Taught course

Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

University of York · Department of History

Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from both home and international students who wish to pursue postgraduate study with CREMS. 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. If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

This interdisciplinary taught MA is offered by the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies. The Centre's home departments are:

  • English and Related Literature;
  • History and History of Art;

with a further five departments contributing to the teaching of the course:

  • Archaeology;
  • Music, Philosophy, Politics, and Theatre, Film and Television. Students taking this course are offered an unequalled choice of options, with expert tuition, in a supportive and stimulating interdisciplinary environment.

The MA can be studied full-time over one year or part-time over two years. 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.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 322961