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MA in Culture of the European Renaissance, including Venice Programme

Why this MA?

The only Renaissance MA in the UK to include a full university term in Venice.

Walking along streets which are still named after the traders who worked on them, studying altarpieces in the churches for which they were designed, breathing the air of the Adriatic while gazing at an impossibly beautiful sunset... Then there's the cuisine! The value of immersing yourself in a culture in this way cannot be overstated. The Venice term, both intellectually and as a unique life experience, was extraordinary -- an opportunity not to be missed...!

MA student, Brett


This highly-regarded MA is an ideal stepping stone to PhD study in Medieval, Renaissance, or Early Modern Studies. It provides a broad geographical coverage and models approaches from the history of literature and art to social, cultural, intellectual, religious, and book history. It is offered by the largest and premier centre of its kind in the United Kingdom.

Course detail inc structure for f/t and p/t

Skills Training

This MA includes a series of skills sessions, for instance in palaeography (English, Italian or Latin), bibliography, academic writing, and Latin. Students also learn to navigate Warwick's exhaustive print and electronic resources for the study of the Renaissance and how to handle early books. Some activities take place in concert with other institutions, such as the Warburg Institute in London and the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Deadlines & Funding

Applications for a place on the course should be completed by 31st May 2024 for an Autumn start.

Competitive scholarships of up to £5,000 each are available to deserving applicants for 2024/25.

Other forms of financial support for MA,