University of York

University of York

Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

This interdisciplinary taught course is offered by the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies. The Centre's home departments are English and Related Literature, History and History of Art, with a further five departments contributing to the teaching of the course: Archaeology; music; philosophy; politics; theatre; film; television. Students taking this course are offered an unequalled choice of options, with expert tuition, in a supportive and stimulating interdisciplinary environment.

Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from both home and international students who wish to pursue postgraduate study with CREMS. Candidates for the MA should normally have, or be expected to obtain, a good honours degree (2.1 or higher) or its equivalent in an appropriate subject at undergraduate level. If you're a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to.

Course modules

Module includes: Renaissance and early modern studies; re-orientations; space and place; producing knowledge; word and image; devotion and dogma; questioning authority; representing bodies; artifice ornament and affect; multidisciplinary interdisciplinary and omnidisciplinarity; parts 1 and 2 of a research training; dissertation. Year 1: 1 option module to be chosen from: Related Master's in the departments of English; history; history of art; archaeology; politics; philosophy; music; theatre; film; television. Year 2: 2 option modules to be chosen from related Master's in the departments of: English; history; history of art; archaeology; politics; philosophy; music; theatre; film; television. For Years 1 and 2: Optional classes in Latin and palaeography.

Assessment methods

Essay c.4,000 words; Dissertation (15-20,000 words).

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities. Please check with the provider for details.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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