Medieval Studies

Please visit the Medieval Studies major page for more information about this major/concentration at the University of Virginia.

Field of Study: The study of pre-modern world civilizations, from the first centuries of the Common Era through the fifteenth century.

Post-Graduate Occupations of Past Medieval Studies Majors

  • Lawyers
  • Archivists
  • Gallerists
  • Librarians
  • Professors
  • Public Relations Agents
  • Scholars
  • Screenwriters

Professional Associations

Build Your Resume

Don't forget to pursue opportunities outside of your schoolwork. Your major is one of many lenses you might use to look at possible careers.  Explore UVA Career Center resources on internships, externships, part-time jobs, and extracurricular activities. Actively participating in these experiences can help clarify current goals and future interests, while building skills that employers want. Below are some ideas on how you can enhance your resume:

  • Conduct useful research in your community
  • Get involved in civic organizations and seek leadership roles
  • Be prepared to relocate
  • Develop your network in local and larger governments through informational interviews
  • Find an internship in a government agency
  • Participate in campaigns
  • Take supplemental courses in applicable areas of interests
  • Run for leadership roles in on-Grounds organizations
  • Write for UVA publications
  • Develop skills in data analysis
  • Learn another language
  • Volunteer to work with public interest groups
  • Consider attending graduate school
  • Learn how to write grants
  • Attend professional conferences, seminars, and trainings
  • Obtain a teaching certificate