External Partners

Research collaboration, impact and public engagement are major aspects of the Centre’s activities, with partnerships established with institutions nationally and internationally, for example:

Research Collaboration and Staff Exchanges:

  • Fordham University
  • University of Calgary
  • Penn State
  • University of Sydney

Impact and Public Engagement:

  • Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
  • Bodleian Library
  • Wells Cathedral
  • Historic Towns Trust
  • Bristol Archives

Marie-Curie Doctoral Training Partnership Universities:

  • University of Zurich
  • University of Vienna
  • National University of Ireland
  • University of Alicante
  • University of Antwerp

MA Placement Partners 2022/23

Whilst students wishing to study the rich and fascinating culture of the Middle Ages can choose from a variety of postgraduate courses across the UK, those opting to make the University of Bristol their home and enrol in its flagship programme MA Medieval Studies are offered the exciting opportunity to do a bespoke work placement with a partner institution from the culture and heritage sector.

Offered as an optional module, the placement is credit-bearing and replaces one of the taught modules. Instead of spending more time in the classroom and being taught by one of the many experts from Bristol’s thriving Centre for Medieval Studies, placement students have one day a week over the course of twelve weeks with their partner institution. Some remote placements are available for those unable or preferring not to travel in person. In addition, placement students are given the option to replace their capstone dissertation with a practice-led project accompanied by a critical reflective commentary that develops their work placement further.

 In Bristol: 

  • Bristol Arts and Social Sciences Library, Special Collections 
  • Bristol Archives 
  • Bristol Baptist College 
  • Bristol Cathedral 

Outside Bristol:

  • Berkeley Castle, Berkeley 
  • Bodleian Library, Oxford 
  • Cambridge University Library, Cambridge 
  • Cathedral Library and Archives, Gloucester Cathedral 
  • Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury 
  • Magdalen College, Library and Archives, Oxford 
  • Royal Mint Museum, Ynysmaerdy 
  • Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Winterbourne  

Virtual Placements:

  • Churches Conservation Trust
  • Public Medievalist
  • Signal Learning
Rebecca Phillips, Cathedral Archivist @GlosCathedral talks about the exciting work Bristol students have been undertaking as part of the MA in Medieval Studies.