Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History

School of Advanced Study, University of London

M.A. On Campus
12 months
16335 GBP/year
7315 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History introduces students to the interaction of ideas, images, and social history.


It gives students the skills to study the survival and transmission of culture across time and space, with an emphasis on the afterlife of antiquity. All of our graduates are awarded a University of London degree.

Key Features 

  • The course aims to equip students for interdisciplinary research in the late medieval and early modern period, with a particular emphasis on the reception of the classical tradition.
  • The Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History programme at School of Advanced Study, University of London combines the study of images and texts, art history, philosophy, the history of science, European literature and the impact of religion on society and is offered full-time or part-time.

Programme Structure

Core modules: term 1
  • Explore European early modern social and religious life, intellectual ideas and visual culture. Students develop skills in the analysis of primary texts, images and key secondary material in the field of cultural and intellectual history.

Optional modules: term 2 (two to be chosen)

  • Artistic Intentions 1400 to 1700
  • The History of the Book in the Renaissance
  • Islamic Authorities and Arabic Elements in the Renaissance
  • Music and the Arts in the Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance
  • Italian Mural Painting and the Making of Visual Cultures 
  • Mapping Worlds: Medieval to Modern
  • Renaissance Material Culture 
  • Sin and Sanctity in the Reformation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The normal minimum entrance requirement is a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree from a university in the UK, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
  • We will consider applications from candidates who do not meet the formal academic requirements but who offer alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience. Applicants are not required to have a law degree nor a professional qualification in law. 
  • English is the language of instruction and applicants are required to demonstrate an appropriate level of proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16335 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16335 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7315 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7315 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History
School of Advanced Study, University of London