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Postgraduate Study - Prospective Students

The Centre provides an interdisciplinary research environment for postgraduates from a variety of academic backgrounds.
It offers a taught MA and research programmes (MA; MPhil; PhD) on both full-time and part-time basis.

Why study the Renaissance at Warwick?

A social gathering at the Varsity

  • Unparalleled opportunities for interdisciplinary study - Classics, English & Comparative Literature, History, History of Art, Modern Languages (French, Italian, Hispanic Studies), and more
  • An unusually high concentration of international experts and
  • A welcoming and sociable environment to study and relax

Taught MA in Culture of the European Renaissance

Gondolas in Venice

The only Renaissance MA in the UK to offer the chance to spend a term in Venice. Students study at the University's premises in the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava. Students can also spend a further three months in Paris or Venice as part of the CSR's Erasmus exchange programme.

Postgraduate funding

Applicants are encouraged to investigate the opportunities, check the deadlines carefully, and communicate early on with the Director of Graduate Studies so that the strongest possible funding proposal may be prepared.

Alumni - Careers and interests

Hear from some of our MA and PhD Alumni students about their time at Warwick, the courses they studied, their research interests and dissertations and the interesting careers and interests they are now pursuing.

Recent MA Dissertation Titles

  • Alexander Blakemore: 'Depicting the Guardian Angel in the Age of the Counter-Reformation'
  • Thomas Byrnes: 'Why did the Venetian Republic’s experience of the Italian Wars from 1509 to 1530 cause it to adopt a position of neutrality?'

Translating Cultures of the Past

A collaborative student-led project funded by the Monash/Warwick Alliance. The project involved postgrad students from Warwick and the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Monash working with a local filmmaker to create three short films based on different aspects of research into the historical past.

Monash Warwick Alliance

Launched in 2012, the Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (PCMRS) pools expertise and skills to enhance teaching and research in the field of Medieval and Renaissance Studies across the two universities, providing specialist training and support for honours and postgraduate students.

Postgraduate Student Blogs

What really goes on during your Postgrad studies. The students from all departments tell it like it is in History, History of Art, Italian and French, Language Culture & Communication, Modern Languages, Classics etc