant that its roads were traversed by merchants, ambassadors and pilgrims, but also soldiers who were engaged in such conflicts as the Hundred Years War and the Wars of the Roses.

Target group

Undergraduate students

Course aim

By the end of this International Summer School course, you should have:
•developed a good understanding of the subject matter which forms the focus of this intensive introductory course
•show an appreciation of the interdependency of urban and rural society in medieval Kent and England more broadly
•demonstrate an understanding of the importance of Canterbury, regionally and nationally, during the Middle Ages
•be able to discuss the role of the Church in medieval Kentish society
•explored a series of key subject-specific themes and media from a range of critical perspectives
•had the opportunity to put into practice new subject-related skills which you have started to develop during the course
•gained an awareness of the UK Higher Education system in the subject specific context

Credits info

5 ECTS credits awarded

Fee info

GBP 1360: Earlybird Discount | For those paying in full before 6 May 2016 (save £200)
Without Accommodation: £1,160
With Accommodation: £1,400

For those paying in full after 6 May 2016
Without Accommodation: £1,360
With Accommodation: £1,600

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We have 20 x £500 scholarships to be awarded. Scholarship applications close on 1 April 2016