UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Dutch Golden Age

The course is designed to give students a thorough understanding of the history and culture of the Netherlands in the early modern period, focusing on the Dutch Republic during its 17th-century efflorescence.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. The programme can accommodate beginners as well as advanced speakers of Dutch.

Course modules

Core modules: Research skills seminar; literature of the dutch golden age; or 1 module on the history of dutch art; recent optional modules included:; dutch genre painting; from renaissance to republic: the Netherlands c.1555-1609; political thought in Renaissance Europe; signs, mind and society: early modern theories of language; the body between art and science; golden age kingship: theory and practice; transformation of Jewish culture in early modern Europe.

Assessment methods

The programme takes the form of lectures, small-group seminars and individual tutorials. Through the research skills seminar students will visit various libraries and collections, in particular the Institute for Historical Research, British Library, and Warburg Institute. Assessment is through written coursework essays and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years

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