Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Cultural and Intellectual History 1300-1650

This course explores the historically informed interpretation of images and texts, art history, philosophy, history of science, literature, and the impact of religion on society. Students will improve their knowledge of Latin, French and Italian and will acquire the library and archival skills essential for research on primary texts.

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entry requirement is an upper 2nd class Honours degree from a British university, or an equivalent qualification from a foreign institution, in any discipline in the humanities which is related to the course. A reading knowledge of one European modern language, apart from English, and of Latin is required. An understanding of Italian is particularly useful. All students whose 1st language is not English must provide recent evidence that their written and spoken English is adequate for postgraduate study.

Course modules

Core modules include: Iconology; religion and society. Optional modules include: Islamic authorities and Arabic elements in the Renaissance; music in the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance; Renaissance philosophy and the challenges of representation; Renaissance art literature; Renaissance material culture; sin and sanctity in the Reformation.

Assessment methods

Each compulsory or optional module will be assessed by means of a 4,000 word essay to be submitted on the first day of the term following that in which the module was taught. A dissertation of 18,000-20,000 words, on a topic agreed by the student and supervisor.

Sponsorship information

Students accepted at the Warburg Institute for MA and MPhil/PhD degree study may apply for bursaries offered by the Institute.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Warburg Inst, School of Advanced Study, Uni of London Camden Wc1H 0AB South East

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