The summer core course is based around the materials of Renaissance evidence: objects, painting, manuscript and print. We explore a range of methodologies.
The Renaissance Studies programme at Birkbeck, University of London considers different aspects of Renaissance culture, particularly the social and intellectual histories of England, France, Italy and Spain. You will study with Birkbeck's internationally recognised experts in Renaissance English literature and culture, history of art, French, history and Spanish, tailoring your module choices towards chosen specialisms. By the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the questions associated with the study of the Renaissance and will have had the opportunity to either specialise or work in an interdisciplinary way.
- In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), English Language and Literature at Birkbeck achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to producing research of the highest quality, while 91% of eligible staff submitted research, of which 75% was recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent.
- There are two places available to MA Renaissance Studies students for training at the Globe Theatre (contact Programme Director Gillian Woods for details).
Careers and Employability
Graduates go on to careers in museums management and curating, academia, journalism and publishing, research, marketing and public relations. Possible professions include management, curating, or publishing. This degree can also be useful in a variety of roles within the creative sector, such as journalist or public relations officer.
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- The Renaissance: Concepts and Issues
- Art in the Age of Giotto: evidence and interpretation
- Death, Disease and Early Modern City
- Drama and Performance in Medieval England
- Magic, Science and Religion in the Renaissance
- Marsilio Ficino, Platonism and the Florentine Renaissance
- Practitioners and Patients in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe
- Rebellion, Dissent and Tyranny: England c 1380 - c 1430
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.
DisciplinesVisual Arts Art History Literature View 506 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
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A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above, preferably in a subject relevant to Renaissance studies (for example, classics, history, history of art, literature and languages, philosophy or political science).
- We also welcome students with backgrounds in other disciplines too (e.g. medical, commercial, scientific).
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International16020 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16020 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8820 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for London
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.