MA / MRes / PGCert On Campus

Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History

School of Advanced Study, University of London

12 months
17150 GBP/year
8065 GBP/year
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The MA in Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History at School of Advanced Study, University of London 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. 


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 programme 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.

Working with text in its original language is an important part of this programme and we welcome those with language skills and those with interests in learning languages. During this course students will improve their knowledge of classical and/or European languages and will acquire the library and archival skills essential for research on primary texts. 

This programme is also available as a Master of Research (MRes) or a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert).  

Programme Structure

All students take three core modules and two option modules. 

The core module on Language and Palaeographical Studies includes training at all levels in a range of languages which will include Latin and either Italian or French. Finally, students have the opportunity to conduct an independent research project through the dissertation, which is completed in the summer term under the guidance of a supervisor from the Warburg.

The programme is supported by an unassessed Methods and Techniques of Scholarship module that will introduce you to the historiography and methods of scholarly work in early modern cultural history. It will prepare you, through a term of workshops, to choose, develop, and research the topic that forms the subject of your dissertation.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

The normal minimum academic entrance requirement for taught postgraduate programmes is an upper-second class honours degree from the United Kingdom or an international qualification of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17150 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8065 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8065 GBP per year during 12 months.

part time (uk): £2560

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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