Research course

Renaissance Studies

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

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

If you already have a considerable base of knowledge and a firm idea of where your interests lie, this course could be for you. The degree requires no coursework; the main focus is a 40,000-word dissertation, supervised by an appropriate member of staff. You will be encouraged to undertake relevant research-skills training and, where appropriate, further language study.

Areas for research supervision include:

Aristotelianism and Platonism in Early Modern Europe; Classical Tradition in Renaissance Literature; Court and Civic Culture; Dante; Education in the Renaissance; Gender; Greek Diaspora in Renaissance Europe; History of Art; History of the Bible; History of Scholarship; History of Translation; Intellectual Culture; Medieval and Renaissance Drama; Neo-Latin Literature; Printing and the History of the Book; Reading Practices; Renaissance Letters; Renaissance Venice; Theatre and Performance; Travel, Colonialism and the New World; Visual Culture.

Department specialisms

The Centre currently has over thirty members drawn from the academic staff of the departments of Classics, English & Comparative Literature, Theatre Studies, French & Italian Studies, History, and History of Art. Geographically, the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance has particular strengths in Renaissance and Early-Modern England and Britain, Italy, France, and central Europe (especially Germany and Switzerland). Particularly strong topics include: • 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 this page: www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/language

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,109
International students
£16,230

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 here:

www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding

Qualification and course duration

MA by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

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