Gersum: The Scandinavian Legacy in Medieval Britain

The Gersum Project (funded by the AHRC) is holding a conference on The Scandinavian Legacy in Medieval Britain, in St Catharine's College, Cambridge, from 5–7 September.  For details and registration please visit the project website here.

ASNC Undergraduate Open Day 2018

The next Department Open Day for prospective students will be on Wednesday 27 June 2018.

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Graduate Admissions

The ASNC Department offers a 9-month research-preparation MPhil course and a three-year PhD. It has a lively graduate community with students pursuing research topics in all areas covered by the teaching and research interests of the Department, covering early medieval languages and literatures (Old English, Old Norse, Medieval Welsh, Medieval Irish, Insular Latin), the history of a comparable range of geographical areas (Anglo-Saxon England, Scandinavia, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, and Scotland), as well palaeography.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the Department, assessed jointly with the Department of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics (MML), was rated in the highest terms. Within the Modern Languages and Linguistics Unit of Assessment, ASNC and MML were ranked top among Departments teaching both languages and literatures nationally. Further information about research in Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics is available here.

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Undergraduate Admissions

The BA in Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic at Cambridge is unique (both in Britain and Ireland and indeed in the world!) in offering a degree in which students can combine a passion for early medieval history with a love of languages and literature, while also ranging across the cultures of early Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia, in any combination they choose.

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