12 months
18700 GBP/year
8440 GBP/year
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Through seminars and workshops with leading academics of the Renaissance and Early Modern Studies programme from University of York, you'll develop methodical research and archival skills to complement your specialist knowledge in this fascinating field, from visual and material culture to the history of religion, politics and political philosophy via music and the history of space/performance

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Cultivate a wide-ranging and cross-disciplinary perspective on this exciting period.​

You'll become part of the lively community of the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies (CREMS), interacting with peers from many different disciplines and bringing new perspectives to your work. Staff from eight departments come together to make CREMS the largest centre of its kind in the UK, and allows you a truly interdisciplinary experience.

As well as regular research seminars, students have their own postgraduate forum (Cabinet of Curiosities), which hosts socials, invited speakers, symposiums and film nights. By the time you graduate you'll have a rich expertise in your chosen field, and superbly positioned to pursue PhD research or develop a career in the heritage and cultural sector.

Careers and skills

The research, analysis and presentation skills that you'll gain from this course are applicable to a diverse set of careers, and will also leave you well prepared to continue on to PhD study. Graduates of this Renaissance and Early Modern Studies programme from University of York have gone on to work in a wide range of sectors, including journalism, heritage, research, education, law, libraries, museums and government.

Career opportunities

  • Researcher for TV and Film
  • University lecturer
  • Museum and gallery curator
  • NGO sector
  • Book and magazine publishing
  • University administration

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Approaches to Renaissance & Early Modern Studies
  • Interpreting Northern Renaissance Art 
  • Shakespeare 
  • Fashion: Theories, Materials & Images (1540-1940) 
  • Representing Women in 18th Century Britain: Ideas, Images & Texts
  • Domestic Historic Interiors 
  • Early Modern Theories of Everything

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent in an appropriate subject.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8440 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time (2 years)

  • UK: £4,220
  • International/EU: £9,350

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 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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