Taught course

Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History

School of Advanced Study · The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement is a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree from a university in the UK, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

We will consider applications from candidates who do not meet the formal academic requirements but who offer alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The Warburg Institute’s MA in Cultural, Intellectual, and Visual History (CIV) will provide you with a solid grounding in the cultural, visual and intellectual history of the Renaissance, the period from 1300 to 1650. The programme will equip you for interdisciplinary research with a particular emphasis on the reception of the classical tradition and its reinventions.

You'll have the opportunity to study a wide range of topics and learn to interpret primary sources belonging to various disciplines stretching from the late Middle Ages to modernity. You will also be guided in the historically informed interpretation of images and texts. This unique programme of study examines the intertwined histories of art, philosophy, literature, science, and political and religious thought as these have developed, and as they have transformed Europe and the world

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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