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Note: this MPhil can be developed into a PHD.

You'll be required to write a thesis of up to 60,000 words (exclusive of appendices, footnotes, tables and bibliography). Work for this degree can be done in any of the areas where the Centre can offer expert supervision. Please consult the staff list to see current research interests.  https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ren/about_us/centrestaff/

Please note that all doctoral students are first registered as MPhil students. There is an upgrade procedure in the third term of the first year (for full-time students) or the first term of the second year (for part-time students), in order to register for a PhD degree.  Details of the procedure are included in the Graduate Handbook which students receive upon arrival in the Department. Further details may be requested from the Director of Graduate Studies, https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ren/about_us/

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). 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

Courses typically start in September/October of each year; other dates are possible subject to various rules & regulations and supervisor(s) availability.  Further details may be requested from the Director of Graduate Studies, https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ren/about_us/


Visit the MPhil in Renaissance Studies page on the University of Warwick website for more details!

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