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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 40,00-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. 

Courses typically start in September/October of each year; other dates are possible subject to various rules & regulations and supervisor(s) availability. The University of Warwick boasts an unusually high concentration of staff with research interests in the Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern periods, many of whom are recognised international experts in their field. Their joint expertise offers unparalleled opportunities for interdisciplinary study. Staff who teach for the Centre are drawn from the departments of English and Comparative Literary Studies, History, History of Art, Theatre Studies, Classics, School of Modern Languages (inc Italian, French and Hispanic Studies). 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).  Further details of staff who are linked to the Renaissance Centre can be found on this webpage: by checking the 'academic staff' box, top left.

Thematically, the CSR promotes research in (but not limited to):

  • Aristotelianism and Platonism in Early Modern Europe
  • Court and Civic Culture
  • Early modern theatre and performance
  • Education in the Renaissance
  • Greek Diaspora in Renaissance Europe
  • History of Art
  • History of Translation
  • Intellectual Culture
  • Manuscript studies, print culture and the history of the book
  • Medieval and Renaissance Drama
  • Modern thought and intellectual culture (including the history of scholarship and universities; The Classical tradition / reception studies; commentaries; the history of medicine and the history of science)
  • Neo-Latin Literature
  • Religious, political and social history
  • Renaissance Venice
  • The visual arts and the world of artisans, especially in Italy

Further details may be requested from the Director of Graduate Studies,

Visit the MA by Research in Renaissance Studies page on the University of Warwick website for more details!




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