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Course summary

Gain an insight into the culture of the European Renaissance on this MA. Warwick's Centre for the Study of the Renaissance offers an interdisciplinary research environment. The term in Venice will add an international dimension to your profile, and all modules will help you develop and present nuanced arguments, while giving you deeper knowledge of the Renaissance period from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Course overview This is the only Renaissance MA in the UK to offer students the opportunity to spend a full term in Venice. Instruction is in English, and you will be able to take Italian language classes. This MA covers the period c.1300-c.1650 across Europe. It provides a foundation in the art, history, literature, philosophy, religion and science of the period, exploring their interconnections with the social and political context. Strongly interdisciplinary, it is taught by academics drawn from the Departments of Classics, English, History, History of Art, and from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures.


Core modules

  • Order and Disorder: Religion, Society and Culture in Early Modern Venice (taught in Venice)
  • Renaissance Culture and Society (taught at Warwick)
  • Research in Medieval and/or Early Modern Art/Architectural History (taught in Venice)
  • Dissertation
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Italian Renaissance Humanism
  • Critical Foundations of Renaissance Studies
  • Books, Subversion and the Republic of Letters
  • Leonardo: Art and Science
  • The Development of English Drama, 1558-1659
- Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Religious Cultures

Assessment method

Our aim is to develop your research and writing skills to the point where you are able to present cogent, complex and original arguments based on your research of images, buildings, artefacts, documents and other primary sources. Each individual module is assessed through essays. Normally you will write an extended essay (5,000 words) for each of your modules, in addition to a dissertation (15,000 words). The dissertation is prepared over the late spring and summer and submitted in September. You will be requested to submit a literature review at the start of term three. You will receive close one-to-one tuition from members of staff to guide you through your programme of research and writing. Your dissertation is equal to one third of the mark with the four module essays making up the remaining weighting towards your final mark.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band B - IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Culture of the European Renaissance at University of Warwick - UCAS