History, archaeology, literature of the medieval Christian and Muslim worlds

Open to :
  • Applicants holding an undergraduate degree (Bachelor)
  • EU/EEA students
  • Non-european students
Language poficency requirements :
  • French: B2
Overview

The program History, archaeology and literature of medieval Christian and Muslim worlds aims at:

  • Promoting the practice of interdisciplinarity between history, archaeology and literature, but also between these disciplines and anthropology, sociology, law. 
  • Developing the comparison between the Christian and Muslim worlds, from the end of antiquity to the beginning of modern times, to avoid trainee-researchers restricting themselves to a geographical area or to a restricted chronological timeframe. 
  • Guaranteeing the acquisition of professional skills, through research training and solid technical preparation: field archaeology, computer graphics, Medieval Latin and Arabic, paleography, diplomatic, codicology, techniques used in ecdotics, statistical analysis, graphic and cartographic processing of serial data, introduction to law, liturgy, and reading of images. 

Students are encouraged to choose their different lectures from the courses offered by the ENS de Lyon and the co-accredited institutions.
In the first year Master’s degree (Master’s 1), courses are given at the ENS on the sources of the history of the Christian Western world. An introduction to certain technical elements such as diplomatic or medieval paleography is also possible.

Part of the program taught in French / English

100% of the courses are taught in French. 

Career opportunities after this course

  • Thesis in the History of the Middle Ages, for students wishing to teach in higher education

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