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Masters degrees in Italian History examines the historical events, peoples and cultures of the Italian peninsular, from the arrival of Indo-Europeans in the Neolithic Era, to the present day.
Related fields include European History and Byzantine History. Entry requirements usually include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as History or Archaeology.
Courses in the History of Italy centre around a historically culturally diverse population. Indeed, your research may span societies such as the Celts, the Greeks and the Romans, to name but a few. Your studies will typically include critical study of a range of literature, and possibly even primary sources such as archaic scripture, sculpture and other objects.
In particular, you might scrutinise the rise of the Latin language and culture which helped to define modern Italy. Or, you might investigate how Italy was established as a cultural centre for the West, and responsible for the spread of Christianity as a state religion.
Careers in the field are varied, with traditional roles including routes in academia such as teaching and publishing, positions within heritage institutions such as museums and archives, as well as foreign policy and other legislation.
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The Italian Studies MA is a pathway in the faculty-wide MA in Language, Culture and History, offering an extensive range of modules in Italian literature, history and literary theory. Read more
Warwick is one of the only taught Renaissance MAs in the UK to offer students a Venice Programme, giving them the opportunity to spend a full university term in Venice and to study in situ the city’s art, history and culture. Read more
This MA equips students with the skills necessary for advanced medieval and renaissance scholarship. A wide range of historical, literary, palaeographical, art historical and archaeological modules enables students to explore the aspects of medieval and renaissance culture in which they are interested. Read more
The MA in Ancient History has a focus on research training that places you in a strong position for further study for a PhD, or for careers outside academia that require research skills. Read more
Note. this MPhil can be developed into a PHD. This degree requires no coursework; the main focus is a dissertation of 80,000 words, which will be undertaken under the supervision of an appropriate member of staff. Read more
The MA in European History is offered as a one-year full-time programme. It introduces participants to wider debates in European history and prepares them to complete a minor research thesis in conjunction with taught modules. Read more
Our collaborative programme, led by our department of Archaeology and department of Classics and Ancient History gives you advanced grounding in the main themes and methods in Roman Archaeology and is ideal preparation for a PhD on the subject. Read more
The MSt in Classical Archaeology provides the flexibility to allow you to choose from a wide range of periods (from the Prehistoric Aegean through the Iron Age, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and various Roman periods to Late Antiquity), which provide broad overviews, and detailed options focusing on different specific aspects of the subject. Read more