Research course

Renaissance Studies

Institution
University of Warwick · Centre for the Study of the Renaissance
Qualifications
MA by research

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Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

As this is a personal research project, the choice of the composition of your supervisory team and the methodology of your research will depend on your chosen topic.

Students complete a dissertation of 40,000 words under the direction of academic staff from the Centre’s allied departments (Classics, English, History, History of Art, and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures). Single or joint supervisions are possible. Students are encouraged to audit the core module of the Taught MA in Term Two, develop their language skills, and attend the training sessions offered by the Centre, including Latin for Research, Palaeography, and academic writing skills. The starting month is flexible. The MA by Research is an excellent stepping stone to embarking on a PhD.

Department specialisms

History of the Book and Reading Practices; Religious Art, Polemics, Thought, and Literature; The Classical Tradition (including neo-Latin and vernacular cultures; Plato; Aristotle); The History of Ideas (especially science and medicine, ethics and politics); Theatre and Performance (especially in England); Gender; Society and Power; Court and Civic Culture; Renaissance Learned Culture (including humanist circles, academies, universities); Popular Culture; Visual Culture and Debates on the Arts; Venetian Economy, Art and Culture; Travel, Colonialism and the New World.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

Not applicable

Information for international students

For guidance on English language requirements, please visit our website.

Fees and funding

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgadmissions2@warwick.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)24 7652 4585