You’ll be introduced to key authors, texts, and ideas from the period, and will construct a distinct, individually chosen programme of study from a wide range of options. You’ll develop your research skills and apply these to a substantial piece of independent research, taught and supervised by world-leading scholars in one of the UK’s most prestigious centres for early modern studies.
You’ll gain a foundation for doctoral research in early modern literature and culture, as well as transferable skills for related careers in teaching, publishing, arts management and journalism. You’ll engage with the research culture of the Department of English and Related Literature and the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, with a diverse schedule of seminars, conferences and reading groups for you to attend. You’ll be part of the Humanities Research Centre, a vibrant interdisciplinary hub which enables you to form close social and intellectual bonds over the course of your study.
Careers and skills
Postgraduates of the Renaissance Literature 1500-1700 programme from University of York go into academia and teaching, arts administration, journalism, broadcasting, public relations, social work, politics, the civil service, and management consultancy. Many alumni have also gone on to become successful novelists, poets and playwrights.
- Advertising, marketing, and public relations
- Arts administration
- Civil and diplomatic services
- Government and law
- Heritage and conservation
- Journalism and broadcasting
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- Postgraduate Life in Practice
- Why Read Literature?: Lessons from the Renaissance
- Religion and the Book
- Theories of Everything
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages Literature View 535 other Masters in Language Studies in United Kingdom
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- 2:1 or equivalent. We will consider applications from students with lower qualifications, particularly if you have high marks in relevant modules or appropriate professional experience.
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International22250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22250 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9990 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9990 GBP per year during 12 months.
Part-time (2 years)
- UK: £4,995
- International/EU: £11,125
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.