If in the 1970s and 1980s the Centre was known as the "Graduate School in Renaissance Studies", the provision of interdisciplinary graduate programmes is still a prominent feature of its activities.
The Centre offers a taught, interdisciplinary MA in the Culture of the European Renaissance. One of its distinctive features is that it gives postgraduate students the opportunity to spend a full university term in Venice studying the city's art, history and culture. The CSR also accepts postgraduate students for MA (by Research), and MPhil and PhD programmes on both a full-time and part-time basis.
Together with the Warburg Institute, the Centre provides training to doctoral research students at UK universities via the "Warwick-Warburg programme" for 'Resources and Techniques for the Study of Renaissance and Early Modern Culture’. Now self-funding, this programme was set up with support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) which recognised the Centre and the Warburg Institute as national centres of training for research students.
In collaboration with the Newberry Library (Chicago), for instance, and thanks to generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the CSR hosted a programme of workshops and summer schools, on "Spaces of the Past" and "Renaissance and Early Modern Communities" for American and British advanced doctoral and early postdoctoral researchers. These initiatives have formed a model for further summer schools and training initiatives across the University. More recent collaborations with Johns Hopkins University (in particular its Charles S. Singleton Center for Premodern Europe) have resulted in exchanges of doctoral students and a joint summer school in Venice in 2019.