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MA by Research in Renaissance Studies

Standard duration: 1 year full-time

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

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.

Research interests:

Aristotelianism and Platonism in Early Modern Europe; Classical Tradition in Renaissance Literature; Court and Civic Culture; Dante; Education in the Renaissance; Gender; Greek Diaspora in Renaissance Europe; History of Art; History of the Bible; History of Scholarship; History of Translation; Intellectual Culture; Medieval and Renaissance Drama; Neo-Latin Literature; Printing and the History of the Book; Reading Practices; Renaissance Letters; Renaissance Venice;
Theatre and Performance; Travel, Colonialism and the New World; Visual Culture.

Application Fact File

Entry Requirements
MA by Research: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

MPhil/PhD: 2:i undergraduate degree and Master’s (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language Requirements
Band B - IELTS 7.0

All applications should be made online at by 15 June for an October start. Applications received by 1 February are more likely to be considered for any available funding opportunities.

Applicants should contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Christiania Whitehead as soon as possible to be advised of funding deadlines.

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rates)

Full-time £4,109, Part-time £2,465

Overseas (band 1): Full-time £15,460, Part-time £9,276

Overseas (band 2): Full-time £19,740, Part-time £11,844

Funding opportunities are listed on the Graduate School Website.