Taught course

Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Institution
University of York · Department of History
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Candidates for the MA should normally have, or be expected to obtain, a good honours degree (2:1 or higher) or its equivalent in an appropriate subject at undergraduate level.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our MA in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies will provide you with a wide-ranging and cross-disciplinary perspective on this exciting and invigorating period, immersing you in the cutting-edge research and writing that makes the study of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries so dynamic.

By the time you graduate you will be richly expert in your field, and superbly positioned to pursue PhD research, develop a career in the heritage and cultural sector, or simply to enjoy the lifelong rewards of an informed and scholarly fascination with this crucial period.

Over the course of the degree, you will:

  • get to grips with a broad range of primary materials documenting the intellectual, political, spiritual, aesthetic, and literary cultures of the Renaissance and early modern period.
  • gain the skills needed to find, read and interpret these materials, and to identify and develop original and important research projects.
  • explore the relationship between England, British, European and global cultures during this period of dramatic geographical, intellectual and linguistic expansion and profound social, political and religious change.
  • experience the challenges and the rewards of pursuing research across traditional departmental and disciplinary boundaries.
  • develop the academic, professional and personal skills required to undertake PhD research or pursue employment in a relevant field such as teaching, curating or broadcasting.Students are offered a rich and challenging research environment and encouraged to work independently within a clearly defined structure of regular discussion and supervision. On successful completion of the course students will have gained the professional and personal skills required to progress to PhD research or to pursue immediate employment in a relevant field such as teaching, curating or broadcasting.

Students on the CREMS MA are eligible to apply for Internships in Public History, gaining invaluable experience working with museums, archives and projects. Students also gain excellent experience in public engagement through the thriving annual York Festival of Ideas, the York Shakespeare Festival, and a wide range of other public events.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
history-pg-enquiries@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 322961