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Postgraduate Study - Prospective Students

The Centre provides an interdisciplinary research environment for postgraduates from a variety of academic backgrounds.
It offers a taught MA and research programmes (MA; MPhil; PhD) on both full-time and part-time basis.

Why study the Renaissance at Warwick?

A social gathering at the Varsity

  • Unparalleled opportunities for interdisciplinary study - Classics, English & Comparative Literature, History, History of Art, Modern Languages (French, Italian, Hispanic Studies), and more
  • An unusually high concentration of international experts and
  • A welcoming and sociable environment to study and relax

Taught MA in Culture of the European Renaissance

Gondolas in Venice

The only Renaissance MA in the UK to offer the chance to spend a term in Venice; students can also spend a further three months in Paris or Venice as part of the CSR's Erasmus exchange programme.

Postgraduate funding

Applicants are encouraged to investigate the opportunities, check the deadlines carefully, and communicate early on with the Director of Graduate Studies so that the strongest possible funding proposal may be prepared.

Alumni: Research Interests and Careers

Hear from some of our MA and PhD Alumni students about their time at Warwick, the courses they studied, their research interests and dissertations and the interesting careers and interests they are now pursuing.

Recent MA Dissertation Titles

Vendy Hoppe: 'The World in a Shop: Foreigners Shopping in Venice, ca.1400-1620'
Karin Sprang: 'A Friendly Reminder Not to Forget. Reconsidering member in the Album Amicorum of Jacob Heyblocq (1623-1690)'

Dr Greg Wells Annual Undergraduate Essay Prize

The Dr Greg Wells prizes are awarded for scholarly work of outstanding merit, quality and value. Three separate prizes are awarded to undergraduates of outstanding academic merit, based at the University of Warwick, for intermediate and final-year level essays and a final year dissertation, on any subject within the broader scope of Medieval or Renaissance studies.

Monash-Warwick Alliance ~ The Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (PCMRS)
Warwick Newberry Collaboration ~ Graduate Student Conference
Johns Hopkins Collaboration ~ PhD student exchanges

Benefactor’s Small Research Awards and UG Essay Prize

Thanks to a legacy from the late Dr Greg Wells, a mature MA and PhD student in the Arts Faculty, the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance is able to offer a number of small research awards of up to £1000. Awards for 2020-21 have already been announced; application deadline for 2021-22 tbc.